CFP for Early Theatre: Special Topic: Women and Performance
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0207 Tuesday, 30 August 2011
From: Peter A. Parolin <
Date: August 29, 2011 1:04:17 PM EDT
Subject: CFP for Early Theatre: Special Topic: Women and Performance
Early Theatre: Special Issue on Women and Performance
Publication Date: Summer 2012
Papers are solicited for a special issue of Early Theatre on women and performance, to be published in Summer 2012. The deadline for submission is November 30, with acceptances indicated by February.
From REED and the growing body of work by comparatists and theater historians, we now know that early modern women, including Englishwomen and foreign players, performed at all social levels and in all performance spaces except the all-male stage. More work needs to be done: first in collecting evidence of female performance in England and second in assessing how new research changes our reading of early modern theater and drama.
The rubric of female performance includes all forms of performance and entertainment, not just scripted drama. Work exploring other theatrical traditions and innovations is also welcome, as are essays addressing methodological questions. For example, what do we mean when we speak of a "performance record," and how do we make sure to interpret all the levels of evidence within such records? How do the categories we use to discuss performance shape our reading of the evidence and our understanding of women’s roles?
Editors for this issue are Peter Parolin (University of Wyoming) and James Stokes (University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point); submissions will be peer reviewed.
Guidelines for contributors:
Papers should be submitted to the website of Early Theatre. The link is: http://digitalcommons.mcmaster.ca/earlytheatre/submissions.html. It is important to follow the submission procedures and the house style outlined on this page.
On the webpage, contributors are asked to type author and abstract information. In the drop-down bar, please identify your submission as “Special Issue.”
Finally, contributors should submit file names that start with 15.1 and continue with a short title for the paper.
Consideration of manuscripts will begin upon receipt of submissions. Questions are welcome to Peter Parolin at
Kalamazoo CFP: "Aglæca: What’s in a Word?"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0202 Friday, 26 August 2011
From: Lowell Duckert <
Date: Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 13:32:44 -0400
Subject: Kalamazoo CFP: "Aglæca: What’s in a Word?"
CALL FOR PAPERS
Oregon Medieval English Literature Society Session for the International Medieval Congress at Western Michigan University
May 10-13, 2012
Session IV: Aglæca: What’s in a Word?
The term aglæca has received more than its share of critical attention, but there is still some disagreement on what it means in its many manifestations. In Christ and Satan, Guthalc, Juliana, The Phoenix, and The Whale its context in explicitly religious, but this is not necessarily the case in Beowulf (where it occurs most often). Because the word refers to Sigemund, Beowulf, Grendel, Grendel’s mother, and the dragon, understanding its denotation and its connotation(s) has presented scholars with a number of difficulties.
This session invites presenters to (re)consider those difficulties—to consider a single word, aglæca, in new and different ways. What are we to make of its use in the Old English corpus? Are there new etymological or linguistic insights to help us find our way? Do contemporary theories on monsters and/or gender shed light on these issues? How much should its religious usage outside Beowulf affect our understanding of it in the poem itself? A variety of approaches are possible: papers may focus on a specific text (not necessarily Beowulf) or on the word across the Old English corpus, they may be largely theoretical or pursue close readings of only a few lines.
Please send queries or abstracts (of no more than 250 words) to Marcus Hensel (
) by 15 September 2011 for consideration. Any papers not included in this session will be forwarded to the Congress Committee for possible inclusion in the General Sessions.
South Central Renaissance Conference CFP -- Exploring the Renaissance 2012
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0197 Monday, 15 August 2011
From: Debra Barrett-Graves<
Date: August 11, 2011 2:10:59 PM EDT
Subject: South Central Renaissance Conference CFP -- Exploring the Renaissance 2012
Exploring the Renaissance 2012
An International Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana
March 8-10, 2012
214 Royal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana
Local Arrangements: Catherine Loomis (
) and Susan Krantz
University of New Orleans
Program Chair: Debra Barrett-Graves
California State University, East Bay
University of Alabama
Louis L. Martz Lecturer:
Nottingham Trent University
William B. Hunter Lecturer:
University of Wisconsin - Madison
The South-Central Renaissance Conference
The Queen Elizabeth I Society
The Marvell Society
The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women
The Society for Renaissance Art History
Papers (15-20 minutes in length) are invited on any aspect of Renaissance studies (music, art history, history, literature, emblems, language, philosophy, science, theology, et al. Interdisciplinary studies are especially welcome.) Abstracts only (400-500 words; a shorter 100-word abstract for inclusion in the program) must be submitted online no later than December 15, 2011, via the SCRC website’s abstract submission form @ http://scrc.us.com/.
Suggested topics might include the following:
The interrelations between Sidney and Spenser
The intersection of art and science in the Renaissance
European influences in music and the arts
Painting in Italy
Shakespeare’s dramatic art
Marvell’s poetry and the sister arts
Renaissance women poets
Papers are also invited for the following special session:
Witchcraft and Magic in Early Modern Culture
Sessions: sessions should be proposed no later than November 1, 2011, and e-mailed to the Program Chair (link given in contact info below). Abstracts of papers for approved sessions should be submitted online via the SCRC website’s abstract form @ http://scrc.us.com/. For further 2012 conference information click http://scrc.us.com/, or contact Debra Barrett-Graves, the program chair @
Program participants are required to join SCRC and are encouraged to submit publication-length versions of their papers to the SCRC journal, Explorations in Renaissance Culture. Shorter papers (up to 3,000 words) are invited for submission to the SCRC newsletter, Discoveries.
A limited number of graduate travel fellowships are available; graduate students presenting a paper at the conference may apply to the program chair for travel assistance (maximum $300). Complete essays must be submitted electronically by February 1, 2012, to be eligible for consideration. See the graduate travel fellowships page for instruction on how to apply.
Plymouth State University 33rd Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0194 Thursday, 11 August 2011
From: Jini Rae Sparkman <
Date: August 9, 2011 12:51:30 PM EDT
Subject: Plymouth State University 33rd Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum
Plymouth State University
33rd Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum
Friday and Saturday April 20-21, 2012
Call for Papers and Sessions
“Prophecy, Divination, Apocalypse”
We invite abstracts in medieval and Early Modern studies that consider how prophecy and divination functioned in personal, political, religious, and aesthetic realms. How did ideas about the future impact the present? Papers need not be confined to the theme but may cover many aspects of medieval and Renaissance life, literature, languages, art, philosophy, theology, history and music.
This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Michael A. Ryan, historian of Medieval and Early Modern Spain at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Ryan, an award-winning teacher, has published widely on dreams, prophecy, the Antichrist, and the Apocalypse. His most recent book, “A Kingdom of Stargazers: Astrology, Divination, and Authority in the Late Medieval Crown of Aragon,” will be published by Cornell University Press in Fall 2011.
Students, faculty, and independent scholars are welcome. Undergraduate student sessions require faculty sponsorship. Abstracts may be submitted in English or Spanish.
For more information visit www.plymouth.edu/medieval
Please submit abstracts and full contact information to Dr. Karolyn Kinane, Director:
Abstract deadline: January 16, 2012
Presenters and early registration: March 15, 2012
Medieval and Renaissance Forum
Plymouth State University
17 High Street
Plymouth, NH 03264
American Shakespeare Center Pre-Term Teacher Seminar
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0186 Wednesday, 3 August 2011
From: Hardy Cook <
Date: August 3, 2011 2:02:08 PM EDT
Subject: American Shakespeare Center Pre-Term Teacher Seminar
ASC Education Hosts Special Pre-Term Teacher Seminar
On Friday, August 12th, ASC Education will host a special, one-day Teacher Seminar focused on Julius Ceasar and techniques for teaching Shakespeare.
We’ve heard from many of our fellow educators that Julius Caesar is a play that challenges students’ engagement and teachers’ enthusiasm. After all, what possible relevance can a bunch of ancient Romans declaiming at each other have for modern teenagers? The answer: quite a bit.
Our activities will open avenues to teaching through performance without requiring that you be a director or your students be actors.
This seminar will also give you a sneak-peek at some of our new Study Guides.
