Call for Papers

Following the recent expansion of research into Iberian Golden Age literature, the growth of translation studies, and conversations about the dialogue between the Atlantic archipelago and Iberian Peninsula, this international, interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore the reception of Iberian literature and culture in Early Modern England.

The conference will take place at Newcastle University, 14th-16th July 2016.

Confirmed speakers include Dr Joyce Boro (Université de Montréal), Dr Elizabeth Evenden (Brunel University), Dr Alexander Samson (UCL), Professor Mike Pincombe (Newcastle University), Dr Barry Taylor (British Library), and Dr Louise Wilson (Liverpool Hope).

Proposals from established scholars, early career academics and postgraduate students are invited for 20 minute papers, or hour-long panels, which might consider (but are not limited to) the following:

  • linguistic influences
  • literal and metaphorical translation
  • prose and verse romance
  • language learning
  • transatlantic cultural exchange
  • hybrid identities
  • parallel printing cultures
  • ‘the sequel’
  • Early modern English trade in Iberian books
  • periodisation; Golden Ages
  • imitation and innovation
  • politics and nationhood
  • historical and contemporary imperialism
  • Iberian culture and characters in early modern English literature
  • Cardenio

 Abstracts of 300 words (papers) or 500 words (panels), accompanied by a short speaker biography and details of institutional affiliation, should be sent to no later than 31st March 2016.


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