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Announcement: European Shakespeare Research Association Congress

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0058  Tuesday, 12 February 2013

 

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

Date:        February 12, 2013 6:33:19 AM EST

Subject:    Announcement: European Shakespeare Research Association Congress 

 

European Shakespeare Research Association Congress 

 

Shakespeare & Myth 

 

hosted by the Institut de Recherche sur la Renaissance, 

l'âge Classique et les Lumières (IRCL) 

 

in partnership with the Printemps des Comédiens (Montpellier) 

under the auspices of the Société Française Shakespeare 

 

MONTPELLIER (France) 

Wednesday 26–Saturday 29 June 2013 

 

 

Agenda and deadlines

 

3 March 2013: Deadline for EARLY registration

1 April 2013: Deadline for sending contributions to seminar leaders

3 June 2013: Deadline for pre-registration

 

 

Programme and venues

Discover ESRA 2013 in Montpellier: 12 plenary speakers, 14 seminars, a theatre workshop, Claus Peyman’s Richard II for the Berliner Ensemble, a “Shakespeare under the stars” Film Marathon, and more . . . 

 

Download the preliminary programme and details of venues here: <https://dl.dropbox.com/u/66244838/esra2013_programme_eng.pdf>

 

 

Registration and funding

 

Early registration: 70 euros (35 euros for accompanying persons and/or members of the Société Française Shakespeare: http://www.societefrancaiseshakespeare.org/)

 

Regular registration: 80 euros (40 euros for accompanying persons and/or members of the Société Française Shakespeare: http://www.societefrancaiseshakespeare.org/).

 

Registration fees include conference pack, entrance to all lectures and seminars, coffee breaks, publishers’ area, free Wifi zone.

 

Registration fees do not include the following:

 

-       opening dinner (28 euros),

 

-       open-air buffet and film marathon “Shakespeare under the stars” (22 euros)

 

-       theatre tickets (11 euros)

 

 

To register online

 

http://dr13.azur-colloque.cnrs.fr/

 

Congress registration => click on French or English flag => choose ESRA 2013 in the list of conferences. Click on pre-registration and enter requested details (*) plus other relevant details. For “Tarification” (ie fees): choose “Academic”, “Accompanying Person” or “Member SFS” (if a member of the Société Française Shakespeare).

 

Allow a few days for us to check any necessary details.

 

Once your pre-registration has been accepted, you will receive confirmation to proceed to online registration and payment by credit card.

 

See contact provided below if you have any difficulties.

 

 

Duration of the conference

 

Participants will be able to sign in and collect their packs on Wednesday 26 June 2013 from 10 am to 4pm.

 

The conference will open on Wednesday 26 June 2013 at 2pm and close on Saturday 29 June at 5.30pm. A cultural event may be proposed on Saturday evening.

 

 

Location

 

The conference venues are located in the city centre, in University premises (Saint-Charles Campus) on place Albert 1er and just off boulevard Henri IV (Faculté de médecine), 400 yards away (easy access by tram and on foot). Please note that the opening afternoon and evening will be in a third, different venue (see maps at the end of the programme).

 

 

Accommodation

 

Montpellier offers hotels in all categories. Delegates are invited to make their own arrangements. Information about accommodation may be accessed at:

 

http://www.ot-montpellier.fr/hotels

 

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g187153-Montpellier_Herault_Languedoc_Roussillon-Vacations.html

 

http://www.booking.com/city/fr/montpellier.en.html

 

http://hotelmontpellierpascher.fr/

 

http://fr.hotels.com/de506438/hotels-montpellier-france/

 

 

Please note: Conference delegates who have finalised their registration and are contemplating to book at the 4-star hotel Jardin des sens (Relais et Châteaux) may enjoy a discount on some rooms. Please contact our conference manager directly for details.

 

 

Contact:

Conference Manager: Vanessa Kuhner-Blaha

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CFP: This Rough Magic

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0054  Monday, 11 February 2013

 

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

Date:         February 11, 2013 9:57:52 AM EST

Subject:     CFP: This Rough Magic

 

This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature. We are seeking academic, teachable articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following categories:

 

  • Authorship
  • Genre Issues
  • Narrative Structure
  • Poetry
  • Drama
  • Epic
  • Nation/Empire/Class
  • Economics
  • History
  • Religion 
  • Superstition
  • Philosophy and Rhetoric
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Multi-Culturalism
  • Gender
  • Sexuality 
  • Art

 

We also seek short essays that encourage faculty to try overlooked, non-traditional texts inside the classroom and book reviews. Submission deadline for our Summer 2013 issue is currently 5/21/13.

