Call for Book Chapters: The Spaces of Renaissance Anatomy Theatre

Vernon Press invites chapters for an edited volume on the spaces within Renaissance anatomy theatre.

The collection asks, how did actions and conversations taking place within a Renaissance/Early Modern anatomy theatre make their way into European society? How did public dissection and anatomical research influence the arts, government, or society? This collection examines the spaces of intersections within the anatomy theatre, the aspects of gender present in anatomical discourse and images, and a shared interest in the physical body and its parts.  

Together, each chapter will highlight how anatomy intersects with other genres of study, like botany, artwork, drama, prose, etc. This is a multidisciplinary collection that invites contributions from all fields. Potential topics might include but are not limited to the anatomy theatre’s relationship to:

Anatomical Publications



Barbers Surgeons


Bodies and Body Parts

Renaissance Theatre

Liturgical Calendars




Government and Governing Bodies

Queer Theory

Feminist Theory

Gender Discourse/Theory


How to Submit Your Proposal:

Please submit a 300-word abstract and 100-word biography, plus C.V., to Ms. Leslie R. Malland ( by July 30, 2020. 

Chapter drafts will be due by November 30, 2020, for blind peer review.



Page last updated on May 29th 2020. All information correct at the time, but subject to change.