'Shakespeare's Londons/London's Shakespeares' - Deadline 31 August 2016
To tie in with the forthcoming Literary London Conference (6 - 8 July 2016) on the theme of 'London and the Globe', The Literary London Journal invites contributions for a special issue on 'Shakespeare's Londons/London's Shakespeares'.
The deadline for submissions is 31 August 2016 and articles (between 5,000 - 7,000 words long) might broadly address one or more of the following topics or questions:
• How are 'Londoners' (Henry VIII, 1.2.155) constructed in Shakespeare's plays?
• What role did – or do – London audiences play in constructing Shakespeare?
• In what ways can we rethink Shakespeare's anatopism, ie. his staging of London as other cities?
• Can we see evidence of 'Global Shakespeares' in the refracted Londons he represented?
• What urban locations – in London or beyond – matter in Shakespeare's plays, and our current understanding of them?
• What contributions can contemporary spatial theory can make to understanding Shakespeare's staging of cities such as London?
• Do Shakespeare's staged cities cultivate or curtail the ambiguities (linguistic, spatial, sexual and social) of urban life?
• In what ways can we see The Globe Theatre – past and present – as a microcosm of a changing and conflicted London?
• How does the reconstructed Globe Theatre offer a venue for staging modern urban experience?
• What role does the reconstructed Globe Theatre play in (re)conceptualising Shakespeare's relationship with London?
The Literary London Journal is fully peer-reviewed. It is published twice a year, and is indexed by the MLA International Bibliography and the Directory of Open Access Journals.
For further details, including the style guide, please visit http://www.literarylondon.org/london-journal/submission.html