Authentic Forgeries! (Announcement)
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.017 Friday, 16 January 2015
From: Joseph Egert <
Date: January 15, 2015 at 2:24:00 PM EST
Subject: Authentic Forgeries! (Announcement)
For anyone passing near or through the Baltimore, MD area, Peabody Library is hosting through Feb 7 (not Feb 1) 2015, an exhibition of 70 “Fakes, Lies, and Forgeries”:
The ‘authentic’ forgeries include:
--- Ben Jonson manuscript verse letter to his “special goode Friende Sr Wm Davenant” at the “Swanne Taverne by Charinge Crosse”, probably an early 19th C. forgery. Davenant was knighted five years after Jonson died.
--- William Henry Ireland’s ‘rediscovered’ Shakespearean play VORTIGERN presentation copy from 1799.
--- The 1796 broadside bill for the above VORTIGERN played only April 2, 1796 at the Drury-Lane Theatre Royal.
--- The same Ireland’s MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS AND LEGAL INSTRUMENTS UNDER THE HAND AND SEAL OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1796). Includes love letter and (?) “lock of hair” sent to his wife “Anne Hatherrewaye”.
--- The same Ireland’s ‘improved’ copy of John Camilton’s 1610 anti-Jesuit pamphlet containing forgeries of Shakespeare’s signature and of Shakespeare’s anti-Catholic notes.
Book and Blog Announcement
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.015 Wednesday, 14 January 2015
From: Michael Saenger <
Date: January 12, 2015 at 6:10:47 PM EST
Subject: Book and Blog Announcement
This is a brief announcement of a new book from MQUP entitled Interlinguicity, Internationality, and Shakespeare.
In a collection of essays, it addresses how languages and communities overlap, share space and helped to define Shakespeare's time and ours.
Broadview Merchant of Venice
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.013 Monday, 12 January 2015
From: Nora Ruddock <
Date: January 9, 2015 at 11:44:12 AM EST
Subject: Merchant of Venice: New Publication from Broadview Press
This is Nora Ruddock writing from Broadview, to let you know that we have recently published a new edition of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, edited by Julie Sutherland. The volume contains the full text of the play with explanatory footnotes and marginal glosses for contemporary readers. An extensive introduction and well-rounded selection of background materials not only illuminate anti-Semitism in early modern England but also provide context for other facets of the play, including its comic plot of love and marriage, its examination of commerce and international trade, and its themes of revenge and the law.
If I can provide additional information on this or on any other Broadview titles, please don’t hesitate to be in touch.
With thanks and best wishes,
Developmental Editor & Marketing Coordinator
Broadview Press: An Independent Publisher Since 1985
10 Douglas Street, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 2S9
Making Links: Texts, Contexts, and Performance in Digital Editions of Early Modern Drama
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.003 Wednesday, 8 January 2015
From: Hardy M. Cook <
Date: Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Subject: Making Links: Texts, Contexts, and Performance in Digital Editions of Early Modern Drama
When you register for the SAA in Vancouver, please consider staying a few days longer to explore Vancouver and Victoria and to register for the ISE Conference Making Links: Texts, Contexts, and Performance in Digital Editions of Early Modern Drama at the University of Victoria. I’ll be there.
Texts, Contexts, and Performance in Digital Editions of Early Modern Drama
Call for papers and expressions of interest
Dates: April 7-8, 2015
Location: University of Victoria, BC, Canada
The conference will be an opportunity to share ideas, and to learn how to use and apply the growing number of digital tools that are available to the scholar
As well as sessions of traditional papers, we are planning one or more "slams": sessions where each presenter is given a maximum of eight minutes to present a problem, and idea, or a thesis of some kind, followed immediately by seven minutes of questions and responses. These sessions have proven immensely useful in providing scholars with immediate feedback on ideas that are still in the process of development.
Using and applying digital tools
We will also be calling on the expertise of those familiar with digital tools, from the relatively simple to those that are more powerful. Through a number of workshops, this gathering will be a great opportunity to learn about the many digital resources that are available to the modern scholar, including those developed at the University of Victoria for the Internet Shakespeare Editions and its associated websites, Digital Renaissance Editions and the Queen's Men Editions.
Workshops will focus on strategies for linking texts within these sites to each other, to supporting materials in many media, and to the growing number of stable scholarly sites on the web.
Submitting a proposal
Please submit the following information by December 1, 2014 to <
Title of paper/presentation:
Abstract (150-250 words for a paper, 100-150 words for a short, "slam," presentation):
Accommodation will be available at the Laurel Point Inn, on Victoria’s inner harbor. The conference rate will be $99 per night.
25,000 EEBO TCP Texts Now Available
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.002 Wednesday, 8 January 2015
From: Al Magary <
Date: January 6, 2015 at 1:45:57 AM EST
Subject: 25,000 EEBO TCP Texts Now Available
Great news for all early modern researchers, especially those without strong institutional connection, from the Early English Books Online/Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP):
The Text Creation Partnership is quickly arriving at a major milestone: starting January 1, 2015, all restrictions will be lifted from EEBO-TCP Phase I, which consists of the first 25,000 texts transcribed and encoded by the TCP from 2000-2009.
