New Monograph Series from the SRS

The Society for Renaissance Studies is delighted to announce its NEW monograph series. The series is dedicated to the exploration of the many cultures of knowledge, learning, reading and performing in the Renaissance and Early Modern world (c.1400-c.1700).

Society for Renaissance Studies 7th Biennial Conference

Event Date: 
18 Jul 2016 to 20 Jul 2016

School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow

Keynote Speakers: Professor Neil Rhodes (University of St Andrews); Professor Willy Maley (University of Glasgow); Professor Evelyn Welch (King’s College, London)

Sharing Space in the Early Modern World (1450-1750)

Event Date: 
24 Jun 2016 to 25 Jun 2016

University of Oxford, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)

Keynote Speaker: Professor David Luebke (University of Oregon)


Call for Papers for Edited Collection

Call for Papers

We are seeking essay proposals for an edited volume focused on queens and queenship in the plays of William Shakespeare. Although there have been many individual studies of how queens in early modern drama reflect and refract the image of Elizabeth I, this volume will primarily concern queens as characters and as theatrical constructs. The collection will be submitted to the “Queenship and Power” series (Palgrave Macmillan) edited by Charles Beem and Carole Levin, with planned
publication for late 2017/early 2018.


Fate and Fortune in Renaissance Thought

Event Date: 
27 May 2016
A one-day Colloquium to be held at the University of Warwick
Keynote address: Dilwyn Knox (University College London).
Respondent: Stephen Clucas (Birkbeck, University of London)


Renaissance Studies Latest Issue (Feb 2016)

The latest issue of Renaissance Studies (Vol 30, no. 1, Feb 2016) is now available on-line via the Wiley-Blackwell website.

Ariosto, the Orlando Furioso and English Culture, 1516-2016

Event Date: 
28 Apr 2016 to 29 Apr 2016

April 2016 will mark the fifth centenary of the publication of Ariosto’s Orlando furioso, a seminal work of European literature. To mark this centenary and to draw attention to the continuing presence of the Orlando Furioso in English culture from the 16th century to the present, a conference will be held at the British Academy in London on April 28th and 29th 2016.


Early Modern Wales: Space, Place and Displacement / Cymru Fodern Gynnar: Gofod, Lle a Symudiad

Event Date: 
06 Jul 2016 to 07 Jul 2016

Symposiwm rhyngddisgyblaethol a gynhelir gan Lyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru, 6-7 Gorffennaf 2016
An interdisciplinary symposium hosted by the National Library of Wales, 6-7 July 2016

Prif siaradwyr a gadarnhawyd: Yr Athro Sarah Prescott (Prifysgol Aberystwyth), Yr Athro Philip Schwyzer (Prifysgol Exeter)
Confirmed keynote speakers: Professor Sarah Prescott (Aberystwyth University), Professor Philip Schwyzer (University of Exeter)

Shakespearean Communities

Event Date: 
14 Apr 2016 to 16 Apr 2016

To mark the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the Centre for Studies in Literature and the Centre for European and International Studies Research at the University of Portsmouth are holding a conference on ‘Shakespearean Communities’ celebrating Shakespeare’s life, work and influence. A wealth of scholarship has explored Shakespeare and his contemporary world, where communities were being created, contested and redefined.


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