Announcements

A Shakespearean Evening with Alison and Adam Gopnik

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.294  Monday, 12 September 2016

 

From:        John F. Andrews <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         September 8, 2016 at 2:53:07 PM EDT

Subject:    A Shakespearean Evening with Alison and Adam Gopnik

 

Is it True that Play's the Thing?

A Conversation With Writers

Alison and Adam Gopnik 

 

Wednesday, September 14, at 8 p.m.

The National Arts Club

15 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan

Admission Free, but Reservations Requested

 

We’re delighted to launch our 2016-17 Shakespeare Guild season with a remarkable brother-sister act. 

 

One of our most popular Speaking of Shakespeare guests over the last decade has been Adam Gopnik of the New Yorker, a brilliant observer who has given us such classics as Paris to the Moon and Angels and Ages: A Short Book on Lincoln and Darwin. But many of Adam's admirers are unaware that his older sibling is also a distinguished author. A professor of philosophy and psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, Alison Gopnik publishes a widely-read column in the Wall Street Journal.

 

Readers who saw a recent preview in the New York Times will know that Alison’s latest book is The Gardener and the Carpenter, a new study of the way children learn. Her research shows that an approach that encourages “open-ended curiosity” is the key to a life of problem-solving and creativity. She finds, in short, that Shakespeare is right, and  “play’s the thing” for educators who aspire to foster the insights and skills that lead not only to illuminating works of art but to significant breakthroughs in science, technology, and other fields of endeavor. 

 

Alison and Adam Gopnik occasionally draw from and allude to each other’s work, but it is rare for them to appear together in a conversational format. So we hope you’ll join us for what promises to be a very special evening.             

 

Visit www.shakesguild.org/events.html for detail about this and other Shakespeare Guild offerings. And please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you wish to take part in this program.   

 

 

 

 

Roundtable Discussion on Collaborative Shakespeare and Education Projects

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.293  Monday, 12 September 2016

 

From:        BSA <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         September 7, 2016 at 4:12:05 AM EDT

Subject:    Roundtable Discussion on Collaborative Shakespeare and Education Projects

 

The British Shakespeare Association

 

Roundtable Discussion on Collaborative Shakespeare and Education Projects

 

The Sydney-based Shakespeare Reloaded project (shakespearereloaded.edu.au) is jointly hosting with the London Shakespeare Centre an informal roundtable discussion on the topic of collaborative projects dealing with Shakespeare and education. It will be a 2-hour session around lunchtime on Tuesday 13 September in London. If you are an academic, teacher or practitioner involved in a collaborative project in this area (which might involve, for example, partnerships between university, schools, arts or heritage organisations) and would like to share your experiences and ideas with others at this roundtable please contact Liam Semler (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). The aim is to learn from each other’s experiences in an informal context and potentially explore possibilities for future collaborations in Shakespeare pedagogy.

 

 

 

Podcast on Shakespeare and New Historicism

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.289  Tuesday, 30 August 2016

 

From:        Neema Parvini <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         August 29, 2016 at 5:45:44 PM EDT

Subject:    Podcast on Shakespeare and New Historicism

 

http://blogs.surrey.ac.uk/shakespeare/2016/08/29/shakespeare-and-contemporary-theory-27-shakespeare-and-new-historicist-theory-with-evelyn-gajowski-and-neema-parvini/

 

Neema welcomes back Evelyn Gajowski, editor for the Arden Shakespeare and Theory series. In a change from the norm, in this episode, Evelyn turns the tables and interviews Neema about his forthcoming book Shakespeare and New Historicist Theory. Topics include the place of theory in Shakespeare studies; differences between new historicism and cultural materialism; presentism; the re-emergence of positivism; and Shakespeare's empathy.

 

 

 

Conference: Early Modern Debts: 21-22 September 2017

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.287  Monday, 29 August 2016

 

From:        Christa Jansohn <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         August 29, 2016 at 2:26:45 AM EDT

Subject:    Conference: Early Modern Debts: 21-22 September 2017


A symposium entitled ‘Early Modern Debts’ will take place at the Otto-Friedrich-Universitaet Bamberg, 21-22 September 2017, organized by Dr George Oppitz-Trotman (Humboldt Fellow, Lehrstuhl für Britische Kultur).