These 25,000 (plus a few hundred) texts will be freely available to anyone wishing to use them, and there will no longer be any restrictions on sharing these files. They will be licensed under the Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication (CC0 1.0 Universal), which will be indicated in the header of each text.
But what does this news mean for users of the EEBO-TCP Phase I texts?
On January 1:
If you already have a local version of the raw EEBO-TCP Phase I SGML or XML files, or derivative files that you have created from these, you may copy, post, publish, distribute, and otherwise share these files without restriction and without seeking special permission.
If you are already hosting the EEBO-TCP Phase I texts online in a platform that has previously restricted access to them (for example, PhiloLogic@NU), you may at any time remove the access restrictions and make this resource available to the public. However, you are not required to do this.
You may download the full corpus of EEBO-TCP Phase I files, as produced by the Text Creation Partnership, from box.com. Beginning January 1, anyone may “join” the folder on box.com and download the files.
Thanks to the efforts of James Cummings, Sebastian Rahtz, Magdalena Turska, and Martin Wynne at the University of Oxford, each of the texts will be available as HTML, ePUB, and TEI P5 XML via the Oxford Text Archive.
The week of January 5:
When the University of Michigan re-opens from its holiday break, we will open up public access to the EEBO-TCP Phase I texts on our platform, which makes it possible to do targeted full-text searching across the entire corpus.
Keep an eye out for announcements from Michigan Oxford, and ProQuest about this milestone.
All the time:
It is important to remember that this public release applies only to the electronic texts created by the TCP in its first phase of work. The facsimile page images that go along with each text will still be available only to users who have access to EEBO or the JISC Historical Texts platform.
If you are affiliated with an institution that has access to the EEBO database and was an EEBO-TCP Phase I partner, nothing about your EEBO access will change: you will still be able to access the TCP texts via EEBO and search the texts in the same way you have been doing for years.
For the time being, the EEBO-TCP Phase II texts are still available only to users at Phase II partner institutions.
More at http://www.textcreationpartnership.org/
[EMLS] New Issue Published
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.517 Wednesday, 24 December 2014
From: Hardy Cook <
Date: December 23, 2014 at 3:46:32 PM EST
Subject: [EMLS] New Issue Published
A new special issue of Early Modern Literary Studies, entitled ‘Christopher Marlowe: Identities, Traditions, Afterlives’, has now been published and is available to view on the website. As his 450th anniversary year draws to a close, these articles consider Marlowe’s works as responses to his cultural and historical contexts, as well as exploring his continuing resonance into the twenty-first century.
Thanks for the continuing interest in our work,
Dr Daniel Cadman
Sheffield Hallam University
Early Modern Literary Studies
Special Issue 23: Christopher Marlowe: Identities, Traditions, Afterlives
Table of Contents
Daniel Cadman, Andrew Duxfield
‘And thence as far as Archipelago’: Mapping Marlowe’s ‘British shore’
Willy Maley, Patrick Murray
The Modernisation of the Medieval Staging of Soul in Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus
Marlowe’s Edward II and ‘The Woful Lamentation of Jane Shore’: Tactical Engagements with Sewers in Late-Elizabethan London
Christopher D Foley
Marlowe’s Amplification of Musaeus in Hero and Leander
Hero and Leander: The Making of an Author
Marlovian Residue in Jonson’s Poetaster
M. L. Stapleton
‘How to muzzle Anthony Burgess’: Re-Staging Marlowe’s Murder in Iain Sinclair and Dave McKean’s Slow Chocolate Autops
The Spectre of the School of Night: Former Scholarly Fictions and the Stuff of Academic Fiction
Lindsay Ann Reid
Early Modern Literary Studies
Shakespeare and the Visual Arts. The Italian Influence
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.511 Tuesday, 23 December 2014
From: Michele Marrapodi <
Date: December 19, 2014 at 1:17:41 PM EST
Subject: Shakespeare and the Visual Arts. The Italian Influence
Dear SHAKSPER Members,
THE EDITORS AND PUBLISHER HAVE DECIDED TO EXTEND THE DEADLINE UNTIL 28 FEBRUARY 2015.
Call for Papers
SHAKESPEARE AND THE VISUAL ARTS:
The Italian Influence
Michele Marrapodi and Keir Elam
Critical investigation into the rubric of “Shakespeare and the visual arts” has generally focused on the influence exerted by the works of Shakespeare on a number of artists, painters, and sculptors in the course of the centuries. Drawing on the poetics of intertextuality, and profiting from the more recent concepts of cultural mobility and permeability between cultures in the early modern period, this volume will study instead the use or mention of Renaissance material arts and artists in Shakespeare’s oeuvre. Among the great variety of possible topics, contributors may like to consider:
- the impact of optics and pictorial perspective on the plays or poems;
- anamorphosis and trompe l’oeil effects on the whole range of visual representation;
- the rhetoric of “verbal painting” in dramatic and poetic discourse;
- the actual citation of classical and Renaissance artists;
- the legacy of iconographic topoi;
- the humanistic debate or Paragone of the Sister Arts;
- the use of emblems and emblematic language;
- explicit and implicit ekphrasis and ekphrastic passages in the plays or poems;
- ekphrastic intertextuality, etc.
