The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0275  Thursday, 27 October 2011

From:         Michele Marrapodi  <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         October 17, 2011 9:31:02 AM EDT

Subject:      Call for Papers


Call for Papers for the collection of essays:

Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance: Appropriation, Transformation, Opposition


Edited by

Michele Marrapodi



This new collection of essays aims to place the works of Shakespeare 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. In contrast with previous studies, often characterized by a positivistic-deterministic hermeneutics and, consequently, by a largely passive analysis of source material or literary topoi, the new critical perspective pursued in this volume will take into account a wider European intertextual dimension and, above all, an ideological interpretation of the ‘aesthetics’ or ‘politics’ of intertextuality which will allow the analysis of 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, generating complex processes of appropriation, transformation, and ideological opposition throughout a continuous dialectical interchange of compliance and subversion.


Please send a 200-word abstract of the proposed chapter directly to the 

editor before 29 February 2012.


Prof. Michele Marrapodi

Dipt. (FIERI-AGLAIA) Filosofia, Filologia, Storia, Arti, Critica dei Saperi

Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia

Viale delle Scienze

90128 Palermo, Italy

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