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Proposals are sought for a collection of essays on Shakespeare's Titus
Andronicus that consider the role of bodies, both physical and conceptual,
in the text and on the stage.
Renewed scholarly interest in Titus has largely focused on issues of gender
and alterity, or the role of the text in its broader critical tradition.
The proposed collection, "This Hollow Prison of My Flesh": Bodies in Titus
Andronicus, instead approaches the text by examining the pronounced role
that bodies of all types play in it.
Potential topics might include the following: Fear and Horror (the abject
or sublime body)/ the Senses and Pain (the feeling body)/ Mercy and
Vengeance (the passionate body)/ Physicality and Materiality (the material
body)/ Props and Prosthetics (the acting/theatrical body)/ Bodies in
Narrative (the speaking/silenced body)/ Genre, Revision, and Allusion (the
Send 500-word abstracts along with a brief cv to <hehmeyer_at_umail.ucsb.edu>
by February 28, 2009.
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