Dr. Justin Clemens from the University of Melbourne will be speaking on ‘Symptoms of the New Science in Paradise Lost’ on Wednesday, 30 July, at 1.00 in MR1 in Queen’s Building, University of Exeter. All are cordially invited to attend.
SCAENA Conference 2008 (Shakespeare and his Contemporaries: Performance and Adaptation) will take place next week, 18-20 July, at Anglia Ruskin University. Full details and programme are available on the conference website.
Keynote papers will be given by Catherine Belsey, Judith Buchanan, Peter Holland, Ann Thompson and Stanley Wells.
Pascale Aebischer (English, Exeter) will give a paper entitled: ‘”John Webster: Do we have a chance to interview him later on?”: Mike Figgis’ Hotel (2001) and the Preposterous Aesthetic of the Contemporary Jacobean Film’
Michael Mangan (Drama, Exeter) will be speaking on ‘Poaching from the poacher: Shakespeare, adaptation and pedagogy’.
The Department of English at the University of Exeter has advertised a 22-month Teaching Fellowship in the field of Renaissance Literature, to replace two members of staff in their successive periods of Leverhulme-funded research leave. The closing date for applications is 17 July. See the full job advertisement here.
Islands of Thought
Cardiff University, 10th October 2008
Cardiff University’s Renaissance Seminar is holding a postgraduate one-day conference to discuss island thought as a textual, historical, physical and metaphorical construct. The conference seeks to form some bridges or trade routes between different postgraduate research areas to better understand our own islands of thought on early-modern times. The plenary speakers will include Dr Richard Sugg (Durham University) and Dr Lloyd Bowen (Cardiff University).
Postgraduate students – from any discipline – are encouraged to give 20-minute papers, and abstracts of about 300 words can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before JULY 31st.
Topics exploring the early-modern era might include, but are not restricted to:
– Island identities and the British Isles
– Institutions as islands
– Visualising communities
– Islands in political and national discourse
– Welsh islands, or Wales as an island
– Legal islands
– Schools of thought, sects and denominations
– Mapping bodies, minds and the globe
– Metaphoric, metaphysical and textual islands
– Holy islands, island chains and treasure islands
– Lost, imaginary and phantom islands