 

For more information, please visit our website www.thisroughmagic.org or contact Michael Boecherer: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Faculty and Graduate Students are encouraged to submit.

 

This Rough Magic’s editorial board members are affiliated with the following academic institutions and organizations:

  • The American Shakespeare Center
  • Bridgewater State University
  • California State University, San Bernardino
  • The Catholic University of America
  • Fitchburg State University
  • Newman University
  • State University of New York - Stony Brook
  • Suffolk County Community College
  • University of Connecticut
  • Vassar College

 

Michael Boecherer

Assistant Professor of English

Suffolk County Community College

www.thisroughmagic.org

 
 
KiSS Conference

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0049  Thursday, 7 February 2013

 

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

Date:         February 7, 2013 7:54:19 AM EST

Subject:     KiSS Conference 

 

This is to announce the Kingston Shakespeare Seminar (KiSS).  It’s a new seminar series open to the public as well as staff and students. The seminars will be held at the Rose Theatre, in Kingston-upon-Thames, south-west London, from 5.30 to 7pm on the following dates:

 

* Thursday 7 February 2013: Dominique Goy-Blanquet (University of Picardy; current President of the Shakespeare Association of France): ‘Henry VIII and The Maid’s Wedding: Ghostly Revels’

 

* Wednesday 20 February 2013: Tobias Doring (Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich; current President of the German Shakespeare Association): ‘Shakespeare’s Afterlife: Contemporary German poetry and the problem of poetic creativity’

 

* Thursday 7 March 2013: Ewan Fernie (Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham): ‘Garrick and the German Enlightenment’

 

* Wednesday 20 March 2013: Coppelia Kahn (Brown University): ‘Reading the Face in “Hamlet”’

 

* Thursday 11 April 2013: David Skilton (Cardiff University): ‘The Novelist’s Voice: Shakespearean Intertext in Thackeray and Trollope’

 

Gabriel Egan

 
 
Actors From The London Stage - Elsinore and Beyond!

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0045  Tuesday, 5 February 2013

 

From:        Actors From The London Stage < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         February 5, 2013 1:22:21 PM EST

Subject:     Actors From The London Stage - Elsinore and Beyond!

 

Hamlet Tour Off to a Rousing Start!

 

Notre Dame –

 

Hamlet will be performed at the historic Washington Hall on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, February 13 & 14, 2013 at 7:30 PM. These performances are part of a national tour for this production that began last week at Texas A & M University, continues this week at Valparaiso University, and ends at Vanderbilt University. A special homecoming performance will be presented at the Fortune Theatre once the actors return to London.

 

Members of the ensemble include tour veteran Terry Wilton (Polonius, Marcellus, 1st Gravedigger, Priest, Osric), Charles Armstrong (Claudius, Ghost, 1st Player, Francisco, Reynaldo), Andrew Fallaize (Horatio, Laertes, Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, 3rd Player), Shuna Snow (Gertrude, Ophelia, 2nd Player, Sailor) and Pete Ashmore (Hamlet, Bernardo, Fortinbras).

 

Performances are Wednesday, February 13, and Thursday, February 14, 2013. All performances are at 7:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time. Washington Hall is located on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Tickets may be purchased at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center ticket office, by phone at 574-631-2800, or online at shakespeare.nd.edu

 

 

SonnetFest 2013 to be live-streamed on the web!

 

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the 4th annual SonnetFest – a community-wide public reading of Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets as interpreted by members of the Notre Dame and Michiana communities. The event will be live-streamed online for the first time this year at www.shakespeare.nd.edu. “Over the past three years the event has proven to be so popular that we are continuing our annual tradition where faculty, staff, students and members of our community can gather together and bring Shakespeare’s beautiful ruminations on love to life,” according to Scott Jackson, Executive Director of Shakespeare of Notre Dame.

 

All 154 of William Shakespeare’s sonnets will be read sequentially in the Great Hall of O’Shaughnessy Hall on the campus of the University of Notre Dame from 11 am- 3 pm Eastern Time on Thursday, February 14, 2013.

 

 

Hamlet returns to the Fortune!

