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Hiatus Upcoming

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.359  Monday, 3 August 2015

 

From:        Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         Monday, August 3, 2015

Subject:    Hiatus Upcoming

 

Dear SHAKSPER Subscriber,

 

I leave early Wednesday morning for a retreat at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies in Massachusetts. I will return by the 17th, so keep submissions coming and I will handle them when I return since I will be without Internet access.

 

Hardy 

 

 

Henry V in Original Pronunciation

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.351  Thursday, 30 July 2015

 

From:        Hardy Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         July 29, 2015 at 8:20:36 PM EDT

Subject:    Henry V in Original Pronunciation

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/henry-v-in-original-pronunciation-tickets-17563636309

 

Henry V in Original Pronunciation

Ben Crystal - Passion in Practice

Tuesday, 4 August 2015 at 20:00 - Wednesday, 5 August 2015 at 22:00 (BST)

London, United Kingdom

 

Henry V - in Original Pronunciation

 

Fresh from a staged reading at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe; Ben Crystal brings his Passion in Practice Shakespeare Ensemble back to the Loft at Tanner Street.

 

Join us for the full production performance of Henry V in Original Pronunciation

 

Performance time: 8 O'Clock - Runtine 2 hours

Watch a 10 minute intro to OP here

 

 

Ben Crystal - Passion in Practice

 

Ben is the artistic director of Passion in Practice and was the co-writer of Shakespeare’s Words (Penguin 2002) and The Shakespeare Miscellany (Penguin 2005) with his father David Crystal. His first solo book, Shakespeare on Toast – Getting a Taste for the Bard (Icon 2008) was shortlisted for the 2010 Educational Writer of the Year Award.

 

 

A quartet series for Arden Shakespeare / Bloomsbury - Springboard Shakespeare was published June 2013, You Say Potato: A Book about Accents September 2014, and An Illustrated Dictionary of Shakespeare was published April 2015 with OUP.

 

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust - Call for New Trustees

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.346  Tuesday, 28 July 2015

 

From:        British Shakespeare Association <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         July 27, 2015 at 3:31:22 PM EDT

Subject:    The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust - Call for New Trustees

 

The British Shakespeare Association

Message from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust inviting applications for new Trustees.

 

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Would you like to play a major part in Shakespearian history?

 

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust based in Stratford-upon-Avon was formed in 1847 following the purchase of Shakespeare’s Birthplace as a national memorial. We are currently looking to appoint new Trustees to our Board.

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the charity which promotes the enjoyment and understanding of Shakespeare’s works, life and times, is recruiting Trustees to join a new Board to lead and guide ambitious plans to develop new audiences at home and worldwide. We are looking for volunteers to join the Board which will be appointed later this year ahead of the formal change to governance arrangements, which is expected to be completed in summer 2016.

Governed by an Act of Parliament, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is a registered charity which came into existence as a result of the purchase of Shakespeare’s Birthplace and later the other Shakespeare family homes. Today is cares for world-class collections for the benefit of all and welcomes almost a million visitors a year to its sites and educational programmes including the Shakespeare Week campaign which in 2015 attracted over 7,300 primary schools. At the heart of the world of Shakespeare, the Trust connects people of all ages and backgrounds with the world’s greatest playwright.

In 2016, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the Trust will re-open the site of New Place (Shakespeare’s final home) as a landmark heritage attraction.

We are currently looking to appoint new Trustees with the following qualifications, skills and experience:

• Shakespeare Scholarship
• Collections, Conservation and Museums
• Learning and Education
• Fundraising and Development
• Volunteers, People and Human Resources
• Digital Media and IT
• Property Asset Management
• Visitor Attractions

We need strategic thinkers who can apply independent judgement, speak their minds and work effectively on a Board with other Trustees.

The commitment is approximately one day per month and allowable expenses will be met.

To find out more about the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust please visit www . shakespeare . org . uk

To find out more about the role please visit http ://www . hays . co . uk/jobs/sbt/index . htm 

 

Please apply by sending your CV and a covering letter to explain your interest in joining the Trust to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

However, if you would prefer a confidential conversation before applying please call John Lavictoire on 01212368982. 

