The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0236 Friday, 12 June 2010
Date: June 12, 2010 10:57:59 AM EDT
Subject: Reminder of the Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance Seminar - World Shakespeare Congress
Ninth World Shakespeare Congress:
Renaissance Shakespeare / Shakespeare Renaissances
Prague, Czech Republic - 17-22 July 2011
Call for papers - Seminar No. 3.
Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance:
Appropriation, Transformation, Opposition.
Michele Marrapodi (University of Palermo, Italy), Robert Henke (Washington University, USA).
This seminar aims to place Shakespeare's works within the context of the European Renaissance and, more specifically, within the context of Italian cultural, dramatic, and literary traditions, with reference to the impact and influence of both classical and contemporary culture. The topics may range from a reassessment of Italian novellas, theatre, and discourses as direct or indirect sources, analogues, paralogues, and intertexts for the construction of Shakespeare's poetry and drama to a reconsideration of other cultural transactions, such as travel and courtesy books, the arts, fencing, dancing, fashion, and so forth.
The critical perspective of the seminar is to regard the pervasive presence of the Italian world in early modern England not only as a traditional treasure trove of influence and imitation but also as a potential cultural force of ideological appropriation, transformation, and opposition.
(Deadline for proposals of papers just extended until 30th September 2010)
University of Palermo
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