CFP: [Collections] Embodying Shakespeare (EMLS Special Issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Brett D. Hirsch

Call for Papers

Special Issue: Embodying Shakespeare

New histories of the body, historical phenomenology, and psychoanalytic readings of the body-
as-text have flourished in the last two decades in early modern studies. As Sean McDowell has
recently noted, “scholarship on the early modern body â€" its materiality, its processes, its
relationships to affect and cognition, its role in enculturation, and its connections to the physical
world â€" coalesced in the 1990s into its own field,"* as evidenced by a growing number of
academic conferences, scholarly monographs, and edited collections on the topic.

The editors welcome papers of 6,000-10,000 words that engage with any aspect of
'embodiment' and 'Shakespeare.' Topics might include, but are not limited to: Shakespeare and
histories/theories of the body; representations of the body and early modern phenomenology;
the actor’s body; cultural appropriations and body ‘politics’; the cinematic body; body-as-text
and the body-in-the-text; Shakespeare and the senses; embodiment and identity.

Please send proposals by email, including a short abstract, to Brett Hirsch
<> and David McInnis <> by 1 October
2008. The deadline for essay submissions, following acceptance of abstracts, is 1 February 2009.
The special issue will be published mid-year.

*Early Modern Literary Studies* (ISSN 1201-2459) is a refereed journal serving as a formal arena
for scholarly discussion and as an academic resource for researchers in the area. Articles in EMLS
examine English literature, literary culture, and language during the sixteenth and seventeenth
centuries. For more details, visit <>.

--*Sean McDowell, “The View from the Interior: The New Body Scholarship in Renaissance/EarlyModern Studies,” Literature Compass 3-4 (2006): 778-791, p. 778.=================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List more information at on Sun Jun 29 2008 - 23:03:31 EDT