William Shakespeare’s oeuvre is comprised of multiple forms, including the play, the sonnet, and the narrative poem and spans a wide variety of genres, including comedy, tragedy, history, epic, and romance. Because of his contributions to the western canon, modern scholarship tends to focus on Shakespeare the writer. Yet, we often forget another aspect of his literary life: Shakespeare the reader. In crafting his work, Shakespeare borrows heavily from Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance literature of all genres, including poetry, epic, drama, and prose fiction, and incorporates references to mythological, religious, rhetorical and philosophical texts throughout his works.
Journal "Lindes. Estudios Sociales del Arte y la Cultura"
Invites to participate to issue N°13 to be published in June 2017.
Collaborations will be accepted until May 21, 2017, in the form of articles, reviews and interviews.
Please submit your manuscripts online:
Call for Papers
Renaissance Society of America 2018 (New Orleans, 22-24 March 2018)
We invite scholars to submit a paper proposal for the following panel:
Spectrality and Early Modern Spectacle
University of Lodz
Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature
“Experiment in Drama, Theatre, Film and Media”
University of Lodz
27-28 Oct 2017
This session welcomes abstracts on any aspect of Modern Drama. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 89 theme, High Art/Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture, are especially welcome. By July 14, please submit a 250-word word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Aaron Botwick, The Graduate Center, CUNY, at email@example.com
Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXI
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
September 21-23, 2017
Keynote Address: “Historiated Bruts: How Manuscript Illustration Twisted History in the fifteenth-Century English Chronicle”—Elizabeth J. Bryan, Brown University
The editors invite proposals for chapters of c.7000 words for an edited collection, On the Edge in Early Modern English Drama.There can be little doubt that early modern English drama has received detailed attention in the existing scholarship. Scholars have long analysed the extant dramatic productions, and the men who authored them. Much of this attention, however, serves to perpetuate a static and heteronormative view of the past. More recently, scholars have engaged in excellent work to spread the scope of this attention, showing that people and concepts often seen as being on the edge of early modern English drama played integral and vital roles.
Call For Papers and Play Scripts
The Performative Aesthetics of 21st Century Theatre in India
The Politics of Memory in Contemporary U.S. Visual Culture
South Atlantic Modern Language Association's Annual Conference
November 3-5, 2017