3-4 September, 2004, in the New Armouries building, Tower of London, London, England
Featuring panels organised by:
The Society for Renaissance Studies
The Centre for Editing Lives and Letters (CELL)
Reading University Centre for Early Modern Studies
The Perdita Project
The London Renaissance Seminar
This is a two-day conference organised at the Tower of London as part of a joint venture with the Historic Royal Palaces. Taking place within the Tower itself, the conference will scrutinise the central theme from a variety of perspectives.
We welcome papers, panels or workshops which might investigate: imprisonment as metaphor; torture; surveillance; the role of the Tower in diplomacy, history and London; famous prisoners; ritual; crime; discourses of illegality; the judiciary; capture; local imprisonment; the economics of crime and punishment; imprisonment and music; incarceration and selfhood; methods of imprisonment; panopticism; prison letters; crime and gender; execution; punishment and performance; populist representation of the Tower and imprisonment; public executions; accounts of imprisonment; visual representation of prisons; prison architecture; spectacle and power; technologies of imprisonment and torture
We welcome papers from postgraduates. We would be particularly interested in papers or panels that considered the methodological implications of the Tower: as a monument; in education; in national definition.
Abstracts or proposals of 200 words should be sent by the 1st May 2004 to conference organisers Jerome de Groot and Brett Dolman via email.
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