In conjunction with the theme of a future issue of the Shakespeare
Yearbook, "Shakespeare and Theory Re-thought." the journal will
sponsor a special session at the upcoming Annual Meeting of the
Renaissance Society of America (San Francisco, March 23-25, 2006.)
In conjunction with the theme of a future issue of the Shakespeare
Call for Paper Abstracts, 100-150 words, for the forthcoming Renaissance
Society of America Conference in San Francisco, March 2006.
Session Topic: Francis Bacon: Aesthetics and Ideology
Organizer: Catherine G. Martin, University of Memphis, cgmartin_at_memphis.edu.
The object of this session is to examine the literary, humanistic, and
generally non-scientific aspects of Bacon's writings and their contemporary
(seventeenth-century) influence. Participants must be RSA members or pay
membership at time of submitting.
Deadline: May 1, 2005.
Department of English
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163
Call for Papers
The fifteenth biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies will take place March 9-11 2006 in Sarasota, Florida. The program committee invites one-page abstracts of proposed twenty-minute papers on topics in European and Mediterranean history, literature, art, and religion from the fourth to the seventeenth centuries. Interdisciplinary work is particularly appropriate to the conference's broad historical and disciplinary scope. Planned sessions are welcome.
"Staging Pain: Violence and Trauma in British Theatre, 1500-1800," ed.
Mathew R. Martin and James Robert Allard
A CFP was issued last year about a volume being put together that will examine
the relationship between classical and biblical ideas in Great Britain and
Western Europe in the early modern period (c1536-1702).
For various reasons some authors had to pull out, and we have lost contact with
others whose email has apparantly changed, and we were not given new contact
Native Shakespeares (Book collection; 7/15/05)
Eds. Craig Dionne, Parmita Kapadia
In conjunction with the theme of a future issue of the Shakespeare
Yearbook, "Shakespeare and the Reformation" (co-edited with Glyn
Parry), the journal will sponsor a special session at the upcoming
Annual Meeting of the MLA (Washington, D.C., December 27-30, 2004).
For both the MLA Session and the concomitant issue of the Shakespeare
Yearbook we welcome proposals for papers that explore the ways in
which Shakespeare's plays and poems engage with the spiritual and
temporal consequences of religious change in Elizabethan and Jacobean
CALL FOR PAPERS, 'THE INTELLECTUAL AND CULTURAL WORLD
OF THE EARLY MODERN INNS OF COURT'
An international conference
Courtauld Institute, London
September 14-16, 2006
Sponsored by the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwick.
THE NATALIE ZEMON DAVIS PRIZE
For the best essay published annually in "Renaissance and
Reformation/Renaissance et Réforme".
The value of the prize is $500 CAD.
This prize honours the contributions of Professor Natalie Zemon Davis to
early modern studies and, in particular, to "Renaissance and
Reformation/Renaissance et Réforme" (with which she was involved at its very
beginning and which is now in its fortieth year).
The winner will be selected by a subcommittee of the editorial board from
among the essays published in each volume. The prize may, in extraordinary
circumstances, be divided among entries judged to be of equal merit.
"Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme" now has a new editor,
and a reconstituted editorial board which includes notable scholars from the
UK and France, the US and Canada (see below).
Now in its fortieth year, "Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et
Réforme" is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary, bilingual quarterly. The
journal publishes articles and reviews on all aspects of the Renaissance,
Reformation, and Early Modern world: literature, geography, history,
religion, art, music, society, and economics.
Seeking proposals for a collection of essays provisionally titled _Early Modern
Academic Drama: Text, History, Performance_. The editors are looking for four
critical essays to fill out the roughly ten-essay volume: the other essays are
currently at the revision stage and we anticipate shopping the completed ms. by
August 2005. We would therefore prefer proposals on articles that are either
already drafted or in progress.
