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|Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance Seminar|
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0236 Friday, 12 June 2010
From: Michele Marrapodi <
Ninth World Shakespeare Congress:
Call for papers - Seminar No. 3.
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)
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