International Conference for Junior Researchers

of Early Modern English Studies
5-7 October 2022

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Centro Cultural "La Corrala"

Alexander Samson
(University College London)
Sabine Schülting
(Freie Universität Berlin)
Jesús Tronch
(Universitat de València)

We are pleased to announce that the II SEDERI International Conference for Junior Researchers of Early Modern English Studies will be held on 5, 6 and 7 October 2022 at the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) in Spain. This event is part of an initiative born within SEDERI, the Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies, which seeks to provide a platform where junior researchers from around the globe can gather in order to exchange different ideas, views and opinions on the study of the English language and its literature, history and culture of the 16th and 17th centuries. In order to be regarded as a “Junior Researcher” participants should belong to one of the following categories: undergraduate student, MA student, PhD student/candidate or post-doctoral researcher. Doctors who submitted their dissertations in the last six years are also invited to join the conference.​

We welcome proposals in English for 20-minute papers that critically explore questions related to the study of early modern literature, language, history and culture, particularly in relation to the English Renaissance and the English Restoration. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Early modern texts, contexts and stages

  • Early modern politics, economies and ideologies in texts and on the stage

  • Anglo-Iberian and Anglo-Mediterranean relations in the early modern period

  • Early modern cultures of work, customs and rituals

  • Early modern utopias and dystopias

  • Early modern travel narratives and narratives of migration and exile

  • Early modern constructions of the figure of the outsider/ the other and their afterlives

  • The materiality of the early modern text: critical editions, manuscripts and print culture

  • Linguistic contact, variation and change in the early modern period

  • Translations, adaptations and appropriations of early modern English texts

  • Performance and reception of early modern English plays

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 15 June 2022. Acceptance will be notified before 30 June 2022. Proposals must be sent as an email attachment (preferably as .doc or .docx files) to sederijunior2022@gmail.com and contain the following information:

  • The author’s name, institutional affiliation and email address

  • A short biographical note (max. 100 words)

  • The full title of the paper, a 250-300 word abstract, and 4 keywords

  • Your SEDERI membership status (member, non-member, application submitted). If you wish to join SEDERI, please visit http://www.sederi.org/membership/

Conference fees: SEDERI members (€30), non-SEDERI members (€40)

Registration: 15 July 2022– 15 September 2022



David Amelang (UAM)
Diego Barón Rodríguez (UAM)
Alba Bodí (Universitat de València)
Luis Conejero (Universidad de Extremadura)
Isabel Guerrero (UNED)
Víctor Huertas Martín (Universitat de València)
Andrés Pérez Simón (UAM)
Miguel Ramalhete Gomes (Universidade de Lisboa)
Jennifer Ruiz-Morgan (Universidad de Extremadura)
Emiliana Russo (Sapienza Università di Roma)

Tiago Sousa Garcia (Newcastle University)


Laura Arce (UAM)
Rui Carvalho Homem (Universidade do Porto)

Juan F. Cerdá (Universidad de Murcia)
Marta Cerezo (UNED)
Kate De Rycker (Newcastle University)

Pavel Drábek (University of Hull)
José Santiago Fernández (Universidad de Alcalá)
Bernhard Klein (University of Kent)
Zenón Luis-Martínez (Universidad de Huelva)
Andreas Mahler (Freie Universität Berlin)
Sonia Massai (King's College, London)
Eulalia Piñero (UAM)
Paul Prescott (UC Merced)

Jonathan P.A. Sell (Universidad de Alcalá)



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Located in the heart of the popular La Latina neighbourhood and the Rastro flea-market, the Corrala was built in the 1860s as working-class housing for employees of the nearby factories and slaughterhouse. Its traditional design – small living quarters organised around a shared open-air courtyard – was a staple of 19th-century Madrid, and its recent restoration has largely preserved its original character.

For more information on the Corrala visit its website here.