Early Modern Literature and Culture

The Early Modern Literature and Culture (EMLAC) research cluster is based within the Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, at the University of Sydney. It comprises staff and students involved in Medieval and Early Modern research and teaching. The group seeks to promote all varieties of enquiry into early modern literature and culture, reaching back into the Middle Ages and forward into the Eighteenth Century..

Undergraduate, honours, postgraduate and staff research is concentrated and accelerated here with a view to fostering excellent thesis outcomes, high quality research publications, major competitive grant and fellowship successes, and lifelong academic networks.

EMLAC Meeting Schedule for 2011

Please click on this link for a pdf copy of the EMLAC schedule for 2011

EMLAC Topics

Some topics presently under investigation by members include:

  • Chaucer and the theatre
  • Christine de Pizan
  • Classical inheritance in the Renaissance
  • Deafness and sign language in the early modern period
  • Early modern grotesque
  • Early modern ruins
  • Early modern translation theory
  • Francis Bacon
  • French Books in England
  • Greensickness in early modern drama
  • Grotius' plays in English
  • Malory and the just war
  • Margaret Cavendish
  • Milton
  • Modern productions of medieval theatre
  • Post-modernist Shakespeare performances
  • Reading Children in Early Modern Culture
  • Shakespeare and pedagogy
  • Shakespeare and Spying
  • Shakespeare in performance in Australia
  • Shakespeare, politics and rhetoric
  • Spenser
  • The matter of Britain
  • Tudor classroom
  • Virgin Mary in English poetry

We want you!

We are particularly interested to hear from you if you are:

  • An established academic researcher (from Australia or overseas) in early modern studies who is interested in visiting or contributing to our research meetings;
  • An undergraduate student (at any university) interested in pursuing early modern literature research at the University of Sydney at honours and/or postgraduate levels.

Please contact or on 9351 6852 to find out how EMLAC can help you and how you can be part of this exciting research cluster.

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