Thursday, May 31, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
Medieval and Renaissance Summer School
Sunday, May 27, 2012
‘New Directions in the Renaissance’
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Lecturer in English Literature 1500-1700
School of English
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Missing Texts (2 June, London)
A one-day conference on lost manuscripts, excisions, destroyed archives, blanks, fragmented texts, deletion, censorship, scattered pages, imagined originals, virtual disappearance ... Saturday June 2 2012, Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1. Details here To register, email Dr Adam Smyth (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr Gill Partington (email@example.com)
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The Shakespeare Institute Review
... is a new online academic journal, which is funded by the University of Birmingham College of Arts and Law. It is run by four research students at the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK. Students at this institution, and on other postgraduate Shakespeare programmes, are invited and encouraged to contribute short papers for publication. Each issue of the journal will be themed. We thought it exhilaratingly inappropriate, and so irresistible, to signal the birth of this journal with an issue looking at death. Students are encouraged to submit papers, between 1,500 and 2,500 words, on topics relating to death, mortality and religion in Shakespeare's plays, or elsewhere in the Early Modern period. Possible topics might include, but are not restricted to: • Critical examinations of the way that various of Shakespeare’s characters deal with death, or die. This could include close-reading, comparative analysis, and analysis from a specific theoretical position (Marxist, feminist, etc.). • Historical studies of how mortality or religion was understood in the early Modern period, and of how Shakespeare makes use of (and plays off) those understandings in his plays. • Considerations of the political, ethical, religious, spiritual and existential significances of mortality or religion in the Early Modern period, and for Shakespeare’s characters. • Comparisons between how Shakespeare understands mortality, and how other creative artists and philosophers–-of Shakespeare’s time, or before, or after–-have understood it. • More intensely personal and experientially engaged writing on how Shakespeare’s plays have helped you deal with death–-with your own mortality, or with the death of people that you know. How does Shakespeare make you look at death, and is this vision comforting or distressing? Does Shakespeare get to the truth of death, for you, or not? • Reflections on metaphysical and spiritual truths that arise from Shakespeare’s plays. • More provocative reflections on how the writing that is produced by the Modern academy–-writing that is critical, theoretical, historical—does not deal adequately with death in Shakespeare’s plays, and suggestions as to how this inadequacy can be rectified. Suggestions of other topics will be warmly received. Papers should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org, with a deadline of 20 May 2012. All submissions will be reviewed by the editorial board, and those submissions that are selected will be published in our first online issue. Please contact us (http://www.shakesreview.com/contact.html) for further information.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Libraries: New Research Directions
The Marlowe Society of America calls for papers for its Seventh Marlowe International Conference from 24 June to 28 June 2013 at the American Shakespeare Center's Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, VA. The conference will feature keynote presentations by Susan P. Cerasano (Colgate University), Laurie Maguire (Magdalen College, University of Oxford), Leah Marcus (Vanderbilt University) and Garrett Sullivan (Pennsylvania State University). Professional productions by the American Shakespeare Center will complement special events, workshops, screenings, and productions designed specially for conference attendees. Abstracts, due 31 August 2012, should be submitted to Program Chair Jeremy Lopez (email@example.com). Abstract length: 500 words MAX. Check the Marlowe Society of America website for updates (www.marlowesmightyline.org).
Lectureship in Shakespeare Studies
Three Teaching Fellowships in English
University of Bristol, School of Humanities
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Reading the Ancient Near East in Early Modern Europe
22-23 November 2012 University College Dublin and Marsh's Library
Global Shakespeares at the Barbican With Dr Sonia Massai, Deborah Shaw, Ivo van Hove and Thelma Holt 28 May 2012 / 19:00 Fountain Room Tickets: £5 - price includes a complimentary glass of wine. Limited availability. To book, please call the Box Office on 020 7638 8891 subject to availability share this ________________________________________ This event draws together a panel of leading international theatre experts, directors and producers to discuss the notion of Shakespeare as a 'global' author, 'the prophetic soul of the wide world dreaming on things to come'. On the week of opening the Ninagawa Company's production of Cymbeline at the Barbican, Dr Sonia Massai (Reader in Shakespeare Studies, King's College London) chairs a panel discussion on Global Shakespeares, joined by Deborah Shaw (Associate Director, RSC & Director of the World Shakespeare Festival) Ivo van Hove (Artistic Director, Toneelgroep Amsterdam) and Thelma Holt (Producer & Managing Director, Thelma Holt Ltd). What does Shakespeare mean to each of these theatre artists? What is the global state of Shakespeare today? What are the comparisons and differences in approach in twenty-first century performance around the globe? And what can we learn about the role of Shakespeare and the audience within local and global contexts? The speakers, whose careers have been shaped by a sustained engagement with a range of different theatrical traditions and cultures, will lend fresh insight into these questions and into the reception of recent touring productions of Shakespeare in London and overseas. The discussion will focus primarily, but
‘Gender and Political Culture, 1400-1800’ A Joint Conference organised by History and the Centre for Humanities, Music and Performing Arts (HuMPA) at Plymouth University and Umeå Group for Pre-modern Studies To be held at Plymouth University, 5-7 September 2013 CALL FOR PAPERS Keynote Speakers: Professor Barbara J. Harris (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) and Professor Merry Wiesner-Hanks (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) This conference investigates gender and political culture during the period 1400 to 1800, and the organizers welcome proposals for papers on topics related to the conference theme. The conference aims to create possibilities for comparative research and is therefore looking to attract a broad variety of studies across periods, disciplines and geographical regions. We also wish to attract both senior scholars and doctoral students. During the conference there will be sessions where participants present papers, and a workshop where participants may present work in progress or project ideas. Proposals are invited for papers that treat the following indicative areas: • the relationship between gender, power and political authority • gendered aspects of monarchy; representations of power and authority • gender, office-holding, policy-making and counsel • courts, patronage and political influence • elite culture and political networks • gender, the public sphere and political participation • popular politics, protest and petitioning • manuscript, print, oral, material and visual cultures • news, intelligence and the spread of information • political ideas, ideologies and language • conceptualizations of ‘public’ and ‘private’ spheres and what constituted ‘power’ and ‘politics’ • the family as a ‘political unit’ • the politicization of social activities: marriage-arranging, placing children in other households, gift-giving, hospitality and letter-writing Proposals for papers or workshops, including titles and abstracts (of no more than 300 words) and a brief author biography should be sent to Professor James Daybell (firstname.lastname@example.org), Plymouth University or Professor Svante Norrhem (email@example.com), Umeå University before 1 March 2013.
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
'Royal Devotion: Monarchy and the Book of Common Prayer'