Announcements

Reconsidering Donne

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.029  Friday, 23 January 2015

 

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

Date:         January 22, 2015 at 10:40:40 AM EST

Subject:    John Donne Sermons - 23-24 March 2015 - Reconsidering Donne

 

http://www.cems-oxford.org/donne/news-and-events/23-24-march-2015-reconsidering-donne

 

23-24 MARCH 2015 - RECONSIDERING DONNE

 

Lincoln College, Oxford

 

Registration and Accommodation

Registration (flat fee for the entire event, which includes coffee and tea) - £10.00

 

Single accommodation (available 22/23/24 March 2015) - £79.20 per night

 

Twin accommodation (available 22/23/24 March 2015) - £117.60 per night

 

Conference Dinner at Lincoln College, 23rd March 2015 - £27.80

Please visit the link below to book accommodation. Accommodation bookings will end on 31 January 2015.

 

To register, please first send an email with your name, title, affiliation, and dietary requirements, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Payment is processed on the University of Oxford Conference Store, where you can select your package (one, two, or three nights, dinner).

 

Enquiries

Further updates about the conference will follow here. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to write to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Conference 23-24 MARCH 2015
 

RECONSIDERING DONNE

Information and Registration

 

The Oxford Edition of the Sermons of John Donne will achieve a complete reassessment of the sermons of John Donne (1572-1631), with a new critical edition of those sermons in 16 volumes, with introductions and explanatory notes for a new generation of readers. Donne is one of the most celebrated authors of the English Renaissance. Editorial work on Donne’s poetry has never slackened, and its popularity reaches well beyond academia.

 

However, his poetry represents only a small fraction of his writing, and in recent years his religion and his prose works have arguably been the focus of the most innovative research. Yet sermons from this period are rarely available in accessible editions, and in contrast to the poetry, Donne’s have suffered relative editorial neglect. The 160 extant sermons were edited by George R. Potter and Evelyn Simpson between 1953 and 1962, but no explanatory notes were provided, making the volumes difficult for students and even experts to use effectively. The current project addresses (1) how to facilitate a modern reader’s understanding of these sermons, by the provision of introductory materials and notes that identify references to the Bible, allusions to other works, and engagements with theological, social, and political debates; (2) how close modern readers can get to a sermon as it was originally preached; (3) whether this form, or the latest one produced in the author’s lifetime should be the basis of the text we read now; and (4) how such sermons should be arranged – by, for example, the date of their delivery or according to the location in which they were preached.

 

Oxford University Press has commissioned the 16-volume edition that will result from this AHRC-funded research project, under the General Editorship of Dr Peter McCullough and involving an international team of scholars. The team will concentrate chiefly on addressing and resolving research questions concerning the texts of the sermons, and is supported by a full-time research assistant, Dr Sebastiaan Verweij, whose primary task is to collate multiple copies of the sermons in print and manuscript in order for the editors to establish the most accurate texts possible. As well as providing the texts that will be introduced and annotated by the contributing editors, this work will result in a comprehensive Textual Companion to the edition, which will explain the ways in which Donne’s sermons have reached us, outline the principles on which the edition is based, and provide a template for further study and editions of other early modern sermons. The project will, therefore, provide an unmatched resource for those interested in Donne’s writings (students, teachers, scholars, and the wider public), but it will also be invaluable to students of the history of preaching, religion, the law, the court, politics, and textual transmission in the period. This project website, also funded by the AHRC, presents detailed outlines of the component parts of the edition, statements of our editorial principles, and much of the non-copyright primary research generated by our work.

 

The Seventeenth British Graduate Shakespeare Conference

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.026  Wednesday, 21 January 2015

 

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Date:         January 20, 2015 at 10:09:56 AM EST

Subject:    The Seventeenth British Graduate Shakespeare Conference

 

The Seventeenth British Graduate Shakespeare Conference

4-6 June 2015

The Shakespeare Institute

Mason Croft, Church Street

Stratford-Upon-Avon

CV37 6HP

UK

 

BritGrad 2015 CFP 

4-6 June 2015 

The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham 

 

We invite graduate students with interests in Shakespeare, Renaissance, and Early Modern Studies to join us in June for the Seventeenth Annual British Graduate Shakespeare Conference. 