Peter Edwards and Kevin De Ornellas are now actively seeking a major
publisher for a proposed inter-disciplinary collection of essays about the
Renaissance Horse. Although a number of leading critics in the growing
field of animal studies have pledged commitment to the book, we are seeking
further abstracts from scholars in all fields.
FINAL REMINDER: COMITATUS CALL FOR PAPERS!
Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, published
annually under the auspices of the UCLA Center for Medieval and
Renaissance Studies, invites the submission of articles by graduate
students and recent PhDs in any field of medieval and Renaissance
studies. Double-spaced manuscripts should not exceed thirty-five pages
in length and should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style. We prefer
submissions in the form of e-mail attachments in Windows format; paper
submissions are also accepted. Please include an e-mail address.
Announcing a new series from Ashgate Publishing Company
Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies
General Editor: Michele Marrapodi
Advisory Editors: Keir Elam and Rob Henke
Attentively considering the new critical perspectives arising from the =
recent trends of literary hermeneutics, this book series analyses early
modern English drama within the context of the European Renaissance and,
specifically, in the light of the impact and influence of both classical =
Italian cultural, dramatic, and literary traditions.
Call for Papers (New Shakespeare Journal; 7/31/05 and ongoing)
The editors of Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and
Appropriation welcome original scholarship engaging with the
afterlives of Shakespearean texts and their literary, filmic,
multimedia, and critical histories.
Borrowers and Lenders is a new, peer-reviewed, online, multimedia
Shakespeare journal to be launched at the Shakespeare Association of
America Meeting in Bermuda in March 2005. The journal will appear
biannually, with a special issue in the Spring and general issue in
While J.R.R. Tolkien professed to dislike the works of William
Shakespeare, he was intimately familiar with many of the plays and was
arguably influenced in many ways by Shakespeare's writings. I am looking
for scholarly but accessible papers of 6,000 to 9,000 words on the topic
of Shakespeare's influence on Tolkien. This collection already includes
essays on themes from Macbeth in The Lord of the Rings, war and glory in
Henry V and The Lord of the Rings, the mythical function of forests and
trees, and catharsis in Tolkien and Shakespeare. Additional topics I
would like to include are the conception of elves for both authors,
Gollum and Caliban, the role of women, and women warriors. Other topics
UPDATE: New submission deadline is December 7, 2004
CFP: Representing the other (12/07/04; journal issue)
Litteralis: Studies and debates in literature, linguistics and arts
seeks submissions for a special issue devoted to the representation of the
Visions and representations of alterity may be analyzed from multiple
points of view, including but not being limited to literary, linguistic
and/or, phonetic/phonological perspectives.
Specially welcome are, now, essays focusing on representations of the
other in the Renaissance (esp. Shakespeare) and XVIII and XIX century
Icons and Iconoclasts: 1603 1714
A Conference at The Centre for Early Modern Studies, University of
For a special issue of Early Modern Literary Studies, guest editors
Katherine Acheson and Andrew McMurry invite submissions that practise and/or
theorize the use of multimedia in pedagogical and scholarly communication in
early modern studies. Topics to be considered: the perils and opportunities
of new media scholarship; the role of the scholar-designer; the
representation of historicity in multimedia; the transformation of the
rhetoric of scholarly argument in multimedia; the constraints and
affordances of multimodal communication in humanities scholarship, including
those that pertain to the materiality of the technology; any other topic
>From Tromeo and Juliet to Romeo + Juliet, from Throne of Blood to Chimes at
Midnight, this privately funded collection slated for publication early 2006
is seeking articles of 5-10,000 words on non-traditional screen adaptations
of Shakespeare's plays. Articles that situate a film with regard to
adaptation theory are particularly encouraged, should be according to APA
style and sent to Peter Graham, Editor, Shakey Films. Email;
CFP: Companion to 16th C. British Poetry (no deadline; book)
THE UPSTART CROW: A SHAKESPEARE JOURNAL
Call for Papers: "SHAKESPEARE'S JESTS AND JESTERS"
The Upstart Crow is currently accepting submissions for Volume XXIV
(2004), on "Shakespeare's Jests and Jesters." Diverse critical approaches
to this subject are welcome, especially performance-based, historical, and
theoretical methodologies. Relevant topics might include, but are not
•the stage and performance history of jesters in Shakespeare's theater
•early modern actors who played jests and jesters
•modern and contemporary performance history of jests and jesters
•jest books and other sources for Shakespeare
•early modern royal and court jesters
Call for Papers:
"Literature and the Scottish reformation"
Papers are invited, for a major essay collection, addressing the
relationships between literature and the Scottish reformation. Papers that
deal with drama, puritanism or critical theory are particularly welcomed.
