The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1068  Tuesday, 8 May 2001

From:           Michele Marrapodi <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 8 May 2001 09:56:07 +0200
Subject:        Call for Papers: Italian Culture in Early Modern English Drama


Papers are solicited on the theme of:

Rewriting, Remaking, Refashioning:
Italian Culture in Early Modern English Drama

They will be published in a collection of essays edited by Michele
Marrapodi planned as a sequel to _Shakespeare's Italy: Functions of
Italian Locations in Renaissance Drama_ (Manchester: Manchester UP,
1993; revised ed., 1997).  Essays will explore the structural influence
of Italian literature, culture and society at large on Shakespeare and
early modern drama as regards language and characterization, sources and
intertextuality, dramatic theory and genres, etc. Particularly welcome
will be papers which consider early modern Italian novelle and theatre
as direct, indirect and deep sources for, as well as analogues and
paralogues to, the construction of Shakespeare's drama, particularly in
the comedies, romances, and other Italianate plays.  Other cultural
transactions, such as travel and courtesy books, the arts, fencing,
dance, and fashion, will also be considered. Special emphasis will be
given to the manner in which early modern English dramatists adapted
Italian materials to suit their theatrical agendas, creating new forms,
and stretching the Renaissance practice of _contaminatio_ to achieve,
even unconsciously, a process of rewriting, remaking, and refashioning
of alien cultures.

The deadline is October 2002. Contributors will include Ronnie Mulryne,
Keir Elam, Robert S. Miola, Murray J. Levith, Francis Barasch and
Michael J.  Redmond. Proposed contributions should be presented
according to the MLA style sheet. The length of an article should not
exceed 7,000/8,000 words. The title of papers together with a one-page
abstract must be sent by January 2002 to the editor:

Michele Marrapodi,

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