 

This interdisciplinary conference, celebrating its seventeenth anniversary in 2015, provides a friendly and stimulating academic forum in which graduate students from all over the world can present their research on Shakespeare, the Early Modern period, or the Renaissance. In accordance with the Shakespeare Institute’s emerging reputation as a place for creative criticism, we also encourage creative responses. The conference takes place in an active centre of Shakespeare and Early Modern scholarship in Shakespeare’s home town, Stratford-upon-Avon. Undergraduate students in their final two years of study are also invited to attend the conference as auditors. 

 

Plenary speakers include Chris Laoutaris (University of Birmingham), Laurie Maguire (University of Oxford), and Andy Kesson (University of Roehampton). See our blog for information on plenary speakers as they are confirmed. Delegates will also have the opportunity to attend the RSC production of Othello, directed by Iqbal Khan (Much Ado ’12), and starring Hugh Quarshie (Faust, Julius Caesar ’96) and Lucian Msamati (Pericles ’06) at a group-booking price. Lunch will be provided on each day, and we will be hosting a party and a reception for the delegates. 

 

We invite abstracts of up to 200 words for papers twenty minutes in length on subjects relating to Shakespeare, Early Modern, and/or Renaissance studies. More creative forms of criticism, including original writing, may be submitted, also requiring a 200 word abstract. We welcome papers from a wide variety of disciplines, from literature to art history and beyond. Delegates wishing to give papers must register by 23 April 2015. (Abstracts cannot be considered until the delegate has registered.) Auditors are encouraged to register by 21 May 2015 for early-bird pricing. Due to the growing success of this annual conference, we strongly encourage early registration to ensure a place on the conference programme. 

 

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Announcement pdf:  pdf  BritGrad

 

Richard III: Histories—Transformations—Afterlives”—Deadline extended to January 13, 2015

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.021  Monday, 19 January 2015

 

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

Date:         January 18, 2015 at 4:25:31 PM EST

Subject:    CFP “Richard III: Histories—Transformations—Afterlives”

 

“Richard III: Histories—Transformations—Afterlives”—Deadline extended to January 13, 2015

 

The conference “Richard III: Histories—Transformations—Afterlives”

is extending the deadline on its Calls for Papers by a couple of

weeks until the end of January 2015. Here are the details.

 

Date: 25 March 2015

 

Venue: De Montfort University, Leicester

 

Coinciding with the interment of King Richard III in Leicester, De Montfort University’s Centre for Textual Studies and Centre for Adaptations are co-hosting a one-day conference called “Richard III: Histories—Transformations—Afterlives”. 20-minute papers are invited on all topics related to:

 

* The historical King Richard III

 

* The various dramatic/fictional King Richard IIIs onstage and elsewhere

 

* The genre of the history play in its own time and after

 

* Textual problems in the early editions of Shakespeare’s history plays

 

* The relationship between history and tragedy in Shakespeare’s time and after

 

* How Richard III changes in adaptations

 

* History plays and the shifting geographies of England, Great Britain, the United Kingdom and beyond

 

Please send proposals for papers comprising titles and abstracts (100-300 words) to Prof Deborah Cartmell and Prof Gabriel Egan by 31 January 2015.

 

The conference day programme and the registration fee include a private guided tour of the newly opened King Richard III Visitor Centre in Leicester city centre, which commemorates the discovery in 2012 of Richard III's remains just 200 metres from the De Montfort University campus.

 

Professor Gabriel Egan, De Montfort University. www.gabrielegan.com

Director of the Centre for Textual Studies http://cts.dmu.ac.uk

National Teaching Fellow 2014 http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/ntfs

 

The Agas Map

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.020  Monday, 19 January 2015

 

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

Date:         January 18, 2015 at 9:29:19 AM EST

Subject:    The Agas Map

 

http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/agas.htm

 

From Internet Shakespeare Editions FB page January 17

 

Congratulations to our sibling project, The Map of Early Modern London, on the launch of their new map!

