CFP: Protestant Depictions of Catholicism in Elizabethan and Jacobean Literature (5/15/07; RSA, 4/3/08-4/5/08)

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Horacio Sierra
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This panel seeks to interrogate the ways in which Protestant authors
depict Catholicism during the Elizabethan and Jacobean era in
non-propagandistic literature. Papers should reflect on issues that
reveal the complex ways in which the divide between Protestantism and
Catholicism is articulated in drama, prose, or poetry. Were Protestant
authors always critical of their Catholic peers? How do potentially
crypto-Catholic authors like Shakespeare express their Catholic
sympathies to a Protestant audience? What is the significance of nuns
and friars in plays like "Measure for Measure," "Romeo and Juliet," "The
Jew of Malta," and "'Tis Pity She's a Whore"? How do political fears
about Protestant and Catholic rulers get incorporated into literary texts?

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