The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.333 Monday, 20 July 2015
Date: July 20, 2015 at 5:54:36 AM EDT
Subject: Announcement Seminar WSC 2016 - Call for papers
Shakespeare, Collaboration, and Co-Creation - Call for Papers WSC 2016
Leaders: Matthias Bauer (Tübingen University), John D. Cox (Hope College), David Scott Kastan (Yale University), and Angelika Zirker (Tübingen University)
It is the aim of the seminar to offer a new perspective on Shakespeare and his contemporaries by refocusing notions of creativity and artistic production as co-creativity. Whereas social and textual practices of collaboration in Early Modern theatre have been widely studied (mostly with the aim of identifying Shakespeare’s or any other individual author’s part), comparatively little work has been done on the poetics of co-authorship. We suggest that it is fruitful to establish links between concepts of the writer as a co-creator and the works themselves, which may, in various forms, appear as the result of collaboration—even when authored by Shakespeare (or another writer) alone. Thus we hope to provide a platform for reconsiderations of what it meant to produce poetry and drama in Shakespeare’s time, and to establish the idea that, more often than not, co-creation lay at the heart of literary production.
We invite papers that address religious and secular, Christian and classical notions of (co-)creativity, but also central notions of poetic creativity, such as the poet as a “maker” and the concept of imitation, as well as literary products that are regarded as being written with the idea of co-creation in mind.
PD Dr. Angelika Zirker
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen