Poison on the Early Modern English Stage
Poison on the Early Modern English Stage: Plants, Paints and Perfumes
Contributions invited for an edited collection of new essays on poison in early modern English drama. Possible topics might include (but are not limited to): whether the use of poison is gendered; what kinds of ingredients are used in the preparation of poisons and/or the means by which they are administered; how the ingestion of poison is acted, and the dramatic affordances of poison more generally; poison and emotion; and whether poison is ever a metaphor, and if so for what.
Please send abstracts of c. 250 words, together with a short bio and full contact details, to
Kibrina Davey ((firstname.lastname@example.org ) and Lisa Hopkins (L.M.Hopkins@shu.ac.uk ) by Friday 30 August 2019. Completed essays of c. 7000 words will be due by 1 June 2020. Manchester University Press have expressed a preliminary interest in publishing the collection.