[UPDATE] - DEADLINE EXTENDED to May 25 - RSA 2012 (D.C.) - "Shakespearean Drama and the Renaissance Sensorium"

full name / name of organization: 
Jennie Votava / New York University
contact email: 
jmv289@nyu.edu

RSA (Renaissance Society of America) Conference 2012, Washington, D.C., Mar. 22-24.
This panel invites papers that explore the role of one or more of the five senses either as themes in the plays of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries, or as features in dramatic performance. Topics may include, but are not limited to, histories/theories of sensation; representations of the senses and early modern phenomenology; sensory mediation between actors and audience; visual and other sensory "cultures”; the senses and affect; the senses and the body politic; sensory hierarchies and gender, class, racial or ethnic difference. Consideration of the "internal” senses (e.g., memory, reason, imagination) as well as the "external” senses of vision, hearing, smell, taste, and touch are welcome. To propose a paper, please submit abstracts of no more than 150 words to session organizer Jennie Votava (jmv289@nyu.edu) by May 25.

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
renaissance
science_and_culture
theatre