Shakespeare Inside-out British Shakespeare Association Conference 2012
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0184 Wednesday, 3 August 2011
From: Alison Findlay <
Date: August 1, 2011 1:11:42 PM EDT
Subject: Shakespeare Inside-out British Shakespeare Association Conference 2012
Shakespeare Inside-out: Depth-Surface-Meaning
British Shakespeare Association
10th Anniversary Conference
24-26 February 2012
Conference programme includes performances of Much Ado About Nothing (Lancaster Castle) and Love's Labour's Lost (Northern Broadsides); academic speakers Professor Jean E. Howard; Professor R. S. White; Professor Stuart Sillars; Professor Andrew Gurr; theatre, teaching workshops and panels with Barrie Rutter (Northern Broadsides); John Russell Brown; directors, designers, actors (Demi-Paradise productions)
Contact: Professor Alison Findlay
Shakespeare's texts produce meaning by turning insides out. We are drawn into the plays and poems from the outside through surfaces: books, screens, words, objects, costumes, the surfaces of actors' faces and bodies, retellings or adaptations, teaching spaces and theatres, and via our experiences of immediate effects like music, laughter, tears, movement. The texts, meanwhile, turn deep human questions, emotions, subjectivities outwards by projecting them as words and performance. This conference will ask how the relationship between surface and depth operates in Shakespeare's work. How does it function in different types of performance practice from live theatre to film? In the traces of the past that have come down to us? And in our practices as teachers and critics? The conference will explore 'the deep value of surfaces' (Shusterman), the dynamic relationship between surface and depth across a range of practices: reading, watching, editing, teaching, performing.
Proposals (150 words) for panels, papers, workshops or presentations on any aspect of the topic are welcomed from across the membership of the BSA by 1 October 2011 (
Areas we might address include:
How are emotions represented, invoked and experienced in and through Shakespeare's texts?
How do superficial artefacts used in performance or printing such as costume and props, illustrations, type, decorations, bookcovers act as 'talismans' for different kinds of engagement with Shakespeare?
How do rituals and ceremonies in Shakespeare work as superficial orderings of emotion and violence?
Do Shakespeare's texts offer 'deeper' rewritings of source texts or do the inter-textual relationships themselves deserve more in-depth study than they have received to date?
How do adaptations or retellings of Shakespeare act as gateways to and from the texts?
Does music in Shakespearean performances add depth or is it the 'icing on the cake'?
How much deeper can we dig behind the fairly sparse documentation of early modern theatre practices - playing and watching?
Do pedagogical preferences for 'deep' rather than 'surface' learning apply equally well to the teaching of Shakespeare?
Does learning about Shakespeare happen on an immediately-measurable level or at more intangible cognitive, affective and spiritual levels?
Is it possible (or even desirable) to quantify what goes on as the result of a performance, a film, a teaching session?
Professor Alison Findlay
Professor of Renaissance Drama
Department of English & Creative Writing
To see or download Conference Poster, click here Shakespeare Inside-out Poster (299.38 kB)
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0178 Monday, 1 August 2011
From: Michael Stapleton <
Date: August 1, 2011 8:57:33 AM EDT
Subject: CFP: Marlowe Studies
Call for Papers
Marlowe Studies: An Annual
We are actively seeking essays on scholarly topics directly related to Christopher Marlowe and his role in the literary culture of his time for our 2012 issue. Especially welcome are studies of the plays and poetry; their sources; relations to genre; lines of influence; classical, medieval, and continental contexts; performance and theater history; textual studies; the author’s professional milieu and place in early modern English poetry, drama, and culture.
For contributors’ guidelines, see our website: http://marlowestudies.org
For inquiries, our email address is
M. L. Stapleton
Chapman Distinguished Professor of English
Editor, Marlowe Studies: An Annual
Department of English and Linguistics
Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805-1499
SHAKSPER: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List
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The SHAKSPER Web Site <http://shaksper.net>
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Current Postings and Announcement RSS Feeds
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0145 Thursday, 7 July 2011
From: Hardy M. Cook <
Date: Thursday, July 7, 2011
Subject: Current Postings and Announcement RSS Feeds
Anyone wishing to can now subscribe to either or both the SHAKSPER Current Postings or Announcements RSS Feeds at the web site: shaksper.net.
New Entries in Lexicons of Early Modern English
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0140 Thursday, 7 July 2011
From: UTP Journals <
Date: July 7, 2011 9:07:01 AM EDT
Subject: New Entries in Lexicons of Early Modern English
Lexicons of Early Modern English (LEME) - http://leme.library.utoronto.ca/
Locating historical references and accessing manuscripts can be difficult with countless hours spent searching for a single text for the sparsest of contributions to your research.
Lexicons of Early Modern English is a growing historical database offering scholars unprecedented access to early books and manuscripts documenting the growth and development of the English language. With more than 580,000 word-entries from 175 monolingual, bilingual, and polyglot dictionaries, glossaries, and linguistic treatises, encyclopedic and other lexical works from the beginning of printing in England in 1702, as well as tools updated annually, LEME sets the standard for modern linguistic research on the English language.
Use Modern Techniques to Research Early Modern English!
