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University of Notre Dame’s Shakespeare in Prisons Conference

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0254  Friday, 24 May 2013

 

From:        Scott Jackson < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         May 22, 2013 4:49:41 PM EDT

Subject:     University of Notre Dame’s Shakespeare in Prisons Conference 

 

**A CALL TO PRACTITIONERS/EDUCATORS AND INTERESTED PARTIES OF SHAKESPEARE IN JUVENILE AND ADULT CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES**

 

SHAKESPEARE IN PRISONS CONFERENCE

 

15-16 NOVEMBER 2013

 

Shakespeare at Notre Dame is pleased to announce the Shakespeare in Prisons Conference hosted by the University of Notre Dame on Friday, November 15, and Saturday, November 16, 2013.  

 

Featuring keynote addresses and film screenings by Curt Tofteland (founding director of Shakespeare Behind Bars) and Tom Magill (founder of the Educational Shakespeare Center and director of the Irish film Mickey B), the conference aims to bring together artists and educators engaged in transformational arts programs using Shakespeare in prisons across the USA (and the world) for an exploration and study of the effects such programming has on prison populations.  The goal is to promote a collaborative learning forum where participants will be exposed to a diverse array of programs that all strive for a common result: the habilitation of the inmate’s mind, heart, body, and spirit.

 

Departing from the traditional academic conference structure, the Shakespeare in Prisons conference will focus on the craft and experiences of the practitioner—while allowing ample time for one-on-one networking and collaboration.  

 

In addition to the keynotes and film screenings (and Q&A’s), attendees are invited to participate in workshops that explore innovative methodologies, as well as panel discussions that are designed to stimulate discussion about practitioner experiences and best practices within the industrial prison complex.

 

Registration is $25 and includes a dinner/reception on Friday night, lunch and dinner on Saturday, and admission to all workshops and film screenings. Online registration begins on Monday, June 10 via http://conferences.nd.edu/

 

More information regarding the conference schedule, lodging information, and the availability of a limited number of bursaries to help with attendee expenses will be made available on June 10.  In the meantime, please contact Scott Jackson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for further information.

 

We hope that you will join us for this unique gathering of like-minded individuals.

 

All the very best—

 

Scott Jackson 

Executive Director

Shakespeare at Notre Dame

 

Peter Holland 

McMeel Family Chair in Shakespeare Studies

University of Notre Dame

 

Curt Tofteland

Founding Director

Shakespeare Behind Bars

 

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About the speakers and host:

 

Curt L. Tofteland is the founder of the internationally acclaimed Shakespeare Behind Bars (SBB) program.  SBB has twelve programs in Kentucky and Michigan.  He currently facilitates the adult Shakespeare Behind Bars/Michigan program at the Earnest C. Brooks Correctional Facility in Muskegon Heights and SBB’s first co-gender, court-ordered, juvenile Shakespeare Behind/Beyond Bars programs at the Ottawa County Juvenile Detention Center and the Juvenile Justice Institute.  From 1995-2008, he facilitated the SBB/KY program at the Luther Luckett Correctional Complex, producing and directing fourteen Shakespeare productions.  His 2003 SBB/KY production of The Tempest was chronicled by Philomath Films, producing the documentary Shakespeare Behind Bars, which premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and went on to be screened at 40+ film festivals worldwide, winning eleven awards.  He is a national and international speaker, having lectured at over forty colleges and universities across the United States and at TEDx Berkeley, TEDxEast (NYC), and TEDx Macatowa.  For his work as a Prison Arts Practitioner he was awarded fellowships from the Fulbright and Petra Foundations, as well as a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Bellarmine University.  He is a founding member and past president of the Shakespeare Theatre Association, an international service organization for theatres that produce the works of William Shakespeare.  He is a published essayist and poet, currently authoring the book, Behind the Bard-Wire: Reflection, Responsibility, Redemption, & Forgiveness…The Transformative Power of Art, Theatre, and Shakespeare.  From 1989-2008, he served as producing artistic director of the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, producing fifty Shakespeare productions, directing twenty-five, and acting in eight.

