Public and Private Spaces in the Early Modern World

Papers are welcomed from *post-graduate and early career academics* across the disciplines of English literature and related areas of art, music and history, covering the period of 1530-1700, for a one-day Colloquium:

*Public and private spaces in the Early Modern World* at the University of Sheffield, on 9th September 2011 

Keynote speaker: Professor Steven W. May The emergence of a public sphere of political debate in the sixteenth century saw a concomitant flowering of the concept of the private individual. What were the pressure points and contested areas in the increasing division of the public from the private? How did these attitudes manifest themselves in the physical, textual and gendered spaces of Early Modern discourse, in religious notions of public worship and private devotion, in concepts of citizenship and sexuality, and in the cultures of reading and writing? Please submit proposals for 15-20-minute papers, 200 words or less, by 31 March 2011, to, Jessica Edmondes or Claire Williams