Medium Ævum Essay Prize, 1st December 2017

The Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature has awarded the Medium Ævum Essay Prize since 2008. The competition is run annually, with postgraduates and those recently graduated with a higher degree invited to submit an essay on a topic that falls within the range of the interests of Medium Ævum in the … Continue reading Medium Ævum Essay Prize, 1st December 2017

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Medieval English Theatre 38: “The Best Pairt of our Play”, Essays Presented to John J. McGavin (Part II)

Edited by Sarah Carpenter, Pamela M. King, Meg Twycross, and Greg Walker This volume comprises the second half of the Festschrift presented to John J. McGavin (of which volume 27 is the first); its essays reflect and honour many of his interests. The subjects addressed include ceremonial (a coronation and a grand funeral), audience reception … Continue reading Medieval English Theatre 38: “The Best Pairt of our Play”, Essays Presented to John J. McGavin (Part II)

Medieval Theatre Performance: Actors, Dancers, Automata and Their Audiences, Edited by Philip Butterworth & Katie Normington

This brand new volume presents a rare look not at the words of medieval drama but at the action and how it was actually brought to life. Theatre, dance, puppetry, automata, props and audience all feature here as they did in medieval drama. It’s a wonderfully vivid collection which we trust will become a landmark … Continue reading Medieval Theatre Performance: Actors, Dancers, Automata and Their Audiences, Edited by Philip Butterworth & Katie Normington

Early Modern English Domestic Tragedy, Special Issue of Early Modern Literary Studies

Early Modern English Domestic Tragedy, A special issue of Early Modern Literary Studies Deadline for submissions: September 1, 2017 Contact: L.M.Hopkins@shu.ac.uk Essays of c. 7000 words are invited for a special issue of Early Modern Literary Studieson domestic tragedy.  Possible topics might include individual plays (e.g. Arden of Faversham, A Warning for Fair Women, The English Traveller, A Woman Killed … Continue reading Early Modern English Domestic Tragedy, Special Issue of Early Modern Literary Studies

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)