Several internationally renowned scholars, including Prof. Lena Orlin (Georgetown) and Prof. Lorna Hutson (St Andrews) have stated an intention to come; the theme has already excited significant interest for its timeliness and focus. It promises to be an exciting and important event. More details can be found at the conference website: early-modern-debts.space
 

Prof. Dr. Christa Jansohn
Lehrstuhl für Britische Kultur
Kapuzinerstr. 16
D-96047 Bamberg
Phone: 0049-(0)951-863 2270
E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Internet:
http://www.uni-bamberg.de/britcult

 

Co-Editor: Archiv fuer das Studium der Neueren Sprachen und Literaturen:
http://www.esv.info/z/archiv/zeitschriften.html

 

Co-Editor: Editionen in der Kritik:
http://www.weidler-verlag.de/Reihen/Berliner_Beitr__zur_Editionswi/berliner_beitr__zur_editionswi.html

 

Co-Editor: Jahrbuch Literatur und Medizin:

http://www.uni-bamberg.de/en/britcult/contact/staff/prof-dr-christa-jansohn/information-on-the-editorial-boards/

 

 

 

 

Announcement of Impending Hiatus

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.284   Sunday, 28 August 2016

 

From:        Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         Sunday, August 28, 2016

Subject:    Announcement of Impending Hiatus 

 

Dear Subscribers:

 

Thursday evening, I leave for another week in Devon. I will not be editing submissions during this time. However, I encourage you to continue to submit, especially for ongoing discussions, and I will edit and format them when I return.

 

Hardy

 

 

 

First Folio in DC Events

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.274  Monday, 22 August 2016

 

From:        Jill Bradbury <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         August 22, 2016 at 11:55:25 AM EDT

Subject:    First Folio in DC Events

 

Dear list members – 

 

If you are in the Washington, DC area in October, please visit our First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare month programs. All events are free and open to the public. A full description appears in the attached pdf, but highlights include:

  • Complementary exhibit on Shakespeare in American Deaf History, plus Play the Knave, the Hofstra Globe model, and a tactile experience table.
  • Lecture series on Visual Shakespeare and Shakespeare in ASL.
  • Visual Shakespeare Festival featuring free workshops and performances.
  • Academic symposium on Visual and ASL Shakespeare with keynotes by Peter Donaldson and Peter Novak.
  • Gallaudet Theatre Program production of A Midsummer Night's Dream with Howie Seago and Helen Hayes winner Miranda Medugno.

Best, 

Jill

Professor

Department of English

 

Project Director, DC stop of First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library

Coming to Gallaudet University October, 2016

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PDF Program Description:   pdf First Folio Gallaudet events (377 KB)

 

[Editor’s Note: This project seems so important to me that I am reproducing the Program Description below. You are , of course, encouraged to download it and make it available to anyone interested.  –Hardy]

 

 

 First Folio! at Gallaudet 

October 7-30, 2016 

 

Gallaudet University will be the D. C. host site for the national traveling exhibition First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare. This exhibit, sponsored by the Folger Shakespeare Library, the American Library Association, and the Cincinnati Museum Center, is traveling to all 50 states, D. C., and Puerto Rico in 2016, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor, Google.org, Vinton and Sigrid Cerf, the British Council, Stuart and Mimi Rose, and other generous donors. 

 

The First Folio! exhibit will come to Gallaudet in October 2016. During this month, Gallaudet will host a celebration of visual Shakespeare. Events and programming will examine the history of Shakespeare in the American Deaf community, highlight the unique contributions deaf artists can make to Shakespearean theater, and showcase visual approaches to Shakespeare’s works. Events are free and open to the public, with the exception of the opening reception. Registration required for some events. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least two weeks in advance to request accommodations such as tactile or close vision interpreting. 