 

A trailer for Shakespeare Behind Bars can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2kr5wV_AiQ

 

More information on Curt’s work can be found at http://www.shakespearebehindbars.org/

 

Tom Magill is an ex-prisoner who transformed his life through arts education while in prison for violence.  While incarcerated he met his enemy—and his enemy became his teacher.  On release he earned a B.A. (Hons) in Drama and Theatre Studies at the University of Birmingham and an M.A. in Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds.  He is an award-winning filmmaker, drama facilitator, actor, writer, director, and producer.  He specializes in utilizing Augusto Boal’s “Theatre of the Oppressed” methodology and the works of William Shakespeare in transforming community and prison settings.  After training with Michael Bogdanov, he became his and Augusto Boal’s personal representative in Northern Ireland.  In 1999 he founded the Educational Shakespeare Company (ESC) to develop drama and film with prisoners and ex-prisoners.  ESC is an award-winning arts education charity, empowering marginalized people to find their voice and tell their stories through film.  In 2007 he directed Mickey B, an award-winning feature film adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth cast with prisoners from Maghaberry maximum-security prison.  For his film direction he has received the 2011 Justice in the Community Award (from the Northern Ireland Department of Justice), the 2008 Roger Graef Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film at the Koestler Awards (for Mickey B), the Arthur Koestler Award for Prison Drama in 2004 and 2006 (for Inside Job and The Big Question, respectively), and the Impetus Human Rights Award in 2005, 2006, and 2007 (for Bridging the Divide).  He has presented his film work in Britain, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Israel, Nigeria, South Korea, and the United States.

 

More information on Tom’s work can be found at http://esc-film.com/

 

A trailer of Mickey B can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFKMIswx5VY

 

Peter Holland holds the McMeel Family Chair in Shakespeare Studies and is the Associate Dean for the Arts at the University of Notre Dame.  He is one of the central figures in performance-oriented Shakespeare criticism, served as Director of the Shakespeare Institute at Stratford-upon-Avon before coming to Notre Dame in 2002. He is editor of Shakespeare Survey as well as a number of other series. Among his books are English Shakespeares: Shakespeare on the English Stage in the 1990s and a major study of Restoration drama The Ornament of Action. He has also edited many Shakespeare plays, including A Midsummer Night's Dream for the Oxford Shakespeare series. In 2007, he completed publication of a five-volume series of collections of essays entitled Rethinking British Theatre History. In 2007-08, he served as President of the Shakespeare Association of America.  He was elected an honorary fellow at Trinity Hall, his alma mater and one of the 31 colleges that comprise the University of Cambridge.  His Arden edition of Coriolanus was released in early 2013.

 

 

Shakespeare at Notre Dame is a program that recognizes the centrality of the study of Shakespeare in humanistic pedagogy at the University of Notre Dame.  The creation of the “Shakespeare Initiative” in 2001 sought to broaden the Shakespeare offerings on campus and establish the permanence of this new tradition for an audience of students, faculty, the South Bend community at-large, and a national and international audience.  To that end, the current programs and future prospects that comprise Shakespeare at Notre Dame have created a regional center for Shakespearean scholarship, production, educational outreach, and academic research by enmeshing programs as far-reaching and diverse as Actors From The London Stage, the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, visiting guest artists and lecturers, touring productions, and new media library collections; ensuring Notre Dame’s status as a nationally visible—and the Midwest’s pre-eminent—venue for Shakespeare Studies.  Find out more at http://shakespeare.nd.edu/

 
 
A Conversation with Director Jesse Berger

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0251  Wednesday, 15 May 2013

 

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

Date:         May 15, 2013 1:33:54 PM EDT

Subject:     A Conversation with Director Jesse Berger

 

A Conversation with Director Jesse Berger

 

Wednesday, May 22, at 7:30 p.m.

National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South

No Charge, but Reservations Requested

To reserve, simply e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 505-988-9560.

