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SEDERI
SEDERI
SEDERI

III SEDERI International Conference for Graduate Students of Early Modern English Studies

25, 26 and 27 September, 2024

University of Extremadura

Cáceres, Spain

Call for Papers
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CALL FOR PAPERS

We are pleased to announce that the III SEDERI International Conference for Graduate Students of Early Modern English Studies will be held on 25, 26 and 27 September 2024 at the University of Extremadura (Cáceres, Spain). This event is part of an initiative born within SEDERI, the Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies, which seeks to provide a platform where students, PhD candidates and early career researchers from around the globe can gather to exchange different ideas, views, and opinions on the study of the English language and its literature, history and culture of the 16th and 17th centuries.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

RUI CARVALHO HOMEM (Universidade do Porto, Portugal)

MARTA CEREZO MORENO (UNED, Spain)

JOSÉ LUIS ONCINS MARTÍNEZ (Universidad de Extremadura, Spain)

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We welcome proposals in English for 20-minute papers that critically explore questions related to the study of early modern literature, language, history and culture, particularly in relation to the English Renaissance and the English Restoration. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Early modern texts, contexts and stages

  • Early modern politics, economies and ideologies

  • Anglo-Iberian and Anglo-Mediterranean relations in the early modern period

  • Early modern cultures of work, customs and rituals

  • Early modern utopias and dystopias

  • Early modern travel narratives and narratives of migration and exile

  • Early modern constructions of the figure of the outsider / the other and their afterlives

  • The materiality of the early modern text: critical editions, manuscripts and print culture

  • Linguistic contact, variation and change in the early modern period

  • Translations, adaptations and appropriations of early modern English texts

  • Performance and reception of early modern English plays

 

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 15 June 2024. Proposals must be sent to sederigrad@unex.es as an email attachment (preferably as .doc or .docx files) containing the following information:

  • The author’s name, institutional affiliation and email address

  • A short biographical note (max. 100 words)

  • The full title of the paper, an abstract (250–300 words), and 4 keywords

  • Your SEDERI membership status (member, non-member, application submitted). If you wish to join SEDERI, please visit http://www.sederi.org/membership/
     

Conference fees: SEDERI members (30€), non-SEDERI members (40€)

Registration: 2 September 2024 – 16 September 2024

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Speakers

KEYNOTE
SPEAKERS

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MARTA CEREZO MORENO

SENIOR LECTURER OF ENGLISH LITERATURE

 

UNED, SPAIN

Keynote lecture: “The Shakespeare Sermon (1810-2024): The Homiletic Genre as an Invaluable Site of Shakespeare’s Reception”

 

Marta Cerezo is Lecturer of English Literature in the Foreign Languages and Literatures Department at the UNED (National University of Distance Education, Spain) where she teaches BA and MA level courses on Medieval and Renaissance Literature. Her current area of research is devoted to Shakespeare and religion and, most especially, to the Shakespeare commemorative sermons delivered at Holy Trinity Church (Stratford-upon-Avon) since the nineteenth century. She is Chief Editor of Sederi Yearbook, the journal of the Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies. She leads the UNED research group ELSSO (English Literary Studies in Society) and is the Principal Investigator of the Research Project PID2021-123341NB-I00 ‘Shakespeare’s Religious Afterlives: Text, Reception, and Performance’ (SHAKREL) funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.

RUI CARVALHO HOMEM

PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH

UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO, PORTUGAL

Keynote lecture: “Spicy Elsewheres: Identity, Mobility and Acquisition in The Island Princess and The Sea Voyage

 

Rui Carvalho Homem is Professor of English at the University of Porto, Portugal. He has published extensively on early modern writing, Irish poetry, translation studies, and intermediality.

As a literary translator, he has published versions of Shakespeare (Antony and Cleopatra, Love's Labour's Lost, Richard III) Christopher Marlowe (Hero and Leander), Seamus Heaney and Philip Larkin.

He is currently working on a project involving poetry and painting.

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JOSÉ LUIS ONCINS MARTÍNEZ

SENIOR LECTURER IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

UNIVERSIDAD DE EXTREMADURA, SPAIN

Keynote Lecture:"Exploring metaphor(s) in Shakespeare's work: suggestions for research".

José Luis Oncins Martínez is Senior Lecturer in English Language and Literature at the University of Extremadura, Spain. His research interests include topics such as English literature, corpus linguistics, translation, stylistics and pragmatics. He has authored and co-edited several volumes on these topics.

VENUE

The conference will be held at Espacio UEX (ILM) of the University of Extremadura in Cáceres (Spain), in September 25-27, 2024. It will be hosted by the Departamento de Filología Inglesa (English Philology Department) of the University of Extremadura.

 

On this website, we will be offering you updated, practical information concerning the conference programme. If you have any queries, please email us at sederigrad@unex.es

 

We wholeheartedly encourage you to participate in the activities organised during the conference (plenary sessions, panels, social gatherings, etc.).

 

We look forward to seeing you all in Cáceres.

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TIMELINE

15 JUNE

SUBMISSIONS DUE

2 - 16 SEPTEMBER

REGISTRATION

25 - 27 SEPTEMBER

CONFERENCE

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

FORTHCOMING

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BY 15 JUNE

Look forward to welcoming you to Cáceres!

En colaboración con la Diputación Provincial de Cáceres

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