 

Project director Janelle Jenstad writes: “Happy Beta to the long-awaited Agas map! Try searching for a location, selecting locations by category, and even DRAWING your own points, lines, and polygons on the map. Bookmark your personalized map and send the link to yourself or your class. And please send us feedback! 

 

The new map is the product of a tremendous amount of work. Kim McLean-Fiander pored over the three remaining copies of the Agas map during a research trip to the UK in 2013 and worked with the London Metropolitan Archives to obtain new scans. Greg Newton stitched the map together and made thousands of tiny corrections. Kim and I worked with local artist Jillian Player to reconstruct missing parts of the map. Martin Holmes built the OpenLayers framework; transferred hundreds of locations from the two previous editions of the map to this new edition; wrote the documentation; developed a suite of tools for selecting sites, drawing on the map, and bookmarking customized maps; and implemented a time-saving feature that generates TEI for MoEML researchers to add to our XML files. As the Project Director, I am so very proud of this incredible team and their work at MoEML.”

 

http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/agas.htm

The Agas Map

MAPOFLONDON.UVIC.CA 

 

Authentic Forgeries! (Announcement)

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.017  Friday, 16 January 2015

 

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

Date:         January 15, 2015 at 2:24:00 PM EST

Subject:    Authentic Forgeries! (Announcement)

 

For anyone passing near or through the Baltimore, MD area, Peabody Library is hosting through Feb 7 (not Feb 1) 2015,  an exhibition of 70 “Fakes, Lies, and Forgeries”:

 

http://releases.jhu.edu/2014/10/02/exhibit-explores-art-and-artifice-behind-historys-greatest-fabrications/

 

The ‘authentic’ forgeries include:

 

--- Ben Jonson manuscript verse letter to his “special goode Friende Sr Wm Davenant” at the “Swanne Taverne by Charinge Crosse”, probably an early 19th C. forgery. Davenant was knighted five years after Jonson died.

 

--- William Henry Ireland’s ‘rediscovered’ Shakespearean play VORTIGERN presentation copy from 1799.

 

--- The 1796 broadside bill for the above VORTIGERN played only April 2, 1796 at the Drury-Lane Theatre Royal.

 

--- The same Ireland’s MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS AND LEGAL INSTRUMENTS UNDER THE HAND AND SEAL OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1796). Includes love letter and (?) “lock of hair” sent to his wife “Anne Hatherrewaye”.

 

--- The same Ireland’s ‘improved’ copy of John Camilton’s 1610 anti-Jesuit pamphlet containing forgeries of Shakespeare’s signature and of Shakespeare’s anti-Catholic notes.

 

Enjoy,

Joe Egert

 

Book and Blog Announcement

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.015  Wednesday, 14 January 2015

 

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

Date:         January 12, 2015 at 6:10:47 PM EST

Subject:    Book and Blog Announcement

 

To all:

 

This is a brief announcement of a new book from MQUP entitled Interlinguicity, Internationality, and Shakespeare.

 

In a collection of essays, it addresses how languages and communities overlap, share space and helped to define Shakespeare's time and ours.

 

http://www.mqup.ca/blog/qa-michael-saenger-editor-interlinguicity-internationality-shakespeare/

 

Michael Saenger 

 

Broadview Merchant of Venice

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.013  Monday, 12 January 2015

 

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

Date:         January 9, 2015 at 11:44:12 AM EST

Subject:    Merchant of Venice: New Publication from Broadview Press

 

This is Nora Ruddock writing from Broadview, to let you know that we have recently published a new edition of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, edited by Julie Sutherland. The volume contains the full text of the play with explanatory footnotes and marginal glosses for contemporary readers. An extensive introduction and well-rounded selection of background materials not only illuminate anti-Semitism in early modern England but also provide context for other facets of the play, including its comic plot of love and marriage, its examination of commerce and international trade, and its themes of revenge and the law.

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2mije4jbhw1t3r2/MerchantOfVenice.pdf

 

If I can provide additional information on this or on any other Broadview titles, please don’t hesitate to be in touch. 