§ 175 Searchable lexicons
§ 121 Fully analyzed lexicons
§ 581 527 Total word entries
§ 361 178 Fully analyzed word entries
§ 60 891 Total English modern headwords
Recently added to LEME
John Ray's A Collection of English Words not Generally Used (London, 1674), a group of specialized glossaries with 2,128 word-entries. They explain dialectal words, southern and northern, words for fishes and birds, and terms of art in mining.
Coming soon to LEME
Peter Levins' Manipulus Vocabulorum (London, 1570), a dictionary of 8,940 English-Latin word-entries, organized by English rhyme-endings (with accentuation). This analyzed text owes much to Huloet (added in 2009) and replaces the simple transcription now in the LEME database.
John Rider's Bibliotheca Scholastica, an English-Latin dictionary first published by the University of Oxford in 1589.
Catholicon Anglicum (ca. 1475), an English-Latin dictionary from Lord Monson's manuscript, reconstructed from a 19th-century Early English Text Society edition. The earliest such lexicon surviving in the language holding some 7,180 word-entries, distinguishes itself by the extensive use of Latin synonyms in explanations.
There are two versions of LEME, a public one and a licensed one. The public version of LEME allows anyone, anywhere, to do simple searches on the multilingual lexical database. The licensed version of LEME is designed as a full-featured scholarly resource for original research into the entire lexical content of Early Modern English.
LEME is designed as a full-featured scholarly resource that allows you to search the entire lexical content of Early Modern English. It provides exciting research opportunities for linguistic historians through the following powerful features:
§ Searchable word-entries (simple, wildcard, Boolean, and proximity)
§ Documentary period database of more than 10,000 works from the Early Modern era
§ Large primary bibliography of more than 1,000 early works known to include lexical information
§ Browseable page-by-page transcriptions of lexical works
§ A selection list of editorially lemmatized headwords unique to each lexical text
§ Continually updated new dictionaries, glossaries, and tools each year
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[Editor’s Note: I am a long-time user of LEME and its predecessor. LEME is an invaluable addition to the OED and especially useful in annotating. --HMCook]
CFP: Shakespeare: BSA Journal
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0138 Sunday, 3 July 2011
From: Alexander Huang <
Date: July 2, 2011 2:02:45 PM EDT
Subject: CFP: Shakespeare: BSA Journal
CALL FOR PAPERS
Shakespeare: Journal of British Shakespeare Association (Special Issue)
Deadline: September 30, 2011
The special issue welcomes papers on Shakespeare in performance in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries that participate in or initiate debates—theory, praxis, reception—worldwide. During his lifetime, Shakespeare’s plays were performed in Europe and subsequently taken to remote corners of the globe, including Sierra Leone, Socotra, and colonial Indonesia. Performances in England also had a global flair. European visitors such as Thomas Platter witnessed the plays on stage at the Globe (1599) and left behind diary records. Four centuries on, there has been a sea change. In theatre, Shakespeare has been recruited, exemplified, resisted, and debated in post/colonial encounters, in the international avant-garde led by Ariane Mnouchkine, Ninagawa Yukio, Peter Brook, and others, and in the circuits of global politics and tourism in late capitalist societies.
As artists reconstruct various traditions, critics are also troubling narrowly defined concept of cultural authenticity. What are the new paradigms that can help us avoid replicating the old author-centered textuality in performance criticism? What critical resources might we bring to the task of interpreting the behaviors and signs in performance? What is the role of local and global spectators? More importantly, what is the task of criticism as it deals with the transformations of Shakespeare and various performance idioms?
Research articles in this issue will take stock of the worldwide histories of performance and criticism to uncover any blind spots in current methodologies to study the theoretical and artistic implications of Shakespeare and the cultures of diaspora, the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Commonwealth countries, Europe, Russia, Africa, the Arab world, Asia, Latin America, and elsewhere.
In addition, this issue will also feature a section devoted to recent adaptations in English and other languages, including but not limited to those staged and screened during the 2011 Shakespeare Association of America annual meeting in Bellevue: The Bond (dir. Lu Boshen), a Chinese opera adaptation of The Merchant of Venice, and The Prince of the Himalayas (dir. Sherwood Hu), a Tibetan film inspired by Hamlet.
We invite two types of submissions --
• Research article: criticism (5,000-8,000 words)
• Short performance reviews (1,000-2,000 words)
Please follow the Journal's Instructions for Authors:
Submissions--WORD (.doc) file, double-spaced, 12-point font; no .docx files please--or queries to be emailed to Alex Huang at the following address: