Literary studies

SRS Book Series

This 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). We invite high quality proposals for monographs and edited volumes from across the wide range of existing and possible future fields of Renaissance and early modern studies.


SRS at English Shared Futures

The Society for Renaissance Studies organised four panels at the English Shared Futures conference, which ran from 5th – 7th July 2017 in Newcastle. Rachel Willie reports on the event.

Early Modern Wales: Space, Place and Displacement / Cymru Fodern Gynnar: Gofod, Lle a Symudiad

Event Date: 
07 Jul 2016

Symposiwm rhyngddisgyblaethol a gynhelir gan Lyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru, 7 Gorffennaf 2016
An interdisciplinary symposium hosted by the National Library of Wales, 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)

Cervantes+Shakespeare 1616-2016

Event Date: 
03 May 2016 to 07 May 2016

Coinciding with the quatercentenary of the deaths of Shakespeare and Cervantes, SEDERI (Spanish and Portuguese Association for English Renaissance Studies) is organising its annual conference in collaboration with the English and Spanish departments of the University of Valladolid.

Coincidiendo con el cuarto centenario de la muerte de Shakespeare y de Cervantes, SEDERI (Sociedad Española y Portuguesa de Estudios del Renacimiento Inglés) está organizando su congreso anual en colaboración con los departamentos de Filología Inglesa y Literatura Española de la Universidad de Valladolid.

‘Dare to tell’: Silence and Saying in Ben Jonson

Event Date: 
01 Apr 2016 to 03 Apr 2016

School of English, University of St Andrews

A conference in the 400th anniversary year of the publication of Jonson’s 1616 first Folio of Works.

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Professor Martin Butler (University of Leeds)
Professor Julie Sanders (University of Newcastle)

World premiere of Ben and Jamie by Brean Hammond


Winter Seminar in Paleography and Archival Studies

Event Date: 
11 Jan 2016 to 16 Jan 2016

Florence, Italy.

The principal aim of this seminar is to provide an introduction to Italian archives (with particular emphasis on Florentine archival collections); to examine in-depth various documentary typologies; to read diverse early modern scripts; and to learn how to plan research in Italian archives and libraries. Especially relevant for advanced graduate students studying Renaissance and early modern topics, this seminar is taught by a team of current and former MAP scholars, as well as university professors and other MAP-affiliated researchers.

Seminar Series

Below is a list of seminar series relating to Renaissance Studies in Britain and Ireland. It is by no means exhaustive; if you would like a series to be added, please contact the webmaster.


Shakespearean Communities

Event Date: 
14 Apr 2016 to 16 Apr 2016

To mark the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the Centre for Studies in Literature and the Centre for European and International Studies Research at the University of Portsmouth are holding a conference on ‘Shakespearean Communities’ celebrating Shakespeare’s life, work and influence. A wealth of scholarship has explored Shakespeare and his contemporary world, where communities were being created, contested and redefined.


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