 

With thanks and best wishes,

Nora

 

 

Nora Ruddock

Developmental Editor & Marketing Coordinator

Broadview Press: An Independent Publisher Since 1985

10 Douglas Street, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 2S9

519-821-2171 

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Making Links: Texts, Contexts, and Performance in Digital Editions of Early Modern Drama

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.003  Wednesday, 8 January 2015

 

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

Date:         Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Subject:    Making Links: Texts, Contexts, and Performance in Digital Editions of Early Modern Drama

 

When you register for the SAA in Vancouver, please consider staying a few days longer to explore Vancouver and Victoria and to register for the ISE Conference Making Links: Texts, Contexts, and Performance in Digital Editions of Early Modern Drama at the University of Victoria. I’ll be there.

 

Hardy

 

 

Making Links

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

 

The conference will be an opportunity to share ideas, and to learn how to use and apply the growing number of digital tools that are available to the scholar

 

Sharing ideas

As well as 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, and 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. Through a number of workshops, 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 and its associated websites, Digital Renaissance Editions and the Queen's Men Editions. 

 

http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca

http://dre.internetshakespeare.uvic.ca

http://qme.internetshakespeare.uvic.ca

 

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 1, 2014 to <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>. 

 

Title of paper/presentation: 

 

Abstract (150-250 words for a paper, 100-150 words for a short, "slam," presentation): 

 

Name: 

 

Institution: 

 

Email: 

 

Accommodation will be available at the Laurel Point Inn, on Victoria’s inner harbor. The conference rate will be $99 per night.

 

25,000 EEBO TCP Texts Now Available

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.002  Wednesday, 8 January 2015

 

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

Date:         January 6, 2015 at 1:45:57 AM EST

Subject:    25,000 EEBO TCP Texts Now Available

 

Great news for all early modern researchers, especially those without strong institutional connection, from the Early English Books Online/Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP):

 

The Text Creation Partnership is quickly arriving at a major milestone: starting January 1, 2015, all restrictions will be lifted from EEBO-TCP Phase I, which consists of the first 25,000 texts transcribed and encoded by the TCP from 2000-2009.

 

These 25,000 (plus a few hundred) texts will be freely available to anyone wishing to use them, and there will no longer be any restrictions on sharing these files. They will be licensed under the Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication (CC0 1.0 Universal), which will be indicated in the header of each text.

 

But what does this news mean for users of the EEBO-TCP Phase I texts?

  • On January 1:
    • If you already have a local version of the raw EEBO-TCP Phase I SGML or XML files, or derivative files that you have created from these, you may copy, post, publish, distribute, and otherwise share these files without restriction and without seeking special permission.
    • If you are already hosting the EEBO-TCP Phase I texts online in a platform that has previously restricted access to them (for example, PhiloLogic@NU), you may at any time remove the access restrictions and make this resource available to the public. However, you are not required to do this.
    • You may download the full corpus of EEBO-TCP Phase I files, as produced by the Text Creation Partnership, from box.com. Beginning January 1, anyone may “join” the folder on box.com and download the files.
    • Thanks to the efforts of James Cummings, Sebastian Rahtz, Magdalena Turska, and Martin Wynne at the University of Oxford, each of the texts will be available as HTML, ePUB, and TEI P5 XML via the Oxford Text Archive.
  • The week of January 5:
    • When the University of Michigan re-opens from its holiday break, we will open up public access to the EEBO-TCP Phase I texts  on our platform, which makes it possible to do targeted full-text searching across the entire corpus.
    • Keep an eye out for announcements from Michigan Oxford, and ProQuest about this milestone.
  • All the time:
    • It is important to remember that this public release applies only to the electronic texts created by the TCP in its first phase of work. The facsimile page images that go along with each text will still be available only to users who have access to EEBO or the JISC Historical Texts platform.
    • If you are affiliated with an institution that has access to the EEBO database and was an EEBO-TCP Phase I partner, nothing about your EEBO access will change: you will still be able to access the TCP texts via EEBO and search the texts in the same way you have been doing for years.
    • For the time being, the EEBO-TCP Phase II texts are still available only to users at Phase II partner institutions.

