Announcing the Launch of REED Online

The Records of Early English Drama (REED) project is delighted to announce the launch of REED Online (ereed.library.utoronto.ca), its new open-access website. The site features REED's first digital edition of dramatic records for the county of Staffordshire, encoded in TEI. Easily searched with a number of useful filters, online records appear conveniently on the same … Continue reading Announcing the Launch of REED Online

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

Call for Contributions: Meanings of Time and Self in Early Modern Europe (1500-1800)

This collection seeks to open the closely related notions of time and self in Early Modern European culture to new, interdisciplinary and cross-national scrutiny. Time is a constantly changing entity and people’s perceptions of it are fluid and relative; the study of historical time, therefore, can reveal much about the political, religious and cultural experiences … Continue reading Call for Contributions: Meanings of Time and Self in Early Modern Europe (1500-1800)

Call for Contributor: The Year’s Work in English Studies (Shakespeare)

Contributor required for The Year's Work in English Studies: Shakespeare (General Criticism) There is a vacancy for a contributor to write the entry on Shakespeare scholarship (General Criticism) 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 … Continue reading Call for Contributor: The Year’s Work in English Studies (Shakespeare)

New Publication: Civic London to 1558, ed. Anne Lancashire

With David J. Parkinson (Boydell & Brewer, 2015) "The full range of the variety and richness of London's dramatic activity is revealed here, using the records of its civic government and craft guilds. The collection includes the major surviving Corporation and guild records from 1286 to 1558, while a detailed chronological appendix adds important supplementary … Continue reading New Publication: Civic London to 1558, ed. Anne Lancashire

REED Pre-Publication Collection

Records of Early English Drama would like to announce a new outlet for its work, The Records of Early English Drama Pre-Publication Collections website, at http://www.reedprepub.org. This website makes the work of individual field editors available to scholars and students in draft form, in advance of their official publication as part of a fully searchable, … Continue reading REED Pre-Publication Collection

CfP: The Politics of Domestic Drama in Early Modern England

In the early modern period, the household was commonly perceived as analogical to the state, the head of the household, a king, the servants, his subjects: “An houshold,” John Dod and Robert Cleaver wrote in 1598, “is as it were a little Commonwealth.” Towards the end of the sixteenth-century, the domestic received particular attention from … Continue reading CfP: The Politics of Domestic Drama in Early Modern England