 

As founding artistic director of Red Bull Theater, a company that performs at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in the West Village and draws its name from a London playhouse that was created around 1600, JESSE BERGER has adapted and produced such Jacobean mainstays as Edward II, Pericles, The Revenger’s Tragedy, Volpone, The Witch of Edmonton, and Women Beware Women. His scripts for two of these classics have been published by Dramatists Play Service. Mr. Berger has worked with such actors as F. Murray Abraham, Elizabeth Ashley, Michael Learned, Kelly McGillis, and Patrick Stewart, and his efforts have taken him to such prestigious settings as the Denver Theatre Center, the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, Shakespeare’s Globe in London, and the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington. He has taught at the American Academy of Dramatic Art, the Juilliard School of Drama, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting. During his time in the Nation’s Capital, he won a Helen Hayes Award for his direction of Marat/Sade

 
 
CFP: Société française Shakespeare: Global Shakespeare, Paris

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0246  Tuesday, 14 May 2013

 

From:        Alexander Huang < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         May 14, 2013 10:33:21 AM EDT

Subject:     CFP: Société française Shakespeare: Global Shakespeare, Paris 

 

http://www.shakespeareanniversary.org/?Seminar-6-Global-Shakespeare-as

 

Société française Shakespeare conference on “Shakespeare 450,” Paris, 21-27 April 2014

 

Global Shakespeare as Methodology

Call for papers

 

Seminar leader: Alexander Huang, George Washington University.

 

Global Shakespeare as a cultural phenomenon and a field of study has gained much of its vitality from the sheer multiplicity of genres, cultures, and artistic and academic investments in performances as multilingual affairs. Global Shakespeare festivals, performances, and courses are proliferating, because they seem to answer competing structural demands on artists and scholars to be more transnational in outlook while sustaining traditional values. Recent studies that treat “global Shakespeare” not as news-worthy curiosities but as methodology have made meaningful contributions to Shakespeare studies. 

 

This seminar explores, among other topics, the potential of global Shakespeare as methodology. Papers may address emerging methodological issues by examining well-known instances such as the internationalism of Michael Almereyda’s film Hamlet or traveling stage works such as Grupo Galpão’s Romeu e Julieta. What does it entail to practice, teach, and study global Shakespeare in 2014? What is the value of local knowledge? How do aesthetics and international politics shape the conflicting myths of Shakespeare as a global author and national poet? What values and ideas does global Shakespeare sustain or undermine? 

 

Annotated, English-subtitled videos of works discussed in the seminar may be available on the open-access Global Shakespeares digital performance archive: http://globalshakespeares.org/. Seminar contributors and participants in the Shakespeare 450 conference can take advantage of the digital archive’s curatorial functions to facilitate further discussion. 

 

Deadline: August 15, 2013

 

Submit your name, job title, affiliation, email, paper title, and a 250-word abstract to Alexander Huang ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by August 15, 2013

 
 
Shakespeare’s Globe May News

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0245  Tuesday, 14 May 2013

From:        Shakespeare’s Globe < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         Tuesday, May 14, 2013 7:46 AM

Subject:     Shakespeare’s Globe May News

 

The Season of Plenty is off to a cracking start and continues to delight with a sprightly staging of The Tempest. Jeremy Herrin’s production has received several 4 star reviews. Particularly praised were fine performances of the cast, including the charming Jessie Buckley and Joshua James as the young lovers, Roger Allams’ touchingly paternal Prospero and Colin Morgan’s highly energetic Ariel.

 

The magic continues when seasonal A Midsummer Night’s Dream opens at the end of May. Get closest to the action with a yard ticket for just £5. 

 

Taking full advantage of the British summer, King Lear is making its way around a variety of open air, and some indoor, venues across the UK and further afield. After a brief stint at the Globe from 13 - 18 May, it will play at Brighton festival before heading to West Sussex. Currently in rehearsals our other touring productions The Taming of the Shrew and the three Henry VI plays head out in June.

 

This year our cinema series opens with Henry V, followed by Twelfth Night and The Taming of the Shrew from the 2012 season. New locations for 2013 include venues in Hong Kong, Sweden and the Czech Republic.