 

 

First Folio! Month Schedule 

Week One 

10/7(Fri): Opening reception and viewing of folio, followed by Lecture Series #1 (Shakespeare in ASL) 

10/8 (Sat.): “Bard for a Day” family event 

Exhibition open hours beginning 10/7 

 

Week Two 

10/13 (Thurs): Lecture Series #2 (Visual Shakespeare) 

10/15 (Sat): Academic symposium on Shakespeare in ASL and Visual Shakespeare 

10/15: Titus Andronicus in ASL for Oregon Shakespeare Festival 

Exhibition open hours and student tours throughout the week 

 

Week Three 

10/20 (Thurs.): Gallaudet Production of Midsummer Night’s Dream opens 

10/22 (Sat.): Visual Shakespeare Festival 

Exhibition open hours and student tours throughout the week 

 

Week Four 

10/27 (Thurs): Homecoming Alumni Panel (Shakespeare Matters) 

10/27 (Thurs): Lecture Series #3 (Shakespeare in American Deaf History) 

10/29 (Sat.): K-12 Educators Workshop 

Exhibition open hours and student tours throughout the week First Folio! at Gallaudet October 7-30, 2016 Gallaudet University Page

 

Event Descriptions 

First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare Exhibit 

October 7-30 

Jordan Art Gallery, Washburn Arts Building 

 

Regular Hours 10/8-10/30: Mon.-Fri., 10am-2pm; Thurs., 5-7 pm; Sat., 10am-4 pm. 

Special Hours: Fri. 10/7, 5-8pm; Sat. 10/15, 6-7pm; Fri. 10/21 and 10/28, 6-8pm; Sat. 10/22 and 10/29, 6-8pm; Sun 10/23 and 10/30, 12-2pm. 

 

The centerpiece of the exhibit will be a First Folio, opened to the famous "To be or not to be" soliloquy from Shakespeare's Hamlet. Visitors will learn about the First Folio as an object: its history, cultural significance, and continued relevance. Interpretive panels from the Folger Library will also explore the evolving attraction of the First Folio and Shakespeare’s modern impact. A complementary exhibit curated by the Gallaudet University Museum will examine the importance of Shakespeare to the American Deaf community. This exhibit features a video loop, photographs, costumes, and other material artifacts documenting the history of Shakespeare in ASL, from the earliest known productions in the 19th century to the present. Additional components related to the theme of visual Shakespeare will include a model of the Globe Theatre and an installation of the Kinect game Play the Knave. DeafBlind visitors will have opportunities for tactile experience of physical objects. Explore First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare and Shakespeare in America Deaf History exhibits with a knowledgeable guide. Docent led tours begin every hour at the top of the hour and run approximately 30-45 minutes. No reservations needed. Tours conducted in ASL. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least two weeks in advance to request accommodations such as voice, tactile or close vision interpreting. 

 

School Tours 

Jordan Art Gallery, Washburn Arts Building and LLRH6 Colab 

M-F 10 am and 12 pm. 

A limited number of slots will be available for schools to sign up for a guided tour of the First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare and Shakespeare in America Deaf History exhibits. The tour will be followed by an hour-long workshop developed for K-12 students by the Folger Shakespeare Library. Priority registration will be given to Deaf institutes and schools with mainstream programs for Deaf/hard of hearing students. To register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Lecture Series 

October 7, 13, and 27 

Student Academic Center 1011 

The lecture series is aimed at a general audience and examines various themes such as the history of Shakespeare in the American Deaf community, the unique contributions Deaf artists can make to Shakespearean theater, and visual approaches to Shakespeare’s plays. The First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare and Shakespeare in America Deaf History exhibits will be open prior to each lecture. All lectures will be accessible via ASL, spoken English, and captioning. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least two weeks in advance to request accommodations such as tactile or close vision interpreting. 

 

October 7 – Shakespeare in ASL 

5-8 pm: Exhibits open First Folio! at Gallaudet October 7-30, 2016 Gallaudet University Page

 

7-8:30 pm: Talks by Ethan Sinnott, Professor, Theater and Dance Program, Gallaudet University; and Peter Novak, Professor, Theater Program, University of San Francisco 

 

October 13 – Visual Shakespeare 

5-7 pm: Exhibits open 

7-8:30 pm: Talks by Michele Osherow, Folger Resident Dramaturg and Associate Professor, Department of English, UMBC; Paata Tsikurishvili, Founding Artistic Director and CEO, Synetic Theatre; and Paul Reisman, Associate Artistic Director, Faction of Fools Theatre Company. 

 

October 27 – Shakespeare in American Deaf History 

5-7 pm: Exhibits open 

7-8:30 pm: Talks by Pamela Kincheloe, Professor, Liberal Arts Support Department, National Technical Institute of the Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology; Steve Baldwin, Independent Scholar; Aaron Kelstone, Performing Arts Program Director, National Technical Institute of the Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology 

 

Bard for a Day 

(primarily intended for Deaf families and families with deaf/hoh children) 

October 8 

10am – 4pm 

Various locations 

Come experience Shakespeare for the family! Kids can participate in workshops led by local performing and visual artists, try on 16th-century style costumes, and take in performances by Faction of Fools, Nicolo Whimsey, Synetic Theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Cleveland Sign Stage Theatre, and more. Toddler and pre-school bards will enjoy Shakespeare themed arts and crafts, ASL Shakespeare story-telling, face painting, moon bounce, and a photo booth. Free and open to the public. Due to limited space, advance registration required for workshops. Visit www.gallaudet.edu/firstfolio for detailed schedule. Registration opens 9/24/2016. All events will accessible via ASL and spoken English. Captioning will be provided for talks and performances. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least two weeks in advance to request accommodations such as tactile or close vision interpreting. 

 

Visual/ASL Shakespeare Academic Symposium 

October 15 

9am – 5pm 

Sorenson Language and Communication Center Atrium 

Scholars and dramaturgs come together to explore visual Shakespeare and Shakespeare in ASL. Participants will discuss pre-circulated papers on visual representations of the body and disability in Shakespeare; performance, analysis, translation, history of Shakespeare in ASL; and manual/gestural rhetoric in Shakespearean performance; and other topics. Keynote presenters include Peter Novak, Professor of Theater at University of San Francisco and Peter Donaldson, Ford International Professor of Humanities and Professor of Literature at MIT and founder of the Global Shakespeares Video Project. Visit www.gallaudet.edu/firstfolio for detailed schedule. Registration is required. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register and to request accommodations such as tactile or close vision interpreting. First Folio! at Gallaudet October 7-30, 2016 Gallaudet University Page

 

Titus Andronicus in ASL for Oregon Shakespeare Festival 

October 15 

7-8:30pm 

Student Academic Center 1011 

Visiting Artist Howie Seago and Gallaudet students in his THE 495 course will present work in progress translating Titus Andronicus into ASL for Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF). Seago, a noted Deaf actor, has been involved with OSF since 2009 as an actor, translator, and ASL master. Seago is working on this commissioned translation of Titus with Lezlie Cross, Assistant Professor of Theatre, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Christine Albright-Tufts, actress and instructor, and Lue Douthit, Director of Literary Development and Dramaturgy at OSF. Voice interpretation provided. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least two weeks in advance to request accommodations such as tactile or close vision interpreting. 

 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream 

October 20-November 6 

Performances Thurs.-Sat., 8pm; Sat-Sun, 2pm. 

Eastman Theatre 

Directed by Gallaudet Theatre faculty Ethan Sinnott and featuring Howie Seago as Bottom. 

 

Eyes on Shakespeare Festival 

October 22 

10am – 5pm 

Various locations 

See what it means to experience Shakespeare visually! We are thrilled to partner with a spectrum of artists, both Deaf and hearing, to open your heart and mind to the wonders of the Bard. The festival includes free performances, workshops, and talks by Deaf and hearing theater groups and performers. Featured events include Patrick Graybill in The King, produced by the National Theatre of the Deaf; The Gravedigger’s Tale, produced by the Folger Theatre; and a free performance of Gallaudet University’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Professor of Theatre Ethan Sinnott. Visit www.gallaudet.edu/firstfolio for detailed schedule. Due to limited space, advance registration required for the workshops. Registration opens 10/8/2016. All events will accessible via ASL and spoken English. Captioning will be provided for talks and performances. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least two weeks in advance to request accommodations such as tactile or close vision interpreting. 

 

Homecoming Alumni Panel 

October 27 

2-3:30 pm 

Peikoff Alumni House 

A panel of alumni spanning 1955 to 2014 discusses their involvement in Shakespeare productions at Gallaudet and professionally. Moderated by Deaf West artistic director DJ Kurs (‘98) and Dr. Steve Baldwin (‘68). Featuring former National Theatre of the Deaf performers Patrick Graybill (‘63) and Camille Jeter-Lorello (‘12), as well as Cynthia Saltzman (‘72) and Helen Hays award winner Miranda Medugno (‘14).With special guests Fred Beam and Howie First Folio! at Gallaudet October 7-30, 2016 Gallaudet University Page

 

Seago. Voice interpretation provided. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least two weeks in advance to request accommodations such as tactile or close vision interpreting. 

 

K-12 Educators Workshop 

October 29 

9 am-5 pm 

Sorenson Language and Communication Center Atrium, 1302, and 1303 

Educators nationwide struggle with the subtleties of teaching Shakespeare. This workshop will discuss how to use the visual to support incorporation of Shakespeare at the elementary and secondary levels, issues specific to Deaf students and ASL, and resources appropriate for all ages. The morning session features a two-hour workshop on the First Folio developed by Folger Shakespeare Library K-12 education specialists. Come join us for a fantastic day of shared learning! Due to limited space, advance registration required. Visit our website to register. All events will accessible via ASL, spoken English, and captioning. 

 

 

Contact Information 

Dr. Jill Bradbury, Project Director 

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Media Inquiries 

Kaitlin Luna, University Communications 

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(202) 448-7106 voice 

(202) 250-2973 videophone 

 

 

Social Media Information 

Website: www.gallaudet.edu/firstfolio 

Facebook: First Folio at Gallaudet 

Twitter: @SHXGallaudet #SHX400 #FirstFolio #ASLSHX

 

 

 

Shakespeare and the Enlightenment

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.272  Wednesday, 17 August 2016

 

From:        Paul Hamilton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         August 16, 2016 at 1:48:35 PM EDT

Subject:    Shakespeare and the Enlightenment

 

Kingston Shakespeare is proud to announce a collaboration with Garrick’s Temple at Hampton in organising Shakespeare and philosophy events. It was David Garrick’s dream to host Enlightenment luminaries, like Voltaire, at the shrine he built to Shakespeare in 1756.

 

Unlike regular Kingston Shakespeare events, these events at the Temple will have an admittance donation of £10. All the money will be used for the event catering and to support the Temple. But the event will be nominally free.

 

The first event will be on September 3, 2016 and is entitled ‘Shakespeare and the Enlightenment’. 

 

 

Programme:

10.00 Welcome: Richard Wilson (Kingston University)

10.15: Paul Kottman (New School, New York)

‘Herder, Hegel and Shakespeare’

 

11.00: Coffee

 

11.30: Patricia Gillies (Essex University)

‘Shakespeare and Hobbes’

12.15: John Gillies (Essex University)

‘The Conversational Turn in Shakespeare’

 

13.00: Lunch (own arrangements: nearby Bell Inn

 and Stables Restaurant recommended)

 

14.00: Edward Chaney (Southampton Solent University):

‘Thy pyramids built up with newer might’:

Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Obelisks’

14.45: Kate Felus (Historic Landscapes):

‘Garrick’s Temple Garden’

 

15.30: Tea

 

16.30: Kiernan Ryan:

‘The Empathetic Imagination and the Dream of Equality:

Shakespeare’s “Poetical Justice”’

 

19.30: Concert: Lovekyn Renaissance Consort

 

Reserve your place at: https://shakespeareandtheenlightenment.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Places are limited to 50.

 

Kingston Shakespeare Seminar

 

 

PDF Announcement:  pdf SHAKESPEARE AND ENLIGHTENMENT (210 KB)

 

Book Announcement: Shakespeare and Gesture in Practice

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.270  Monday, 15 August 2016

 

From:        Darren Tunstall <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         August 15, 2016 at 6:57:26 AM EDT

Subject:    Book Announcement: Shakespeare and Gesture in Practice

 

I am a lecturer in Acting at The Guildford School of Acting in the University of Surrey. This email is to let you know about my new book Shakespeare and Gesture in Practice, the latest edition to Palgrave’s series Shakespeare in Practice. 

 

Darren Tunstall

 

 

Shakespeare and Gesture in Practice

By Darren Tunstall

 

When actors perform Shakespeare, what do they do with their bodies? How do they display to the audience what is hidden in the imagination?

 

This is a history of Shakespearean performance as seen through the actor's body. Tunstall draws upon social, cognitive and moral psychology to reveal how performers from Sarah Siddons to Ian McKellen have used the language of gesture to reflect the minds of their characters.

 

This provocative and original contribution will appeal to anyone interested in Shakespeare, theatre history, psychology or body language.

 

ISBN: 9780230276420

Formats: Paperback Ebook (PDF) Ebook (EPUB) Hardcover 

Publication Date: September 2016

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Series: Shakespeare in Practice

 

 

 

Call for Papers: The International Sidney Society

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.265  Wednesday, 10 August 2016

 

From:         Nandra Perry <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         August 9, 2016 at 2:00:18 PM EDT

Subject:    Call for Papers: The International Sidney Society

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

The International Sidney Society is sponsoring two sessions at Kalamazoo in 2017, as described below. Please send abstracts of 250 words along with the participant information form required by the Congress to Nandra Perry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

This Way Out: Sidneian Endings and Exits

This session invites attention to techniques and problems of closure in writings produced or inspired by the authors of the Sidney Circle, broadly construed.  In addition to the obvious exit of death, we welcome papers that consider the Sidneian sense (or nonsense) of an ending as it relates to poetics, narrative, biography, correspondence, and editorial practice.

 

The Sidneys and the Sister Arts

 This session seeks to recover the relationship of Sidneian texts to the visual and musical cultures within which they originated and circulated.  How did emergent discourses of visual and musical “making” influence Sidneian poetics?  What is the role of art and music within the works themselves? What is the Sidney legacy to art, book illustration, music, and musical theater?  We invite papers on all authors and texts inspired by the literary legacy of Philip and Mary Sidney and welcome a wide variety of disciplinary perspectives,     

 

Submission deadline: September 15, 2016

Participant Information Form (due by September 15)https://wmich.edu/sites/default/files/attachments/u434/2016/medieval-pif-2017.pdf

ContactThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference - Florence, Italy

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.253  Friday, 2 July 2016

 

From:        Ilaria Natali <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         July 27, 2016 at 5:27:20 PM EDT

Subject:    The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference - Florence, Italy

 

Below is the Call for Papers for The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence, "The Fine Art of Lying: Disguise, Dissimulation and Counterfeiting in Early Modern Culture" (Florence, 7 April 2017; Abstract submission deadline 31 October 2016).

 

http://www.maldura.unipd.it/iasems/docs/SGC%202017%20CFP_final.docx

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Call for Papers - The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference

 

THE FINE ART OF LYING: DISGUISE, DISSIMULATION AND COUNTERFEITING IN EARLY MODERN CULTURE

 

Florence, 7 April 2017

 

The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence is a one-day interdisciplinary forum open to PhD students and researchers who have obtained their doctorates within the past 5 years. 

 

Dissimulation is but a faint kind of policy, or wisdom; for it asketh a strong wit, and a strong heart, to know when to tell truth, and to do it. Therefore it is the weaker sort of politics, that are the great dissemblers! (Francis Bacon, “Of Dissimulation”) 

 

Throughout history the question of what a lie is and whether it is wrong to lie has been the subject of a lively debate among Western philosophers and theologians. In antiquity, lying has been often stigmatized and condemned on religious, moral and legal bases: it is a sin, a transgression, a criminal offense and therefore intrinsically wrong and morally reprehensible. Contrary to this absolutist position, held by philosophers such as Augustine and Kant, the utilitarian perspective, put forth by Bentham and Mill in the nineteenth century and expanded by J.L. Austin in the twentieth century, proposes that the concept of lying and its moral implications are context dependent and defined by social conventions. 

