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CFP: ARCHIPELAGIC IDENTITIES, 1485-1707
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.1308  Wednesday, 16 December 1998.

From:           Simon Mealor <
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Date:           Wednesday, 16 Dec 1998 12:03:07 +0000 (GMT)
Subject:        Call for Papers

[We'd particularly welcome any papers on Shakespeare!]

CALL FOR PAPERS:

ARCHIPELAGIC IDENTITIES, 1485-1707

9-10 April 1999
University of Oxford, U.K.

Devolution in Scotland and Wales, the Stormont Agreement in Northern
Ireland, and proposals for regional assemblies in England....
Britishness isn't what it used to be.  Or is it?  Can the new notions of
nation, region and identity fermenting at the close of the twentieth
century shed new light on the past?  And can the study of the formation
and interrelation of national, regional and other identities in the
early modern period help us to grasp what is happening today in the
British Isles (or, more neutrally, the "Atlantic Archipelago")?

Proposals for panels and individual papers are invited for a conference
exploring literature and identity in the Atlantic Archipelago between
the years 1485 and 1707.  "Literature" and "Identity" are broad terms,
and participants are invited to interpret them broadly.  We anticipate a
conference program ranging from recusants in Rutland to puritans in the
Pale, from the Matter of Britain to the Maid of Kent, and from the moors
to the Moors.  In addition to papers devoted to the literatures and
languages of England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and Cornwall, papers
examining the experience of immigrants to the archipelago are most
welcome.

Plenary speakers at the conference will include Kate Chedgzoy, Andrew
Hadfield, David Baker and Willy Maley.

Suggested topics and keywords:

Nation and Region               Borders and Borderlands
Beyond the Pale                 Centres and Peripheries
Sexing the Nation               Antiquarian Identities
Translators and Tourists        Regional Risings
Dark Corners of the Land        Bodies on the Border

For further information about the conference, please visit the
archipelagic Identities website at
http://users.ox.ac.uk/~hert0215/conference.html, or contact the
organizers.

Papers should be around 20 minutes long. Abstracts of around 500 words
should be submitted, preferably in electronic form, by 15 January 1999
to:

Simon Mealor,
Hertford College,
Oxford OX1 3BW,
U.K.
email: 
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or

Philip Schwyzer,
27 Parcmaen,
Carmarthen SA31 3DP,
U.K.
email: 
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