Poets and Poiesis in Early Modern Drama

full name / name of organization: 
RSA 2013
contact email: 
lkolb@uchicago.edu

We seek papers exploring the use (and misuse!) of the language of making, in plays by Shakespeare, Jonson, and their contemporaries. What are we to make of dramatic representations of poor poets, imperfect actors, and painters that prove inferior to nature? With which other discourses are such metaphors entangled? And how, in particular, might stage representations of art, techne, the craftsman, or the artisan complicate or revise received notions of literary history?

Please submit an abstract (150 words) and brief CV to lkolb@uchicago.edu and mharriso@princeton.edu by June 13, 2012.

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general_announcements
graduate_conferences
poetry
rhetoric_and_composition
theatre