It’s Lindsay here with this week’s update on what’s happening in Shakespeare scholarship! Today’s news features some fantastic looking conferences (including a large number of postgraduate/graduate specific events) and a few interesting calls for manuscripts, as well as information regarding the University of Virginia’s Rare Book School and Marie Curie DiXiT Fellowships.
CALLS FOR PAPERS
Abstracts are currently being sought for seminars on the topics of ‘Early Modern Hoarders: Capital, Capacity, and Containment’, ‘Cartography, World Space, and Early Modern Epic’, and ‘Commerce: Travel, Circulation and Exchange in the Early Modern World’ 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 seminars here, here, and here.
‘Brevity is the soul of wit.’ It is also the theme of an upcoming graduate/postgraduate conference to be held at Western University in London, Ontario. 1 December 2013 is the deadline for proposals, and the conference will be held from 6-8 March 2014. You can find more details here.
31 December 2013 is the deadline to submit a proposal for ‘Romance and its Transformations, 1550-1750’, a conference that will be held from 30 June-1 July 2014 at Chawton House Library in the UK. You can read the full call here.
‘The Edition as Argument, 1550-1750’ is envisioned as a landmark two-day conference that will draw together experienced and new editors to analyse and to celebrate editions in progress and to inspire a new generation of editors and editions. One direct print outcome of the conference will be a handbook on editing sixteenth and seventeenth-century documents. You can read more about it here. Abstracts are due by 1 December 2013, and the conference is scheduled for 16-17 July 2014.
The Swiss Association of Medieval and Early Modern English Studies’ 2014 Conference will be held from 12-13 September at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. Proposals related to the conference topic of ‘Drama and Pedagogy’ should be submitted by 6 December 2013, and you can find more information here.
On 18 January 2014, London’s Courtauld Institute of Art will be holding its Second Annual Postgraduate Renaissance Symposium on the topic of ‘The Visual Arts and Music in Renaissance Europe’. Proposals are due soon—by 4 November 2013—and more information is available here.
Paper or panel proposals are invited for ‘Objects, Families, Homes: British Material Cultures in Global Contexts’, a conference to be held at University College London from 11–12 July 2014. Read more here, and submit your proposals before 15 December 2013.
‘Consuming Objects: Negotiating Relationships With the Material World’ will be held at the Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library in Delaware on 12 April 2014. Proposals from emerging scholars (i.e. postgraduate/graduate students and recent PhDs) are due 2 December 2013, and more details are available here.
The University of North Carolina, Charlotte’s English Graduate Student Association will be holding its 14th Annual Conference on 24 January 2014, and proposals are due 2 December 2013. This year’s theme is ‘Processing and Performing Paradigms: How (Non)Literary (Con)Texts Construct Realities’. Read more details here.
The Birkbeck Early Modern Society at the University of London will hold its 7th Annual Student Conference on the theme of ‘Vice and Virtue in the Early Modern Period’ on 15 February 2014. Read more details here, and submit your proposal by 6 December 2013.
CALLS FOR MANUSCRIPTS
What ever happened to The Upstart Crow (the Shakespeare journal, I mean)? It discontinued publishing in March of 2013 and has since been reconstituted as an online, open-access journal and blog called Upstart: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies. Right now, it has a really interesting special call out for an upcoming ‘media event’ entitled Out of Sequence. Contributors are asked to choose one of Shakespeare’s sonnets and respond to it through a poem, brief essay, or visual piece. As of 30 October, the following sonnets have been claimed: 1-2, 5, 9, 11, 18-20, 22, 26-27, 29, 35, 40, 52, 54-55, 60, 64-65 71, 73, 76, 88, 91, 93, 94, 106, 110, 116, 122, 129, 130, 134-136, 138, 146-47. Submissions are due by 1 December 2013, and you can read more about the project here.
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies has just extended the deadline for its inaugural issue on the theme ‘Emotions in History’. Articles of 5000-7000 words are due by 14 November 2013. You can read more details here.
For its half-centenary, Anglophonia/Caliban: The French Journal of English Studies will be devoted to the topic of ‘Caliban and His Transmutations’. You can find more about the journal here. Proposals for French or English articles on Caliban’s post-Shakespearean reception should be sent to the board of editors (i.e. Françoise Besson (email@example.com); Philippe Birgy (firstname.lastname@example.org); Roland Bouyssou (email@example.com); Jean-Louis Breteau (firstname.lastname@example.org); Jean-Paul Débax (email@example.com); Albert Poyet (firstname.lastname@example.org); Marcienne Rocard (email@example.com)) before 10 December 2013.
The Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network (DiXiT) is offering 12 Marie Curie fellowships to early stage researchers for a period of 3 years and 5 Marie Curie fellowships to experienced researchers for a period of 12 to 20 months. The closing date for positions in Antwerp, Cologne, The Hague, Graz, and Rome is 10 December 2013. You can find more details here.
RARE BOOK SCHOOL
The University of Virginia’s Rare Book School (RBS) has announced its 2014 summer course schedule. Along with classes in Charlottesville, RBS will also offer courses in Philadelphia and New Haven. Read about the various classes and scholarships on offer here and here. Regular admissions don’t start until January, but the Rare Book School is currently accepting applications from doctoral candidates, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty for the ‘Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography’. Applications for this incredible sounding three-year fellowship are due 2 December 2013, and you can read more 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.