 

CFP: The Early Modern Line: A Symposium

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.345  Tuesday, 28 July 2015

 

From:        Hardy Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         July 27, 2015 at 12:38:36 PM EDT

Subject:    CFP: The Early Modern Line: A Symposium

 

https://earlymodernlines.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/cfp-the-early-modern-line-a-symposium/

 

CFP: The Early Modern Line: A Symposium

 

The Early Modern Line: A Symposium

Friday 18th September 2015 – Brotherton Library, University of Leeds

 

The Early Modern Lines Research Network is hosting a discursive symposium with keynote presentations from Dr Matthew Eddy (Durham University), Matthias Garn, Master Mason, and carver Kibby Schaefer, alongside an exhibition of items from the Library’s Special Collections.

 

We invite proposals for 10-minute lightning papers on any topic considering the ‘early modern line’, conceived of in the broadest possible sense. Papers should be designed to provoke discussion, raise problems, puzzle out ideas and ask questions rather than provide answers, and should present work in progress rather than polished research.

 

Abstracts should be 150–200 words, outlining some of the main points you wish to discuss. Please email them – or any queries you might have – to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Monday 10th August 2015. Travel bursaries, generously provided by the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities, are available to all postgraduate students attending the symposium. Please indicate in your email if you would like to be considered for a bursary.

 

Topics for papers might include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Lines as organisational technologies; e.g. tables, diagrams and brackets
  • The importance of the line in scientific, philosophical and mathematical disciplines
  • Architectural and artistic lines
  • Poetic lines
  • Framing devices in early modern books
  • Conceptual, metaphorical or figural lines
  • Genealogical lines
  • The line in three dimensions
  • Cartography, trade and travel routes
  • The line in military strategy
  • Chronological lines and histories
  • Decorative lines and pattern
  • Folds, cuts, tears and creases
  • Typography
  • Plotlines
  • Weaving, stitching and knitting
  • Lines of influence
  • Applying modern theories to early modern lines

The International Christopher Marlowe

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.342  Monday, 27 July 2015

 

From:        Hardy Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         July 24, 2015 at 6:08:06 PM EDT

Subject:    The International Christopher Marlowe

 

http://christophermarlowe.exeter.ac.uk/conference/conference-programme/

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

 

We are very excited to announce our provisional conference programme. All speakers, panels, and paper titles are still subject to change. Registration for the event is now open; click here for more details.

 

THE INTERNATIONAL CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE

University of Exeter, 7th – 8th September 2015

 

PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE

 MONDAY, 7TH SEPTEMBER

 

9.15-10.00        Registration, coffee

 

10.00-10.15       Edward Paleit (Exeter), Welcome

 

10.15-12.00     Session 1: Marlowe’s Tamburlaine and the East

 

Simon May (Oxford), ‘Marlowe’s Tamburlaine: Ambiguity and the Near East’

 

Chloe Houston (Reading), ‘Valiant Tamburlaine, the man of fame’: gender, Persia and romance in Tamburlaine

Professor Matthew Dimmock (Sussex), ‘Tamburlaine’s Material Worlds’

 

12.00-12.45     Lunch

 

12.45-14.00     Provocation and Subversion in Marlowe

 

Professor Lisa Hopkins (Sheffield Hallam), ‘Marlowe’s Provocative Play Names’

 

Vincenzo Pasquarella, ‘Italian Masks/Italianate Devils: The Metamorphic Deceptions in Marlowe’s Edward II

 

14.00-14.15     Coffee Break

 

14.15-15.45     Session 3: Marlowe’s International Perspectives

 

Chloe Preedy (Exeter), ‘Europe by Air: International Flight in Marlowe’s Drama’

 

Barbara Wooding, ‘‘With twice twelve Phrygian ships I ploughed the deep’: Marlowe and journeys of the imagination.’

 

15.45-16.00     Coffee break

 

16.00-17.30     Session 4: Marlowe and European politics

 

Edward Paleit (Exeter), ‘Whose resistance theory is it anyway? The virtual excommunication of Marlowe’s Edward II’

 

Georgina Lucas (Birmingham/Shakespeare Institute), ‘ “An action bloody and tyrannical”: Tyranny and Resistance in Marlowe’s The Massacre at Paris

 

17.45-19.00     Keynote: Professor Alan Stewart (Columbia)

                        (Followed by Q&A)

 

20.00    Conference Dinner: Côte Brasserie, Cathedral Green, Exeter

 

 

TUESDAY, 8th SEPTEMBER

 

9.00-10.45       Session 4: Religious Conflict in Marlowe

 

Professor Catherine Gemelli Martin (Memphis), ‘Marlowe’s Massacre at Paris and the Wars of Religion’

 

Killian Schindler (Fribourg), ‘Predestination and Religious Toleration: New International Contexts for Doctor Faustus

 

Meadhbh O’Halloran (Cork), ‘Marlowe’s Mediterranean’

 

10.45-11.00     Coffee

 

11.00-12.45     Session 5: Giordano Bruno, Philosophy and Religion

Professor Rosanna Camerlingo (Perugia), ‘Brunian Marlowe’

 

Luca Bocchetti (Verona), ‘Benvolio, Christ and Actaeon: the Italian Neoplatonic Legacy of Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus and Giordano Bruno’s Spaccio de la bestia trionfante.

 

Cristiano Ragni (Perugia) ‘ “What irreligious pagans’ parts be these?” Machiavelli, Bruno, Gentili and the idea of religion in Marlowe’s Massacre.’

 

12.45-13.30     Lunch

 

13.45-15.15     Session 5: Marlowe from Marlowe to modernity

Professor Richard Hillman (Tours), ‘Dr. Faustus and contemporary French translations of the Faustbuch

 

George Oppitz-Trotman (UEA), ‘Doctor Faustus and the English Comedians’

 

15.15-15.30     Coffee

 

15.30-16.45     Session 5, continued

 

Conny Loder (LMU Munich), ‘Christopher Marlowe’s influence on literary, dramatic and intellectual trends in Germany in the seventeenth century’

 

Jan Frans van Dijkhuizen (Leiden), ‘Marlowe, Shakespeare & Religion in the Twenty-First Century: Two Dutch Case Studies’

 

17.00-18.00     Drinks reception

 

 

REGISTRATION

 

We are very pleased to announce that registration for The International Christopher Marlowe Conference is now open! Follow the link below to register through University of Exeter’s online store.

 

http://store.exeter.ac.uk/browse/product.asp?compid=1&modid=2&catid=16

 

There are a number of registration options available, some of which include on-campus accommodation. Should you wish to book additional nights in Pennsylvania Court, please use the link below, and choose “Pennsylvania Court” from the dropdown Location menu:

 

http://vmkineticsweb01.ex.ac.uk/kxbnb/

 

If you are a postgraduate student, please note that we have a number of bursaries available. These are in addition to the bursaries previously advertised.

 

 

The deadline to register is 25 August. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. See you in Exeter!

 

CFP: 7th Biennial British Shakespeare Association Conference, 8-11 September 2016

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.337  Wednesday, 22 July 2015

 

From:        Richard Meek <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:        July 21, 2015 at 11:03:53 AM EDT

Subject:    CFP: 7th Biennial British Shakespeare Association Conference, 8-11 September 2016

 

7th Biennial British Shakespeare Association Conference 

Shakespearean Transformations: Death, Life, and Afterlives

University of Hull, 8-11 September 2016

www.hull.ac.uk/bsa2016

 

Keynote speakers:

 

Susan Bassnett (University of Warwick)

Andrew Hadfield (University of Sussex)

Michael Neill (University of Auckland)

Claudia Olk (Free University of Berlin)

Barrie Rutter (Northern Broadsides)

Tiffany Stern (University of Oxford)

Richard Wilson (Kingston University)

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

‘Remember me!’ commands the ghost of Hamlet’s father at a moment in English history when the very purpose of remembrance of the dead was being transformed. How does the past haunt the present in Shakespeare? What do Shakespeare’s works reveal about the processes of mourning and remembrance? Shakespeare breathed new life into ‘old tales’: how do his acts of literary resuscitation transform the material he revived and what it signifies? This major international conference will investigate the ways in which Shakespeare remembered the past and we remember Shakespeare. 

