Call for Papers for InVerbis, 2 (2016)
“Otherness, Transgression, and Subversion in Early Modern English Literature”
Edited by Michele Marrapodi and Giuseppe Leone
InVerbis, 2 (2016) will focus on the analysis of a large part of artistic production which manifests a strong heterodox component of transgression, subversion, and conflict in sharp contrast with the social, moral, religious, and political conventions of the European Renaissance. The examination of this form of artistic and literary transgression helps us to understand the cultural and ideological matrices of early modern Europe and the innovative and revolutionary character of its major representatives in the most important literary genres and artistic forms of the age.
Although more specifically oriented to investigate the repertory of early modern English drama, the project delves into a wider cultural and historiographic perspective, also involving poetry, prose satire, and the arts in general of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, reassessing the cultural and political importance of apparently canonical works which are instead replete with subversive elements or promote new artistic forms of experimentation and renewal.
Deadlines: Abstracts 30 April, 2016 - Finished articles 31 August, 2016
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