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Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of The Scrivener. Bringing you the latest in the world of Shakespearean scholarship. This week we have a great line up of call for papers so without further ado, let’s get to it!

Making Sense Of: Play
1st – 3rd November 2014
Prague, Czech Republic

The interdisciplinary project Making Sense Of: Play seeks to examine the various meanings of “play”, elucidate their inter-relationships and trace the origins of the patterns of play and their place in the human condition. Variations in cultural conditions naturally impact on play, its meanings and its forms, as do, often in a different way, economic inequalities both within and between different cultures. Our deliberations will necessarily takes this into account. Deadline for submitting abstracts is Friday 27th June 2014. For further details see here



Beguiling Structures:  Architecture in European Painting 1300-1550 
19th September 2014,
National Gallery, London

Students and scholars working in the visual arts of the late-Mediaeval and Renaissance periods are warmly invited to submit proposals for twenty-minute papers.  Proposed papers’ titles and abstracts of 250 words, and any additional enquiries, should be forwarded to by Monday 16th June 2014.


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French Shakespeare Society Annual Conference
19-21st March 2015

Let us begin with Shakespeare’s own youth. The period labelled, for lack of illuminating documents, “the dark years” or “the lost years” (1582-1590) has given rise to fanciful tales or highly speculative theories. The priority of this conference will be to revisit those years when Shakespeare wrote his first plays, for a relatively young Tudor theatre, and his two narrative poems. It will be the aim of this conference to study and highlight this rejuvenating aspect of the Shakespeare heritage, a resolute stance for more than lessons of youth, a “trust in youth” challenge. Please send your proposals to before September 15, 2014. For further information please visit their website.

That’s all from us at The Scrivener for this week. Join us again next week for more updates in the ever growing field of Shakespearean scholarship! ‘Til then, have a great week!


Shani Bans

Author Shani Bans

Shani Bans is an assistant editor at TSS and a PhD candidate at University College London. Her thesis, 'Optics in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries' - explores the relationship between optics and literature in early modern Europe, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Her other interests include: the culture of dissection in early modern drama, representation of ugly women; early modern science, medicine and technology; the history of Shakespearean criticism; Sidney circle; Miguel de Cervantes, Michel de Montaigne; Virginia Woolf; Hergé; Derrida and epistolarity.

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