Jim Ellis publishes on Jarman’s Adaptations of the Early Modern

EllisJarmanA revised version of a keynote given by Jim Ellis at the “Early Modern Jarman” conference held in February at King’s College (London) will be published this fall in a special issue of Shakespeare Bulletin (32.3). The essay is entitled “Renaissance Things: Objects, Ethics, and Temporalities in Derek Jarman’s Caravaggio (1986) and Modern Nature (1992)” and revisits the “question of the anachronistic props… to consider Derek Jarman’s investment in objects and the material world”.

In addition, a short, related essay, “The Temporality of Dirt,” will appear in English Studies in Canada in the Reader’s Forum section. Both essays explore Jarman’s interest in early modern materialist thinking, and link this to queer approaches to temporality and connectedness.