Cultures of Mortality: Death on the Shakespearean Stage – Call For Papers

Cultures of Mortality: Death on the Shakespearean Stage
Shakespeare’s Globe, London
1-3 December, 2016

2016 sees the 400th anniversary of the deaths of Shakespeare, Francis Beaumont, the theatrical entrepreneur Philip Henslowe and the Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes. Globe Education is marking this memorable year with an international conference that explores death, rituals of dying and the experience of loss on the early modern stage.

This conference invites papers that explores these themes and more. It is particularly interested in:

  • rituals of death
  • artistic representation
  • shifting practices from Medieval to Renaissance/early modern
  • loss and bereavement
  • performativity of death- performing death on the early modern stage
  • commemoration
  • textual, artistic and dramatic
  • philosophical, religious and social attitudes to death and dying
  • wills and legacies

Please submit a 150 word abstract/proposal to by 1 March, 2016.