Contributors are invited to submit proposals by 28 FEBRUARY 2015 to the addresses of the editors below. They should send a one-page abstract of their proposed chapter on the relationship between the age of Shakespeare and Renaissance visual culture, including theoretical approaches to the arts in the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Each abstract (approx. 300 words) should include the author’s name, email, affiliation, and title of the proposed contribution.
Prof. Michele Marrapodi
University of Palermo, Italy.
Prof. Keir Elam
University of Bologna, Italy.
36th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.500 Wednesday, 17 December 2014
From: Meriem Pagès <
Date: December 16, 2014 at 10:42:51 PM EST
Subject: 36th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum
36th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum
Keene State College
Keene, NH, USA
Friday and Saturday April 24-25, 2015
Call for Papers and Sessions
“Representation, Adaptation, Recollection”
Keynote speaker: Coppélia Kahn, Professor of English, Brown University
We are delighted to announce that the 36th Medieval and Renaissance Forum will take place at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire. This year’s keynote speaker is Coppélia Kahn, Professor of English at Brown University and a pioneer in modern Shakespeare studies. In her 1981 book Man's Estate: Masculine Identity in Shakespeare, Dr. Kahn was among the first to introduce the question of gender into Shakespeare studies. She is also the author of Roman Shakespeare: Warriors, Wounds, and Women (1997), and the co-editor of Making A Difference: Feminist Literary Criticism (1985). Her current research concerns the range of social practices that make up the commemoration of Shakespeare, perpetuating him as an iconic figure in social memory.
We welcome abstracts (one page or less) or panel proposals that address questions of representation of the self and the Other in the medieval and Early Modern periods or that discuss how the world of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance is re-imagined for the present:
● How did medieval and Early Modern individuals understand themselves and their world?
● How did medieval and Early Modern Europeans perceive and represent those living beyond the bounds of Europe?
● How did medieval and Early Modern individuals and groups represent their past?
● How are the Middle Ages and the Renaissance viewed in the modern period?
● What function do the medieval and the Early Modern play in contemporary popular culture?
Papers need not be confined to these themes but may cover other aspects of medieval and Renaissance life, literature, languages, art, philosophy, theology, history, and music.
Students, faculty, and independent scholars are welcome. Please indicate your status (undergraduate, graduate, or faculty), affiliation (if relevant), and full contact information on your proposal.
Undergraduate sessions are welcome but require faculty sponsorship.
Please submit abstracts, audio/visual needs, and full contact information to Dr. Meriem Pagès, Director. For more information please e-mail
Abstract deadline: Monday January 15, 2015
Presenters and early registration: March 15, 2015
We look forward to greeting returning and first-time participants to Keene in April!
Keene State College
Keene NH 03435-1402
2015 Shakespearean Theatre Conference Second CFP
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.499 Tuesday, 16 December 2014
From: Alysia Kolentsis <
Date: Friday, December 12, 2014 at 11:26 AM
Subject: 2015 Shakespearean Theatre Conference Second CFP
University of Waterloo
Second Call for Papers
2015 Shakespearean Theatre Conference:
“Language in Text and Performance”
We invite paper, session, and workshop proposals for the inaugural Shakespearean Theatre Conference, to be held June 18-20, 2015, in Stratford, Ontario. All approaches to language in Tudor-Stuart drama are welcome, including those based in the traditional arts of language (grammar, rhetoric, and logic), those based in contemporary theories of language and communication (e.g. public sphere theory, speech pragmatics, speech act theory), and those based in performance (verse speaking, original practices, etc.)
Joel Altman (University of California, Berkeley)
Antoni Cimolino (Artistic Director, Stratford Festival)
Russell Jackson (University of Birmingham)
Lynne Magnusson (University of Toronto)
Lynn Enterline (Vanderbilt University)
Michael MacDonald (University of Waterloo)
Russ McDonald (Goldsmiths, University of London)
The conference is a joint venture of the University of Waterloo and the Stratford Festival, and will bring together scholars and practitioners to talk about how performance influences scholarship and vice versa. Paper sessions will be held at the University of Waterloo’s Stratford campus, with plays and special events hosted by the Stratford Festival. Conference goers will have the opportunity to attend performances of Hamlet, Pericles, The Taming of the Shrew, and She Stoops to Conquer.
For updated information, visit
By January 31, 2015, please send proposals to
Director of Education
Kenneth J.E. Graham
Department of English
University of Waterloo
Department of English
St. Jerome's University
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.496 Thursday, 11 December 2014
From: Jon Ciccarelli <
Date: December 9, 2014 at 2:31:21 PM EST
Subject: New Shakespeare Blog
I am currently writing a Shakespeare in Theatre related blog for a site called onstageblog.com that’s recently spun off from another blog site. I write about both interesting tidbits of Shakespeare along with issues that a theatre or actors encounter in presenting Shakespeare.