CFP: Romantic Shakespeare (8/15/06; journal issue)

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Douglas Brooks
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CFP: Romantic Shakespeare. Shakespeare Yearbook, Winter 2007.

Henry James once noted that to the English an outing to Stratford was
not just a day out, not just a visit to a pretty old town with a
famous dead author, but a pilgrimage to "The Holy of Holies"; the
scene itself of the "nativity." James was being ironic, but to many
editors, and writers, and theatre personalities working in the era of
the English Romantic Movement, grappling with the works of
Shakespeare became a serious devotional duty.

Shakespeare's plays and poems can be said to have become objects of
religious reflection for the Romantics, a kind of mirror up to the
"mystic." For Shakespeare's nineteenth-century British editors, one
of their principal tasks was to prepare readers to find deeper
meanings in Shakespeare's plays and poems, and they viewed the
reading of his works as a cornerstone of English culture.
Concomitantly, writers such as Coleridge, Wordsworth, Byron, Shelley,
and Keats constructed Shakespeare as a figure from whom it was
possible to acquire something like spiritual and poetic wisdom. For
many of these writers, his plays and poems were foundational to their
own efforts to write.

In conjunction with theme of the Winter 2007 issue of the Shakespeare
Yearbook, "Romantic Shakespeare," the journal seeks essays from
scholars of Renaissance or English Romantic literature that explore
the editing or interpretation of Shakespeare and early modern
literature in the Romantic period, as well as the impact of early
modern literature on the literary production of writers associated
with the English Romantic Movement.

Please submit title and 200-word abstract of proposed essays along
with a brief scholarly bio by August 15, 2006 to Douglas A. Brooks
( Digital submissions as e-mail attachments in
Rich Text Format or Microsoft Word only. Do not send CVs. Final
essays will be due May 15, 2007.

The Shakespeare Yearbook is a broadly based international annual of
scholarship relating to Shakespeare, his time, and his impact on
later periods. Maximum length for contributions is 35 double-spaced
pages in Times New Roman 12 point. Illustrations are welcome.
Citations should be formatted according to the Chicago Manual of
Style. The name of the author/s should only appear in an
accompanying cover letter. All essays are reviewed anonymously by
two readers. All essay submissions must be as digital attachments in
Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format

--Douglas A. BrooksEditor, Shakespeare Yearbook Professor, Department of English Coordinator, College of Liberal Arts Honors Program A&M University210 B Blocker MS 4227College Station, TX 77843-4227Tel: 979-574-0968; Fax: 979-862-2292 ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List Full Information at or write Jennifer Higginbotham: ==========================================================Received on Mon May 01 2006 - 08:47:56 EDT