MRDS Newsletter: CFP - Theatrical Patronage in Early Modern Europe - April 30, 2005
CFP - Theatrical Patronage in Early Modern Europe - April 30, 2005
CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline: April 30, 2005
Theatrical Patronage in Early Modern Europe
September 10-11, 2005
Keele University, Staffordshire, England
"Where should a poet nowe a Patron finde, To please his own, and please his Patrons minde?"
This is a call for papers on any topic relating to theatrical patronage in Early Modern Europe. The conference will draw together scholars working on patrons and patronage networks in the British Isles and mainland Europe; it will also extend the focus of patronage studies beyond royalty and the nobility to consider gentry and civic patronage. We are especially keen to investigate the dynamic between patrons and the theatre as it affects not only canonical dramatists, but also actors, singers, female performers and children.
We would be particularly interested in papers engaging with any of the following areas:
- Patronage and the circulation of dramatic texts (including
- Kinship relations and patronage networks
- Non-elite and non-metropolitan patronage
- Patronage by and of women and children
- Theatrical representations of patronage
- Patronage of commercial and amateur performance
Please send abstracts (250 words) to Karen Britland (k.r.britland_at_engl.keele.ac.uk) or Lucy Munro (l.munro_at_engl.keele.ac.uk), or to School of English, Keele University, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, by 30 April 2005.