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A warm hello and welcome to this week’s edition of The Scrivener, where we constantly aim to bring you the latest in the world of all things Shakespearean and scholarly. This week we have a great line up papers ranging from France, India and the US. Read on to find out more!


New Perspectives on Censorship in Early Modern England: Literature, Politics and Religion
Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand, France
1-3 December 2016

Celebrating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and the 500th anniversary of Queen Mary I’s birth, this conference will take stock of the current research on censorship in early modern England in order to understand in what ways this research has or not contributed to the construction of modernity. Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief biography to Sophie Chiari and Isabelle Fernandes . Deadline for proposal submission is 20 July 2015.

Words Words Words: The Future of Literary Writing- An International Conference
The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India
25-27 November, 2015

Hamlet’s response to Polonious’ question, ‘What do you read, my lord?’, ‘Words, words, words’ inspire this conference. One of the primary objectives of this conference is to investigate the question of whether something like “literary writing” exists at all. Is Shakespeare both a literary artist and a popular entertainer? What makes a work ‘literary’ while something else gets labelled as less than literary? Abstracts of around 300 words should be sen by 1st August 2015 to

Birth Studies Area MPCA/ACA
Todd A. Comer, Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
1-4 October 2015

This conference welcomes papers and panel proposals which focus around the cultural framing or representation (in comics, film, literature, religious and medical practices, etc.) of birth or the birthing process. Deadline for this one is 15th May 2015. For more details be sure to visit their website.

Carnivalization and the Carnivalesque
Georgia and Carolinas College English Association at SAMLA

For its 2015 SAMLA panel, the Georgia and Carolinas College English Association seeks proposals that address the theme of carnivalization and the carnivalesque. As articulated by Mikhail Bakhtin, ‘carnival celebrated temporary liberation from prevailing truth and from established order; it marked the suspension of all hierarchical rank, privileges, norms, and prohibitions. Carnival was the true feast of time, the feast of becoming, change, and renewal. It was hostile to all that was immortalized and completed.’ Please submit abstracts to Lee Brewer Jones by 29th May 2015. 

That’s all from us here at The Scrivener for this week. As always, thank you for reading!

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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