33rd International SEDERI Conference

Early Modern English Culture in European Perspective:

Relationships Across the Channel

Valencia (3-5 May 2023)

Facultat de Filologia, Traducció i Comunicació (Universitat de València)


33rd International Sederi Conference

Call for Papers

33rd International Sederi Conference

We are pleased to announce the 33rd SEDERI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE (SEDERI XXXIII), which will be held as an in-person event from 3 to 5 May 2023. The theme is EARLY MODERN ENGLISH CULTURE IN EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE: RELATIONSHIPS ACROSS THE CHANNEL.

The map of Europe in the 1595 Spanish edition of Abraham Ortelius’ Theatrum Orbis Terrarum shows colorful borders demarcating geographical, national and state identities while projecting Europe as a mythical and geographic symbol of a heritage shared by those identities. From this perspective, early modern English culture cannot be understood as developed in isolation from the European arts, politics, economy, religion, technology, commerce and education. A set of European communicative networks conformed a space of cultural encounter and exchange where ideas circulated, and that culturally, linguistically and institutionally made the emerging modern states rich and complex. An extended “in-betweenness” resulted from interactions of forms of artistic and cultural activities which took place via translation, trade, commerce, conquest, exploration, diplomacy, printing, religion, etc. and their resulting textual mobilities manifest in genres such as theatre, poetry, fiction as well as non-fiction narratives (e.g. travel literature, diaries, etc.), correspondence, etc. not only indebted to their own respective legacies but to those of neighbouring countries or to those of more distant lands. Oftentimes, such neighbouring or distant lands worked as mirrors to nations that appropriated their distinctive cultural features or re-fashioned visually, poetically and cartographically their experiences abroad according to their views and interests. While the New World provided obvious scenarios for exchange and competition across European states, channels of interconnection between modern states and regions of Europe took place in innumerable manners at global and local scales, numerous and intense enough to regard early modern Europe as a webwork in whose many images and likenesses the English nation was forged and whose borders were porous enough to be permeated by early modern English culture.

We invite contributions focusing on, yet not limited to, the following issues and questions:

Submissions should consist of:

  1. Name and surname
  2. The full title of your paper
  3. An abstract (200-300 words)
  4. Any technical requirements for the presentation
  5. Your institutional affiliation
  6. Status: Prof. / Dr. / Ph. D. candidate / M. A. candidate / Other
  7. Your SEDERI membership status (member, non-member, application submitted)

It should be sent to . The deadline for submitting proposals is 23/01/2023.

Any queries? Contact us at .

The organizing committee

María José Coperías Aguilar
Víctor Huertas Martín
Jesús Tronch Pérez

Keynote Speakers

To be announced soon.


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To be announced soon.


Organizing Committee

María José Coperías Aguilar
Víctor Huertas Martín
Jesús Tronch Pérez
Arturo Mora-Rioja
Rafael Negrete Portillo

Scientific Committee

Rui Carvalho Homem (Universidade de Porto)
Lisa Hopkins (Sheffield Hallam University)
John Jowett (University of Birmingham)
Jesús López-Pelaez Casellas (Universidad de Jaén)
Tomás Monterrey (Universidad de La Laguna)
Juan A. Prieto Pablos (Universidad de Sevilla)
Miguel Ramalhete Gomes (Universidade de Porto)
Francesca Rayner (Universidade do Minho)
Alexander Sampson (University College London)
Sabine Schülting (Freie Universität Berlin)
Rocío G. Sumillera (Universidad de Granada)
Sonia Villegas López (Universidad de Huelva)


Facultat de Filologia, Traducció i Comunicació (Universitat de València)

Av. de Blasco Ibáñez, 32, 46010 València, Valencia, Spain

Facultat de Filologia, Traducció i Comunicació (Universitat de València)