Conference Notice: Popes and the Papacy
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0094 Friday, 8 March 2013
From: Duncan Salkeld <
Date: March 8, 2013 5:32:25 AM EST
Subject: Conference Notice: Popes and the Papacy
An exciting interdisciplinary two-day conference will be held at Sussex University, Falmer, Brighton, UK on 24-26 June 2013 on ‘Popes and the Papacy in Early Modern English Culture’.
The conference scope is very broad and will cover diverse aspects of early modern culture, including anti-Catholicism, literary and pictorial representations of the papacy, recusant culture, diplomacy and correspondence, art and architecture, religious controversy, and moral improprieties.
The deadline for short paper proposals is 15 March, but this may be extended. Short paper proposals are still welcome.
Keynote speakers are: Peter Lake (Vanderbilt University), Susannah Monta (University of Notre Dame) and Alison Shell (UCL).
Here’s a link to the conference notice:http://popesandthepapacy.wordpress.com/
And a link to the Call For Papers: http://popesandthepapacy.wordpress.com/call-for-papers/
All the best
Second Annual London Shakespeare Lecture in Honor of Professor Stanley Wells, C.B.E.
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0090 Tuesday, 26 February 2013
From: Actors From The London Stage <
Date: February 26, 2013 2:04:50 PM EST
Subject: Don’t Miss Nicholas Hytner!
Sir Nicholas Hytner to Deliver Second Annual London Shakespeare Lecture in Honor of Professor Stanley Wells, C.B.E.
The University of Notre Dame, The Shakespeare Institute and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust present “Stand and Unfold Yourself” – How to do Shakespeare by Sir Nicholas Hytner, Artistic Director of the National Theatre. This is the second public lecture about Shakespeare in a series named in honor of former Shakespeare Institute director Professor Stanley Wells, C.B.E. The lecture will take place at Trafalgar Hall, Notre Dame London on March 5, 2013 at 6 pm GMT (1 pm ET) and will be live-streamed at: http://shakespeare.nd.edu/events/stanley-wells-lecture/
Call For Papers - Wooden O Symposium, August 12-14, 2013
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0086 Monday, 25 February 2013
From: Matt Nickerson <
Date: February 25, 2013 12:42:24 PM EST
Subject: Call For Papers - Wooden O Symposium, August 12-14, 2013
Call For Papers—Wooden O Symposium, August 12-14, 2013
The 2013 Wooden O Symposium will be held on the campus of Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah, August 12-14. The Wooden O Symposium, sponsored by the Utah Shakespearean Festival, Southern Utah University and the Gerald Sherratt Library is a cross-disciplinary, peer-reviewed conference focusing on the text and performance of Shakespeare's plays. Scholars attending the conference will have the unique opportunity of immersing themselves in research, text, and performance in one of the most beautiful natural settings in the western U.S.
The Wooden O Symposium invites panel and paper proposals on any topic related to Shakespeare and early modern drama. The symposium encourages papers and panels that relate to the Utah Shakespeare Festival's 2013 summer season: King John, Love’s Labour’s Lost and The Tempest.
Selected papers from the symposium are published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the Wooden O.
Deadline for proposals is May 1, 2013. Proposals may be submitted via post or email. Panel chairs and individual presenters will be informed of acceptance no later than May 15.
250-word abstracts or session proposals (including individual abstracts) should include the following: name, affiliated institution, academic rank (faculty, graduate student, undergraduate student, aficionado,) and contact information including email.
Wooden O Symposium
c/o Utah Shakespeare Festival
351 W. University Blvd.
Cedar City, UT 84720
ISE Newsletter—The Shakespeare Herald
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0081 Friday, 22 February 2013
From: Michael Best <
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 10:28 PM
Subject: ISE Newsletter—The Shakespeare Herald
View The Shakespeare Herald in Browser:
The Shakespeare Herald
Welcome to this first issue of The Shakespeare Herald, the newsletter of the Internet Shakespeare Editions (ISE). In this issue we trumpet some important upgrades to the site, the completion of some of our individual plays online, now fully edited by Shakespeare scholars, our plunge into the increasingly populated area of social networking, and ways we are creating partnerships with theaters as a way of enhancing our database of Shakespeare in performance.