 

The aim of the conference is to explore lying and related concepts such as falsehood, deceit, disguise, dissimulation, counterfeiting, the role they have and the values they entail in early modern culture. Discussions on lying also imply a range of other issues and questions concerning truth, its attainability and the meaning of its attainment; and notions of trust, faith, belief. During the conference we want to reflect on these topics and also explore creative ways of eluding the prohibition of lying through linguistic and rhetorical strategies such as, for instance, equivocation and amphibology.

 

We welcome contributions addressing (but not necessarily restricted to) the following topics:

 

•    The confession and condemnation of lies

•    Justifications for lying

•    Lying to enemies, liars

•    Lies protecting family, friends and the public good

•    White lies 

•    Dissimulation of religious belief and unbelief

•    Counterfeiting and propaganda 

•    The use of dissimulation in politics

•    Truth and falsehood in early modern news

•    Metatheatre and embedded plays

•    Disguise on early modern stage and in prose fiction

•    Literary dissimulation and its linguistic implication

 

Candidates are invited to send a description of their proposed contribution according to the following guidelines: 

 

Please provide name, institution, contact info, title and a short abstract of the proposed contribution (300 words for a 20-minute paper), including a short bibliography.

 

Abstracts are to be submitted by 31 October 2016 by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

All proposals will be blind-vetted. The list of selected papers will be available by 30 November 2016.

 

Each contribution is to last no longer than 20 minutes and is to be presented in English; candidates whose first language is not English are kindly asked to have their paper revised by a native speaker.

Participants will be asked to present a final draft of the paper two weeks before the Conference. 

 

SELECTED SPEAKERS WHO ARE IASEMS MEMBERS CAN APPLY FOR A SMALL GRANT. PLEASE CONTACT ALESSANDRA PETRINA AT This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and LAURA TOSI AT This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

INFORMATION ON HOW TO BECOME IASEMS MEMBERS IS AVAILABLE HERE: 

 

HTTP://WWW.MALDURA.UNIPD.IT/IASEMS/IASEMS_REGISTRATION.HTML

 

Download the Conference CFP in pdf Format:  pdf IASEMS Grad Conference (125 KB)

 

 

 

Kingston Shakespeare Conference: Garrick’s Temple, Shakespeare and the Enlightenment

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.248  Wednesday, 27 July 2016

 

From:        Paul Hamilton <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         July 26, 2016 at 3:22:26 PM EDT

Subject:    Kingston Shakespeare Conference: Garrick’s Temple, Shakespeare and the Enlightenment

 

Please circulate? 

 

https://kingstonshakespeareseminar.wordpress.com/2016/07/26/shakespeare-and-the-enlightenment-shakespeare-at-garricks-temple-sept-3/

 

Kingston Shakespeare is proud to announce a collaboration with Garrick’s Temple at Hampton in organising Shakespeare and philosophy events. It was David Garrick’s dream to host Enlightenment luminaries, like Voltaire, at the shrine he built to Shakespeare in 1756.

 

Unlike regular Kingston Shakespeare events, these events at the Temple will have an admittance donation of £10. All the money will be used for the event catering and to support  the Temple. But the event will be nominally free.

 

The first event will be on September 3, 2016 and is entitled ‘Shakespeare and the Enlightenment’. Confirmed speakers are Paul Kottman (New School), Edward Chaney (Southampton Solent), and Kiernan Ryan (Royal Holloway).

 

Mark your diaries, more information will follow soon. See the event page on Facebook!

 

If you are wanting to talk or present at this event on Shakespeare and on aspects of the Enlightenment, we welcome suggestions for contributions. Please contact Richard Wilson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Best Wishes, 

Paul Hamilton 

PhD University of Birmingham 

 

 

 

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