CFP: Page, Performance, and Culture

Page, Performance and Culture: an early modern drama colloquium 

Wednesday 12 June 2024
The Diamond, University of Sheffield

This one-day colloquium is intended to bring together postgraduate students working on Shakespeare and early modern drama. Its focus is intentionally broad, covering text- and performance-oriented studies of drama both in its early modern context and in the present day. We welcome proposals from researchers working on modern adaptation and rewriting, and on wider aspects of early modern literature and culture relevant to the drama (including those working in other disciplines). 

It is our hope that this colloquium will help foster a wider community of postgraduate researchers both in Sheffield and in surrounding regions, not only for the duration of the event but afterward. Some funding is available to cover travel costs, prioritising self-funded researchers and those from nearby areas (e.g. Yorkshire, the North-West, the Midlands). 

We welcome proposals for 20-minute research papers, 5-minute lightning talks and creative writing pieces.

Papers may consider, but are not limited to:

Please submit a title, an abstract of no more than 200 words and a short biographical note to by 31 March 2024.

This event is hosted by Sheffield Centre for Early Modern Studies. Thanks to the support of the British Shakespeare Association, some funding is available to cover travel costs. We will be prioritising self-funded researchers from surrounding areas and universities in the first instance; however, we will aim to support all those presenting. Please indicate in your application whether you would like to apply for this funding and whether you are a self-funded student.