Bollywood, Reviewing Comedy, and Staging Early Modern Dutch Sex: Papers Called For.

Today’s post is to bring to your notice three calls for papers, spanning the Atlantic Ocean and stopping off in India along the way (and if that sounds like a geographical impossibility, you clearly haven’t read The Winter’s Tale.) The events take in the seriousness of reviewing comedy, the presence of Shakespeare in Bollywood cinema, and the … Continue reading

AHRC Studentships at Roehampton

A series of AHRC-funded studentships, both at the Masters and Doctoral level, are available at the University of Roehampton. There are opportunities for funding in Early Modern programs supervised by the likes of Andy Kesson, Clare McManus, and Jane Kinglsey-Smith. You have until February 19th 2014 to apply, and all the details are available here.

And the first plenary speaker of 2014 is…

As 2013 draws to a close, with a turkey in the freezer and mince pies in the oven, you may well feel that your appetite can’t take any more whetting – but we’re hoping to dispel that feeling by announcing the first plenary speaker of BritGrad 2014. If you have a hunger for linguistics, Shakespearean … Continue reading

Shakespeare and Education symposium, 3 July

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The Shakespeare Institute will hold a free to attend symposium titled ‘Shakespeare in Education: Current Trends and New Directions’, organised exclusively by students of The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham on Wednesday 3rd July 2013. The symposium is designed for those interested in Shakespeare and education including students, alumni, and any Shakespeare educators, and will … Continue reading

Durham MEMSA Conference 2013

The CFP is up, and registration is open! MEMSA Conference 2013.



Have we got your attention? Good. BritGrad is holding a bake sale this Sunday, 19th May, in the Parish Centre across from Holy Trinity Church at 11.45am. If you’re in the Stratford vicinity, we hope you’ll join us and sample some delicious treats. If you’d like to prepare some yummy baked goods for the sale, … Continue reading

Crossing The Border of Eternal Peril, or, A Very Important Notice


STOP! Who would cross the Border of Eternal Peril must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see: What is your name? What is your quest? What is your nationality? On a more serious note, we would like to inform all delegates – presenters and auditors alike – that this year all … Continue reading

CFP: ‘Playing Games’ a Graduate Conference at UCL


‘Playing Games’ – Department of English Language and Literature, University College London Graduate Conference – 24 May 2013 Play, writes Roger Caillois (Man, Play and Games, 1961), is an activity that is free and non-productive, unfolds in a circumscribed time and place with an uncertain conclusion, is rule-governed and ‘accompanied by a special awareness of … Continue reading

Renaissance Literature Position at Cardiff University

Originally posted on Cardiff Shakespeare:
  Senior Lecturer / Reader in English Literature    Cardiff School of English, Communication and Philosophy The Cardiff School of English, Communication and Philosophy wishes to make the following appointment, tenable from 1 September 2013. Senior Lecturer or Reader (Grade 8). Candidates will have an established national, or emerging international, reputation…

Conference Registration Now Open!

Originally posted on middletemple2013:
Good news!  You can now register to attend the conference and/or come along to the Candlemas Revels on the Saturday evening.  The draft programme for the two days of the conference will appear here soon. The Revels on the Saturday evening, 2nd February, are highly appropriate, of course, as Candlemas was…

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