Hello, scholars and scholarly types! It’s Lindsay here with your weekly news update about what’s happening right now in the world of Shakespearean scholarship.
DEREK JARMAN AND THE RENAISSANCE
First up this week, I want to mention an upcoming symposium and related issue of Shakespeare Bulletin dedicated to the work of Derek Jarman. To commemorate the artist’s life-long engagement with early modern drama and culture in his films, set designs, art, and writing, a symposium on ‘Early Modern Jarman’ is scheduled for 1 February 2014 at King’s College, London. Expressions of interest for participation in the symposium should be submitted no later than 8 November 2013. Also linked to this symposium is an upcoming special issue of Shakespeare Bulletin; essay proposals related to Jarman and the Renaissance are also due by 8 November 2013. You can read more about both the symposium and the journal’s call for manuscripts here.
CALLS FOR MANUSCRIPTS
In other calls-for-manuscripts news, submissions are sought for an upcoming special issue of English Language Notes on the topic of ‘Imaginary Cartographies’. Abstracts are due by 1 November 2013, and you can read more details here.
Submissions are also being sought for a really interesting sounding interdisciplinary collection on the topic of Hamlet and translation. Essays should address how the play has been translated into different languages and cultures at various historical moments for different purposes: performance, reading, artistic experimentation, language-learning, nation-building and personal identity-formation, among many others. More information can be found here, and the deadline for abstracts is 15 November 2013.
And, finally, The Journal of the Northern Renaissance invites contributions for a special issue exploring numbers in early modern literature and textual culture. Submissions are due by 1 December 2013, and you can read the full call here.
CALLS FOR PAPERS
27 October 2013 (i.e. today!) is the deadline to submit an abstract to the proposed ‘Frank Speech in Tudor Literature and Culture’ panel for the South Central Renaissance Conference, which will be held 3-5 April 2014 in Tucson, Arizona. You can find the call here.
From 2-5 June 2014, the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) in Greece will be holding the 5th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts. The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to bring together scholars from all areas of Visual Arts and Performing Arts, and you can find more information here. Abstracts are due 4 November 2013.
Yet another seminar is still seeking participants for the Shakespeare 450 conference in Paris from 21-27 April 2014. The deadline is 10 November 2013 to submit a proposal for ‘Shakespeare in French Film / France in Shakespearean Film’. Read the cfp here.
There have sure been lots of animal-related cfps lately, and here’s another one: ‘Animals on the Stage’ to be held at Université de Paris-Sorbonne, France from 20-21 March 2014. Abstracts are due by 15 November 2013, and you can see the full call here.
Also in Paris next spring there will be a one day symposium on 21 March 2014 entitled ‘Not a Dry Eye in the House: Tears in Performance’. Abstracts are again due by 15 November 2013, and you can read more details here.
Feeling festive? Papers on merriment and commemoration are sought for a seminar called ‘Strike up, pipers: Shakespeare’s Festivities’ to be held at the annual conference of the German Shakespeare Association from 24-27 April 2014 in Weimar, Germany. Proposals are due 15 November 2013, and further information is available here.
Abstracts are being sought for a seminar on the topic of ‘Capital Flow: Education as Exchange in Antiquity and the Renaissance’ for the Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) in New York City from 20-23 March 2014. Submit a proposal by 15 November 2013, and find more details about the seminar here.
Graduate/postgraduate students might be interested to note that the English Graduate Student Association at McGill University in Montreal will be hosting a conference on the topic of ‘Unmasking Masquerade: Exploring Disguise and Display Across the Humanities’ from 14-16 February 2014. More information is available here, and abstracts are due by by 15 November 2013.
Media-rich ‘poster’ proposals (i.e, tabletop presentations involving any variety of media and that engage with the relationship between sound and text) are sought by 15 November 2013 for an upcoming conference called ‘Sound +’, which will be hosted by the University of Maryland from 28-29 March 2014. More details can be found here.
On a related note (sorry–couldn’t help myself!), there’s a call out for a conference on ‘Early Modern Soundscapes’ to be held from 24–25 April 2014 at Bangor University, Wales. Read more here, and submit your abstract before 1 December 2013.
The Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association invites panel and paper proposals for its 2014 conference to be held from 12-14 June in Denver, Colorado. The conference theme is ‘Peregrinatio pro amore Dei: Aspects of Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages and Renaissance’; however, abstracts on other medieval and renaissance topics will also be considered. The full cfp can be read here, and the deadline is 15 November 2013.
A conference on ‘Lost Books’ (dedicated to issues of survival and loss) will take place at the University of St Andrews in Scotland from 19-21 June 2014. You can read the call here. Abstracts are due 30 November 2013.
The Newberry Library in Chicago began accepting applications for its long-term fellowship scheme on 1 September; the final deadline for electronic applications is 1 December 2013, and you can read more about the available fellowships here.
Applications are sought from postdoctoral researchers for Visiting Fellowships of up to three months at the John Rylands Research Institute in Manchester. Applicants must demonstrate a serious research interest that focuses on primary source material within the University of Manchester Library’s Special Collections. Read more here, and apply by 31 October 2013.
A postdoctoral position is being advertised at Magdalen College, Oxford for a researcher with a background in Classics, English and/or Drama to participate in a project entitled ‘Adults at Play(s): The Psychology of Dramatic Audiences’. Applications are due by 1 November 2013, and more information about the post and project can be found here.
Montana Shakespeare in the Parks (MSIP) is a professional theatre company housed at Montana State University’s College of Arts and Architecture. Right now, a position is being advertised for an Executive Artistic Director to lead MSIP. Review of applications began 1 October, but is ongoing. Read more information here.
That’s all for this week’s Scrivener. Thanks for reading! Also, please consider making a donation to The Shakespeare Standard. Got a conference, a call for papers, or other scholarship news? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.