Attending to Early Modern Women – It’s About Time! | The Scrivener

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Hello, welcome my Shakespearean friends to this week’s edition of The Scrivener. Take a seat, get cosy, have a cup of tea (if you’re not a tea drinker, have another refreshing beverage of your choice). Now that you’re all set, let’s begin with this week’s galore of scholarship news. To celebrate women’s history month we at the Scrivener have collected some gems for your perusal, ranging from calls for papers on man, woman, rebirth (and more!) to call for manuscripts for the V&A. So drink up and make a note in you diary for these:

Call for Papers:

Man and the Environment in Early Modern Cities:
Polish Academy of Sciences,  Vienna, Austria
25th – 27th September 2014

This world’s a city full of straying streets, and death’s the market-place where each one meets’ (Two Noble Kinsmen). The aim of this conference of young scholars is the presentation of projects that deal with the relationship between man and the environment in the early modern city. The deadline for submissions is 31st March. For further details see here

Reception and Performance of Classical Drama in Early Modern England
University of Exeter
19-20 June 2014

The deadline for this conference has now been extended to 28th March. For those of you interested, this conference  will discuss the various ways in which classical drama was utilised throughout the early modern period. For more information visit their website.

Ljubljana, Slovenia,
18–19th September 2014

PhD students – this one is for you! The international conference Decline—Metamorphosis—Rebirth is intended for PhD students and recent PhD graduates from different fields of humanities and social sciences, who are invited to participate. Abstract in English of maximum 400 words should be send, with the title of the paper, name and contact information (address, phone number, e-mail) until 12th May 2014 by e-mail to phdconference2014@gmail.comor by post to Department of Art History, Faculty of Arts, Aškerčeva 2, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia (with the note ‘Conference for PhD students’). For more details visit their website.

Attending to Early Modern Women: It’s About Time
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education
18-20 June 2015

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To celebrate women’s month here is some excellent news! The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education will be hosting a 3 day conference attending to and (hopefully) attended by women. Taking as its inspiration the fact that 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the first Attending to Early Modern Women conference, the ninth conference, “It’s About Time,” will focus on time and its passing, allowing us to archive our achievements, reflect on the humanities in the world today, and shape future directions in scholarship and teaching. The deadline is not until 30th September, but hey, for the eager amongst you it’s a date worth keeping in mind. But fear not if you (like me) have sloth-like memory, we here at the Scrivener will remind you gain in due course. For now visit their website and get excited!

Call for Manuscripts:

V&A Online Journal

Attending to Early Modern Women - It's About Time! | The Scrivener shakespeare news The Shakespeare Standard shakespeare plays list play shakespeare The V&A Online Journal is seeking contributions for its next edition. The current issue features contributions on ancient Persepolis, Renaissance Italy, early modern amber, eighteenth -century connoisseurship and Parisian porcelain. Contributions can range from articles to short essays, from reviews to excerpts. To find out more, see here

Death and the Maiden:

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Good news! The deadline for ‘Death and the Maiden: A Special Issue of Writing from Below’ has now been extended. The new deadline is Friday 28th March, so hurry there’s still enough time! For further details do check out their website.


 Early Modern Circle – Program 2014

If you’re in Melbourne and an early modern enthusiast, this is an opportunity not to miss! The university of Melbourne is organising an informal, interdisciplinary seminar group open to interested students, academics and researchers. The group meets at 6:15 pm, generally on the third Monday of the month, in the Old Arts building at The University of Melbourne. If you happen to be in Melbourne (as I wish I was) then do check out their full program here. Don’t worry if you can’t make the first one which is this coming Monday, they will be on once a month, every month until November!

‘Occupy Shakespeare: Shakespeare and/ in the Humanities’
Rhodes College
27th March

Phi Beta Kappa and Marjorie Garber will be talking about the significance of Shakespeare’s plays as part of contemporary culture or rather, the culture of ‘the humanities’. This is an event not to be missed, it not only reflects back on the significance of Shakespeare studies within the academic world and beyond so far but delves to explore the future of Shakespearean studies in relation to the future of humanities in the twenty-first century. Oh, and in case you were wondering, it’s a free event and open to the public!

That’s all from us here at The Scrivener for this week.  Thank you for reading. Please consider contributing (as much or as little as you like) to our current fundraising campaign. 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!

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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