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)

Society for Renaissance Studies Book Prize

The Society awards a biennial book prize of £500 to encourage original research on any aspect in the field of Renaissance studies and to recognise significant accomplishments by members of the SRS. 


Renaissance Studies Latest Issue (Nov 2015)

The latest issue of Renaissance Studies (Vol 29, no. 5, Nov 2015) is now available on-line via the Wiley-Blackwell website.

Remembering Lisa Jardine

The Society for Renaissance Studies expresses its sorrow and regret at the death of Professor Lisa Jardine CBE on 25 October 2015.

Colleagues and students reflect on Lisa Jardine's legacy.

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)

Self-commentary in Early Modern European Literature

Event Date: 
26 Feb 2016 to 27 Feb 2016

Writers the world over have often accompanied their texts with a variety of annotations, marginal glosses, rubrications, and explicatory or narrative prose in an effort to direct and control the reception of their own works. Such self-exegetical devices do not merely serve as an external apparatus but effectively interact with the primary text by introducing a distinctive meta-literary dimension which, in turn, reveals complex dynamics affecting the very notions of authorship and readership. In the Renaissance, self-commentaries enjoyed unprecedented diffusion and found expression in a multiplicity of forms, which appear to be closely linked to momentous processes such as the legitimation of vernacular languages across Europe, the construction of a literary canon, the making of the modern author as we know it, and the self-representation of modern individual identities.

New SRS Postdoctoral Fellows Announced (2015-16)

The Fellowships Committee is pleased to announce James Cook and Róisín Watson as the winners of this year's Postdoctoral Fellowships Competition (2015-16).

SRS Postdoctoral Fellow wins major award

Our current postdoctoral fellow, Holly James-Maddocks, has been awarded the first New Chaucer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship (2015-2016) at St Louis University, and a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship (2016-2019) at the University of Birmingham, to conduct research on 'The Illuminators of the Middle English Poetic Tradition'.  Holly aims to better contextualise the production of more than 100 illuminated manuscripts containing works by Chaucer, Lydgate, and Gower, by identifying the non-literary output of the artists involved.

Epistolary cultures - letters and letter-writing in early modern Europe

Event Date: 
18 Mar 2016 to 19 Mar 2016

The University of York is pleased to announce Epistolary cultures - letters and letter-writing in early modern Europe, a two-day conference (Humanities Research Centre, 18-19 March 2016). 


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