Globe cinema screenings 2013. Dates and locations have been announced for venues in UK, Ireland and Australia, with many UK locations now on sale. This year includes screenings in venues across New Zealand, Hong Kong, Sweden and the Czech Republic. 

 

Henry V will be the first production. Shakespeare’s masterpiece of the turbulence of war and the arts of peace tells the romantic story of Henry’s campaign to recapture the English possessions in France. But the ambitions of this charismatic king are challenged by a host of vivid characters caught up in the real horrors of war.

 

Henry V, which opened the new Globe with the words ‘O for a muse of fire’, celebrates the power of language to summon into life courts, pubs, ships and battlefields within the ‘wooden O’ - and beyond.

 

Much loved for his performance as Prince Hal in Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 (2010), Jamie Parker returns to Hal’s journey as Henry V. Other credits included The History Boys at the National Theatre, on Broadway and on film.

 

UK, IE from 3 June

AU from 2 June

NZ from 1 June

SE, CZ, HK, RU, USA from September

 

Read more at http://onscreen.shakespearesglobe.com/index.php#4YvwS4gLdd6jRFKL.99

 

Complementing productions in the Season of Plenty, a new audio-visual lecture series exploring film adaptations of Shakespeare’s work, Howard on Shakespeare: Stage and Screen opens with an exploration of key scenes, rival visions, and extraordinary moments in King Lear on 16 May.

 

Running for two weeks in the summer, Shakespeare’s Globe Summer School, for 16-19 year olds gives budding actors a chance to improve their acting skills and understanding of Shakespeare. Master classes with professional actors and Shakespeare scholars help prepare students preparing for Drama school auditions.

 
 
CFP: Seminar 5: Shakespeare and the Visual Arts

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0240  Monday, 13 May 2013

 

From:        Michele Marrapodi < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         May 13, 2013 8:43:27 AM EDT

Subject:     CFP: Seminar 5: Shakespeare and the Visual Arts

 

Seminar 5: Shakespeare and the Visual Arts

Shakespeare Anniversary, Paris

Call for Papers

 

Seminar leader: Michele Marrapodi, University of Palermo

 

Critical investigation into the rubric of “Shakespeare and the visual arts” has generally focused on the influence exerted by the works of Shakespeare on a number of artists, painters, and sculptors in the course of the centuries. Relying on the aesthetics of intertextuality and profiting from the more recent concepts of cultural mobility and permeability between cultures in the early modern period, this seminar will study instead the dramatic use and function of Renaissance material arts and artists in Shakespeare’s oeuvre. Among the great variety of possible topics, participants in the “Shakespeare and the visual arts” Seminar may like to consider:

  • the impact of optics and pictorial perspective;
  • anamorphosis and trompe l’oeil effects on the whole range of visual representation; 
  • the rhetoric of “verbal painting” in dramatic discourse;
  • the actual citation and intertextuality of classical and Renaissance artists;
  • the legacy of iconographic topoi;
  • the humanistic debate or Paragone of the Sister Arts;
  • the use of emblems and emblematic language;
  • explicit and implicit ekphrasis and ekphrastic passages in the plays
  • ekphrastic intertextuality, etc.

Registered participants are invited to submit by 10th August 2013 to the address below a one-page abstract of their proposed article on any aspect of the relationship between the age of Shakespeare and Renaissance arts, including the theoretical approach of the arts in the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Every abstract (approx. 250 words) should include the participant’s name, email, affiliation, and title of the proposed contribution.

 

Prof. Michele Marrapodi

Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia

University of Palermo
 
Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0239  Monday, 13 May 2013

 

From:        Michele Marrapodi < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         May 13, 2013 8:41:27 AM EDT

Subject:     Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies

 

Dear SHAKSPEReans,

I am pleased to announce the publication of the following new books in the Ashgate series “Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies”:

 

 

Shakespeare Among the Courtesans

Prostitution, Literature, and Drama, 1500-1650

Duncan Salkeld, University of Chichester, UK 

 

