The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0336 Monday, 2 August 2010
Date: August 2, 2010 5:53:30 PM EDT
Subject: Online Survey: Teaching Thomas Nashe
A colleague (Stephen Guy-Bray) and I are launching an online survey on "Teaching
Thomas Nashe," and I have prepared an invitational announcement that can be
Teaching Thomas Nashe: Invitation to Participate in a Survey
Critical interest in Thomas Nashe (the Elizabethan writer best known for his
pamphleteering and The Unfortunate Traveller) has been on the rise, as seen in
the published monographs, biographies, articles, book chapters, notes, and
dissertations that focus on his writings. In the last decade alone, publications
on Nashe appearing in the MLA Bibliography account for about a fifth of the
entire list. Scholars have taken Nashe's works in important new directions, from
authorship, the print market, literary influences and relations, to the study of
prose, narrative, satire, romance, pornography, and religious and other
controversies, to the writing of the city, the nation, the ocean, and of
poverty, disease, and violence, to applications of media, textual, and actor-
network theories, and so on.
These recent developments prompt us to ask whether there has been a similar
surge of interest in teaching the works of Thomas Nashe. In setting up this
survey, we are interested not only in individual perspectives but also in
gaining a broader view of how teachers situate Nashe's works both within the
field of early modern English literature and within their institutions'
undergraduate and graduate curricula. In other words, we are interested in how
teachers position Nashe's literary performance in the cultivation of students'
intellectual curiosity and capacity for knowledge-making.
To this end, we invite you to participate in a brief online survey on "Teaching
Thomas Nashe" that should take about 15-20 minutes to complete. We hope to
publish our findings in an essay to be included in an anthology in progress of
Nashe criticism. To access the survey simply click on the link below.
Should you encounter any problems accessing the survey, please contact Joan
Many thanks in advance!
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