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Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies



Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED),

Madrid, 23-25 March 2011.


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Faces, Façades and Frontispieces:

Public and Private Selves

in Early Modern Culture




The conference theme is an invitation to explore the connections that link bodies, selves, objects and buildings throughout the long Early Modern Period. This general theme encompasses the following suggested topics:




· Early modern representations: books, bodies and buildings;
· Explorations of dichotomies: private/public, interiors/exteriors;
· Interactions of the self and the body: passions and feelings;
· The place of passions and emotions in early modern culture;
· The book as body and the body as book;
· The face as frontispiece and the frontispiece as face.










Confirmed keynote speakers:



(University of Hertfordshire)

Dr. Holderness is Professor of English at the University of Hertfordshire (England). His influential publications include: Shakespeare’s History (1985); Shakespeare: The Play of History (with Nick Potter and John Turner; 1988); Shakespeare Out of Court: Dramatizations of Court Society (with Nick Potter and John Turner; 1990); Shakespeare: The Histories (2000); Cultural Shakespeare: Essays in the Shakespeare Myth (2001); Visual Shakespeare: Essays in Film and Television (2002), and Textual Shakespeare: Writing and the Word (2003). He has also edited and co-edited several works by Shakespeare, and other relevant books: The Shakespeare’s Myth (1988), Shakespeare’s History Plays: ‘Richard II’ to ‘Henry V’ (1992), and The Politics of Theatre and Drama (1992). Professor Holderness is also a creative writer and the General Editor of the journal Critical Survey. Current projects include Shakespeare and the Middle East, Shakespeare and religion, and the representation of Christ in literature and film. He is an elected Fellow of the English Association, the Royal Society of Arts, and the Royal Society of Medicine.




Dr. Andreas HÔfele

(Universität München)

Dr. Andreas Höfele is Professor of English at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Germany). He is President of the German Shakespeare Society, member of the Bavarian and the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences, and member of the Executive Committee of the International Shakespeare Association and of the Advisory Board of Shakespeare Survey. His recent publications include Renaissance Go-Betweens: Cultural Exchange in Early Modern Europe (2005) and Representing Religious Pluralization in Early Modern Europe (2007). Dr. Höfele is also a well-known novelist of international fame, and his creative works have been translated into several languages. His novel El confidente was published by Tusquets in 2001.





Dr. Coppélia Kahn

(Brown University)

Dr. Coppélia Kahn is Professor of English at Brown University, Providence (Rhode Island). She was among the first scholars to introduce the question of gender into Shakespeare studies in her influential book Man’s State: Masculine Identity in Shakespeare (1981) and many articles. She is also the author of Roman Shakespeare: Warriors, Wounds, and Women (1997). She co-edited Representing Shakespeare: New Psychoanalytic Essays (1980); Shakespeare’s Rough Magic: Essays in Honor of C. L. Barber (1985); Making a Difference: Feminist Literary Criticism (1985), and Changing Subjects: The Making of Feminist Literary Criticism (1993). Her current research concerns the creation of Shakespeare as a cultural icon in the 19th and early 20th centuries in discourses of race and empire. In 2009, she was elected President of the Shakespeare Association of America.





Dr. Stephen Orgel

(Stanford University)

Dr. Stephen Orgel is the Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Humanities at Stanford University (California). Best known as a Shakespeare scholar, Dr. Orgel writes primarily about the political and historical context of Renaissance literature. His most relevant publications are: The Illusion of Power (1975); Impersonations: The Performance of Gender in Shakespeare’s England (1996); The Authentic Shakespeare (2002), and Imagining Shakespeare (2003). He has edited Ben Jonson’s masques, Christopher Marlowe’s poems and translations, Shakespeare’s The Tempest and The Winter’s Tale (Oxford Shakespeare), and Macbeth, King Lear, The Taming of the Shrew, Pericles and the Sonnets (New Pelican Shakespeare. With Jonathan Goldberg, he co-edited John Milton: The Major Works (1991). His book Spectacular Occasions is forthcoming from Manchester U. P. Dr. Orgel is general editor of Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture and the New Pelican Shakespeare.



Dr. Gail Kern Paster

(Folger Shakespeare Library) 

Dr. Gail Kern Paster is since 2002 the Director of the prestigious Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, D. C.)in association with the George Washington University, where she was a Professor of English and had taught since 1974. From 1998 to 2009 she was the editor of Shakespeare’s Quarterly. She was the associate editor of that leading scholarly journal from 1992 to 1997. She has won many fellowships and awards. Her most relevant publications include: The Idea of the City in the Age of Shakespeare (1985); The Body Embarrassed: Drama and the Disciplines of Shame in Early Modern England (1993), and Humoring the Body: Emotions on the Shakespearean Stage (2004). She is the editor of Thomas Middleton’s Michaelmas Term (2000), and the co-editor of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’: Texts and Contexts (1998), and Reading the Early Modern Passions: Essays on Emotion (2004). She continues to pursue her scholarly interests in the cultural history of the body and the emotions.





Dr. Juan Antonio Prieto Pablos

(Universidad de Sevilla)

Dr. Juan Antonio Prieto Pablos is Professor of English at Universidad de Sevilla / University of Seville (Spain). His academic concerns cover a wide range of subjects: 16th- and 17th-centuries English literature, especially drama, Restoration drama (with an emphasis on comedy), and stylistic, pragmatic and cognitive textual analysis. His most relevant publications include: Guía básica para estudiantes de literatura inglesa (with Rafael Portillo and José Carnero; 1981); The Ways of the Word (with María José Mora, Manuel Gómez Lara, and Rafael Portillo, 1994); co-editions of Thomas Shadwell’s The Virtuoso (1997) and Epsom Wells (2000), Joseph Arrowsmith's The Reformation (2003) and The Woman Turned Bully (2007). He has also co-edited several collective volumes and is the author of many important articles in his main research fields. From 2000 to 2002, Professor Prieto Pablos was Coordinator of the ‘Medieval and Renaissance Studies’ Panel  of AEDEAN (Asociación Española de Estudios Anglonorteamericanos). He was president of SEDERI from 2002 to 2010.



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Departamento de Filologías Extranjeras y sus Lingüísticas,

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