Literary Form After Matter, 1500-1700

Event Date: 
22 Jun 2018


Shulman Auditorium, The Queen’s College, University of Oxford


Registration is now available here for Literary Form After Matter, 1500-1700 (The Queen's College, Oxford, Friday 22 June). This conference features keynotes by Sophie Butler (UEA), Elizabeth Scott-Baumann (KCL), and Adam Smyth (Oxford), as well as a pop-up exhibition in the Queen's College Library. Attendance is free for postgrads, ECRs, and those without permanent posts; £10 for all others. Registration is required. Please contact organisers Katherine Hunt (The Queen's College, Oxford) and Dianne Mitchell (The Queen's College, Oxford) with any questions at


How do we understand form at a time when the materials of Renaissance literature seem to “matter” more than ever? Responding to a renewed interest in the forms of texts and textual objects c. 1500-1700, this one-day conference will ask two related questions: What do we mean by literary form now, and has the material turn helped or hindered us in figuring out what it is?




This conference is generously supported by the Society for Renaissance Studies, the Oxford Centre for Early Modern Studies, and The Queen’s College, Oxford.

Submission date for papers: 
18 Mar 2018
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