Welcome to The Scrivener! It’s Lindsay here this week with the latest in early modern scholarship. This time around, we have a number of upcoming calls for papers and a note about Shakespearean summer school in Venice.
Calls for Papers:
Recent years have seen a decisive shift away from the notion of Shakespeare as an exceptional individual and Shakespearean texts as fixed, stable entities towards a Shakespeare located within the practices of collaborative authorship and the plays as intertextual, globalized products. However, in the area of Shakespearean performance, the individual focus has proved to be more resistant. A conference on ‘Shakespearean Collaborations’ to be held at Universidade do Minho, Guimarães, Portugal from 22-23 October 2015 aims to move the focus in performance studies of Shakespeare more clearly onto performance as a collaborative process, where the work of contemporary directors, performers, set designers, dramaturgs or musicians combines either harmoniously or disastrously in performances of the plays, or where translators or adapters work with and against the texts in contemporary refashionings of the plays’ themes. 27 February 2015 is the deadline for proposals, and the full call can be found online here.
The Ninth International Conference of the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies is dedicated to the theme of ‘Madness: Sacred and Profane’. This event will be held at National Taiwan University in Taipei from 23-24 October 2015, and abstracts are due by 1 February 2015. You can find the full call here on the conference website.
31 January 2015 is the deadline to submit an abstract for ‘Authenticity and Imitation in Translation and Culture,’ a conference to be held in Warsaw, Poland from 7-9 May 2015. Papers are invited from that approach the issues of authenticity, imitation and translation from possibly broadest theoretical and methodological perspectives, and you can find full details online here.
‘Being Non/Human’, an interdisciplinary discussion group aimed at UK-based postgraduates and early career researchers, is organising a conference for 2015 on the topic of ‘bodily borders’. Postgraduate students and early career researchers interested in this theme are invited to submit an abstract or propose a panel no later than 2 February 2015. The conference will take place on 17 June 2015 at Queen Mary, University of London, and the full call is available here.
‘Tyndale’s Quiddities’ will be held from 1-3 October, 2015 at Hertford College, Oxford, UK. This conference will examine every aspect of Tyndale’s thinking on education and theology in his time, as evidenced through his ‘independent’ writings: his prologues, introductions, glosses, comments and polemical works. You can find more details here, and abstracts are due by 15 February 2015.
15 February 2015 is also the deadline to submit an abstract for the Fifth Reformation Research Consortium (RefoRC) Conference, to be held from 7-9 May 2015 at KU Leuven in Belgium. Papers are invited on all topics within the field of the reformations of the sixteenth century, and more details can be found here.
‘Women, Land and the Making of the British Landscape, 1300-1900’ is an interdisciplinary conference planned for 29-30 June 2015 at the University of Hull, UK. This event seeks to bring together historians, geographers, archaeologists, legal scholars, art historians and literary scholars to reflect on women’s contribution to the making of the British landscape. More details can be found here, and abstracts are due by 31 January 2015.
International graduate students, faculty members, teachers, and independent scholars are invited to apply for an intensive four-week course of study exploring the text and contexts of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice--in Venice! A rich program of lectures and creative workshops by leading scholars, actors, and musicians held in the beautiful San Giorgio monastery from 15 June–11 July 2015 will be complemented by theatre performances and excursions to the Jewish Ghetto and other Venetian sites. You can find more details here, and applications are due by 15 February 2015.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.