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).

Literary Windows

Event Date: 
25 Sep 2017 to 26 Sep 2017

Imitative Series and Clusters in Literature (Classical to Early Modern)

All Souls’ College, Oxford


Renaissance Studies Latest Issue (November 2016)

The latest issue of Renaissance Studies (Vol 30, no. 5, November 2016) is now available on-line via the Wiley-Blackwell website.

Beyond Academia

Maria Kirk discusses the interpretation and dissemination of research outside academia.

More than meets the page: Printing Text and Images in Italy, 1570s-1700s

Event Date: 
04 Mar 2017

A one-day interdisciplinary conference, held at the Humanities Research Centre, University of Warwick

Key-note Speakers: Dr Marika Keblusek (Leiden University) and Dr Angela McShane (RCA/V&A)


Richard Hakluyt and the Renaissance Discovery of the World

Event Date: 
24 Nov 2016 to 25 Nov 2016

This year is the 400th anniversary of the death of Richard Hakluyt (1552-1616) and the Hakluyt Society will mark this with an exciting programme of events in Oxford and at Hakluyt’s parish of Wetheringsett in Suffolk. Centrepiece of the Hakluyt@400 events will be the two-day international conference Richard Hakluyt and the Renaissance Discovery of the World, taking place in Oxford on 24-25 November: book your tickets here:



Private Prayer: the Common Man’s Creative Writing?

Ceri Sullivan discusses the experimental and dramatic aspects of private prayer in early modern English culture.

SRS Book Prize 2016: Winner Announced

The 2016 SRS book prize was awarded to Kate van Orden for her "Materialities: Books, Readers and the Chanson in Sixteenth Century Europe" (OUP, 2015). One further book was highly commended, Helmer Helmers, "The Royalist Republic: Literature, Politics and Religion in the Anglo-Dutch Public Sphere, 1639-1660" (CUP, 2015).

As ever, the judges were impressed by the high standard of the books entered for the prize and choosing a winner was extremely difficult. The judges are grateful to all the publishers who sent in their books to the committee.

Position Announcement

The Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University invites applications for a beginning tenure-track assistant professorship in early modern drama, 1500-1700. The review of applications will begin November 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.


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