I contribute a short piece on magic in Shakespeare, and the magic of the Web. Our team members contribute information about recent updates, and the use of ISE texts in the theater.
We are committed to the concept of open access for academic work of the highest quality, but are offering libraries an opportunity to provide their clients with an enhanced version of the site when they become Friends of the ISE. We continue our tradition of introducing Shakespeare on stage and (digital) page in new and intuitive formats. We bring fully-edited, peer-reviewed works to a computer—or mobile device—near you. One major update to the site is a version optimized for smart phones—something that will be appreciated by all those students we dodge as they walk across campus with eyes glued on the small screens they hold.
On whatever size screen you are viewing this newsletter, please check out the full articles online.
We look forward to hearing from you. Please email queries to
All good wishes,
President and Coordinating Editor
Department of English, University of Victoria, BC
The ISE is made possible by generous support from the University of Victoria, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and by libraries that have become Friends of the ISE.
Proceedings of the Shakespeare and His Contemporaries Graduate Conference 2009-2011
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0079 Thursday, 21 February 2013
From: Sofia Novello <
Date: February 21, 2013 7:23:35 AM EST
Subject: Proceedings of the Shakespeare and His Contemporaries Graduate Conference 2009-2011
The British Institute Publishes Online The First Volume of the Proceedings of the Conference “Shakespeare and His Contemporaries” 2009-2011
The British Institute of Florence is pleased to announce the online publication of the first volume of Proceedings of the “Shakespeare and His Contemporaries” Graduate Conference, comprising papers chosen from the three conferences organised by the Institute in the period 2009-2011.
The Shakespeare Graduate Conferences – with the participation of scholars such as Prof. Emerito Alessandro Serpieri, Prof. Fernando Cioni, Prof.ssa Claudia Corti and Prof.ssa Paola Pugliatti of Florence University, of Prof. Keir Elam of Bologna University, and Prof.ssa Carla Dente of Pisa University, founding member of the Italian Association of Shakespearean and Early Modern Studies – were devised to allow young doctoral candidates at Italian universities, as well as those who have recently taken their doctorate, an opportunity to present their research to peers and professors.
The volume gathers together papers in English and Italian that in their variety of content and methodology reflect the current lively interest in Shakespearean studies in Italy: some concentrate on individual works by the great playwright while others address more general themes relating to the historico-cultural period.
Proceedings of the “Shakespeare and His Contemporaries” Graduate Conference is now available in pdf format on the Institute’s website at www.britishinstitute.it/en/library/harold-acton-library.asp.
The publication of the proceedings will be announced at the Cultural Programme on Wednesday 17 April 2013 and at the opening session of the Fifth edition of the Shakespeare Graduate Conference on Thursday 18 April 2013, during Shakespeare Week 2013.
For further information, please contact Sofia Novello,
Susannah Carson on ‘Living with Shakespeare’
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0072 Monday, 18 February 2013
From: John F Andrews <
Date: Saturday, February 16, 2013 10:16 PM
Subject: Susannah Carson on ‘Living with Shakespeare’
Monday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m.
National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South
No Charge, but Reservations Advised
“There is no God but God, and his name is William Shakespeare.” So asserts Harold Bloom in his foreword to LIVING WITH SHAKESPEARE, a new anthology by SUSANNAH CARSON. A Yale-educated writer who now lives in London, Ms. Carson has compiled observations and personal reminiscences by more than three dozen luminaries, among them authors Isabel Allende, Margaret Drabble, Joyce Carol Oates, and Jane Smiley, filmmakers Ralph Fiennes and Julie Taymor, and actors F. Murray Abraham, Brian Cox, James Earl Jones, Ben Kingsley, Anthony Sher, and Harriet Walter. What these and other contributors share is a conviction that “we live in Shakespeare’s world,” an environment that has been “fine-tuned for us” by a poet whose vision is so potent “that it’s difficult to conceive who we would be” if he’d never existed. Published in time to mark the 449th celebration of Shakespeare’s birth, Ms. Carson’s book will be on display, and she’ll be happy to inscribe copies for those who wish to purchase them.
