DramaNet Conference 2012: Theatre Cultures within Globalising Empires. Looking at Early Modern England and Spain
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The DramaNet Project, funded by a European Research Council Advanced Grant, investigates early modern European drama and its global dissemination through the theoretical conceptualisation of the cultural net.
The conference aims, within the broad framework of DramaNet, to explore the particular cases of early modern England and Spain. These two European countries represent the only two competing imperial systems of the period, the former on the ascendant and the latter on the decline. Both powers had, by the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, managed to take dramatic culture to the masses and, through public staging in stationary theatres for affordable prices, reached a broad, socially diversified audience. England and Spain were also globalising Empires with wide-ranging cultural influence and growing multidimensional contacts with geographical spaces transcending Europe. The conference invites reflection and discussion on the following issues: How and to what extent are early modern English and Spanish theatre cultures interrelated with one another and/or with other European cultures? Considering the over-arching transmissive impact of England and Spain on the spaces they conquered, how could we describe these cultural connections in terms of theatre? One important aspect of this process is its two-way nature and the “floating back” of dramatic and other cultural-ideological material to and within metropolitan Europe.
Please register by November 12, 2012 via e-mail:email@example.com
Zeit & Ort
15.11.2012 - 16.11.2012
Freie Universität Berlin, "Rostlaube", Seminarzentrum, Raum L 115, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin