Fall 2018 Conference on Domestic Tragedies—“Death and Domesticity”

deadline for submissions: 
May 1, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Resurgens Theatre Company / Georgia State University
contact email: 

Resurgens Theatre Company, along with the Georgia State University Department of English, is pleased to announce our second biennial conference on early modern verse drama by Shakespeare’s contemporaries, “Death and Domesticity.” We’re calling for papers that examine some aspect of Renaissance era domestic tragedies, but we also welcome topics involving the influence of murder plays on performance and/or early modern print culture. The conference will be held at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse (499 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308) on September 28 and 29, 2018. We’re still preparing the schedule, but our evening activities will include a pair of plays, Arden of Faversham and A Woman Killed with Kindness, produced especially for conference attendees by Resurgens. 

With the assistance of the GSU Dept. of English, we plan to publish a selection of papers from the proceedings. If you’re interested in presenting, please submit a 200-word abstract to Dr. Brent Griffin (brent.griffin@ung.edu) by Tuesday, May 1. We welcome proposals from graduate students and early career researchers.