 

The 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death offers us a timely opportunity to reflect upon the continuation of his life and art diachronically, spatially from the Globe across the globe, and materially on stage, page, canvas, music score, and screen. How does Shakespeare continue to haunt us? The second strand of the conference focuses on Shakespeare’s literary, dramatic, and transcultural afterlives. The conference thus also seeks to explore the various ways in which Shakespeare’s ghost has been invoked, summoned up, or warded off over the past four centuries. 

 

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Shakespearean transformations: borrowing/adaptation/appropriation/intertextuality 
  • Shakespeare and death 
  • Speaking to/of and impersonating the dead in Shakespeare 
  • Shakespeare, religion, and reformations of ritual 
  • Shakespeare and memory/remembrance 
  • Shakespeare and time: temporality/anachronism/archaism 
  • Shakespeare and early modern conceptions of ‘life’ 
  • Emotion and embodiment in Shakespeare 
  • Performing Shakespeare: now and then 
  • Transcultural Shakespeare 
  • Critical and theoretical conceptions of/engagements through Shakespeare 
  • Textual resurrections: editing Shakespeare 
  • Rethinking Shakespearean biography 
  • Enlivening Shakespeare teaching 
  • Shakespeare in a digital age

The conference will be held in the official run-up to Hull’s year as the UK’s City of Culture in 2017. The programme will include plenary lectures, papers, seminars, workshops, and performances at Hull Truck and the Gulbenkian Centre. There will also be special workshops and sessions directed towards pedagogy.

 

We welcome proposals for papers (20 minutes), panels (90 minutes), or seminars/workshops (90 minutes) on any aspect of the conference theme, broadly interpreted. Abstracts (no more than 200 words) should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 15 December 2015.

 

 

Participants must be members of the British Shakespeare Association at the time of the conference. Details of how to join can be found here: www.britishshakespeare.ws

 

CFP: WSC 2016 Seminar "Shakespeare, Collaboration, and Co-Creation"

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.333  Monday, 20 July 2015

 

From:        Angelika Zirker <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         July 20, 2015 at 5:54:36 AM EDT

Subject:    Announcement Seminar WSC 2016 - Call for papers

 

Shakespeare, Collaboration, and Co-Creation - Call for Papers WSC 2016

 

Leaders: Matthias Bauer (Tübingen University), John D. Cox (Hope College), David Scott Kastan (Yale University), and Angelika Zirker (Tübingen University)

 

It is the aim of the seminar to offer a new perspective on Shakespeare and his contemporaries by refocusing notions of creativity and artistic production as co-creativity. Whereas social and textual practices of collaboration in Early Modern theatre have been widely studied (mostly with the aim of identifying Shakespeare’s or any other individual author’s part), comparatively little work has been done on the poetics of co-authorship. We suggest that it is fruitful to establish links between concepts of the writer as a co-creator and the works themselves, which may, in various forms, appear as the result of collaboration—even when authored by Shakespeare (or another writer) alone. Thus we hope to provide a platform for reconsiderations of what it meant to produce poetry and drama in Shakespeare’s time, and to establish the idea that, more often than not, co-creation lay at the heart of literary production. 

 

We invite papers that address religious and secular, Christian and classical notions of (co-)creativity, but also central notions of poetic creativity, such as the poet as a “maker” and the concept of imitation, as well as literary products that are regarded as being written with the idea of co-creation in mind. 

