What's Next for Early Modern Studies?
Following the theme of this year’s Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, this panel seeks to explore what the forthcoming years of scholarship might hold for early modern studies. The two papers in this panel examine topics of renewed interest that promise to have a renaissance of their own in future years. Grace Ioppolo’s forthcoming collected works of Thomas Heywood promises to usher in a renewed interest in the playwright, and the Map of Early Modern London project’s goal to produce the first complete anthology of the mayoral shows will make these texts accessible to scholars and students in an open access digital format. In the process of examining these new developments, the essays also promise to provide some insight into the underlying merits of these texts that have previously gone unnoticed and give us some reason for considering them further in the future. The organizers of this panel seek a third paper that addresses a similar emergent or previously unrecognized or under appreciated early modern genre, vogue, author, or text(s), and they will consider submitting multiple panels to the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies for consideration.
The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences represents an annual gathering of Canadian scholarly societies. CSRS will be convening at Congress, held this year at Ryerson University in Toronto, ON, from 27 May to 29 May 2017.