 

Actors From The London Stage presents

Hamlet

by William Shakespeare

Monday, March 11th at 7:30

Fortune Theatre


Russell St, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5HH

Tube - Covent Garden

 

Reservations can be made by emailing:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Please email to reserve tickets stating: Your name, Your email address, Number of tickets required, Your contact number.

 

Confirmation of your booking will be emailed to you, plus method of payment.

 

Please note that tickets can not be bought in advance via the Fortune Theare box office.

 

All roles played by Charles Armstrong, Pete Ashmore, Andrew Fallaize, Shuna Snow, Terry Wilton

 
 
Book Announcement: New Readings of the Merchant of Venice

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0044  Tuesday, 5 February 2013

 

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

Date:         February 5, 2013 9:43:12 AM EST

Subject:     Book Announcement

 

Hello Everyone,

 

I am pleased to announce the publication of my edited collection, New Readings of the Merchant of Venice, from Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN: 1443841765.

 

The last decade has witnessed a spate of high-profile presentations of The Merchant of Venice: the 2004 Michael Radford film, 2010’s New York City “Shakespeare in the Park” production, as well as the play’s Tony Award-nominated 2010-11 Broadway run. Likewise, new scholarly works such as Kenneth Gross’s Shylock is Shakespeare (2006) and Janet Adelman’s Blood Relations (2008) have offered poignant insights into this play. Why has this drama garnered so much attention of late? What else can we learn from this contentious comedy? How else can we read the drama’s characters? Where do studies of The Merchant of Venice go from here?

 

This collection offers readers sundry answers to these questions by showcasing a sampling of ways this culturally arresting play can be read and interpreted. The strength of this monograph lies in the disparate approaches its contributors offer – from a feminist view of Portia and Nerissa’s friendship to psychoanalytic readings of allegories between the play and Shakespeare’s Pericles to a reading of a Manga comic book version of The Merchant of Venice. Each essay is supported by a strong basis in traditional close reading practices. Our collection of scholars then buttresses such work with the theoretical or pedagogical frameworks that reflect their area of expertise. This collection offers readers different critical lenses through which to approach the primary text.

 

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Readings-Merchant-Venice-Horacio-Sierra/dp/1443841765/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1359464098&sr=1-1&keywords=new+reading+of+the+merchant+of+venice

Cambridge Scholars Publishing link: http://www.c-s-p.org/Flyers/New-Readings-of-The-Merchant-of-Venice1-4438-4176-5.htm

 

Horacio Sierra

Assistant Professor of English

Bowie State University

 
CFP 2013 Blackfriars Conference

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0042  Monday, 4 February 2013

 

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

Date:         Friday, February 1, 2013 3:15 PM

Subject:     CFP 2013 Blackfriars Conference

 

Seventh Blackfriars Conference: 23 - 27 October 2013

 

On odd numbered years since the first October the Blackfriars Playhouse opened, scholars from around the world have gathered in Staunton, during the height of the Shenandoah Valley’s famed Fall colors, to hear lectures, see plays, and learn about early modern theatre. In 2013, the American Shakespeare Center’s Education and Research Department will once again host Shakespeareans, scholars and practitioners alike, to explore Shakespeare in the study and Shakespeare on the stage and to find ways that these two worlds – sometime in collision – can collaborate. Past conferences have included such notable scholars as Andrew Gurr, the “godfather” of the Blackfriars Playhouse, Tiffany Stern, Russ McDonald, Gary Taylor, Stephen Greenblatt, Roz Knutson, Tina Packer, Scott Kaiser, Stephen Booth, George T. Wright, and many more in five days full of activities. 
 

Except for banquets, all events – papers, plays, workshops, – take place in the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s indoor theatre, the Blackfriars Playhouse. This conference distinguishes itself from saner conferences in a variety of other ways. First, to model the kind of collaboration we think possible we encourage presenters to feature actors as partners in the demonstration of their theses. For instance, in 2009, Gary Taylor’s keynote presentation “Lyrical Middleton” featured ASC actors singing and dancing to the songs in Middleton’s plays. Second, we limit each paper session to six short papers (10 minutes for solo presentations, 13 minutes for presentations with actors). Third, we enforce this rule by ursine fiat – a bear chases from the stage those speakers who go over their allotted time.  

