CFP: [Renaissance] Stuart Drama and Its Discontents (10/1; NEMLA 4/08 conference)

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Miles Taylor
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Accepted for April 10-14 2008 Northeast MLA Convention in Buffalo, NY.

This panel examines instances and intersections of theatrical discourse in
the pamphlets and plays of Jacobean and Caroline England, towards exploring
the complex and ambivalent ways that theatre and theatricality are figured
in Stuart drama. From the omnipresent metaphor of theatre to the staging
of theatre in plays within plays, Stuart dramatists respond to and at times
reflect profound cultural uncertainty about the purpose and effects of
playing. Papers on this panel will illustrate the complicated notions about
theatre within the Stuart theatre itself.

Send 250-word abstracts with CV to Dr. Miles Taylor, Le Moyne College, 1419
Salt Springs Road, Syracuse NY 13214. Email submissions are welcome: Abstracts must be received by October 1.

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