EXTENDED Call for Papers:
Marston’s The Dutch Courtesan


Strangers and Aliens in London and Toronto: Sex, Religion, and Xenophobia in Marston’s The Dutch Courtesan


22-24 March 2019

Length of abstract:

250 words


University of Toronto Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies

Final date for submitting abstracts:

31 January 2019

Please e-mail submissions to Helen Ostovich at ostovich@mcmaster.ca

Date of announcing accepted papers:

15 February 2019, or earlier

Targeted scholars:

Senior doctoral students, recent doctoral graduates, and early career scholars


To fill two panels of speakers for the March conference which follows RSA in Toronto, and includes performances of The Dutch Courtesan. Accepted papers will be peer-reviewed, copyedited, and published online on the Toronto Dutch Courtesan website, along with the other papers at the conference and reviews coming out of the performances. Not all accepted papers will be read at the conference, but all accepted papers will be published. Performances of the play begin March 19 and end with a matinee on March 24.

Papers (15-20 minutes) are requested on Marston’s The Dutch Courtesan (1605), on very specific topics of your choice. We are especially interested in pedagogy, rehearsal, and the modern connection between Marston’s play and current events now; also, theatrical connections with French and Italian comedy (commédia), ideas of masculinity and femininity; the working woman; geographical, religious, economic, social, political, and gendered landscapes of the play; Marston’s sharing of current concerns with Middleton (e.g., A Mad World, My Masters), Barry (e.g., The Family of Love), Jonson, or other playwrights fascinated by city comedy and the London of 1600-1610.

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