7th Annual Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature Conference

deadline for submissions: 
January 31, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Othello's Island 2019
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7th Annual Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature Conference - Othello's Island 2019 - Nicosia, Cyprus​

Othello's Island is a gathering of researchers from all over the world, interested in the work of Shakespeare and other writers from the renaissance and early modern periods and their legacies. Staged as part of the wider annual Othello's Island Conference on Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, now in its seventh year, the event is an opportunity to hear and discuss interesting new research by academics and research students, in one of the key settings of the renaissance world, the capital of the Lusignan Kingdom of Cyprus, Nicosia.

The scope of the conference is very broad-ranging and so we welcome proposals for papers on a wide range of topics. For example, we are interested in papers on the writings of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, the international scope of writers such as Shakespeare and his contemporaries, and the relationship between literature and material culture during this period.

Other topics related to the overall theme of Shakespeare and his contemporaries are also welcome, such as the ongoing legacy of literature of this period into the modern world, the teaching of renaissance literature in schools, colleges and universities, and perhaps also connections between renaissance writers in Western Europe and the histories, peoples and cultures of the eastern Mediterranean.

The lead academics for the Colloquium will be Professor Lisa Hopkins, of Sheffield Hallam University, and Dr Laurence Publicover, of the University of Bristol.

We welcome papers from speakers who are research students, as well as established academics, and we have a proud history in welcoming speakers from non-western countries.

Deadline for proposed papers 31 January 2019

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