Early English Drama & Performance Network’s first Postgraduate & Early-Career Symposium

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The Early English Drama & Performance Network will be hosting their first Postgraduate and Early-Career Symposium on Friday, March 18th, 2016 at the University of Kent.

The Symposium will comprise of a series of talks and workshops that cover topics tailored to doctoral and early-career researchers in early drama (medieval and early modern). Session topics will include, for example, practice-based research, tips for producing successful funding applications, avenues for publishing, techniques for teaching early drama, and using medieval and early modern archives. Scholars, researchers, and professionals who have successfully researched, produced, and taught early drama will lead the sessions. The symposium will conclude with an open space session that will allow the participants to continue to discuss the day’s topics and to raise any further issues relevant to the field and its future directions.

Confirmed speakers: Mark Chambers (Durham University and REED NE Project), Elisabeth Dutton (University of Fribourg and EDOX), Martin Gibbons (Pantaloons), James Gibson (REED Kent Project), James McBain (University of Fribourg and EDOX), John McGavin (University of Southampton), Catherine Richardson (University of Kent), and Meg Twycross (Lancaster University).

The registration deadline is Monday, February 1st, 2016 and can be completed via the form on the EED&PN Blog at https://earlyenglishdrama.wordpress.com. A full programme will be posted to the blog soon. Questions should be directed to Tamara Haddad (t.n.haddad@kent.ac.uk) or Francisca Stangel (f.l.stangel@kent.ac.uk).

Delegates are also encouraged to attend the Medieval English Theatre Meeting on ‘Transnational Drama’ that will take place the following day (Saturday, March 19th, 2016) at the University of Kent. Registration details for the METh Meeting will be posted soon to http://www.medievalenglishtheatre.co.uk/index.html.

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