“Courtesans – women who achieve wealth, status, or power through sexual transgression – have played both a central and contradictory role in literature: they have been admired, celebrated, feared, and vilified. This study of the courtesan in Renaissance English drama focuses not only on the moral ambivalence of these women, but with special attention to Anglo-Italian relations, illuminates little known aspects of their lives. It traces the courtesan from a wry comedic character in the plays of Terence and Plautus to its literary exhaustion in the seventeenth-century dramatic works of Dekker, Marston, Webster, Middleton, Shirley and Brome. The author focuses especially on the presentation of the courtesan in the sixteenth century - dramas by Shakespeare, Marlowe, and Lyly view the courtesan as a symbol of social disease and decay, transforming classical conventions into English prejudices.

 

Renaissance Anglo-Italian cultural and sexual relations are also investigated through comparisons of travel narratives, original source materials, and analysis of Aretino's representations of celebrated Italian courtesans. Amid these fascinating tales of aspiration, desire and despair lingers the intriguing question of who was the 'dark lady' of Shakespeare's sonnets.”

 

 

Machiavellian Encounters in Tudor and Stuart England

Literary and Political Influences from the Reformation to the Restoration

Edited by Alessandro Arienzo, the University of Naples, ‘Federico II’, Italy and Alessandra Petrina, the Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy

 

“Taking into consideration the political and literary issues hanging upon the circulation of Machiavelli’s works in England, this volume highlights how topics and ideas stemming from Machiavelli’s books-including but not limited to the Prince- strongly influenced the contemporary political debate.

 

The first section discusses early reactions to Machiavelli’s works, focusing on authors such as Reginald Pole and William Thomas, depicting their complex interaction with Machiavelli. In section two, different features of Machiavelli’s reading in Tudor literary and political culture are discussed, moving well beyond the traditional image of the tyrant or of the evil Machiavel. Machiavelli’s historiography and republicanism and their influences on Tudor culture are discussed with reference to topical authors such as Walter Raleigh, Alberico Gentili, Philip Sidney; his role in contemporary dramatic writing, especially as concerns Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare, is taken into consideration. The last section explores Machiavelli’s influence on English political culture in the seventeenth century, focusing on reason of state and political prudence, and discussing writers such as Henry Parker, Marchamont Nedham, James Harrington, Thomas Hobbes and Anthony Ascham.

 

Overall, contributors put Machiavelli’s image in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England into perspective, analyzing his role within courtly and prudential politics, and the importance of his ideological proposal in the tradition of republicanism and parliamentarianism.” 

 

 

New book proposals and edited collections of essays are welcome.

 

For a complete list of published and forthcoming books in the series, see the Ashgate website:
 http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=638&seriestitleID=370&calcTitle=1&forthcoming=1
 

Best wishes,
Michele Marrapodi
General Editor

University of Palermo, Italy

 
 
Looking for a Third Panelist for Midwest Modern Popular Conference, St. Louis, Oct 11-13

 

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0234  Friday, 10 May 2013

 

From:        Kristn Bundesen < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         May 9, 2013 4:20:18 PM EDT

Subject:     Looking for a Third Panelist for Midwest Modern Popular Conference, St. Louis, Oct 11-13

 

Hello Colleagues,

 

I am putting together a panel for the Midwest Modern Popular Culture Conference in St. Louis in October 11-13 2013. Here is a link to the conference site:

 

We are looking for a third paper to join a forming panel in the area of Print Media and Popular Culture.

  • The first paper will be about reading groups reclaiming Shakespeare from the tyranny of performance criticism. This paper uses as its touchstone the dedication ‘To the Great Variety of Readers’ printed on the title page of the First Folio and the recent scholarship on recognizing Shakespeare is a “literary dramatist.” The paper will also include the slightly subversive nature of lay people reclaiming Shakespeare as popular culture without the need of intermediaries. (In case you don’t know, there’s been a resurgence of reading groups lately.)
  • The second paper will discuss the current boom within popular culture of the Shakespeare authorship question. The paper will NOT discuss who the author is or isn’t but instead look at our fascination with wanting to assign a large body of work to a single author and the various expressions of that fascination. Why does the presence of this debate demand a popular culture presence? (There has been a recent movie and two books were released just weeks ago addressing this.) 

