Perdition Catch My Soul: Shakespeare, Hell and Damnation

Event Date: 
08 Dec 2018

Shakespeare’s Globe

This one-day symposium will examine the dramatization of early modern philosophies of hell and damnation. We will ask how Renaissance drama explored the hazards of judgement, damnation, and perdition. What did playwrights think it meant to sell one’s soul to the devil? What was their definition of sin? What role did the devil play in theatre – and in people’s everyday lives? Papers are invited on (but not limited to) topics such as: hell, damnation, sin, the devil, the demonic, Satan, witchcraft, the supernatural, prophecy, theological disputes. Proposals for 20-minute papers should be sent to by Monday 15 October.

Submission date for papers: 
15 Oct 2018