Registration Open: Old Norse Poetry in Performance

Somerville College, Oxford, 24-25 June 2016 Old Norse Poetry in Performance will be an interdisciplinary conference which aims to bring together literary scholars, actors and dramaturgs to explore the dramatic potential in the Old Norse-Icelandic poetic corpus. The conference will stretch across two days, focussing on an array of themes pertaining to both eddic and skaldic poetry. Each day will … Continue reading Registration Open: Old Norse Poetry in Performance

CfP: Divine (In)Justice in Antiquity and the Middle Ages

Friday 4 November 2016, University of Sheffield Plenary speaker: Professor Tim Whitmarsh (University of Cambridge) Respondent: Professor John Arnold (Birkbeck, University of London) We invite proposals for 20 minute papers on topics including (but not limited to): Literary and artistic portrayals of divine judgment Human versus divine concept of justice Monotheistic versus polytheistic notions of … Continue reading CfP: Divine (In)Justice in Antiquity and the Middle Ages

Modes of Spectatorship from the Middle Ages to 1700

A Symposium in Honour of Professor John J. McGavin. Keynote Speaker: Professor Greg Walker (Edinburgh) Since John McGavin joined the University of Southampton in 1975, his research has ranged widely across medieval and early modern drama, performance, and theatricality in both Scotland and England. A long standing board-member and contributor to the Records of Early … Continue reading Modes of Spectatorship from the Middle Ages to 1700

Lecturer in Medieval and Early Modern Literature

University of Birmingham, School of English, Drama and American and Canadian Studies within the College of Arts and Law The University of Birmingham wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Medieval and Early Modern Literature with effect from 1st September 2016. We seek an early career academic with a completed and examined PhD, and a developing record … Continue reading Lecturer in Medieval and Early Modern Literature

CfP: New Perspectives on the ‘auld alliance’: Scotland, France and their neighbours in the early modern era

*Drama papers especially welcome!* This conference will explore the multifaceted relations between Scotland and France in the period c.1450-1700. Although the main focus of the conference is the auld alliance between France and Scotland, papers addressing this relationship in the broader British Isles or European context, and papers exploring relations between other countries (such as … Continue reading CfP: New Perspectives on the ‘auld alliance’: Scotland, France and their neighbours in the early modern era