Welcome to The Scrivener! It’s Lindsay here this week bringing you the latest in scholarship news. Things are fairly quiet at this point in the summer, but there are still some calls out that you won’t want to miss!
Calls for Manuscripts
Despite much academic interest in movement, materiality and the body, Shakespeare’s use of dancing as both theatrical device and thematic marker remains under-studied (and the re-imagining of Shakespearean material as dance works has also been neglected by researchers to date). Contributors are thus sought for an edited volume on the topic of Shakespeare and dance. 15 August 2014 is the deadline to submit a proposal, and more details can be found here.
For its inaugural issue, Angles: French Perspectives on the Anglophone World welcomes original proposals inspired by the celebrated Shakespearean aphorism: ‘Brevity is the soul of wit’. You can read more about it here. Remember that 15 August 2014 is the deadline for proposals.
Critical investigation into ‘Shakespeare and the visual arts’ has generally treated Shakespeare’s influence on later artists, painters, and sculptors. Contributions are currently being sought for an edited volume entitled Shakespeare and the Visual Arts: The Italian Influence that will instead study the use or mention of Renaissance material arts and artists in Shakespeare’s oeuvre. Proposals are due by 31 August 2014, and you can read the full call here.
Scholars often explore the relationships between gender, sex, and violence through theories of inequality, violence against women, and female victimization, but what happens when women are the perpetrators of violent or harmful behaviour? 1 September 2014 is the deadline to submit an abstract for Evil Women and Mean Girls: Critical Examinations of the Fairer Sex’s Nasty Side in History, Literature, and Popular Culture, an edited collection that will explore gendered representations of ‘evil’ (era and geographical region open). You can find the full details here.
Calls for Papers
29 August 2014 is the deadline to submit a proposal for ‘Little Eyases: Early Modern Plays and Boy Players: 1525–1642’, a conference which will be held at the University of Western Austalia from 13-14 November 2014. This two day symposium will provide an opportunity to reflect on some of the many and complex issues surrounding boy players and boys’ plays in the early modern theatre. You can read the full call here.
A young researchers’ conference on ‘Displacement, Transgression and Dissent in France, Great Britain and the American Colonies (c.1600-1800)’ will take place at Aix-Marseille Université in Provence, France on 20-21 March 2015. Read more details here, and apply by 1 September 2014.
Call for Book Proposals
Brill Publishers seeks monographs and essay collections for its ‘Maps, Spaces, Cultures’ series that investigate how notions of space, geography, and mapping shaped medieval and early modern cultures. More details are available here.
First Folios on Parade
Have you heard about the Folger Shakespeare Library’s plan to loan a First Folio to every state in the union, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in 1616? To allow as many people as possible have a chance to see this traveling exhibit, the organizers are encouraging libraries, museums, historical societies and other cultural venues to apply to host a free four-week display in their state or territory. You can find the full programme details here. Applications are due by 5 September 2014.
Finally, speaking of the Folger, have you checked out Folgerpedia yet?
That’s all for this week. As always, thanks for reading! If you have a cfp or other scholarly news that you think would be of interest to our readership, don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can reach the Scholarship Editors at email@example.com.