The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0062 Monday, 9 May 2011
Date: March 2, 2011 9:42:54 AM EST
Subject: CFP: Thirteenth British Graduate Shakespeare Conference, 26-28 May 2011.
Registration is now open for the Thirteenth Annual British Graduate Shakespeare Conference of 2011, that will take place on 26th, 27th and 28th May at the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon. As you may know, the BritGrad Conference is run by students for students, and is a unique opportunity to present a paper in a supportive and friendly environment. We welcome papers on any topic in the field of Shakespeare or Renaissance studies.
The Shakespeare Institute, in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon, is the setting for this exciting conference and provides a great base from which to visit the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare's Birthplace and the houses that belonged to his family, and the excellent libraries of the Shakespeare Institute and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust at the Shakespeare Centre.
Due to the increasing popularity of the conference, it is advisable to get your application in as soon as possible, and the deadline for abstract submissions this year will be Friday, 15th April. Abstracts can be sent via email or by post.
Our exciting plenary speakers include Martin Wiggins (The Shakespeare Institute), Catherine Richardson (University of Kent), Matthew Frost (Manchester University Press), Jacquelyn Bessell (The Shakespeare Institute) and members of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Jacqueline MacDonald will be directing a performance of a court masque as part of a panel on this often neglected dramatic genre. Delegates will also have the opportunity to attend a performance, at group-booking price, of the Royal Shakespeare Company's new production of The Merchant of Venice, directed by Rupert Goold, with Patrick Stewart in the role of Shylock. That will be on Thursday 26th May.
We enclose a copy of the registration form (also downloadable from www.shakespeare.bham.ac.uk/BritGrad). Currently students are unable to pay for the conference online, but if you have any problems with payment feel free to contact us and we will try to help.
Also attached to this email is the Call For Papers and Poster. It would be greatly appreciated if university departmental contacts could print and display both to promote the conference at their institutions.
We are looking forward to seeing some of you returning after last year's successful conference.
The BritGrad Committee
The Thirteenth Annual British Graduate Shakespeare Conference
26-28 May 2011
The Shakespeare Institute
Mason Croft, Church Street
CV37 6HP England
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