- The Shakespeare Standard – Source for recent Shakespeare-related news and projects
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
Ultimate Shakespeare Resource Page – Tidy and fun collection of scholarly and pop culture Shakespeare links.
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
- University of St Andrews Library Special Collections Visiting ScholarshipsTo celebrate the opening of our new Research Library, the University of St Andrews instituted in 2014 a new scheme of visiting scholarships. These scholarships are intended to underwrite the costs of a period of work with our library’s Special Collections. Six scholars were chosen for summer residency in 2014, and it is intended to appoint a similar number in 2015. (For more information, click here.)
St Andrews University has an outstanding collection of books, archives and photography, accumulated throughout the six hundred years since the University’s foundation. The collection is especially rich in the History of Science, Theology and Church History, Literary Studies and Photography. In addition to a substantial collection of incunabula and early printed books, the library has a significant eighteenth-century collection dating from its period as a Copyright Library (1710-1836). The archives also include an exceptional collection of 15th -16th century materials relating to Fife and to the University and city of St Andrews.
The scholarships are open to all interested researchers, whether or not affiliated to a university. Applications for 2015 should be submitted electronically on the attached application form by 10 January 2015. A longer description of the research highlights of the St Andrews Special Collections can be downloaded here.
- Calls for Papers
- Call for Papers for “The World Upside Conference” at the University of California, Merced, on 10-11 April, 2015. Deadline is 15 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.
- Call for Papers for “Shakespearean Collaborations” at the Universidade do Minho, Guimarães, Portugal on 22-23 October, 2015. Deadline is 27 February 2015.
- Call for Papers for “Over His Dead Body” at King’s Manor, University of York, on 27 March 2015. Deadline is 5 January 2015.
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
Katie Will, a member of the SAA team, has just been awarded the Clarence D. Thorpe Dissertation Prize for “Cultivating Heraldic Histories in Early Modern English Literature.” The prize is given annually by the University of Michigan English Department to one dissertation deemed worthy of special recognition for its excellence. SAA members who attended the St. Louis conference will recall meeting Katie at the registration tables.
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