UPDATE: Proposed Titus Andronicus Collection, EXTENSION (4/1/09)
by Jessica C. Murphy
Proposals are sought for a collection of essays on Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus that consider the role of bodies, both physical and conceptual, in the text and on the stage.
Renewed scholarly interest in Titus has largely focused on issues of gender and alterity, or the role of the text in its broader critical tradition. The proposed collection, “This Hollow Prison of My Flesh”: Bodies in Titus Andronicus, instead approaches the text by examining the pronounced role that bodies of all types play in it.
Potential topics might include the following: Fear and Horror (the abject or sublime body)/ the Senses and Pain (the feeling body)/ Mercy and Vengeance (the passionate body)/ Physicality and Materiality (the material body)/ Props and Prosthetics (the acting/theatrical body)/ Bodies in Narrative (the speaking/silenced body)/ Genre, Revision, and Allusion (the
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by April 1, 2009.