We are looking for a third paper that might address any aspect of; Shakespeare, literary adaptation to other media forms, authors that demand continuing pop culture presence (Jane Austen comes to mind), archetypes from the Shakespearean canon that appear in pop culture on a regular basis (Is Jon Stewart a 21st century Falstaff?) or any other related topic.

 

The trick is that the panel proposal is due May 15.  So we must have a proposed abstract in the next few days. Please feel free to forward to colleagues at other institutions or independent scholars. 

 

Please let me know if anyone is interested in this opportunity or if you have any questions.  

 

Thank you for your attention and patience,

Kristin Bundesen

 
 
New Variorum Discount

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0233  Friday, 10 May 2013

 

From:        Alexander Huang < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         Friday, May 10, 2013 10:15 AM

Subject:     New Variorum Discount

 

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Special Discount for New Variorum Editions of Shakespeare

 

For a limited time, the Modern Language Association is offering a 20% discount on all volumes in the New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare. These acclaimed editions are valuable resources for an international audience of scholars, students, directors, actors, and general readers.


This special 20% discount is available for all Variorum volumes through 31 May 2013. Enter the promotional code NV13 at checkout to receive this 20% discount.

View the full list of New Variorum Editions of Shakespeare: 

http://www.mla.org/store/CID38

 

Please call MLA customer services if you have questions about this special offer at 646 576-5161.

 
 
Hollow Crown Finally Scheduled

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0230  Thursday, 9 May 2013

 

From:        Mike Jensen < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         Thursday, May 9, 2013 1:47 PM

Subject:     Hollow Crown Finally Scheduled

 

[Editor’s Note: I learned the following from Mike Jensen. –Hardy]

 

PBS has FINALLY announced airdates for THE HOLLOW CROWN films, which went out in England at the time of the Olympics. 

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES

“The Hollow Crown: Shakespeare’s History Plays” 

 

This ambitious four-part miniseries assembles four of Shakespeare’s history plays – Richard II, Henry IV Parts I & II, and Henry V – into a single chronological narrative. The original “Game of Thrones” has inspired bold film adaptations with a cast of leading British and Hollywood talent including Jeremy Irons, Tom Hiddleston, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Patrick Stewart, John Hurt, Julie Walters, David Suchet, Michelle Dockery, and David Morrissey. Fridays, September 20-October 11. 9:00 p.m. ET 

 

“The Hollow Crown – Richard II” – September 20 

“The Hollow Crown – Henry IV, Part I” – September 27 

“The Hollow Crown – Henry IV, Part II” – October 4 

“The Hollow Crown – Henry V” – October 11 

 

All the best, 

Mike Jensen 

author site: www.michaelpjensen.com

 
 
Fulbright US Scholar Distinguished Chair at the Global Shakespeare Center in the United Kingdom - AY 2014-15

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0227  Wednesday, 8 May 2013

 

From:        Krisztina Miner < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         May 8, 2013 12:50:55 PM EDT

Subject:     Fulbright US Scholar Distinguished Chair at the Global Shakespeare Center in the United Kingdom - AY 2014-15 

 

Dear Colleague,

 

I am writing to alert you to a new U.S. Fulbright Scholar grant opportunity to the United Kingdom for academic year 2014/15 that might be of interest to you or your colleagues:

 

FULBRIGHT –GLOBAL SHAKESPEARE CENTER DISTINGUISHED CHAIR

 

Hosted jointly by the University of Warwick and Queen Mary, University of London, the Global Shakespeare Center Distinguished Chair will contribute to the intellectual life of the two host universities by conducting research, teaching graduate-level seminars, delivering public lectures and consulting on curriculum development. The newly created Center is intended to shape future research agenda in Shakespeare studies, focusing particularly on ways in which different global perspectives may impact on the field of Shakespeare studies, and on the contribution to this field of performance-based work on Shakespeare. 

 

The Distinguished Chair will spend one semester in residence at the University of Warwick and one semester at Queen Mary, University of London, respectively, for a total of eight months.

