CFP: Embodiment and Environment in Early Modern Drama and Performance (11/1/04; journal issue)

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Garrett Sullivan
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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.

Topics might include how bodily or environmental factors --
ingestion, air, repose, or activity -- help define the subjects of
early modern drama; or explore how cognition, psychology, or
physiology are predicated upon environmental and cultural
situatedness. We are particularly interested in work that approaches
issues of subjectivity from an environmental perspective,
considering, for example, the intersection of and overlap between the
microcosmic "body" and the macrocosmic "environment." How do early
modern environments constitute selfhood, class status, gender,
ethnicity, or national identity? Papers that consider the
theoretical implications of the "ecological" for this era, its
cultural topographies, and its institutions would be welcome. We
also encourage submissions on the ecology of the theater itself;
papers could examine the exigencies of theatrical practice,
interpreting performance with regard to breathing, gesture, movement,
space, acoustics, or audience receptivity.

Please submit copies of your manuscript saved as an electronic file
attachment (either as richtext, an rtf file, or as a Word file) to:

Mary Floyd-Wilson ( and Garrett Sullivan

All manuscripts should follow the stylistic guidelines of The Chicago
Manual of Style (14th edition), including endnote reference citations.

Volume 35 deadline: November 1, 2004.
--Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr.Associate Professor of EnglishAssociate Editor, Shakespeare Studies103 Burrowes Bldg.Penn State UniversityUniversity Park, PA 16802Office: 814-863-9585Dept. Fax: 814-863-7285 =============================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List Full Information at or write Erika Lin: ===============================================Received on Thu Jun 17 2004 - 23:20:07 EDT