The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1980 Friday, 19 November 2004
Date: Thursday, 18 Nov 2004 21:48:48 +0100
The Institute for Research on the Renaissance, the Neoclassical Age and
the Enlightenment (IRCL) at Universite Paul Valery, Montpellier, France
is pleased to announce the publication of:
Jean-Christophe Mayer, ed., (with a preface by Jenny Wormald), The
Struggle for the Succession in Late Elizabethan England: Politics,
Polemics and Cultural Representations (Montpellier: Universite Paul
Valery, 2004) xviii + 432 pp.
ISBN 2-84269-239-X 17 euros.
For further information, please click on the following link:
The story of how England acquired its first Scottish monarch remains
largely untold. This collection of specially commissioned essays by some
of the best specialists in the fields of early modern British history
and literature charts the stages of what became in fact a struggle for
the succession, as James VI of Scotland endeavoured to tip the balance
in his favour through a mixture of diplomacy, propaganda and theoretical
writings. No area of the political, religious and cultural spectrum was
left untouched by the issue of the queen's succession, a topic which
enabled Elizabethans to project their hopes of a different or indeed
better future. This collection of articles is essential reading for
historians and literary scholars, or indeed anyone interested in this
intense and complex period of political and cultural change.
Philippa Berry (Univ. Cambridge), Luc Borot (Univ. Montpellier, France),
Bernard Bourdin (Catholic Univ. of Lille, France), Glenn Burgess (Univ.
Hull), Patrick Collinson (Univ. Cambridge), Susan Doran (Univ. of
Oxford), Richard Hillman (Univ. Tours, France), Margaret Jones-Davies,
(Univ. of Paris-Sorbonne, France), Sandra Jusdado (Univ. Montpellier,
France), Gerard Kilroy (Univ. of Lancaster), Catherine Lisak (Univ. of
Bordeaux, France), Jean-Christophe Mayer (CNRS, France), Nick Myers
(Univ. of Montpellier, France), Christine Sukic (Univ. Dijon, France),