CFP: [Renaissance] Embodying Shakespeare (EMLS Special Issue)

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David McInnis
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Special Issue: Embodying Shakespeare

New histories of the body, historical phenomenology, and psychoanalytic
readings of the body-as-text have flourished in the last two decades in
early modern studies. As Sean McDowell has recently noted, “scholarship
on the early modern body â€" its materiality, its processes, its
relationships to affect and cognition, its role in enculturation, and its
connections to the physical world â€" coalesced in the 1990s into its own
field,"* as evidenced by a growing number of academic conferences,
scholarly monographs, and edited collections on the topic.

The editors welcome papers of 6,000-10,000 words that engage with any
aspect of 'embodiment' and 'Shakespeare.' Topics might include, but are
not limited to: Shakespeare and histories/theories of the body;
representations of the body and early modern phenomenology; the actor’s
body; cultural appropriations and body ‘politics’; the cinematic body;
body-as-text and the body-in-the-text; Shakespeare and the senses;
embodiment and identity.

Please send proposals by email, including a short abstract, to David
McInnis <> and Brett D. Hirsch
<> by 1 October 2008. The deadline for
essay submissions, following acceptance of abstracts, is 1 February 2009.
The special issue will be published mid-year.

*Early Modern Literary Studies* (ISSN 1201-2459) is a refereed journal
serving as a formal arena for scholarly discussion and as an academic
resource for researchers in the area. Articles in EMLS examine English
literature, literary culture, and language during the sixteenth and
seventeenth centuries. For more details, visit <>.

--*Sean McDowell, “The View from the Interior: The New Body Scholarship inRenaissance/Early Modern Studies,” Literature Compass 3-4 (2006): 778-791, p. 778.=================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List more information at on Wed Jul 30 2008 - 00:06:56 EDT