Call for Papers – 2014 Mediaeval and Renaissance Conference “Othello’s Island”

2014 Mediaeval and Renaissance Conference “Othello’s Island

Submissions are welcome for this multidisciplinary conference from academics and research students wishing to give papers at the Conference, which takes place in Larnaca in Cyprus next April (2014).

The conference is organised by academics from the Cornaro Institute, University of Sheffield School of English and the University of Leeds School of Fine Art. It will be an opportunity to discuss diverse aspects of this fascinating period in Mediterranean and Levantine history with colleagues and reserach students from around the world. As a multi-disciplinary conference, art, literature and other culture are all welcome topics, as are historical studies, archaeology, cultural and material history, social history and other topics. However this list should not be seen as exhaustive, so please do consider submitting a proposal even if your subject area is not listed.

Similarly, although based in Cyprus the aim of the second conference is to expand our investigations into the wider Mediterranean and Levantine region, and to also encompass aspects of Byzantine, Crusader State and Muslim cultural and social histories, during the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

A major strand is Cyprus and/or the Mediterranean in art, literature and other culture in the period, including their presence in the work of Shakespeare and other writers. Cyprus is, after all, the island of Othello (in a manner of speaking).

Full current information is available at:!othellosisland/c19ye

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