The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.431 Monday, 28 September 2015
Date: September 25, 2015 at 12:15:03 PM EDT
Subject: CFP Ohio State, Shakespeare’s Day: Popular Culture 1616/2016
Colleagues in the Ohio area might be especially interested in the following CFP:
Shakespeare’s Day: Popular Culture 1616/2016
On February 19-20, 2016, the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies will host its third annual celebration of popular culture and the deep past at the Ohio State University, with ‘Shakespeare’s Day: Popular Culture 1616 / 2016,’ an exploration of popular identities past and present with special attention to the world of Shakespeare's time. As in past years, this event will feature a scholarly conference (featuring papers, round tables, and other academic events) nested inside of a Renaissance-faire-like carnival (featuring exhibits, gaming, contests, and activities of all kinds).
We invite proposals for papers, sessions, workshops, readings, re-enactments, and other presentations or activities, academic or non-academic. Individual proposals do not have to address both 17th- and 21st-century issues, but we shall seek some balance of the two in the overall planning. Proposals directly involving Shakespeare and his English environment are encouraged, but we also invite presentations on the broader world of his time and ours, ranging from Cervantes to commedia dell'arte, colonial life, and beyond. Proposals should evoke or thematize the 'popular' in some way, with regard to literature and the arts, sports and gaming, food and drink, artisans and consumers, material, intellectual, and religious culture, or other dimensions of everyday life. Please consult our website for further details (http://cmrs.osu.edu/events/pcdp/2016-shakespeares-day).
Professor of English
The Ohio State University