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CFP: Counsellors & Counselled (Deadline: 29 February 2024)

CFP: Counsellors & Counselled

Padova, Italy

12-13 September 2024

Counsellors and Counselled: The Advice to Princes Tradition between the Hundred Years’ War and

the British Interregnum

The organising committee welcomes contributions analysing advice literature directed to

kings and princes, as well works dealing with the delicate balance between king and counsellors, in Medieval and Renaissance Britain. Topic suggestions include – but are not limited to:

  • Literature of advice to princes in Latin and English

  • (Dis)continuities between the Medieval and the Early Modern advice tradition

  • Relationship between counsellors and counselled

  • Relationship with politics and history

  • Relationship between literature and political theory

  • Advice to political actors and its literary echoes in the British Isles

Keynote speakers:

Raluca Radulescu, Bangor University

Andrew Hadfield, University of Sussex

Proposals for 20-minute individual papers can be sent to: and should

include a 350-word abstract and a 100-word biographical note. The deadline for submitting proposals

is 29 February 2024.

Full CFP available below.

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