Launch: Issue 7.2. of Borrowers and Lenders
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0071 Monday, 18 February 2013
From: Sujata Iyengar <
Date: February 15, 2013 5:46:28 PM EST
Subject: Launch: Issue 7.2. of Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation
The editors of Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation are delighted to announce the launch of issue 7.2, featuring a lavishly-illustrated essay by Alfredo Modenessi on Indian and “Indian” Othellos, Stephannie Gearhart’s analysis of Lear’s Daughters, Pamela Swanigan’s multimedia exposition on the music of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, as well as a special cluster on Shakespeare and African American Poetics (in association with the Langston Hughes Review and one on Punchdrunk Theatre’s cult New York Haunted House/Macbeth installation, Sleep No More.
Please visit www.borrowers.uga.edu for the current Table of Contents.
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0068 Friday, 15 February 2013
From: Gabriel Egan <
Date: February 15, 2013 11:06:52 AM EST
Subject: PhD Studentship at DMU
Adapting the Early Modern
School of Humanities, Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities, De Montfort University, Leicester
STARTING OCTOBER 2013
A PhD research studentship covering stipend and tuition fee costs is offered for a project that combines early modern literary or theatrical research with recent work on cultural adaptation. Working within the School’s Centre for Textual Studies and Centre for Adaptations, the student could explore such areas as how the editing of Shakespeare’s works necessarily adapts them for new readers, how Renaissance theatre is represented in films—from the Globe in Laurence Olivier’s Henry V (1944) to the Curtain in John Madden’s Shakespeare in Love (1998)--or how film portrayals of early modern dramatists such as Christopher Marlowe, Ben Jonson and John Webster engage with early modern, modern or postmodern notions of creativity. There is plenty of scope for the project to explore broader concerns of early modern authorship, publication and adaptation.
The Centre for Textual Studies and the Centre for Adaptations are integral to the research culture of the School of Humanities and while consisting largely of colleagues working in the subject area of English, staff also include scholars in Media, Film Studies, Drama and Technology. The two centres are internationally renowned and united by their concern with what happens to literary writing after it moves beyond the control of the originating author. Both centres have an established tradition of interdisciplinary research with externally funded international collaborations.
They are home to approximately 20 research students working on such topics as the Shakespearean star actor on film, Othello on screen, adapting Shakespeare for young children, printing and editing in the early modern period, Shakespeare’s fairy stories, the early modern book trade, and the histories and repertories of acting companies. The successful candidate for this studentship will become part of a highly active community of career-young scholars working on similar projects within a vibrant research culture. Research in the subject area of English at De Montfort University was ranked joint-ninth with English at Cambridge University in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).
For a more detailed description of the studentship project please visit our web site or contact Prof Gabriel Egan on +44 (0)116 25 77158 or email
This research opportunity builds on our excellent past achievements and, looking forward to REF2014 and beyond, it will develop the university’s research capacity into new and evolving areas of study, enhancing DMU’s national and international research partnerships.
Applications are invited from UK or EU students with a good first degree (First, 2:1 or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Doctoral scholarships are available for up to three years full-time study starting October 2013 and provide a bursary of 13,770 GBP/pa in addition to university tuition fees.
To receive an application pack, please contact the Graduate School Office via email at
Completed applications should be returned together with two supporting references.
Please quote ref: DMU Research Scholarships 2013
CLOSING DATE: Friday 15th March 2013
Call For Journal Articles For Special Edition Of Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0063 Thursday, 14 February 2013
From: Abigail Rokison <
Date: February 14, 2013 9:39:39 AM EST
Subject: Call for Journal Articles
Call For Journal Articles For Special Edition Of Shakespeare
We invite submission of journal articles of between 5 and 10,000 words for a special edition of Shakespeare journal (Routledge) entitled ‘Shakespeare, performance and authenticity’.
Please send expressions of interest and abstracts to Abigail Rokison –
by March 30th 2013.
The deadline for finished articles will be August 2013 for publication in March 2014.
Announcement: European Shakespeare Research Association Congress
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0058 Tuesday, 12 February 2013
From: Jean-Christophe Mayer <
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
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
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.
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).
Montpellier offers hotels in all categories. Delegates are invited to make their own arrangements. Information about accommodation may be accessed at:
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.
Conference Manager: Vanessa Kuhner-Blaha