Christopher Marlowe at 450: An Anniversary Special Issue of Early Modern Literary Studies (1 November, 2013)

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Early Modern Literary Studies

2014 will be a significant year of early modern literary anniversaries. The 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth is certain to attract a significant degree of popular and scholarly attention, but his is not the only milestone of note; 2014 will also mark the 450th anniversary of the birth of Shakespeare's exact contemporary, Christopher Marlowe. In order to recognise this occasion, we invite contributions to a special anniversary issue on Marlowe, which will be published in 2014. We welcome contributions on any aspect of Marlowe studies, but topics to be addressed might include:

• Theoretical approaches to Marlowe based upon recent developments in areas such as gender, race, geography, sexuality, etc.
• The place of Marlowe biography
• Marlowe and editing/textual criticism
• Marlovian afterlives
• Marlowe in performance
• Marlovian genres
• Marlowe's influence
• Marlowe and early modern repertory
• Marlovian poetics

Abstracts should be submitted to Dr Dan Cadman ( or Dr Andrew Duxfield ( by 1 November 2013. We anticipate a deadline of July 2014 for full submissions.

Early Modern Literary Studies (ISSN 1201-2459) is an open-access refereed journal serving as a formal arena for scholarly discussion and as an academic resource for researchers in the area. Articles in EMLS examine English literature, literary culture, and language during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; responses to published papers are also published as part of a Readers' Forum. Reviews evaluate recent work as well as academic tools of interest to scholars in the field. EMLS is committed to gathering and to maintaining links to the most useful and comprehensive internet resources for Renaissance scholars, including archives, electronic texts, discussion groups, and beyond. For further details see: