Early Modern English Domestic Tragedy
Essays of c. 7000 words are invited for a special issue of Early Modern Literary Studies on domestic tragedy. Possible topics might include individual plays (e.g. Arden of Faversham, A Warning for Fair Women, The English Traveller, A Woman Killed with Kindness, The Miseries of Enforced Marriage, Two Lamentable Tragedies); lost domestic tragedies (e.g. Keep the Widow Waking); the genre as a whole; domestic tragedy and print culture; domestic tragedy and material culture –(props, clothing, trade and domestic objects); editing or teaching domestic tragedies; domestic tragedy in performance; domestic tragedy and tragic subjectivity; domestic tragedy and power, gender, and/or local and national identities; and the relationship between domestic tragedy and classical conceptions of tragedy (does Othello, for instance, have a claim to be considered as a domestic tragedy?).