New SRS Postdoctoral Fellows Announced (2015-16)

Event Date: 
23 Jul 2015

The Fellowships Committee is pleased to announce James Cook and Roisin 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.

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)

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.

Samuel Daniel, Poet and Historian: A Two-day Conference

Event Date: 
10 Sep 2015 to 11 Sep 2015

This is the first Conference devoted to Samuel Daniel (1562-1619), and it is presented by a consortium of universities—UCL’s Centre for Early Modern Exchanges, the English Faculty at Oxford University, St John’s College Oxford, and the Royal College of Music.

Confirmed Speakers include: Warren Boutcher (QMUL); Christopher Goodwin (Lute Society); Karen Hearn (formerly of the Tate, Hon. Professor UCL).

Script-in-Hand Performance of The Scornful Lady

Event Date: 
25 Jul 2015

Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon

As the final event of John Fletcher: A Critical Reappraisal, co-convened by Steve Orman and José A. Pérez Díez, the Shakespeare Institute Players will be presenting a script-in-hand performance of one of Beaumont and Fletcher's funniest collaborations: The Scornful Lady (1610)

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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). 

Richard Baxter Quatercentenary Symposium

Event Date: 
13 Nov 2015

Dr Williams’s Library, 14 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0AR

Confirmed speakers include Professor Nigel Smith (Princeton), Professor Ann Hughes (Keele) and Professor Howard Hotson (Oxford).

Renaissance Studies: New Special Issue

Re-forming the Psalms in Tudor England (Vol. 29, no. 4, September 2015; Guest editor: Ruth Ahnert).

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