The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0904 Tuesday, 17 May 2005
From: Robin Headlam Wells <
Date: Tuesday, 10 May 2005 18:21:15 +0100
Subject: Call for Papers
CALL FOR PAPERS
(with apologies for cross posting)
Papers are invited for the fourth annual conference of the Centre for
Research in Renaissance Studies, Roehampton University, London SW15 5PH
on 22 October 2005. The conference theme is 'Renaissance Lives'.
Dr David Starkey will give the Turner Lecture in Renaissance Studies
Invited speakers will include Tom Healy (Professor of Renaissance
Studies, Birkbeck University of London), Kate McLuskie (Director, The
Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon), and Marion Wynne-Davies
(Reader in English, Dundee University).
Papers are invited from academic staff, independent researchers and
postgraduate students on the following or related topics: classical and
Renaissance biography; modern biography; hidden/invented/exemplary
lives; constructions of the self; astrology; popular and formal
portrayal in ballads, chapbooks, portraiture, or funerary sculpture;
literary, historical or artistic figures in film, theatre and fiction;
or any combination of these topics. Interdisciplinary approaches and
perspectives will be particularly welcome.
Proposals (250-300 words) for short papers (maximum 2,500 words) should
be submitted by 30 June 2005 to Susanne Greenhalgh
). Accepted papers - to be submitted by 15
September - will be circulated by Seminar Chairs before the conference,
and participants will be invited to speak briefly to their papers.
Conference papers will be published as online conference proceedings
with an ISBN under the title 'Renaissance Lives'.
For further details including maps and a booking form please go to
and follow the link to 'conference'.
If you have any queries or would be interested in chairing a session
please write to
Professor Robin Headlam Wells
Susanne Greenhalgh (
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