Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies Series
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.440 Wednesday, 12 November 2014
From: Michele Marrapodi <
Date: November 12, 2014 at 10:47:50 AM EST
Subject: Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies Series
Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies Series - latest publications
I am pleased to announce the publication of the following new books in the Ashgate series “Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies”:
A Bibliographical Catalogue of Italian Books Printed in England 1603–1642, compiled by Soko Tomita and Masahiko Tomita (Farnham: Ashgate, 2014).
A sequel to Tomita’s A Bibliographical Catalogue of Italian Books Printed in England 1558-1603, this volume provides the data for the succeeding 40 years (during the reign of King James I and Charles I) and contributes to the study of Anglo-Italian relations in literature through entries on 187 Italian books (335 editions) printed in England. The Catalogue starts with the books published immediately after the death of Queen Elizabeth I on 24 March 1603, and ends in 1642 with the closing of English theatres. It also contains 45 Elizabethan books (75 editions), which did not feature in the previous volume.
Formatted along the lines of Mary Augusta Scott’s Elizabethan Translations from the Italian (1916), and adopting Philip Gaskell’s scientific method of bibliographical description, this volume provides reliable and comprehensive information about books and their publication, viewed in a general perspective of Anglo-Italian transactions in Jacobean and part of Caroline England.
Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance: Appropriation, Transformation, Opposition, edited by Michele Marrapodi (Farnham: Ashgate, 2014).
Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance investigates the works of Shakespeare and his fellow dramatists from within the context of the European Renaissance and, more specifically, from within the context of Italian cultural, dramatic, and literary traditions, with reference to the impact and influence of classical, coeval, and contemporary culture. In contrast to previous studies, the critical perspectives pursued in this volume’s tripartite organization take into account a wider European intertextual dimension and, above all, an ideological interpretation of the ‘aesthetics’ or ‘politics’ of intertextuality.
Contributors perceive the presence of the Italian world in early modern England not as a traditional treasure trove of influence and imitation, but as a potential cultural force, consonant with complex processes of appropriation, transformation, and ideological opposition through a continuous dialectical interchange of compliance and subversion.
University of Palermo, Italy.
Conference at UVic in April
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.439 Wednesday, 12 November 2014
From: Michael Best <
Date: October 18, 2014 at 1:52:23 PM EDT
Subject: Conference at UVic in April
Texts, Contexts, and Performance in Digital Editions of Early Modern Drama
Call for papers and expressions of interest
Dates: April 7-‐8, 2015
Location: University of Victoria, BC, Canada
This conference will be an opportunity to share ideas about digital editions of early modern drama, and to learn how to mobilize the growing number of digital tools for linking resources.
As well as some sessions of traditional papers, we are planning one or more “slams”: sessions where each presenter is given a maximum of eight minutes to present a problem, an idea, or a thesis of some kind, followed immediately by seven minutes of questions and responses. These sessions have proven immensely useful in providing scholars with immediate feedback on ideas that are still in the process of development.
Using and applying digital tools
We will also be calling on the expertise of those familiar with digital tools, from the relatively simple to those that are more powerful. This gathering will be a great opportunity to learn about the many digital resources that are available to the modern scholar, including those developed at the University of Victoria for the Internet Shakespeare Editions; its associated websites, Digital Renaissance Editions and the Queen's Men Editions; and collaborating project, The Map of Early Modern London.
Workshops will focus on strategies for linking texts within these sites to each other, to supporting materials in many media, and to the growing number of stable scholarly sites on the web.
Submitting a proposal
Please submit the following information by December 15, 2014 to
Title of paper/presentation
Abstract (150-‐250 words for a paper, 100-‐150 words for a short, "slam," presentation) Your name and institution
Online registration will open in early January. We look forward to seeing you in Victoria in the spring of 2015.
Michael Best, Janelle Jenstad, and Erin Kelly.
Conference Website: http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Annex/Victoria2015
Coordinating Editor, Internet Shakespeare Editions
Assistant Coordinating Editor, Internet Shakespeare Editions
Department of English, University of Victoria
Victoria B.C. V8W 3W1, Canada.
Mellon Fellowships in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.438 Wednesday, 12 November 2014
From: Donna A.Sy <
Date: October 8, 2014 at 11:29:09 AM EDT
Subject: Mellon Fellowships in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School
Rare Book School (RBS) at the University of Virginia welcomes applications from scholars of Shakespeare to the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography. The aim of this Mellon Foundation-funded fellowship program is to reinvigorate bibliographical studies within the humanities by introducing doctoral candidates, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty to specialized skills, methods, and professional networks for conducting advanced research with material texts. RBS selected forty Mellon Fellows in 2013 and 2014, and will admit an additional twenty fellows to the program in the spring of 2015.
Fellows will receive funding for RBS course attendance, as well as generous stipends, and support for research-related travel to special collections, over the course of three years. Weeklong intensive courses at RBS cover topics such as paleography, codicology, scholarly editing, and the history of the book.
The deadline for application to the program is MONDAY 1 DECEMBER 2014. Applicants must be doctoral candidates (post-qualifying exams or other requirements), postdoctoral fellows, or junior (untenured) faculty in the humanities at a U.S. institution at time of application. For more details, please visit:
Donna A. C. Sy
Mellon Fellowship Program Director
Rare Book School
at the University of Virginia
RARE BOOK SCHOOL RECEIVES MELLON FOUNDATION GRANT TO SUPPORT FELLOWSHIPS IN CRITICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY
Fellowship program seeks to reinvigorate bibliographical studies within the humanities
Charlottesville, VA, October 1, 2014 – Rare Book School (RBS) at the University of Virginia has been awarded a $757,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to extend and augment its three-year fellowship program, the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography, established in 2012 through funding from the Foundation. The aim of the program is to reinvigorate bibliographical studies within the humanities. Forty fellows currently participate in the program; RBS will name an additional twenty fellows in the spring of 2015.
