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.
My project investigates the system of book production in sixteenth-century Lyon with a view to understanding its development. Between the first decade of the century and the outbreak of religious warfare in 1562, Lyon’s book industry exploded. Although the city was initially one among many branch office locations for Italian printing firms, it came to resemble Venice in terms of scale and importance within the European book world. Existing scholarship on printing in Lyon during the first half of th
I take the chancery of the last Sforza duke of Milan, Francesco II (1522-1535) as a case-study to re-think late medieval and early modern written political culture in a more nuanced and participatory framework.
Róisín Watson submitted her PhD at the University of St Andrews in 2015. Here she studied the Lutheran visual culture of the Duchy of Württemberg from 1534 to c. 1700, exploring the ways in which Lutheran ecclesiastical art was used by dukes, pastors and parishioners to express their spiritual and secular relationships.