  

PD Dr. Angelika Zirker

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

 

CFP: FMRSI CONFERENCE 2016

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.332  Monday, 20 July 2015

 

From:        Hardy Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         July 17, 2015 at 3:18:01 PM EDT

Subject:    CFP: FMRSI CONFERENCE 2016 

 

https://fmrsi.wordpress.com/12432-2/

 

MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE STUDIES IN IRELAND

 

CONFERENCE 2016

FORUM FOR MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE STUDIES IN IRELAND

FORUM UM LÉANN NA MEÁN-AOISE AGUS AN RENAISSANCE IN ÉIRINN

 

The Senses in Medieval and Renaissance Europe:
   Sight and Visual Perception

University College Dublin, 11–12 March 2016

 

Proposals for papers are invited for The Senses in Medieval and Renaissance Europe: Sight and Visual Perception, which aims to provide an international and interdisciplinary forum for researchers with an interest in the history of the senses in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

 

The history of the senses is a rapidly expanding field of research. Pioneered in Early Modern and Modern studies, it is now attracting attention also from Medieval and Renaissance specialists. Preoccupation with the human senses and with divine control over them is evident in a range of narrative texts, scientific treatises, creative literature, as well as the visual arts and music from the pre-modern period. This conference – the first in a series devoted to the five senses – aims to contribute to this expansion by bringing together leading researchers to exchange ideas and approaches.

 

The theme of the inaugural meeting is ‘Sight and Visual Perception’. Sight has been chosen as the first topic for investigation as it was considered the primary sense and was treated as an abstract philosophical and religious concept in many medieval texts. But the study of sight can also provide insights into various aspects of medieval society: ‘eye-witness’ descriptions; sight impairment and the care of the blind; deprivation of sight as punishment or revenge; the development of spectacles and other optical aids; ideas about colours and their significance; ‘second sight’ as manifested in visions and apparitions; the concept of ‘the gaze’ in visual arts. The conference aims to address these and other themes and to foster interaction between established and younger scholars working in the area.

 

Keynote Speakers

Professor Elizabeth Robertson, University of Glasgow

Professor Chris Woolgar, University of Southampton

 

Professor Robertson’s research and publications are concerned with vernacular theology, medieval poetics, literacy in the Middle Ages, and gender and religion in Middle English literature. Her recent work has focused on vision and touch in devotional literature. With J. Jahner she edited Medieval and Early Modern Devotional Objects in Global Perspective: Translations of the Sacred for the New Middle Ages series (Palgrave MacMillan, 2010). This collection contains her important paper, ‘Julian of Norwich’s Unmediated Vision’.

 

Professor Woolgar’s research and publications are concerned with the social and economic history of late-medieval England and in particular with the evidence contained in domestic household accounts. He is the author of The Senses in Late Medieval England (Yale, 2007) and co-author of A Cultural History of the Senses in the Middle Ages, 500–1450, ed. Richard Newhauser (Bloomsbury Academic, 2014).

 

Contributions on any aspect of the conference theme of ‘Sight and Visual Perception’ are welcomed from established and early career scholars as well as postgraduates. Proposals for panels are also warmly encouraged. Titles and abstracts (maximum 300 words) together with a short biography, institutional affiliation and contact details, should be forwarded to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 8 November 2015.

 

The conference is organised by Edward Coleman, School of History, UCD and the Forum for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Ireland. It is generously supported by UCD Seed Funding.

 

Organizing Committee:

Dr Edward Coleman (University College Dublin)

Dr Ann Buckley (Queen’s University Belfast / Trinity College Dublin)

Dr Carrie Griffin (University of Bristol)

Dr Emer Purcell (University College Cork)

 

Forum for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Ireland (FMRSI)

Web: www.fmrsi.wordpress.com
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ForumMRSI Twitter: @FMRSI

 

 

Shakespeare Pulse

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.326  Friday, 17 July 2015

 

From:        Ron Severdia <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         July 16, 2015 at 12:59:16 AM EDT

Subject:    Shakespeare Pulse

 

Shakespeare Pulse is a small project that I’ve been working on for a few years on and off. I’m happy to say it’s finally come of age as a central place for Shakespeare news syndicated from all over the world. It’s located at:

 

https://www.playshakespeare.com/pulse

 

There are over 65 sources from news outlets, blogs, podcasts, theatre companies, and more. The postings can be filtered by time and category, and also include tags from their sources to locate by subject. It’s made for a great viewing experience on desktop and mobile devices.

