WhatsApp and Hand-Tats: My Brief History with Writing Groups

I gave the following talk as part of the 18th Annual Pacific Authors Celebration on 13 April 2017. It was hosted by the Pacific University Libraries and presented alongside an exhibit in the Forest Grove Library Gallery.


Thank you all for coming today. I want to share some brief words with you about WhatsApp, hand tattoos, and how my writing has been positively affected by collaborating with others. This will be in three parts.

Shakespeare, the Rubber Stamp

Collaboration is not necessarily the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the name, “Shakespeare”—the proverbial rubber stamp for “high art” and “literary genius.” I guess that makes me not a very good Shakespearean. My scholarship is interested in the collaborative work of theatre-makers in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England—the period when typecasting was a good thing because it meant that, as an actor, you could hold twenty variations of the same kind of character in your head at a time, and, as a playwright, you specialized in writing kinds of scenes rather than whole plays alone. Based on the evidence of three staged readings in the late 1500s, I really hope this all happened at a bar.

Continue reading “WhatsApp and Hand-Tats: My Brief History with Writing Groups”

March Blogroll: Niffler Edition

Dear Readers,

I confess, this blogroll isn’t actually about the chimeric Niffler: the gold-and-gem grubbing critter from the recent Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016). It is, however, about prizes—scholarly ones at that. Now that I am in the profession, that I get to continue to play in the sandbox that is Shakespeare Studies and early modern literature, I’ve been compiling lists of all sorts of things: journals, grants, regional conferences and relevant institutions. Some sub-disciplines seem to have standard storing places where its scholars know to go to find this information. Perhaps because of the amorphous shape of the field, Renaissance Studies doesn’t yet have a fixed wiki or resource compiling these opportunities.

The Niffler. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016).

In lieu, I share with you my own (and growing) list of such resources, which will expand as I locate more. Please feel free to use your Listly account to add as well!

Happy hunting!
Elizabeth


 REPORT
31 items   1 followers   0 votes   13 views

"to win some vantage": Renaissance Scholarship Prizes

A list of prizes and awards for scholarship in the form of books, articles, and other work in Renaissance and English early modern studies.

Source: http://www.bitethumbnails.com

Apr 08, 2017 - themrds.org - 0

Annual awards given to recognize achievement in publication, conference presentation, and archives research in the field of early drama studies. All MRDS members and non-members are eligible. The deadline is typically in early January. This award is for best new essay in early drama studies ($250 award + one year membership in MRDS).

Apr 08, 2017 - marlowesocietyofamerica.org - 0

Every two years, the Marlowe Society of America (MSA) awards the Roma Gill Prize to the best new work in Marlowe Studies. We are especially honored to name our award after Roma Gill (1934-2001), a distinguished scholar and teacher who was herself a member of the MSA.

Apr 08, 2017 - rsa.org - 0

The Renaissance Society of America and the Text Creation Partnership (TCP) jointly offer a $600 prize for scholarly uses of the range and depth of digitized Renaissance materials. The purpose of the prize is to encourage and reward scholarship that expressly emerges from the scholar's use of databases or digitized research objects.

Apr 08, 2017 - rsa.site-ym.com - 0

An award of $600 is given annually for the best article published in Renaissance Quarterly during the preceding calendar year. All peer-reviewed, accepted articles published in the journal are automatically eligible for the prize. Like all contributions to RQ, essays should appeal to readers of more than one discipline. The prize was awarded for the first time in 1985.

Apr 08, 2017 - rsa.site-ym.com - 0

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Best Book Prize in Renaissance Venetian Studies will be awarded by the RSA in alternate years for eligible books published the previous two years. The award includes an honorarium of $1,000. The “Renaissance” will, of course, be understood in an expansive sense. To be eligible the book must be written in English by a current member of the RSA. Books in Venetian studies that were eligible for the Gordan prize will automatically be eligible for the Delmas prize; relevant books submitted in the year in which the Delmas Prize is not awarded will be held for the following year and need not be resubmitted. The deadline for the next award, to be given in 2017, is 15 July 2016; books published between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2016 are eligible.

Apr 08, 2017 - rsa.site-ym.com - 0

The Renaissance Society of America awards an annual book prize of $1,000 in memory of the late Phyllis Goodhart Gordan, a strong supporter of the RSA from its earliest days. The purpose of the prize is to recognize significant accomplishments in Renaissance Studies by members of the RSA and to encourage Renaissance scholarship, both of which have been goals of the RSA since its founding in 1954.

Apr 10, 2017 - csrs-scer.ca - 0

The Erasmus Prize is for the best submission based on a paper presented by a graduate student at the annual meeting. The prize was established to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies (1976-1996).The winning paper is selected by a three-person committee. The Society presents the prize-winner with a ticket to the annual banquet and a $100 cheque. We invite our student members to submit a paper for the current competition. To qualify, a student must be enrolled in a programme of graduate studies in the current year and must be a member of the CSRS. The candidate must send an electronic copy of their paper to the Vice-President of the Society shortly after the end of the Congress (and before 15 July). The text submitted should be based on the paper read at the Congress with footnotes. The submission should not be longer than 6000 words, not including notes or appendices.

Apr 10, 2017 - csrs-scer.ca - 0

The Montaigne Prize is for the best submission based on a paper presented at the annual meeting by a non-student member. The prize was inaugurated to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies (1976-2001). The best paper is selected by a three-person committee. The Society presents the prize-winner with a ticket to the annual banquet and a book. A member can be awarded the Montaigne prize only once in a career.
We invite our members to propose a paper for the 2015 competition. To qualify as a candidate, one must be a non student member as well as a member of the CSRS for the last two years. The candidate must send an electronic copy of their paper to the Vice-President of the Society shortly after the end of the Congress (and before 15 July). The text submitted should be based on the paper read at the Congress with footnotes. The submission should not be longer than 6000 words, not including notes or appendices.

Apr 10, 2017 - themrds.org - 0

Annual awards given to recognize achievement in publication, conference presentation, and archives research in the field of early drama studies. All MRDS members and non-members are eligible. The deadline is typically in early January. This award is for best new essay in early drama archival research ($250 award + one year membership in MRDS).

Apr 10, 2017 - themrds.org - 0

Annual awards given to recognize achievement in publication, conference presentation, and archives research in the field of early drama studies. All MRDS members and non-members are eligible. The deadline is typically in early January. This award is for best new book in early drama studies (non-Shakespearean, no edited volumes) ($500 award + two years membership in MRDS).

Apr 10, 2017 - themrds.org - 0

Annual awards given to recognize achievement in publication, conference presentation, and archives research in the field of early drama studies. All MRDS members and non-members are eligible. The deadline is typically in early January. This award is for best conference paper in early drama studies by a graduate student ($250 award + one year membership in MRDS).

Apr 10, 2017 - earlytheatre.org - 0

Early Theatre (ET) is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles, reviews, and notes on medieval and early modern drama and theatre history, with a particular focus on records pertaining to actors, theatres, music, dance, and entertainment of all kinds. Our main emphasis is the performance history of art, entertainment, and festive occasions, primarily in England, but we also feature interpretive articles relating to the performances themselves. In recognition of the excellence of our contributors, we issue biennial prizes in three categories.

Apr 10, 2017 - earlytheatre.org - 0

Early Theatre (ET) is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles, reviews, and notes on medieval and early modern drama and theatre history, with a particular focus on records pertaining to actors, theatres, music, dance, and entertainment of all kinds. Our main emphasis is the performance history of art, entertainment, and festive occasions, primarily in England, but we also feature interpretive articles relating to the performances themselves. In recognition of the excellence of our contributors, we issue biennial prizes in three categories.

Apr 10, 2017 - earlytheatre.org - 0

Early Theatre (ET) is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles, reviews, and notes on medieval and early modern drama and theatre history, with a particular focus on records pertaining to actors, theatres, music, dance, and entertainment of all kinds. Our main emphasis is the performance history of art, entertainment, and festive occasions, primarily in England, but we also feature interpretive articles relating to the performances themselves. In recognition of the excellence of our contributors, we issue biennial prizes in three categories.

Apr 10, 2017 - shakespeareassociation.org - 0

The J. Leeds Barroll Dissertation Prize recognizes doctoral work with a significant Shakespeare component. Dissertations submitted for the 2018 prize must have been approved between 1 September 2016 and 1 September 2017. Applicants must be SAA members in good standing. Applications are comprised of three parts:

  • A completed online cover sheet with name and affiliation.
  • An unsigned, anonymous cover letter of no more than two pages, providing an abstract of the dissertation, giving context for the submitted writing sample (see below).
  • Twenty pages (maximum) from the introduction to the dissertation or from any chapter of the applicant’s choice. (The submission need not comprise a complete chapter.) Page headers must be purged of author names, and notes should not reveal author identity or affiliation.

The cover letter and writing sample should be in twelve-point Times Roman font, double-spaced, and with standard (one-inch) margins.Submissions must be thoroughly anonymized, with no names or affiliations in the page headers and no author identities betrayed in notes or in acknowledgments. Submissions that have been incompletely anonymized will not be considered. A short list of candidates will be asked to submit copies of their full dissertations for further review. Application materials are reviewed by a committee headed by a member of the SAA’s Board of Trustees. The Dissertation Prize is presented at the SAA’s Annual Luncheon each year.