More at http://www.textcreationpartnership.org/

 

Cheers,
Al Magary

 

[EMLS] New Issue Published

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.517  Wednesday, 24 December 2014

 

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

Date:         December 23, 2014 at 3:46:32 PM EST

Subject:    [EMLS] New Issue Published

 

Dear Readers,

 

A new special issue of Early Modern Literary Studies, entitled ‘Christopher Marlowe: Identities, Traditions, Afterlives’, has now been published and is available to view on the website. As his 450th anniversary year draws to a close, these articles consider Marlowe’s works as responses to his cultural and historical contexts, as well as exploring his continuing resonance into the twenty-first century.

 

https://extra.shu.ac.uk/emls/journal/index.php/emls/index

 

Thanks for the continuing interest in our work,

Dr Daniel Cadman

Sheffield Hallam University

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Early Modern Literary Studies

Special Issue 23: Christopher Marlowe: Identities, Traditions, Afterlives

(2014)

Table of Contents

https://extra.shu.ac.uk/emls/journal/index.php/emls/issue/view/10

 

Introduction

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Introduction

Daniel Cadman, Andrew Duxfield

 

 

Articles

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‘And thence as far as Archipelago’: Mapping Marlowe’s ‘British shore’

Willy Maley, Patrick Murray

 

The Modernisation of the Medieval Staging of Soul in Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus

Karol Cooper

 

Marlowe’s Edward II and ‘The Woful Lamentation of Jane Shore’: Tactical Engagements with Sewers in Late-Elizabethan London

Christopher D Foley

 

Marlowe’s Amplification of Musaeus in Hero and Leander

Bruce Brandt

 

Hero and Leander: The Making of an Author

Laetitia Sansonetti

 

Marlovian Residue in Jonson’s Poetaster

M. L. Stapleton

 

‘How to muzzle Anthony Burgess’: Re-Staging Marlowe’s Murder in Iain Sinclair and Dave McKean’s Slow Chocolate Autops

Christopher Orchard

 

The Spectre of the School of Night: Former Scholarly Fictions and the Stuff of Academic Fiction

 

Lindsay Ann Reid

 

 

________________________________________________________________________

Early Modern Literary Studies

http://purl.org/emls

 

Shakespeare and the Visual Arts. The Italian Influence

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.511  Tuesday, 23 December 2014

 

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

Date:         December 19, 2014 at 1:17:41 PM EST

Subject:    Shakespeare and the Visual Arts. The Italian Influence 

 

Dear SHAKSPER Members,

 

THE EDITORS AND PUBLISHER HAVE DECIDED TO EXTEND THE DEADLINE UNTIL 28 FEBRUARY 2015.

 

Call for Papers

 

SHAKESPEARE AND THE VISUAL ARTS:

The Italian Influence

 

Edited by

Michele Marrapodi and Keir Elam

 

Critical investigation into the rubric of “Shakespeare and the visual arts” has generally focused on the influence exerted by the works of Shakespeare on a number of artists, painters, and sculptors in the course of the centuries. Drawing on the poetics of intertextuality, and profiting from the more recent concepts of cultural mobility and permeability between cultures in the early modern period, this volume will study instead the use or mention of Renaissance material arts and artists in Shakespeare’s oeuvre. Among the great variety of possible topics, contributors may like to consider:

 

- the impact of optics and pictorial perspective on the plays or poems;

- anamorphosis and trompe l’oeil effects on the whole range of visual representation;  

- the rhetoric of “verbal painting” in dramatic and poetic discourse; 

- the actual citation of classical and Renaissance artists;

- the legacy of iconographic topoi;

- the humanistic debate or Paragone of the Sister Arts;

- the use of emblems and emblematic language; 

- explicit and implicit ekphrasis and ekphrastic passages in the plays or poems;

- ekphrastic intertextuality, etc.

 

Contributors are invited to submit proposals by 28 FEBRUARY 2015 to the addresses of the editors below. They should send a one-page abstract of their proposed chapter on the relationship between the age of Shakespeare and Renaissance visual culture, including theoretical approaches to the arts in the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Each abstract (approx. 300 words) should include the author’s name, email, affiliation, and title of the proposed contribution.

 

Best wishes.

 

Prof. Michele Marrapodi

University of Palermo, Italy.

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Prof. Keir Elam

University of Bologna, Italy.

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