CFP: European Women in Early Modern English Drama

ESRA (University of Worcester UK) 29 June-2 July, 2015

Katherine of Aragon

European Women in Early Modern English Drama

Organizers:
Edel Semple (University College Cork), Ema Vyroubalova (Trinity College Dublin)

Topic: 
The seminar explores why and how early modern England’s dramatists repeatedly fashioned female characters of distinct nationalities and how notions of gender and foreignness intersect and/or diverge in early modern English play-texts. The papers may examine, among other aspects, representations of European women in early modern English drama in relation to:

– social, sexual, or cultural encounters and interactions
– notions and theories of race, ethnicity, and hybridity
– misogyny and/or xenophobia
– political and/or economic power
– linguistic exchange (e.g. accents or multilingualism)
– religious and/or social identities and groups
– early modern travel, geography and cartography
– early modern staging
– printing and circulation of plays
– source texts and dramatic genres

Submit an abstract (200-300 words) and a biography (150 words) by 1 December 2014 to the conveners. Participants will be notified about the acceptance of their proposals by 1 March 2015. The deadline for submitting completed seminar papers (3,000 words) is 1 May 2015.

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