The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.123 Thursday, 14 April 2016
Date: April 12, 2016 at 11:21:07 AM EDT
Subject: ASTR Shakespearean Performance Research Group 2016
The Shakespearean Performance Research Group
Conveners: Catherine Burriss (California State University, Channel Islands), Franklin J. Hildy (University of Maryland), Rob Ormsby (Memorial University of Newfoundland), Don Weingust (University of California, Berkeley), and W. B. Worthen (Barnard College, Columbia University)
American Society for Theatre Research 2016 Conference
Minneapolis Marriott City Center
November 3-6, 2016
The Shakespearean Performance Research Group of the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) provides an ongoing home for the study of Shakespearean performance within ASTR.
Like performance generally, perhaps, Shakespeare performance takes up theory and practice of “trans”: as a site of cultural production, Shakespeare performance is at once productively between cultural categories – literature and/or theatre; theatre and/or other media; acting and/or “acting”; history, histories, the present; the Globe and the globe; normative and/or subversive enactments of identity – and, sometimes at least, transformative of them. In 2016, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s mortal transformation, we invite papers that take up the question of the trans: the translational, transadaptive, transnational, transplanetary, transidentitarian, transdisciplinary, transmedial, transversal, transgressive problematics of Shakespeare performance.
As the conveners continue preparations to publish an edited volume on the subject, stemming from the work of the Research Group, we continue to welcome proposals for papers meeting the larger conference and Research Group theme that may consider the topic of “original practices” in Shakespearean performance.
Selected papers will be assigned to subgroups by the group’s conveners, and the conveners will organize on-line communication of subgroup members before the conference. At the conference session, papers will be discussed first within subgroups, after which the subgroups will come together to exchange ideas.