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"Staging Transgression in the Early Modern Period" 6-7th August 2010
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School of English at Trinity College Dublin and School of English, Drama and Film at University College Dublin
"Staging Transgression in the Early Modern Period" August 6th and 7th 2010 at Trinity College Dublin
In recent years, early modern literary criticism has shown a marked interest in the concept of what constitutes transgression, the liminal and the marginal. Actions understood as transgressive were acted out on stage and described in sermons, conduct manuals, ballads, jest-books and other ‘cheap print’. Developing from this early modern literary fascination and building upon recent critical material on the subject, a two-day conference will take place in Trinity College Dublin on August 6th and 7th 2010 exploring the representation and performance of transgression in Tudor and Stuart literature. The conference is an inter-institutional collaboration between Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin, and it aims to interrogate the early modern period’s insistent awareness of transgressive persons, places and things, deviant behaviors and communities. We invite papers that examine literary engagements with transgression in all its forms, from minor to severe violations of social, cultural, legal, political and religious norms and rules.
Papers are sought particularly in the following areas:
Please email proposals for papers to Dr. Rory Loughnane and Ms. Edel Semple at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 17th May 2010. Abstracts should be approximately 250 words in length and suggested papers should be no longer then 20 minutes.
The Society for Renaissance Studies (SRS) has provided funding for several postgraduate travel bursaries. Please email the above address if you would like to apply for one of these £100 bursaries.
For further information and updates please follow the link to the Staging Transgression conference blog: http://stagingtransgression.blogspot.com/