CFP: “Genre Trouble in Early Modern England (1500–1800)”
Friday 11th March 2022, 9:30–4pm (Online)
Queen Mary University of London and Sorbonne Université
Keynote: Dr Kathryn Murphy (University of Oxford)
Early modern writings frequently resist neat or easy generic categorisation. Subject to interpretation, pastiche and modification, generic categories offer flexible guidelines rather than a strict set of rules. This one-day conference aims to look at generic experimentation, hybridity and innovation in early modern writing as a way to better understand the period’s multiple and evolving conceptions of genre.