English: Shared Futures

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This roundtable will showcase scholarship by Early Career Researchers, offering new perspectives on Renaissance literature and culture. The first two decades of the twenty-first century have witnessed a turn to materiality, literature and religion, book history and transnational exchange as well as a resurgence of interest in comparative studies, the history of ideas, law, science and medical humanities. Advances in digital humanities have unlocked the archive, enabling early modern texts to be more readily available and radically changing the way that we research. The refocussing of theoretical approaches has broadened our understanding of privacy and the public sphere, the circulation of print and manuscripts, literary patronage, oral and literate cultures and drama on the page and in performance. These new directions have led to a contestation of the boundaries of early modern English literature in terms of geography, genre, period, printed matter, anachronism and form. This panel will offer fresh insights into Renaissance literature and suggest future avenues for exploration through the insights of emerging scholars; it will demonstrate the diversity of the field as well as illuminating synergies across the discipline
Period7 Jul 2017
Event typeConference
LocationNewcastle, United KingdomShow on map