Greetings! Welcome to The Scrivener, your source for the latest news in Shakespeare scholarship. A number of new calls for papers and manuscripts have crossed my desk this week, so let’s get to it!
Early Modern Women
Ashgate publishing is seeking book proposals for works on Women and Gender in the Early Modern World. From the call:
The study of women and gender offers some of the most vital and innovative challenges to current scholarship on the early modern period. For more than a decade now, Women and Gender in the Early Modern World has served as a forum for presenting fresh ideas and original approaches to the field. Interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary in scope, this Ashgate book series strives to reach beyond geographical limitations to explore the experiences of early modern women and the nature of gender in Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Africa. We welcome proposals for both single-author volumes and edited collections which expand and develop this continually evolving field of study.
In addition to works focused on early modern Europe, we are eager for submissions about women in non-western cultures, the colonial Americas, and the role of women and gender in science, magic and technology.
To submit a proposal, or for more information, please contact: Erika Gaffney, Publishing Manager,
Marlowe at 450
Early Modern Literary Studies is seeing manuscripts for a special issue on Christopher Marlowe at 450. IN order to recognize the 450th birthday of Shakespeare’s contemporary, Christopher Marlowe, EMLS will produce a special issue of the journal. Suggested topics include:
• Theoretical approaches to Marlowe based upon recent developments in areas such as gender, race, geography, sexuality, etc.
• The place of Marlowe biography
• Marlowe and editing/textual criticism
• Marlovian afterlives
• Marlowe in performance
• Marlovian genres
• Marlowe’s influence
• Marlowe and early modern repertory
• Marlovian poetics
Additional information is available here.
Digitizing the Medieval Archive
The Center for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto seeks participants for a conference on Digitizing the Medieval Archive:
There has been and continues to be considerable variation in the introduction, evaluation and continuation of digital storage. Digital technology has expanded and complicated the idea of the medieval archive. In bringing together the two concepts, digitization and archivization, we aim to address questions about the dissemination of and access to materials and research, but also such long-standing questions relating to the methodological and practical ways we carry out research and think about our material – thinking digitally about the Middle Ages.
This conference sets out to explore ways in which medievalists might harness the vast, digital possibilities for a cross-institutional and interdisciplinary medieval archive. We invite scholars in the Humanities and Social Sciences to convene in Toronto to consider and discuss the possibilities of the digitized medieval archive.
For additional information and suggested topics, she the full announcement here.
The Australian & New Zealand Shakespeare Association has announced their 12th Biennial International Conference. The theme for this year’s meeting is “Shakespearean Perceptions.” From the call:
Shakespeare’s career coincided with a period during which the nature of perception was being radically reimagined. While the rise of the Elizabethan theatre brought with it new configurations of audiences, Elizabethans were learning to view plays—and indeed their world—with fresh eyes but also with fresh noses, fresh ears, fresh skin, etc. This rethinking of sensory perception also resulted in a new understanding of the roles of reason and the imagination in shaping lived experience. Rather than being a phenomenon limited to the work of Shakespeare alone, the reinvention of perception mapped itself out across the whole of the Elizabethan and Jacobean worlds, and is worth tracing in the work of Shakespeare’s coevals (Jonson, Marlowe, Middleton, and many others). By the same token, modern audiences and readers of Shakespearean drama refashion this work according to visual and sensory economies made possible by new technologies and new modes of representation.
Additional information, including suggested topics and registration guidelines, is available here.
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