Please fax an abstract, by 31 November 2004, to +44-161-275-3256 (Dept of
English & American Studies, University of Manchester).
Dr Crawford Gribben
Dept of English & American Studies
University of Manchester
MANCHESTER, M13 9PL
Call For Papers for the inaugural issue of _Shakespeare_, the journal of
the British Shakespeare Association
Contributions are invited for the inaugural issue of a new journal
entitled _Shakespeare_ to be published by Routledge in 2005. The
journal will bring together Shakespeare scholarship and Shakespeare in
performance in order to open newly emergent debates across disciplines,
and will be published online twice a year and in a bound paper volume
comprising two issues once a year. For this inaugural issue
contributions on all topics and approaches to Shakespeare will be
considered. The articles selected will be peer-reviewed.
Shakespeare Bulletin, the journal of performance criticism and scholarship, is
seeking articles for its Hands On Shakespeare slot. Essays should be written
from the perspective of someone materially involved in some aspect of the
stage or film production of Renaissance drama, and while they should be
intellectually rigorous, and both critically and theoretically informed, the
articles should be rooted expressly in the concrete conditions of performance,
be it acting, directing, dramaturgy, design, voice work etc.
Call For Papers: Shakespeare
Literature Compass is seeking papers on all topics in Shakespeare studies.
Literature Compass (www.literature-compass.com), a new online resource from
Blackwell Publishing, surveys new trends and developments in literary study.
We publish original survey articles on new and important directions in
criticism and theory (as well as a range of useful reference resources).
Renaissance Drama Special Issue
Call for Essays: Volume 35 (Special Issue)
Embodiment and Environment in Early Modern Drama and Performance
Guest Editors: Garrett Sullivan and Mary Floyd-Wilson.
This is a call for brief proposals or abstracts (200 to 300 words maximum)
for a collection of new essays on Twelfth Night, now under contract with
All approaches are welcome (New Critical to New Historicist, feminist to
materialist, queer theory to psychoanalytic, performance to reception
history, etc.), as are proposals from scholars in Germany, China, Japan,
and elsewhere who might wish to write about the reception of the play in
these or other non-English speaking countries. Ideas for including black
and white illustrations are also desirable.
The deadline for proposals is August 15, 2004. If your proposal is
accepted, the deadline for the completed essay will be June 2006.
CFP: All's Well that ends Well (June 30/04; abstracts or proposals for a
volume of essays in major series)
May 14 2004
I am looking for proposals and abstracts (not full papers at this stage) for
consideration for an edited volume on Shakespeare's All's Well that Ends
Well. A session at the 2006 SAA meeting in Philadelphia will also be
proposed. Proposals and Abstracts can be fairly informal but preferable
should be about 500 words and should be sent by June 30, 2004. Deadline for
accepted proposals will be Summer 2005.
CFP: *Macbeth* (5/23; abstracts for proposed volume of essays in est. series)
11 May 2004
I am seeking abstracts to include in an initial proposal for an edited volume on *Macbeth.* Should my proposal be accepted, the book will constitute part of an established series of critical essays on individual works by Shakespeare, several of which have already been published and enjoy wide distribution. I have the backing of the general editor of the series for this proposal. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 23 May.