 

Delegates also attend all of the plays in the ASC 2013 Fall Season – Romeo and Juliet, All’s Well that Ends Well, Troilus and Cressida, Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer, and Bob Carlton’s Return to the Forbidden Planet, – and, for the past several conferences, bonus plays written by their colleagues and performed by actors in the Mary Baldwin College MFA in Shakespeare in Performance program. The spirit of fun that imbues the conference manifests itself in the annual Truancy Award, for the sensible conferee who – visiting the Shenandoah Valley at the height of Fall – has the good sense to miss the most sessions.

 

The 2013 gathering will honor George Walton Williams IV and will include keynote addresses from Russ McDonald, Ann Thompson, Peter Holland, and Abigail Rokison.

 

ASC Education and Research extends this call for papers on any matters to do with the performance of early modern drama (historical, architectural, political, dramatical, sartorial, medical, linguistical, comical, pastoral) to all interested parties for our biennial conference to be held at the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Virginia, 23-27 October  2013. The deadline to submit your abstract is 31 May 2013.

 

Submit an Abstract for consideration; Deadline: May 31st, 2013.

or, for more information, please email Sarah Enloe, Director of Education, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

All best,

Sarah Enloe

American Shakespeare Center

Director of Education

 

The American Shakespeare Center recovers the joy and accessibility of Shakespeare’s theatre, language, and humanity by exploring the English Renaissance stage and its practices through performance and education.

 
 
Book Notice: Who Hears in Shakespeare?

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0034  Wednesday, 30 January 2013

 

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

Date:         January 29, 2013 9:14:30 PM EST

Subject:     Book Notice: Who Hears in Shakespeare?

 

Laury Magnus and I have recently published Who Hears in Shakespeare? Auditory Worlds on Stage and Screen. Our publisher, Roman and Littlefield, is making it available to SHAKSPER subscribers at a discount price, available at the Rowman and Littlefield website listed below.

 

Just as a very small biographical note, Michael Shurgot, Yu Jim Ko, and I were all in the very first NEH summer seminar that Ralph Cohen offered at James Madison. And Laury was in the next one, if my sequence is right. It might be interesting (to Ralph for sure) to tally the number of books that have been inspired by things that Ralph put in motion—we have dedicated our volume to him.

 

Who Hears in Shakespeare? Auditory Worlds on Stage and Screen. 

Edited by Laury Magnus and Walter W. Cannon. 

Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2012.

 

This volume, examining the ways in which Shakespeare’s plays are designed for hearers as well as spectators, has been prompted by recent explorations of the auditory dimension of early modern drama by scholars such as Andrew Gurr, Bruce Smith, and James Hirsh. To look at the acoustic world of the plays involves a real paradigm shift that changes how we understand virtually everything about Shakespeare’s plays: from the architecture of the buildings, to playing spaces, to blocking, and to larger interpretative issues, including our understanding of character based on players’ responses to what they hear, mishear, or refuse to hear. Who Hears in Shakespeare? Auditory Worlds on Stage and Screen is comprised of three sections on Shakespeare’s texts and performance history: “The Poetics of Hearing and the Early Modern Stage”; “Metahearing: Hearing, Knowing, and Audiences, Onstage and Off”; and a final section entitled “Transhearing: Hearing, Whispering, Overhearing, and Eavesdropping in Film and other Media.”

 

Chapters by noted scholars explore the complex reactions and interactions of onstage and offstage audiences and show how Shakespearean stagecraft, actualized both on stage and/or adapted on screen, revolves around various situations and conventions of hearing, such as soliloquies, asides, eavesdropping, overhearing, and stage whispers. In short, Who Hears in Shakespeare? enunciates Shakespeare’s nuanced, powerful stagecraft of hearing. The volume ends with Stephen Booth’s Afterword, a meditation on hearing in Shakespeare that returns us to consider Shakespearean “audiences” and their responses to what they hear—or don’t hear—in Shakespeare’s plays.

 

 

Contributors:

 

David Bevington 

Stephen Booth

Anthony Burton

Walter Cannon

Gayle Gaskill

Andrew Gurr

James Hirsh

Jennifer Holl

Bernice W. Kliman

Laury Magnus

Erin Minear

Nova Myhill

Phillipa Sheppard

Kathleen Kalpin Smith

 

 

About the Editors:

 

Laury Magnus is Professor of Humanities at the US Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY.

 

Walter W. Cannon is Professor of English at Central College in Pella, Iowa.

Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2012

 

 

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BritGrad 2013 Conference Registration

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0031  Monday, 28 January 2013

 

From:        British Graduate Shakespeare C < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         January 28, 2013 4:03:10 AM EST

Subject:     BritGrad 2013 Conference Registration

 

Dear All,

 

Registration is now open for the Fifteenth Annual British Graduate Shakespeare Conference, June 6-8 2013. We welcome abstracts from graduate students on any topic in the field of Shakespeare and Renaissance Studies. Undergraduate students in their final two years of study are also invited to attend the conference as auditors. 

 

BritGrad is run by students for students, and it provides a friendly and stimulating academic forum in which graduate students from all over the world can present their research and meet together in an active centre of Shakespeare scholarship. The setting for this exciting conference is the University of Birmingham’s Shakespeare Institute, in the heart of Shakespeare’s home town of Stratford-upon-Avon. This provides a uniquely located campus base from which to visit the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare’s Birthplace and historical properties, and the specialised research libraries of the Shakespeare Institute and the Shakespeare Centre archives. 

 

This year’s conference will feature talks by Martin Wiggins (The Shakespeare Institute) and Catherine Richardson (University of Kent), Jonathan Slinger (Royal Shakespeare Company), and Mairi Macdonald (Shakespeare Birthplace Trust), among other plenary speakers. Delegates also have the opportunity to attend the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Hamlet, directed by David Farr and starring Jonathan Slinger, at a group-booking price on the 6 June evening. Lunch will be provided on each day, and there will also be a dance and a drinks reception for the delegates. 

 

We invite abstracts of approximately 200 words for papers twenty minutes in length (3,000 words or less) on subjects relating to Shakespeare and/or Renaissance studies. Delegates wishing to give papers must register by Friday 25 April; auditors must register by Thursday 23 May

 

Online registration is now open here:  http://britgrad.wordpress.com/registration . 

 

A copy of the registration form is also attached to this email, and is downloadable as well from  http://britgrad.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/britgrad-registration-2013.pdf 

 

Please see the attached Call for Papers for further information. A printable poster is also attached, for university departmental contacts to display at their institutions. Due to the growing success of this annual conference, we strongly encourage early registration to ensure a place on the conference programme.

 

We look forward to seeing you at another successful conference.

 

All the best,

The BritGrad Committee 

 

The Fifteenth Annual British Graduate Shakespeare Conference

6-8 June 2013

The Shakespeare Institute

Mason Croft, Church Street

Stratford-upon-Avon WARKS

CV37 6HP

 

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A Special Evening with Julie Taymor

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0025  Sunday, 27 January 2013

 

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

Date:         January 23, 2013 12:17:01 PM EST

Subject:     A Special Evening with Julie Taymor

 

A Special Evening with Julie Taymor

    

Monday, January 28, at 6:00 p.m., $15   

Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts

3 Spruce Street in Lower Manhattan

Visit www.pace.edu/schimmel/box-office

Call 866-811-4111 or 212-346-1715

 

Best known for The Lion King, which opened on Broadway in 1997 and has now become a global phenomenon, JULIE TAYMOR is the recipient of dozens of prestigious honors, among them two Tony Awards for that show alone. She is renowned not only for her unique approach to drama (most recently as director and writer of the book for another hit musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) but for her achievements in cinema and opera, among them an acclaimed Magic Flute at the Met. Outgrowths of her pioneering early work with Theatre for a New Audience include riveting film adaptations of Titus Andronicus (starring Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange) and The Tempest (with Helen Mirren as Prospera). Ms. Taymor has also garnered two Academy Awards and six Oscar nominations for Frida, a feature she directed with Salma Hayek in the title role. She’ll discuss her remarkable career with the Shakespeare Guild’s John Andrews and Pace University’s Cosmin Chivu in a “Masters Series” setting that will be familiar to TV audiences who enjoy Inside the Actors Studio.                  