The Mellon Fellowships at Rare Book School enable a select group of doctoral candidates, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty in the humanities to receive advanced, intensive training in the analysis of textual artifacts. Led by a distinguished faculty drawn from the bibliographical community and professionals in allied fields, fellows will attend annual research-oriented seminars at Rare Book School and at major special collections libraries nationwide. Fellows will also receive stipends to support research-related travel to special collections, and additional funds to host academic symposia at their home institutions.
“Rare Book School's Mellon Fellows work on a remarkable variety of materials, including ancient graffiti buried at Herculaneum, medieval Italian song manuscripts, Japanese textbooks from the Age of Discovery, and ‘viral’ news clips from 19th-century America. Over the past two years, they have shared fresh perspectives with their colleagues in the program, and with the greater bibliographical and academic communities,” said RBS Director Michael F. Suarez, S.J. “We are profoundly grateful for all that the Foundation's support has made possible through this program, and we trust that the fellows’ achievements and collaborations will continue to enrich humanities scholarship.”
The deadline for application to join the program’s third cohort of fellows is December 1, 2014. More information about the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography is available at:
About Rare Book School (RBS)
Rare Book School provides continuing-education opportunities for students from all disciplines and levels to study the history of written, printed, and born-digital materials with leading scholars and professionals in the fields of bibliography, librarianship, book history, manuscript studies, and the digital humanities. Founded in 1983, RBS moved to its present home at the University of Virginia in 1992. RBS is a not-for-profit educational organization affiliated with the University of Virginia. More information about RBS is available on its website: http://www.rarebookschool.org
For more information, contact:
Jeremy Dibbell, Director of Communications & Outreach
Rare Book School
Early Theatre: 17.1 (2014)
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.437 Wednesday, 12 November 2014
From: Hardy M. Cook <
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Subject: Early Theatre: 17.1 (2014)
[Editor’s Note: I have in my notes that I had an announce for Early Theatre but I cannot locate it, so I have gone to the website to retrieve it. Apologies, Helen. –Hardy]
Early Theatre: 17.1 (2014)
Table of Contents
Helen M. Ostovich, Melinda J. Gough, Erin E. Kelly, Sarah E. Johnson
The Twelfth-Century Story of Daniel for Performance by Hilarius: An Introduction, Translation, and Commentary
Stephen K. Wright
A New Context for the Manuscript of Wit and Science
John a Kent, the Wise Man of Westchester
Douglas H. Arrell
'Bogus History' and Robert Greene’s Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay
David M. Bergeron
‘The cunning of their ground’: The Relevance of Sejanus to Renaissance Tragedy
Sound, Vision, and Representation: Pageantry in 1610 Chester
Situating Ben Jonson: The Cambridge Edition of the Works
New Directions in Jonson Scholarship
Jessica Dell, David Klausner, and Helen Ostovich (eds).
The Chester Cycle in Context, 1555-1575: Religion, Drama, and the Impact of Change.. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2012. Pp ix, 230.
Christopher Marlow. Performing Masculinity in English University Drama, 1598-1636. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2013. Pp 186.
Verena Theile and Andrew D. McCarthy, eds. Staging the Superstitions of Early Modern Europe. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2013. Pp. xxiii, 284.
Barbara H. Traister
Julian Bowsher. Shakespeare’s London Theatreland: Archaeology, History, and Drama. London: Museum of London Archaeology, 2012. Anthony Mackinder with Lyn Blackmore, Julian Bowsher and Christopher Phillpotts. The Hope Playhouse, Animal Baiting and Later Industrial Activity at Bear Gardens on Bankside: Excavations at Riverside House and New Globe Walk, Southwark, 1999-2000. London: Museum of London Archaeology, 2013. Pp. xiii, 92.
Lukas Erne. Shakespeare and the Book Trade. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. Pp 302. Lukas Erne. Shakespeare as Literary Dramatist. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. Pp 323.
Lynn S. Meskill. Ben Jonson and Envy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Pp 229.
David Nicol. Middleton & Rowley: Forms of Collaboration in the Jacobean Playhouse. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012. Pp. xii, 216.
Heather A. Hirschfeld
Mark Bayer. Theatre, Community, and Civic Engagement in Jacobean London. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2011. Pp xii, 258.
Deborah Uman and Sara Morrison (eds). Staging the Blazon in Early Modern English Theatre. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2013. Pp 220.
Gilles Monsarrat, Brian Vickers and R. J. C. Watt (eds). The Collected Works of John Ford, Vol. 1. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. Pp xxiv, 720.
Patrick J. Murray
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.436 Wednesday, 12 November 2014
From: Hardy M. Cook <
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
My apologies for the problems we have been having. They have been due to a series of medical and technical issues. The good news is that all of the technical problems have been resolved.
During the summer SHAKSPER was mounted on a new server. Ever since then, I have had problems with the send message function. Late last week, those issues were resolved, and I now am able to send 5,000 Newsletters a day with my paid Google service.
Five or six weeks ago, I had nerve surgery. There were complications this time. Friday, I had another surgery to address them. The treatment is on-going and will not be resolved for some months. I recently stopped taking pain medications and my head is much clearer. So with the technical problems solved and a clear head I proceed.
I am sending this Newsletter as a means to explain what has been going on. I am now getting to the over a month’s worth of submissions: some of them were time-sensitive, and I have missed the deadlines for them, my apologies to the submitters. I will catch up with reasonably-sized Newsletters as fast as I am able.
Please no personal e-mails to me. A long time ago, I gave up taking anything personally, good Western Buddhist that I am. Otherwise, I might be tempted to think the universe had it in for me.
Thanks for your patience,