 

The Global Shakespeare Center has close links with both the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon and Shakespeare’s Globe in London. There will be opportunities to draw on these linkages to establish lasting connections and ties with both institutions.

Qualified applicants in Shakespeare studies, theater studies, drama, performance studies, translation studies, any area of English literature, history or cultural studies that would fit within the broad remit of the newly established Global Shakespeare Center are encouraged to apply.

 

The largest Fulbright Scholar Program in Europe, the UK now offers 35 Core grants for U.S. faculty and professionals to conduct research, teaching or a combination of the two in a variety of fields. This includes: two grants open in all disciplines at any viable UK institution; two grants under Police Research or Criminal Justice Scholar award; two grants under Northern Ireland Governance and Public Policy award; three Distinguished Chair grants; four Fulbright-Scotland Visiting Professorships. In addition, unique to the program are 20 university-partnership awards at designated host universities.

 

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and hold a Ph.D. or appropriate professional/terminal degree at the time of application. The application deadline is August 1, 2013. 

 

For eligibility factors, detailed application guidelines and review criteria, please follow the link http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/. You may also wish to register for one of our webinars at http://www.cies.org/Webinar/ (including one on the UK), or to join our online community, My Fulbright, a resource center for applicants interested in the program.

 

I would greatly appreciate if you could share this opportunity with members of your listservs, newsletters or social media group. For further information, please contact Krisztina Miner, Program Officer, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Best wishes,

 

Krisztina Miner, Ph.D.

Program Officer, Europe and Eurasia

Fulbright Scholar Program

Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)

Institute of International Education (IIE)

1400 K Street, NW, Suite 700

Washington, DC 20005

Ph: 202-686-8645 | Fax: 202-686-4029

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The Fulbright Scholar Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is administered by CIES, a division of IIE.

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CFP: Renaissance Studies & New Technologies, RSA 2014

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0226  Wednesday, 8 May 2013

 

From:        Diane Jakacki < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         May 7, 2013 3:44:39 PM EDT

Subject:     CFP: Renaissance Studies & New Technologies, RSA 2014

 

CFP: Renaissance Studies + New Technologies

RSA 2014, 27-29 March; New York, NY

 

Since 2001, the Renaissance Society of America (RSA) annual meetings have featured panels on new technologies for scholarly research, publishing, and teaching. At the 2014 meeting in New York, we will offer panels on recent research (with 20-minute papers, followed by questions) and workshops on emerging ideas and methodologies (with 10-minute introductions, followed by hands-on demonstrations).

 

Your proposal should include a title, a 150-word abstract, and a one-paragraph CV. We welcome proposals from individuals and teams for papers, panels, or workshops in the following areas:

 

 

WORKSHOPS:

 

1 / New forms of publication, including social, hybrid, and dynamic editions; from the perspective of authors, editors, and publishers

 

2 / Training the next generation of digital humanists, for the alt-ac and/or tenure tracks

 

3 / Scholarship in the public sphere: crowdsourcing, collaboration and resource development; gathering expertise and feedback through social/web 2.0 channels

 

4 / Digital pedagogy: issues specific to early modern materials/archives; course and assignment designs; collaborating with students (graduate and undergraduate)

 

 

PANELS:

 

1 / Big data and early modern scholarship

 

2 / Text analysis and early modern language

 

3 / Data visualizations and/or GIS

 

4 / Other research, with a focus on results as well as processes

 

 

**Through the support of Iter, we are pleased to be able to offer travel subventions on a competitive basis to graduate student presenters. Those wishing to be considered for a subvention should indicate this in their abstract submission.**

 

Please submit proposals before Wednesday 11 June 2013 via EasyChair:

<https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ntmrs2014>

 

NB: All participants must be members of the RSA by August 2013 or they cannot be included in the program.

 

* William R. Bowen, University of Toronto Scarborough

* Laura Estill, Texas A&M

* Diane Jakacki, Bucknell University

* Ray Siemens, University of Victoria

* Michael Ullyot, University of Calgary

 
 
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