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Latest International Conference
27–29 June 2022, University of Neuchâtel
Past Events
- The last SAMEMES AGM took place on Friday 29 October 2021 at the University of Neuchâtel. The AGM was followed by a guest lecture by Prof. Isabel Karremann (Zurich), entitled "Falstaff, again: Serial memory in early modern culture".
- Paolo Borsa, Elisabeth Dutton, and Ralph Müller organised a doctoral school at the University of Fribourg (7 September 2021) titled "(Un)-Equal Pairs ? Comparative Literature: Time and Place from the Middle Ages to the Present Day"
- Honor Jackson and Emma Depledge (UNINE) organised a CUSO workshop titled "Literary Utopia / Dystopia" (1 May 2021), with guest lectures by Dr. Ben Parsons (University of Leicester) and Dr. Rachel Willie (Liverpool John Moores University)
- Beatrice Montedoro organised an online workshop (29 March 2021) as part of the Zurich Early Modern Online Resources Seminar (ZEMORS). The workshop was titled "Promoting Digital Resources for Early Modern English Studies".
Call for Papers & Call for Applications
- CFA for two doctoral assistants at the University of Lausanne, to collaborate on Pr. Kevin Curran's FNS project, "Theater and Judgment in Early Modern England," starting on September 1, 2021. More information:
- CFA for a Maître-assistant position in Medieval English Language and Literature at the University of Lausanne, starting September 1, 2021. More information:
- CFP for the 2022 issue of the "Shakespeare Jahrbuch," the yearbook of the German Shakespeare Society. Issue 158 will be on "Shakespeare and Politics." Deadline for submission is May 31, 2021. More information:
News, Events and Talks
We are happy to announce that Kevin Curran was elected President of the Swiss Association of Medieval and Early Modern English Studies (SAMEMES)
We wish to warmly congratulate Dr. Devani Singh for her recent election to the SAMEMES Board.
Rory Critten's inaugural lecture entitled "Le Moyen anglais et le monde médiéval" will take place 1 December at 17.15 at the University of Lausanne (Anthropole 2106).
- Denis Renevey gave a talk on 7 October 2021 at the English Department Research Seminar Series (UNIL). His talk was titled "The Transformative Power of Breath: Music, Alternative Therapy, and Medieval Practices of Contemplation".
- Mary Flannery, Amy Brown and Kristen Curtis (University of Bern) gave a talk at the University of Melbourne's Medieval Round Table (10 May 2021) titled '"More to please than to instruct": Eighteenth-century Responses to Chaucerian Obscenity".
We are glad to announce the following publications by SAMEMES members:
- Christiania Whitehead, Hazel Blair, Denis Renevey, eds., "Late Medieval Devotion to Saints from the North of England: New Directions" (Brepols, 2022). More details:
- Denis Renevey, "Devotion to the Name of Jesus in Medieval English Literature, c. 1100 - c. 1530" (Oxford UP, 2022). More details:
- Lukas Erne, Florence Hazrat and Maria Shmygol, eds., "Early Modern German Shakespeare: ‘Titus Andronicus’ and ‘The Taming of the Shrew’: ‘Tito Andronico’ and
‘Kunst über alle Künste, ein bös Weib gut zu machen’ in Translation" (Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2022). More details:
- Lukas Erne, ed., "The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Textual Studies" (London: Bloomsbury, 2021). More details:
- Lukas Erne and Devani Singh (eds.), "Bel-vedére or the Garden of the Muses" (Cambridge University Press, 2020). More details:
- Lukas Erne and Kareen Seidler (eds.), "Early Modern German Shakespeare: ‘Hamlet’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’: ‘Der Bestrafte Brudermord’ and ‘Romio und Julieta’ in Translation" (Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2020). More details:
- Scott Newstock, "How to Think like Shakespeare: Lessons from a Renaissance Education" (Princeton University Press, 2020). More details:
- Kevin Curran, (ed.) "Renaissance Personhood: Materiality, Taxonomy, Process" (Edinburgh UP, 2020). More details:
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