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The Rhetoric of Violence in the Early Modern Era, Deadline 30th November 2010
full name / name of organization:
Nathalie Rivere de Carles - Pascale Drouet
The Rhetoric of Violence in the Early Modern Era
We invite submissions for the 2011 issue of Cahiers Shakespeare en devenir-Shakespearean Afterlives. These might include essays (6000-7000 words including notes) for the issue proper, and review-essays (2-3000 words) or reviews of plays or exhibitions (1000-1500 words) for the issue’s supplement L’Oeil du spectateur.
The 2011 issue of the journal is dedicated to interdisciplinary and monodisciplinary approaches to the theme of violence against body and soul in literature and the arts, from the Renaissance to the Long Eighteenth Century. Focusing on the theme of the tormented body, this issue will offer a different insight on verbal and visual representations of violence in both theoretical and practical terms. It will concentrate on the analysis of how violence was presented to the early modern public and also on the iconoclastic consequences of both violence and its representations: “Of course violence at once shocked and repelled people by its brutality. But it also fascinated many because it so contradicted religious precepts and social norms” (Ruff, 2001: 28). Violence needs to be considered as a means of constraint, and as a form of political and aesthetic subversion and resistance to the excessive forms of regulation of which it was the instrument.
Topics might include (non exclusive list):
- the aesthetic views and interpretations of pain in literature and / or the arts
Cahiers Shakespeare en devenir- Shakespearean Afterlives is a peer-reviewed journal (part of Les Cahiers de la Licorne) aiming at promoting the current international scholarship on the Early Modern period and its reverberations throughout the centuries. Its purpose is to offer both a disciplinary and an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Shakespeare and his contemporaries and to see Renaissance drama in its contemporary and subsequent geographical and aesthetic contexts.
Please send abstracts between 300 and 500 words to the editors: Pascale Drouet (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Nathalie Rivere de Carles (email@example.com) by 30th November 2010. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 15th December 2010 and completed essays or reviews will be due by 30th April 2011.