Danijela Kambaskovic

Danijela Kambaskovic is a full-term Associate Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (2011‒2013; 2017‒2018), and was a Research Associate with the Centre at The University of Western Australia from 2014‒2017. She was previously Assistant Professor and lecturer in Shakespeare and Renaissance Studies at UWA. She has published widely in the fields of genre history and history of ideas and is an award-winning poet. Her latest works are a collection of poetry, Internal Monologues (Fremantle Press, 2013) and an edited collection of scholarly essays, Conjunctions of Mind, Soul and Body from Plato to the Enlightenment (Springer, 2014).

Contact

danijela.kambaskovic-schwartz@uwa.edu.au
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Research

The New Life: Love Written in the First Person and the European Renaissance

Publications

Books
Kambasković, D., ed. Conjunctions of Mind, Soul and Body from Plato to the Enlightenment. Dordrecht: Springer, Studies in the History of the Philosophy of Mind 15, 2014.

Kambaskovic-Sawers, D. Constructing Sonnet Sequences in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance: A Study of Six Poets. Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press, 2010.

Forthcoming and Recent Book Chapters and Articles

Kambaskovic-Schwartz, D. ‘“I am lunaticke”: Michael Drayton, Samuel Daniel and the Evolution fo the Lyric’.  In A Companion to Renaissance Poetry (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture), edited by Catherine Bates, pp. 289–302. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, 2018.

Kambaskovic-Schwartz, D. ‘The Poem Sequence Before Early Modern Eyes: Printing Conventions and Notions of the Genre, Italy, 1450‒1650’. Parergon 33. 1 (2016): 113‒30.

Kambasković, D. 'The Senses in Philosophy and Science: From the Nobility of Sight to the Materialism of Touch'. In A Cultural History of the Senses in the Renaissance, edited by Herman Roodenburg. New York: Berg, 2016.

Kambasković, D. ‘Living Anxiously: The Senses, Society and Morality in Pre-Modern England’. In Ordering Emotions in Europe, 1100–1800, edited by S. Broomhall, pp. 161–79. Leiden: Brill, 2015.

Kambasković, D. ‘“Of comfort and dispaire”: Plato’s Philosophy of Love and Shakespeare’s Sonnets’. In Shakespeare and Emotions: Inheritances, Enactments, Legacies, edited by R. S. White, M. Houlahan and K. O’Loughlin, pp. 17–28. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Kambasković, D. ‘The Ageing of Love: The Waning of Love’s Power’. In Conjunctions of Mind, Soul and Body from Plato to the Enlightenment, edited by D. Kambasković, pp. 259–78. Dordrecht: Springer, Studies in the History of the Philosophy of Mind 15, 2014.

Kambasković, D. ‘“Among the Rest of the Senses….Proued Most Sure”: Ethics of the Senses in Early Modern Europe’. In Conjunctions of Mind, Soul and Body from Plato to the Enlightenment, edited by D. Kambasković, pp. 337–70. Dordrecht: Springer, History of the Philosophy of Mind Series, 2014.


Kambasković, D. and C. T. Woolfe. ‘The Senses in Philosophy and Science: From the nobility of sight to the materialism of touch’. In The Cultural History of the Senses in the Renaissance, edited by H. Roodenburg, pp. 107–25. London: Bloomsbury, 2014. 6 vols, vol. 1.

Papers and Articles

'Lillies and Weeds: Shakespeare's Sense of Smell, Epistemology and Ethics'. Biannual Australian New Zealand Shakespeare Association Conference, 2014.

'Plato’s Loves and Shakespeare’s Women: Tamora and The Dark Lady'. Proceedings of the 'Love and Devotion' conference, State Library of Victoria and Bodleian Library, Oxford. La Trobe Journal (2014).

Kambaskovic-Sawers, D. ‘Breaching the Social Sontract: The Migrant Poet and the Politics of Remaining Apolitical’. Southerly 73.1 (2013).

Kambasković-Sawers, D. 'The Two Faces of Love in Western Philosophy'. In Love and Devotion in Persia and Beyond, edited by Susan Scollay et al, pp. 141–50. Melbourne: MacMillan Art Publishing in association with State Library of Victoria and the Bodleian Library, 2012.

Kambasković-Sawers, D. 'Fictional Elements in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Sonnet Sequences and Early Modern Fictions'. Parergon 29.1 (2012): 47–69.