Apr 10, 2017 - str.org.uk - 0

To mark the occasion of its Golden Jubilee in 1998 the Society decided to sponsor an annual Theatre Book Prize, with the first award being made in 1998 to a book published during the calendar year 1997. Eligibility is confined to books, in English, of original research into any aspect of the history and technique of the British theatre, but not restricted only to authors of British nationality nor to books solely from British publishers. The current value of the Prize is £500, given to the author. The Prize money, and administrative expenses, are derived from investment capital already accrued from donations from Society members and other sympathetic donors. It is our aim to increase the capital fund by further appeals in the future, and all contributions will be gratefully welcomed so that a more generous Prize may be given in future years. Publishers wishing to enter books should email bookprize@str.org.uk for details of criteria and submission procedure.

Apr 10, 2017 - hakluyt.com - 0

The Hakluyt Society awards an annual essay prize (or more than one, if the judges so decide) of up to a total of £750. The competition is open to any registered graduate student at a higher education institution (a university or equivalent) or to anyone who has been awarded a graduate degree in the past three years. If possible, the prize will be presented at the Hakluyt Society’s Annual General Meeting in London. Prizewinners will be invited to present a paper on the topic of their essay at a Hakluyt Society Symposium (in which case travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed) and will also receive a one-year membership of the Society.

Apr 10, 2017 - rensoc.org.uk - 0

The Society for Renaissance Studies awards a biennial book prize of £500 to encourage original research on any aspect in the field of Renaissance studies and to recognise significant accomplishments by members of the SRS. The SRS Book Prize for the year 2016 will be awarded to the author of the best monograph in Renaissance Studies published between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2015. The winner will be announced at the SRS 7th Biennial Conference, University of Glasgow, in July 2016. To be eligible the monograph must be written in English by a current member of the SRS. The prize will be awarded for a book with a topic where the majority of material is within the chronological period 1300–1650. Books about Renaissance history, art, architecture, philosophy, science, technology, medicine, religion, music, the literatures and languages of Europe, and of the countries in contact with Europe during the Renaissance, are eligible. Books will be judged on the following criteria:

  • contribution to Renaissance Studies;
  • quality and originality of research;
  • clarity and eloquence;
  • thoroughness and accuracy in documentation;
  • methodological skill and/or innovation.
Apr 10, 2017 - rensoc.org.uk - 0

The Society awards a prize annually to the best article published in Renaissance Studies.

Apr 11, 2017 - sharpweb.org - 0

The editors of Book History annually award a graduate student essay prize consisting of $400 and publication in the journal to the author of the best article submitted to the Book History journal on any aspect of the history of the book. The deadline for submission for each editorial year is 31 August.

Apr 11, 2017 - sharpweb.org - 0

SHARP annually awards a $1,000 prize to the author of the best book on any aspect of the creation, dissemination, or uses of script or print published in the previous year. Owing to the generosity of the DeLong family in endowing the prize, from 2004 it has been known as the George A. and Jean S. DeLong Book History Book Prize.

Apr 11, 2017 - bibsocamer.org - 0

The Bibliographical Society of America invites submissions for its sixth William L. Mitchell Prize for Bibliography or Documentary Work on Early British Periodicals or Newspapers. The next competition has the deadline of 30 September 2017 and will consider works (including theses, articles, books, and electronic resources) published after 31 December 2013. The winner of the William L. Mitchell Prize will receive a cash award of $1,000 and a year’s membership in the Society.

Apr 11, 2017 - bibsocamer.org - 0

Endowed by Justin G. Schiller, a dealer in antiquarian children’s books and past member of the BSA Council, the Schiller Prize for Bibliographical Work on Pre-20th-Century Children’s Books is intended to encourage scholarship in the bibliography of historical children’s books. It brings a cash award of $3,000 and a year’s membership in the Society.

Apr 11, 2017 - bibsocamer.org - 0

Funded by the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, an institutional member of the Society, this prize encourages scholarship in the bibliography of American history and literature. Awarded every three years, the prize brings a cash award of $2,000 and a year’s membership in the Society.

Apr 16, 2017 - astr.org - 0

This award is given in even-numbered years. This prize honors the publication (book or essay) that, in the opinion of the prize committee, best explores the intersections of theatre and dance/movement in the previous two calendar years. The winning book or essay will be judged based on

  • Innovation in methodological approach;
  • Critical and/or historical rigor;
  • Potential for encouraging future scholarship that will strengthen exchanges between theatre and dance/movement.