Contributors required for The Year’s Work in English Studies: Shakespeare

There are two vacancies for contributors to write entries on Shakespeare scholarship - one on the histories and another on the tragedies - in The Year's Work in English Studies. YWES is organized by the English Association and published by Oxford University Press. Contributors write a short narrative description of all the scholarly and critical … Continue reading Contributors required for The Year’s Work in English Studies: Shakespeare

Assistant Professor in Middle English Literature, 1300-1520

University of Warwick -English and Comparative Literary Studies "You will undertake advanced research and teaching in the area of fourteenth and fifteenth century Middle English literature and culture in order to support the work of the department and develop and enhance its reputation, both internally and externally. You will carry out regular and routine administration … Continue reading Assistant Professor in Middle English Literature, 1300-1520

From one Cathedral to another…

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The Chester Mystery Plays transplant their epic production from god1 SMALLChester Cathedral to Liverpool Cathedral on October 11th and 12th. Pictures from the Chester production here – http://www.chestermysteryplays.com/2013_prod/2013_production.html

Having seen the performance at Chester Cathedral, the space was used as a classic proscenium arch with the audience sat at ground level and on tiered seating, which achieved a sense of intimacy for the audience (sometimes to the point of feeling squashed) in a relatively big space. The side aisles were the ‘offstage’ area and were also used by the choir and musicians.

Liverpool Cathedral calls itself ‘The Great Space’ with a nave vault of 36.5 m and a total length of 188.7 m. Chester’s nave has a height of 24m and total length of 108m.

It will be interesting to see how the production will be adapted for the Liverpool Cathedral production – will it simply mean more room for the audience, or will it allow the…

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Leverhulme Research Fellowships 2014

"The Leverhulme Trust is currently inviting applications for its 2014 Research Fellowships scheme. Leverhulme Research Fellowships enable experienced researchers—whether employed in academia or as established independent researchers —to undertake a programme of research on a topic of their choice. Up to £45,000 is available for research costs, replacement teaching costs, or loss of earnings. Fellowships are … Continue reading Leverhulme Research Fellowships 2014

Lecturer in Shakespeare Studies (International), Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

"The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is the independent charity that cares for the world’s greatest Shakespeare heritage sites, and promotes the enjoyment and understanding of Shakespeare’s works, life and times all over the world. The Learning Department is seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspiring Lecturer in Shakespeare Studies to deliver in-house and outreach classes for … Continue reading Lecturer in Shakespeare Studies (International), Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

CFP: N-Town’s Diversity: its History and its Plays

Leeds International Medieval Congress, 7-10 July 2014 This session will reassess our knowledge of the N-Town Manuscript, British Library MS Cotton Vespasian D.8, in its literary, historical, and political contexts.  The manuscript and its plays have experienced a resurgence of scholarly interest in recent years, in the forms of new teaching editions, monographs, and several … Continue reading CFP: N-Town’s Diversity: its History and its Plays

CFP: Theatre History Symposium, Mid-America Theatre Conference

Theatre History Symposium Mid-America Theatre Conference (http://matc.us) Cleveland, March 6-9, 2014 Revision "We seek high stakes choices in theatre production." For MATC’s 2014 Theatre History Symposium we ask participants to engage the question: What might high stakes history look like and what roles might “revision” play in that process? ‘Revision’ conjures multiple meanings: crisis, rebirth, … Continue reading CFP: Theatre History Symposium, Mid-America Theatre Conference