Thursday, June 21, 2007

Scandal and Disgrace in the Early Modern Period

A One-Day Colloquium at the University of Sheffield in Association with the Yorkshire Forum for Early Modern Studies
13th September 2007

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute papers on any aspect of scandal or disgrace in early modern culture. In keeping with the remit of the Forum, the scope of the colloquium is deliberately broad, ranging across disciplines and covering the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Topics might include (but need not be restricted to): scandal, disgrace and their readers; scandal and popularity; disgrace and privacy; scandal and religious controversy; scandal, disgrace and the verbal or visual arts; scandal, obscenity and politeness; the censorship of disgrace and scandal.

All abstracts and enquiries should be sent to Dr Marcus Nevitt, The School of English, Sir William Empson House, University of Sheffield S10 2TN. e:


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