North West Renaissance Drama Colloquium
Manchester (venue tbc), 23rd June 2011
An informal day of discussion and papers on early modern drama
Applications are invited from third year undergraduate students at the University of Manchester to present a 15 minute talk or paper on any Renaissance play. This is a great opportunity to enhance your CV and to share ideas with other students and academics in a friendly and unthreatening environment. The speaking places at the colloquium are especially aimed at students planning to go on to postgraduate study.
Your paper may be on any Renaissance drama topic and might (but does not have to) be based on an essay or work you have done for a specific module. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
- Shakespeare and his contemporaries
- Renaissance drama and critical theory
- Renaissance drama in performance and adaptation
The day will include a keynote lecture by Professor Nicholas Royle (Sussex), author of The Uncanny, How to Read Shakespeare, After Derrida and a novel, Quilt.
To be considered to speak at the event, please write a 200 word (approx.) description of what you would like to speak about, or, if you prefer, a 200 word account of why you think studying literature is important and the name of a Renaissance text you would like to speak on. Speaking places are limited but the event will be open to all. Email applications along with your name and student number by 01/04/11 to Naya Tsentourou and James Smith at: