Critical inquiry into early modern English literature over the last few decades has attended to a proliferation of heteronormative endings in literary texts. These appear, for example, in the form of dramas that end in socially acceptable marriages, such as Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, or sonnet sequences like Sidney's Astrophil & Stella, in which a male protagonist is denied a happy ending because his interest lies with a woman who is already engaged or married to another man.
Papers invited for roundtable at NeMLA Convention 2016
UNSUNG HEROINES OF BRITISH LITERATURE
Whether seen in signs and portents, or read in grimoires or magic books, the occult in the premodern world is both marveled at and feared. A significant amount of the description of occult and sorcerous activity, however, also functions as political commentary, whether as direct criticism of secular current events or as a voice or conceptual space for the spiritual "other" in medieval society.
Shakespeare and his Contemporaries - The IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence
Prophecy and Conspiracy in Early Modern England
Florence 22nd April 2016
The 2016 IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence is a one-day interdisciplinary forum open to PhD students and researchers who have obtained their doctorates within the past 5 years. This year's conference will focus on the themes of prophecy and conspiracy in early modern texts.
India is one of the few countries in the world to have a film censor board. And one of its recent casualties is a lesbian film significantly titled "Unfreedom." The current government has upped the ante by extending the ban culture of censorship from the aesthetic realm to the realm of everyday consumption with the ban on beef. The ban on Jafar Panahi, the Iranian filmmaker, continues and he continues to express himself in his art form in house arrest. The recent Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris has put the limelight back on censorship.
The quint's twenty eighth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books.
The deadline for this call is 15th August 2015—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.
All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board.
« Azincourt or Agincourt : Remembering and Representing the Hundred Years War »
6 November 2015, University of Toulouse, France.
"Making Time/Making Space: Temporality in Medieval and Renaissance Drama"
International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, Michigan
12-15 May 2016
King Arthur in Scotland