Papers are sought that address the relationship of utopian writing and political philosophy with a special emphasis on republicanism and neoclassical theories of liberty and citizenship in the Renaissance. Papers concerned with the pseudo- or quasi-utopian frame and context of republican spirited authors are also welcomed (e.g. Traiano Boccalini, James Harrington). We would like to see papers from a wide range of theoretical and cultural perspectives
Possible topics include:
- idealizations of Venice
- constitution, political order, legislation in Utopia
- theories of liberty
- virtue and corruption
- frugality and anticommercialism in Utopia
- neo-roman theories, roman sources
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Please submit a 150-word abstract for a 20-minute paper, plus a one-page CV. Please include your email address and institutional contact information and send the proposal to the organizer Stefano Saracino, firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line: Venice RSA, by May 17th.
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