Thursday, July 3, 2008

Working all the angles.

So I was told recently that a complete panel is more likely to get accepted at RSA than a paper proposal.

This is relevant to my life because RSA 2010 is in Venice, Italy, and I am determined, by any means necessary, to be there (on my institution's dime). I really, really want to take Thing 1 and make an experience of it. So with these noble goals in mind, I have been casting about for some proposal, a real seller, an offer they can't refuse. And I'm not sure I have one yet, but I HAVE come up with....something. An idea with potential. And it could be your ticket to Venice, too.

Every year, RSA has 4 or 5 panels devoted to Renaissance Studies and New Technologies (or something like that). They're always eager to fill those panels, and they're organized by a really nice Canadian guy. (Somehow, that detail makes my scheme more likely, in my imaginary world.)

So how about a panel on: RENAISSANCE BLOGGING: How Blogging Influences/Facilitates My Work in Renaissance Studies (or something punchier, but you get the point).

Consider this post my
CALL FOR PAPERS.

C'mon, Renaissance peeps: you know you want to go to Venice. Let's collaborate on some glorious and possibly also intellectually illuminating panel proposal, and get our asses to Italy. What say you?


8 comments:

a-waffling said...

Pointed to this at
http://www.phil-hum-ren.uni-muenchen.de/W4RF/YaBB.pl?num=1215181684.

Flavia said...

Hmm. I have never been to RSA. Nor have I been to Venice. So keep me in the loop.

(Thought given that I was recently part of an RSA complete-panel proposal, organized by a well-known scholar, that nevertheless got rejected, I might be bad luck.)

neophyte said...

The heck is the Ren Soc of America doing in Venice? You complete jerks.

Wait until I'm a real person (four years?) and take me to... well. Crap. I can't do better than Venice.

Nnnghhh.

(Put something together on print, devotion, and English religio-cultural politics, and I might be your girl. Still: y'all are jerks. Loveable jerks. But jerks.)

Renaissance Girl said...

Neo--I've lost your email address in the process of migrating my files. Will you email me right away so that I can browbeat you into recognizing that you should absolutely be going to RSA in 2010 in Venice? I started doing RSA when I was in grad school....

Blue Cheese said...

If only I were a Renaissance scholar . . .

Pamphilia said...

I'd love to- only that would make me less anonymous. And I'd rather not have various senior colleagues (and former advisors) know that I blog at all.

So sorry!

But it shouldn't be difficult to get a panel accepted at RSA. All you need to do is make sure you find one person in your group who is a member of one of the RSA's "shoe-in" groups or organizations. Then you can ally yourself with that group and it's an automatic go.

Pamphilia said...

PS Maybe we could all wear masks and do it that way? Like the Guerilla Grrls? It might be kind of funny, too.

Renaissance Girl said...

pamphilia-- yeah, i'd thought about the pseudonymity problem. i'm not keen to reveal myself either. i'll come up with something. venice or bust!