Rhetoric and literature obviously have an intricate shared history in early modern studies evidenced by the likes of George Puttenham’s Art of English Poesie (1579) among other manuals and treatises, but studies continue to demonstrate that there is more to be examined at this scholarly intersection. By applying research in cognitive studies, for instance, Raphael Lyne offers a new perspective on Shakespeare’s use of rhetoric, and in a forthcoming piece Michael Ullyot and Adam Bradley employ digital technologies in order to study the applications of rhetorical tropes like gradatio in early modern drama more broadly. This panel seeks to discuss what other innovations or findings are possible with or without novel applications.
42nd Comparative Drama ConferenceText & PresentationCall for PapersApril 5-7, 2018Orlando, Florida 2018 Keynote Event
April 6, 2017 8 p.m. (followed by a reception)
A Conversation with Simon Stephens
TEACHING SHAKESPEARE IN AND BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
February 23rd and 24th, 2018
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
This conference invites papers that address teaching Shakespeare to non-English majors, whether those non-majors are students or member of local communities. We encourage papers from both academic and non-academic settings, including papers that consider dominant teaching philosophies and praxes currently in use in the university classroom and presentations considering various outreach programs. Papers may address any of the following:
English: The Journal of the English Association (Oxford UP) seeks high quality submissions on major works of English literature or on topics of general literary interest, aimed at readers within universities and colleges and presented in a lively and engaging style. We publish 4 issues a year, and accept submissions all year round. Contributions should be between 5,000 and 9,000 words.
English Literature has been able to reinvent itself along new pathways, from the age of the manuscript to the digital era. In the last decades, the digital technology has changed the paradigms involving both the reading strategies and the analysis of literary texts: among others, the relation between writer and reader; the publication in digital platforms; “distant reading”; the exploration of the image; the abundance of information; the access to the original texts. This enormous change has originated an interdisciplinary reevaluation of many of the previous paths, as well as the launching of new focuses of reflection.
Almost all branches of modern science and scholarship, including humanities, can trace their existence back to at least early modern times when Latin was a common medium of European erudition. Yet, present-day researchers in individual disciplines are largely unaware of the existence of early modern Latin scholarship related to their respective fields of study.
a cross-divisional conference on distributed authorship
UCLA, October 5th-6th 2018
Sean Gurd, Professor of Classics, University of Missouri
Francesca Martelli, Assistant Professor of Classics, UCLA
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: January 15, 2018
Please consider submitting a proposal for the following Call for Papers.
III International Conference on “Hermeneutics of Symbol, Myth and ‘Modernity of Antiquity’ in Italian Literature and the Arts from the Renaissance up to the Present Day” (Milan, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 15-16, December 2017)
Deadline: 24 October 2017
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milano) - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
While his most famous crossdressing characters are women posing as men––including Rosalind from As You Like It, Twelfth Night’s Viola, and The Merchant of Venice’s Portia––William Shakespeare also twice imagines male characters posing as women: Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor and the page playing Christopher Sly’s wife in The Taming of the Shrew. Male characters also pass (to varying degrees) as women in works by Sidney, Jonson, Middleton, Fletcher, and others. But while much has been made of the “squeaking” boy actors who played women’s parts on the early modern stage, very little critical attention has been paid to male characters wearing women’s weeds in early modern literature.
Recent scholarship has noted the importance of viewing medieval manuscripts at many stages of their “lives”, not merely confined to the mechanics of their production and the immediate contexts of their creation, but also viewing them within each cultural context that they encountered throughout their existence. This session aims to apply this approach to manuscripts of medieval mystical, visionary, or prophetic/revelatory texts, examining their reception and use long after their original composition and the lives of their authors. These genres produced some of the most provocative and controversial texts of the Middle Ages, with often complicated reception histories.