The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1443  Friday, 28 July 2000.

From:           Bruce Boehrer <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 27 Jul 2000 14:00:11 -0400
Subject:        _Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies_

The _Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies_ (_JEMCS_) is a new
scholarly publication that to one degree or another embraces all of the
categories of study listed below.  A semiannual journal, it's scheduled
for an inaugural issue in March 2001.  JEMCS has been founded as the
journal of record for the Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies, which
is now in its eighth year of promoting the broadest possible range of
cultural-studies scholarship in the period from the late fifteenth to
the late nineteenth centuries; familiarity with regular GEMCS conference
proceedings will give one a pretty good sense of what the journal's
interested in publishing.  The first issues will contain the following
articles, among others:

Gary Taylor, "Gender and Hunger in Middleton's _The Bloody Banquet_"
(examines the play's juxtaposition of gender and digestive tropes)
Scott Oldenburg, "England's National Family Romance" (explores early
modern theories of racial difference from the psychoanalytic
Carol L. Sherman, "_Aboli bibelot_: Ourika, Portrait of Melancholy"
(reads the work of Claire de Duras from the standpoint of contemporary
developments in the treatment of mental illness)
Gordon Sayre, "The Mammoth: Endangered Species or Vanishing Race?"
(discusses seventeenth-, eighteenth-, and nineteenth-century nature
writing and its  speculations on the extinction of the woolly mammoth)

We're working on a website that should be at least minimally operational
within a month or so.  The URL is http://www.fsu.edu/jemcs.  Editorial
offices are housed in the Department of English, Florida State
University.  E-mail enquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Bruce Boehrer

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