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Hello there my fellow Shakespearean scholars! We meet once again in the prosperous month that commemorates 45o years of our beloved Bard. To start the month on a celebratory high, this week we bring you a great store of call for papers, manuscripts and a whole bundle of events that cannot be missed! Read on and find out!

Call For Papers:

Breach of Contract 
Universität Münster
17-19th September 2014

The Universität Münster is holding this 2 day conference on the impact of cultural, social and medial borders on diplomatic interaction and its symbolic ‘staging’ in medieval and early modern societies For details visit their website. The deadline for sending abstracts is 5th May 2014.

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University of Birmingham
2nd May 2014

This event will bring together early modernists from the Midlands three cities group of Nottingham, Leicester and Birmingham to explore the intellectual and institutional contexts of the early modern career. Papers are invited on short, informal discussion of 10-15 minutes both on particular early modern careers and reflections on the shape of academic careers for early modernists in the present. for more information see here.

International Conference on Language, Literature & Culture
Institute of Advanced Studies in English
15-17th December 2014

The academic fraternity world over is preoccupied with various ways of understanding language, literature and culture. This two day conference encourage papers that examine the intersection of digital technology and the Humanities.  Deadline for submission of abstracts is November 01, 2014 (we will of course remind you nearer the time!). For more information, please visit their website.

The Fifth Annual Feminist Art History Conference
American University
Washington, DC
Friday 31st October – Sunday 2nd November 2014

Papers on subjects spanning the chronological spectrum, from the ancient world through the present, to foster a broad dialogue on feminist art-historical practice. To be considered for participation, please provide a single document in Microsoft Word. It should consist of a one-page, single-spaced proposal of unpublished work up to 500 words for a 20-minute presentation, followed by a curriculum vitae of no more than two pages. Please name the document “[last name]-proposal” and submit with the subject line “[last name]-proposal” to Submission Deadline is 15th May 2014. Invitations to participate will be sent by 1st July.

Did Early Modern Women Have a Youth? 
New Orleans
16-19th October 2014

I would love to hear from others who would like to offer papers on girls and young women as yet unmarried to God or man, on their activities, their letters and other expressions, their aspirations, their senses of constraint or autonomy, their collaboration with other family members, female and male, and whatever else you may have discovered. This conference coordinated by Ms Libby Cohen, who will propose a paper on the seduction of young women as these culpable efforts turn up in the criminal courts of Rome. Please respond to Libby Cohen with a paper title, 150-word abstract and a one-page CV. No strict deadlines on this one as far as I know.


Call for Manuscripts:

Art & Social Change: La Salle University Department of Fine Arts is seeking  scholarly essays (3,000-6,000 words) for an edited book on the subject of art and social change. The book will focus on Western art from the Renaissance to about 1950 (after which artists-activists and art for social change become important themes—and the focus of numerous other recent books). Scholarly essays should address some aspect of the subject and should ideally engage with one or more artworks in the collection of La Salle University Art Museum. For further information visit their website. The deadline for submission of abstracts (300-600 words) is 30th June 2014.

‘The dyer’s hand’: Colours in Early Modern England: This special issue of the electronic journal E-rea aims at tracing the changing meanings of colour(s) in England from the Tudor era until the Restoration period (1485-1660). It will welcome papers dealing with the material, literary, aesthetic and sociological dimensions of colour in early modern England. Colours should thus be seen as part and parcel of the cultural codes followed or questioned by the early modern society.


Practicing Public Health: In January Emily informed us of a fantastic opportunity to send abstracts for this talk. Speakers have now been assigned and the event will take place on 12th June 2014. The Harvard University Center for Italian studies is renown for its excellent deliverance of exciting and innovative talks – this is one not to miss! Details can be found here.

 CECS Colloquium to celebrate the work of Harriet Guest: Saturday 17th May 2014 ‘Sound Words, Strange Tattoos and Unbounded Attachments: Celebrating the Works of Harriet Guest’ at the King’s Manor, organised by Emma Major.  For more infomation see here

Kingston Shakespeare Seminar: The Rose theatre in Kingston upon Thames is hosting a series of seminars on ‘Shakespeare and Law’ this Spring. To find out more, visit their website.

Early Career Research Network Symposium: A British Academy funded networking event for early career researchers, hosted by the University of Sussex, focussing on the issue of editing. The day will consider: questions of editing manuscripts; editions of literary works; editions of letters; editions of documentary sources; collation; annotation; digital editions; organising collaborative projects; and any other relevant issues. For further information visit their website.

Editing Tudor Literature: This is a two day event at Newcastle University between 10-11th May 2014. If you would like to attend please contact Jennifer Richards by 1st May 2014 at the very latest.

Job Opportunities:

The English Department at UCL has a vacancy for a Lecturer in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature. If you have any enquiries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact the Departmental Administrator, Mr. Stephen Cadywold. Further information about the Department is available on their website.

That’s all from us here at The Scrivener for this week.  Thank you for reading. Join us again next week for you weekly dosage of Shakespearean scholarship news.  If you have your own scholarly news be sure to email us. We look forward to your company again next week!

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