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Latest International Conference
13–14 September 2018, University of Bern
Next conference:
Medieval and Early Modern Afterlives
27–29 June 2022, University of Neuchâtel (with an optional excursion on Thursday 30 June)
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, Talks and Publications
We are happy to announce that Kevin Curran was elected President of the Swiss Association of Medieval and Early Modern English Studies (SAMEMES)
- 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:
- 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:
- Neil Forsyth, "Shakespeare the Illusionist: Magic, Dreams, and the Supernatural on Film" (Ohio University Press, 2019). More details:
- Margaret Tudeau-Clayton, "Shakespeare's Englishes: Against Englishness" (Cambridge University Press, 2019). More details:
- Ricarda Wagner (ed.), "Writing Beyond Pen and Parchment: Inscribed Objects in Medieval European Literature" (De Gruyter, 2019). More details:
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