 

I think this would be a good thing to share with your members. I’m looking for more Shakespeare-specific feeds to add and would love feedback on ways to improve it.

 

In a separate matter, I’m looking for teachers who want to use the Shakespeare app for Apple devices (or are already using it) in the classroom and possibly would like to be beta testers. I’d love some feedback on how to improve it and what would make it a better teaching tool. Since that’s a separate topic, it’s probably better as a separate message and they can email me directly at this email.

 

Ron

 

Reconsidering the Construction of Italy in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries - Call for Papers WSC 2016

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.325  Friday, 17 July 2015

 

From:        Michele Marrapodi <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         July 15, 2015 at 11:26:47 AM EDT

Subject:    Reconsidering the Construction of Italy in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries - Call for Papers WSC 2016 

 

“Reconsidering the Construction of Italy in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries”

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Seminar proposal for WSC 2016 

Leaders:

Professor Michele Marrapodi, University of Palermo, 

and Dr. Jason Lawrence, University of Hull.

 

In 1993 the afterword to Shakespeare’s Italy was provocatively subtitled “the Law of Diminishing Returns”, highlighting the limitations of works of “the ‘Shakespeare and’.... variety”. This apparently exhausted approach has continued to attract much scholarly attention: the new millennium has seen two books entitled Shakespeare and Italy and popular travelogues have re-proposed the contested issue of Shakespeare’s direct knowledge of Italy. Different perspectives have challenged traditional approaches based on simplistic double-sided constructs of imitation and xenophobia, emphasizing how the “Italian factor” is “deeply concerned with questions of ideological appropriation, involving an array of issues and responses subjected to a process of political negotiation, confrontation, and opposition”(Marrapodi, 2007, 2014). Holderness’s presentist directions in Shakespeare and Venice (2010) are followed by Visions of Venice in Shakespeare (Tosi-Bassi, 2011), debating “the Venetian plays as intellectual sites of interacting voices and discourses from the most diverse cultural collocations”. This seminar welcomes contributions that address any aspect of the use of Italy and Italian culture in the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries in order to reassess the relationship between the plays’ “poetic geography”, the historical city-states and courts, and the ways in which English dramatists reconstructed this stage-world in line with their own traditions and dramatic agendas.

 

Michele Marrapodi,

University of Palermo, Italy.

 

Book Announcement - The senses in early modern England, 1558–1660

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.321  Tuesday, 14 July 2015

 

From:        Rebecca Mortimer <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         July 13, 2015 at 7:20:34 AM EDT

Subject:    Book Announcement - The senses in early modern England, 1558–1660

 

Dear All,

 

I am writing with regards to a forthcoming publication which may be of interest to you, The senses in early modern England, 1558–1660

 

Editors: Simon SmithJacqueline Watson and Amy Kenny 

Hardback

ISBN: 978-0-7190-9158-2 

Manchester University Press 

 

Considering a wide range of early modern texts, performances and artworks, the essays in this collection demonstrate how attention to the senses illuminates the literature, art and culture of early modern England. Examining canonical and less familiar literary works alongside early modern texts ranging from medical treatises to conduct manuals via puritan polemic and popular ballads, the collection offers a new view of the senses in early modern England.

The volume offers dedicated essays on each of the five senses, each relating works of art to their cultural moments, whilst elsewhere the volume considers the senses collectively in particular cultural contexts. It also pursues the sensory experiences that early modern subjects encountered through the very acts of engaging with texts, performances and artworks. This book will appeal to scholars of early modern literature and culture, to those working in sensory studies, and to anyone interested in the art and life of early modern England.

 

Kind regards,

Rebecca Mortimer

Sales and Marketing Executive 

History, Literature and Theatre

www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk

 

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