The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.330 Monday, 3 October 2016
Date: October 2, 2016 at 2:41:41 PM EDT
Subject: Neema Parvini on Thurs Oct 6 + KiSS Autumn Schedule
Here is an update on Kingston Shakespeare events:
Our first session on Thursday October 6 features Dr Neema Parvini discussing his book Shakespeare and New Historicist Theory, published by Bloomsbury in Arden Shakespeare’s Shakespeare and Theory series, coming out in January 2017. In our new format, the session will be an informal roundtable discussion with the author, chaired by Richard Wilson. We will convene at 6.30 pm at the Gallery of the Rose Theatre, Kingston. These sessions are free and open to everyone. See also the event page!
About Shakespeare and New Historicist Theory (from the publisher’s website):
Over the past three decades, no critical movement has been more prominent in Shakespeare Studies than new historicism. And yet, it remains notoriously difficult to pin down, define and explain, let alone analyze. Shakespeare and New Historicist Theory provides a comprehensive scholarly analysis of new historicism as a development in Shakespeare studies while asking fundamental questions about its status as literary theory and its continued usefulness as a method of approaching Shakespeare’s plays.
Dr Neema Parvini is a Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Surrey. He is the author of three books alongside the aforementionedShakespeare and New Historicist Theory: Shakespeare’s History Plays: Rethinking Historicism (Edinburgh University Press, 2012), Shakespeare and Contemporary Theory: New Historicism and Cultural Materialism (Bloomsbury, 2012), and Shakespeare and Cognition: Thinking Fast and Slow Through Character(Palgrave, 2015). Moreover, check out his fantastic podcast series on Shakespeare and Contemporary Theory. For more information see his staff page.
Kingston Shakespeare has a new roundtable format featuring three different types of session: firstly, authors discussing their recent books; secondly, playreadings focusing on ‘Shakespeare, volume one’, three apocryphal texts; and thirdly, work-in-progress seminars with scholars discussing their recent work in and around all things Shakespeare.
Here is the programme for this Fall (with amendations forthcoming as soon as possible):
- Oct. 6: Booktalk: Shakespeare and New Historicist Theory with Neema Parvini (Surrey)
- Oct. 13: Playreading Shakespeare, volume one: Fair Em
- Oct. 20: Work-in-Progress with Harry Newman (Royal Holloway)
- Oct. 27: Booktalk: TBC
- Nov. 3: Playreading Shakespeare, volume one: Mucedorus
- Nov. 17: Work-in-Progress with Ildiko Solti
- Nov. 24: Booktalk: TBC
- Dec. 1: Playreading Shakespeare, volume one: The Merry Devil of Edmonton
- Dec. 8: Work-in-Progress: TBC
All sessions are free and open to the public. They take place at our usual spot (the Gallery) in the Rose Theatre, Kingston. The sessions start at 6.30 pm unless otherwise specified.
See our homepage for more and up-to-date information. See you there!
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Royal Holloway, University of London