- The Shakespeare Standard
Blogging Shakespeare – E-books, webinars, & posts from Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
The Collation – Scholarship from the Folger Shakespeare Library
Early English Drama & Performance Network - News & resources for researchers, students and practitioners working with medieval and Tudor performance
Early Modern Commons – Aggregator of blogs covering the period 1500-1800
Pre-Elizabethan England – Literature, history, culture and current scholarship on the period before the reign of Elizabeth I
Renaissance Lit – UK-based conference announcements & other early modern happenings
Shakespeare in Fiction and Fact - “Riveting fiction and Shakespeare chat for lovers of the English Renaissance”
Shakespeare’s Globe – Performance-related topics, actor diaries, images, & event announcements from the Globe Theatre
Shakespeare Quarterly Forum – Scholarly posts, interviews, & announcements
Shakespeare’s England – Posts related to everyday life in 17th century England
Wynken de Worde – Early modern books, culture, & readers
Announcements of Interest
Information about Mellon-affiliated fellowships in the humanities can be found at: http://www.mellon.org/internet/grant_programs/programs/higher-education-and-scholarship/researchuniversities#current
- Calls for Papers
- Call for Papers for “Shakespeare in Pop Culture” at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association in Albuquerque, NM, in February 2015. Deadline is 1 November 2014.
- Call for Papers for “South-Central Renaissance Conference” in Raleigh, NC, in March 2015. Deadline is 1 December 2014.
- Call for Papers for “Reading Love’s Labour’ s Lost” in Paris, France, in February 2015. Deadline for submissions is 30 January 2015.
- Call for Papers for “Shakespearean Theatre Conference” in Stratford, Ontario, in June 2015. Deadline for submissions is 31 January 2015.
- International Conference on Shakespeare and Shakespeare Play Festival, sponsored by the Theatre Department of Rabindra Bharati University in March 2015. The venue will be Jorasanko Thakurbari, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata. For more information, visit http://rbu.ac.in/pdf/DramaConference-19082014.pdf. Deadline for submissions is 31 October 2014.
Retreat and Reading of Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” at Cumberland Lodge, an education centre in Windsor, UK, in January 2015. The retreat will be led by the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, the novelist Salley Vickers, and two leading Shakespeare scholars: Professor Stanley Wells and Paul Edmondson. For addition information, see www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation announced the 2014 Woodrow Wilson Women’s Studies Dissertation Fellows. Among the ten Fellows is Shakespeare Association of America member Elizabeth Rodriguez. The Woodrow Wilson Women’s Studies program, the only national fellowship for doctoral work on issues of women and gender, supports the final year of dissertation writing for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences doing interdisciplinary and original work on these issues. Ms. Rodriguez is a doctoral candidate in English at Northwestern University. Her dissertation, Consensual Relations: Sexual and Political Subjectivity in England, 1550-1700, excavates the rhetoric and language of discourses of sexual and political consent in Renaissance England.
CELM is an online adaptation and extension of the Index of English Literary Manuscripts 1450-1700, compiled by Peter Beal and published by Mansell in four volumes between 1980 and 1993. The link for the site is https://celm2.dighum.kcl.ac.uk/.
Verlyn Klingenborg on “The Decline and Fall of the English Major,” 22 June 2013.
The NEH has given the Oregon Shakespeare Festival a $200,000 grant to support digitization of its archival collection. See the press release here: http://www.osfashland.org/en/press-room/press-releases/neh-grant.aspx