___________________

 

For more information about The Shakespeare Guild, and for details about upcoming attractions (among them a February 25 program about Words from the White House with lexicographer Paul Dickson at the National Arts Club, and a May 23 gathering at The Players with painter Everett Raymond Kinstler, whose portrayals of stars like Tony Bennett, Katharine Hepburn, and Tom Wolfe have led admirers to compare him with the legendary John Singer Sargent), visit www.shakesguild.org      

 
 
CFP: Diversity and Homogeneity

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0024  Sunday, 27 January 2013

 

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

Date:         January 20, 2013 3:27:47 AM EST

Subject:     Call for Papers

 

Call for Papers

Diversity and Homogeneity:

The Politics of Nation, Class, and Gender in Drama, Theatre, Film and Media

Including a Shakespeare Day

25-27 October 2013

 

The Department of Drama and Pre-1800 Literature and the International Shakespeare Centre at the University of Łódź invite you to attend the 7th Biannual “Drama Through the Ages and Medieval Literature Conference”. 

 

The organizers wish to address the dynamics of the binary opposite of diversity and homogeneity. The democratic culture of the West, often seeing itself as the carrier of global standards, is ideologically paradoxical in itself. On the one hand, its fundamental premise is the freedom of each individual, which should seemingly embrace diversity and nourish difference as society’s organizing principle. On the other, however, its practice is to normalise people’s behaviour and effectively marginalise individuals that do not conform to the legal norms set by the majority, in effect creating a homogeneously sanitised and orderly society.

 

The aim of the conference is to look at how issues connected with the politics of nation, class, and gender are rendered in drama, theatre, film and media. Particular attention will be paid to the problem of multiculturalism, nationalism, social hierarchies, minorities, and identity.

 

As one conference day will be devoted exclusively to the analysis of the above thematic areas in the context of Shakespearean studies, we wish to extend the invitation to Shakespearean scholars wanting to address the issues of the politics of nation, class and gender in Shakespeare’s dramatic output as well as in contemporary reworkings of his plays in theatre, film and media.

 

Topics might include (but are not limited to): 

    * the politics of cultural/national/gender/religious/ethnic identity

    * the politics of recognition

    * the global – the national – the local

    * sexual politics 

    * gender politics

    * the politics of nation, class and gender in Shakespeare

 

We are pleased to announce the following keynote speakers:

Professor Judith Buchanan, University of York

Professor Christy Desmet, University of Georgia

Doctor Imke Lichterfeld, University of Bonn

Professor Ewa Mazierska, University of Central Lancashire

Professor Barbara Ozieblo, University of Málaga

Professor Kay Stanton,  California State University, Fullerton.

 

All abstracts (maximum of 350 words) must contain the title of the proposed paper, the name of the author and contact information (institutional affiliation, mailing address and email address). Abstracts should be submitted before no later than June 1st 2013. Selected papers will be published in a post-conference volume. 

 

Conference fee: 400 PLN for academics holding positions at Polish Universities, 120 Euro for delegates based outside of Poland, and reduced fee of 150 PLN for doctoral students. The fee covers conference materials, lunches, coffee and snacks, and conference reception. 

 

Honorary Organisers:

Prof. Krystyna Kujawińska-Courtney

Prof. Jadwiga Uchman

Prof. Andrzej Wicher

Organising Committee: 

dr Magdalena Cieślak

dr Agnieszka Rasmus

dr Monika Sosnowska

 

Please, send your abstracts or submit queries to:

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For updated information about the conference see:

lodzoct2013.wordpress.com

 

 
Book Announcement: Shakespeare’s Sense of Character-On the Page and From the Stage

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0020  Friday, 18 January 2013

 

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

Date:         January 17, 2013 3:02:04 PM EST

Subject:     Shakespeare’s Sense of Character-On the Page and From the Stage

 

Dear Editor,

 

We have recently published a book which may be of interest to your readers-

 

Shakespeare’s Sense of Character-On the Page and From the Stage

Edited by Yu Jin Ko, Wellesley College, USA and Michael W. Shurgot, South Puget Sound Community College

Series: Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama

ISBN: 978-1-4094-4066-6

Published December 2012

 

Making a unique intervention in an incipient but powerful resurgence of academic interest in character-based approaches to Shakespeare, this book brings scholars and theatre practitioners together to rethink why and how character continues to matter. Contributors seek in particular to expand our notions of what Shakespearean character is, and to extend the range of critical vocabularies in which character criticism can work. The return to character thus involves incorporating as well as contesting postmodern ideas that have radically revised our conceptions of subjectivity and selfhood.  At the same time, by engaging theatre practitioners, this book promotes the kind of comprehensive dialogue that is necessary for the common endeavor of sustaining the vitality of Shakespeare’s characters.

 

Full details and page extracts are available at www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409440666

 

Eleazer D. Durfee 

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