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Images of Queen Mary I in Literature and Writing – call for papers

Images of Queen Mary I in Literature and Writing

 Edited by Valerie Schutte

I am seeking essay proposals for an edited volume focused on writings and literature about Queen Mary I. A few essays and book chapters exist on this subject, but there is no one volume that considers how Mary was written about in documents and letters as well as used in literature, from poetry to plays. While comparisons with her younger sister, Elizabeth, often yield fruitful results, this volume prefers essays focused solely on Mary so as to recover her from the shadows of Elizabeth and her reign. It is the purpose of this collection to present Mary in as many forms of writing as possible so as to offer a wide overview of her as queen, wife, and Tudor.

The collection will be submitted to the “Queenship and Power” series at Palgrave Macmillan, with planned publication for 2021. I will consider proposals from scholars at all stages of their careers, from graduate students to early career scholars to tenured faculty.

Possible essay topics include:

  • Poems celebrating Mary’s birth or pregnancies
  • Accession literature
  • Written commemorations of her death
  • Mary as written about in letters, particularly by ambassadors
  • Contemporary literature
  • Mary’s reputation in Italy or at the Papal Court
  • Mary in Spain, as Queen of Spain and Naples, or as a queen consort
  • Catholic or Protestant remembrances of Mary
  • Mary as represented by later rulers
  • Bio-bibliographies or compendiums
  • Novels, plays, and historical fiction
  • Treatment in encyclopedias or the ODNB

Essays not on these topics will also be considered.

Chapter proposals should be 250-300 words, accompanied by a brief biography, for essays of 6,000-8,000 words. Please email proposals and bios to veschutte@gmail.com no later than 1 August 2019. Accepted authors will be notified by September 2019 and complete essays will be due 1 August 2020.

Valerie Schutte earned her Ph.D. in History from the University of Akron. She is author of Mary I and the Art of Book Dedications: Royal Women, Power, and Persuasion (2015). She has edited or co-edited four collections on topics such as Mary I, Shakespeare, and queenship. She has published articles on Shakespeare, royal Tudor women, and book dedications. She is currently working on a monograph on Princesses Mary and Elizabeth Tudor and is planning a large-scale project on Anne of Cleves.

 

Church Monuments Society Events

On 27 April, Michael Thompson & Jean Wilson are leading a tour of monuments in the churches of Thornhaugh, Apethorpe, Fotheringhay and Blatherwyck (Northants.

On 15-16 June we have a weekend tour of churches in South Somerset and Dorset – including Trent, Hinton St George, Melbury Sampford and Puddletown.

On 21 Sept. we celebrate our 40th birthday with a free study day at the St Alban’s Centre, Holborn, London.

More details and booking forms at https://churchmonumentssociety.org/events

 

RHS Programme 2017


Friday 22 September, 6 pm, Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL
Professor Chris Marsh (QUB)
‘Woman to the Plow and Man to the Hen-Roost:
Wives, Husbands, & Best-Selling Ballads in Seventeenth-Century England’


Thursday 26th October, Museum of London
Colin Matthew Memorial Lecture for the Public Understanding of History

Professor Mary Beard (Cambridge)
‘How to spot a Roman emperor’


Friday 24 November, 6pm, Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL
2017 Presidential Address

Professor Margot Finn (UCL)
‘Material Turns in British History I: Loot’

 

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