Kambasković-Sawers, D. 'Three themes in one, which wondrous scope affords: Ambiguous Speaker and Storytelling in Shakespeare's Sonnets'. Criticism 49.3 (2008): 285–305.

Kambasković-Sawers, D. '"Bugbears in Apollo's Cell": Metamorphoses of Character in Drayton's Idea and Daniel's Delia'. Parergon 25.1 (2008): 123–48.

Kambasković‐Sawers, D. 'Carved in Living Laurel: The Sonnet Sequence and Transformations of Idolatry'. Renaissance Studies 21.3 (2007): 377–94.  

Kambasković‐sawers, D. '"Never was I the golden cloud": Ovidian myth, ambiguous speaker and the narrative in the sonnet sequences by Petrarch, Sidney and Spenser'. Renaissance Studies 21.5 (2007): 637–61.

Selected Presentations

Conference Paper: ‘Divergent Valuations of the Cognitive Impact of Passionate Love in Platonic Philosophy and Early Modern Medicine’, ‘Love and the Word’ AULLA conference, Victoria University, Melbourne, 7‒9 December 2016.

Keynote Lecture: ‘The Impact of Love on Culture and Genre’, 25th Romance Writers of Australia  conference, Flinders University, 21 August 2016.

Workshop Paper: ‘Passion vs Emotion: “A Discourse Divine, Morall and Physicall”’, ‘The Distinction between Passions and Emotions:  In Search of Case Studies’ CHE workshop, UWA, 17 June 2016.

Conference Paper: ‘Divergent Valuations of the Cognitive Impact of Desire in Plato’s Philosophy of Love and Early Modern Treatises on Love Sickness’, ‘Moving Minds: Converting Cognition and Emotion in History’ CHE/CCD/EMC project conference, Macquarie University, 2‒4 March 2016.

Public Presentation: ‘Shakespeare and Scholarship’, as part of public event: ‘Shakespeare-400-Emotions’, presented by IAS and CHE, UWA, 26 April 2016.

Public Lecture: ‘“I am lunaticke”: Michael Drayton, Samuel Daniel and the Evolution of the Lyric’, UWA, 2 August 2016.

Workshop paper: ‘“Tomorrow…you shall find me a grave man”: Shakespeare’s Moral Re-evaluation of Verbosity’, ‘Gender and Status Competition in Premodern Societies’ workshop, Umeå University, Sweden, 26–27 November 2015.

Conference paper: ‘“Of comfort and dispaire”: Plato’s philosophy of love and Shakespeare’s Sonnets’, ‘Shakespeare and European Communities of Emotion’ seminar, European Shakespeare Research Association Conference, Worcester, UK, 30 June 2015.

Conference paper: ‘Living Anxiously: Governing the Senses in  Early Modern England’, ANZAMEMS conference, UQ, 14–18 July 2015.

Conference paper: ‘Sonnet Sequence Before Early Modern Eyes: Printing Practices and Notions of the Genre’, ‘Authority and Materiality in the Italian Songbook: From the Medieval Lyric to the Early-Modern Madrigal’ conference,  Binghampton, NY, USA, 1–2 May 2015.

Public Lecture: ‘To be, or not to be, forever?’, for Memento Mori, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA, 5 December 2014.

Public Lecture : ‘The Migrant Poet and Politics of Being Apolitical’, The Writers’ Club, Belgrade, Serbia, 10 June 2014.

Public Lecture: ‘ The ARC Centre for the History of Emotions 1100-1800’, School of English, Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade, Serbia, 7 June 2014

Public Lecture: ‘Cultural History of Love from Plato to the Enlightenment’, at the Student Cultural Centre, Belgrade, Serbia, 2 June 2014.

Presentation: “Plato’s Loves and Shakespeare’s women3”, Shakespeare and Emotions conference, UWA, 28-29 November 2012.

Public Lecture: “Plato’s Loves and Shakespeare’s women2”, CMEMS/PMRG, UWA, Australia, 24 July 2012.

Presentation (invited):  “Plato’s loves and Shakespeare’s women1”  at the Love and Devotion – Persian Cultural Crossroads conference, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, 13 April 2012.

Presentation (invited): 'Breaching the social contract: the migrant poet and the politics of being apolitical', 'The Political Imagination: Contemporary Diasporic and Postcolonial Poetries' Symposium, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, 12 April 2012.

Public Lecture: ‘Plato’s Loves and Shakespeare’s Women’, CMEMS/PMRG, University of Western Australia,  24 July 2012.