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Yale Graduate Symposium: Shakespeare and Renaissance Ethics, Oct. 2, 2010
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Yale University, Department of Renaissance Studies; Elizabethan Club at Yale University
Call for Papers: “Shakespeare and Renaissance Ethics”
The graduate students of the Yale University Renaissance Studies program and affiliated departments are pleased to announce an upcoming graduate symposium, “Shakespeare and Renaissance Ethics,” to be held at Yale University October 2, 2010.
Renaissance Studies at Yale is an interdisciplinary program involving graduate students of philosophy, history, art history, classics, Italian, French, Spanish, English, and comparative literature. In that spirit of collaboration, we encourage graduate student papers which address questions of ethics, honor, and virtuous behavior in the Renaissance broadly considered, even if they are only loosely connected with Shakespearean studies. The hope is that Shakespeare’s works will serve in this case not as a sole focus, but instead as a case study and point of entry for more general discussions of the peculiarities of competing moral paradigms in the Renaissance.
Topics of special interest include:
- radical Protestantism
The symposium will feature plenary lectures by Gordon Braden, University of Virginia, on Shakespeare and classical ethics, John Cox, Hope College, on Shakespeare and Christian ethics, and Lars Engle, University of Tulsa, on Shakespeare and Montaigne.
Please send an abstract (approx. 300 words) for a 20-minute presentation to Patrick Gray, Committee Chair, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line, “Shakespeare and Renaissance Ethics,” by July 1, 2010. Proposals should include the title of the proposed paper, presenter’s name, institutional affiliation, email address, mailing address, and telephone number.
This symposium is made possible by support from the Elizabethan Club of Yale University and the Dean’s Fund at Yale for Student-Organized Symposia.