Middleton's Afterlives in the 21st Century

deadline for submissions: 
August 1, 2018
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Renaissance Society of America Panel
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Middleton’s Afterlives in the 21st Century (Session A: Scholarship & Performance):

What is the legacy of the Oxford Middleton (2007) and the Oxford Handbook of Middleton (2010)? How have these texts shaped critical engagement with and performances of Middleton’s works? And what futures might we imagine for Middleton criticism? This series of linked sessions welcomes papers that address any aspect of his prolific career. Topics might include:


·      Authorship and collaboration

·      Genres

·      Comedy and the grotesque

·      Performances

·      Affect

·      Editing


Middleton’s Afterlives in the 21st Century (Session B: Pedagogy)

How does Middleton enter our classrooms? What are some strategies for teaching his work at the undergraduate and graduate levels? How can we make a case for teaching Middleton alongside single-author courses in, for instance, Shakespeare and Jonson? Topics might include:


·      Race and ethnicity

·      Gender and sexuality

·      Disability

·      Digital humanities

·      Middleton in survey courses

·      Assignments and courses on Middleton in conversation with other authors

Concrete practices for a variety of institutional contexts are most welcome.


 All proposals must include:

·      Paper title (15-word maximum)

·      Abstract (150-word maximum)

·      Keywords

·      AV requirements

·      Abbreviated CV (300-word maximum, not prose form)

Please note that RSA’s submission system will not accept entries that exceed the stated word count. Submit proposals to Amanda Kellogg at akellogg1@radford.edu by Wednesday, August 1.