The London Shakespeare Centre and Shakespeare’s Globe Graduate Conference 2022

deadline for submissions: 
October 30, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
London Shakespeare Centre and Shakespeare's Globe

The London Shakespeare Centre and Shakespeare’s Globe Graduate Conference 2022 - Call for Papers:


Home and Early Modernity 


Date: 25 - 26 February 2021

Location: King’s College London, Shakespeare’s Globe, & online (at home) 


The London Shakespeare Centre and Shakespeare’s Globe are delighted to announce their third biennial graduate conference: ‘Home & Early Modernity’. Our collective retreat inside due to the COVID-19 pandemic prompted, for many of us, a re-examination of our relationship with what we call ‘home’. ‘Home’ has come to mean many things: a fortress against infection that shields us from the dangers of the outside; a place where we might feel imprisoned as lockdowns are imposed; somewhere that is now distant and inaccessible with the closing of borders; perhaps home feels rather unhomely, unheimlich. 


This two-day hybrid conference seeks to reflect on the ways in which the early modern period engaged with ideas of ‘home’, broadly construed, through a diverse range of disciplines, methods and approaches. 


We invite submissions for 15-minute papers and 5-minute lightning talks from postgraduate students and early career researchers on early modernity and any aspect of the ‘home’ (literal or metaphorical). Presentations may explore, but are by no means limited to, the exploration of ‘home’ in the following areas:


Whose Home? 

  • National and religious identities 

  • Travel and Encounter

  • Anti-racist scholarship

  • Global Shakespeares

  • Language and linguistics

  • The region and the metropolis

  • Ecological and environmental studies


Who’s Home?

  • Domesticity and sociality

  • Book ownership and material texts

  • Manuscript production and circulation 

  • Performing and enacting gender

  • Bodies, souls, sense and emotions 

  • Stage culture and performance practices

  • Queer theories


New Homes? 

  • Archives and afterlives

  • Contemporary performance

  • Interdisciplinary approaches

Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words and a brief biographical statement via the registration form:


The deadline for submissions is 30 October 2021


For any enquiries about the conference, please contact or tweet at @LSCGlobeGrad22