Shakespeare and the Second World War
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0405 Friday, 5 October 2012
From: Al Magary <
Date: October 2, 2012 7:38:29 PM EDT
Subject: Shakespeare and the Second World War
Al Magary forwarded this announcement from the FICINO list:
Marissa McHugh and I are delighted to share the good news that our multi-authored book, Shakespeare and the Second World War: Memory, Culture, Identity (University of Toronto Press) has just been published.
Here is the link:
and a description from the dust jacket:
Shakespeare’s works occupy a prismatic and complex position in world culture: they straddle both the high and the low, the national and the foreign, literature and theatre. The Second World War presents a fascinating case study of this phenomenon: most, if not all, of its combatants have laid claim to Shakespeare and have called upon his work to convey their society’s self-image.
In wartime, such claims frequently brought to the fore a crisis of cultural identity and of competing ownership of this ‘universal’ author. Despite this, the role of Shakespeare during the Second World War has not yet been examined or documented in any depth. Shakespeare and the Second World War provides the first sustained international, collaborative incursion into this terrain. The essays demonstrate how the wide variety of ways in which Shakespeare has been recycled, reviewed, and reinterpreted from 1939–1945 are both illuminated by and continue to illuminate the War today
Please share this information with interested friends, colleagues, and students, and especially with your university librarian!
Irene (Irena) R. Makaryk
Department of English
University of Ottawa
Shakespeare Among the Courtesans
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0404 Friday, 5 October 2012
From: Hattie Wilson <
Date: October 5, 2012 10:48:46 AM EDT
Subject: Shakespeare Among the Courtesans
New From Ashgate Publishing . . .
Shakespeare Among the Courtesans by Duncan Salkeld
Paying special attention to Anglo-Italian cultural and sexual relations during the Renaissance, this study traces the development and decline of the courtesan in English drama. Salkeld draws on original historical materials to explore contradictory dramatic representations of courtesans in a variety of texts ranging from Shakespeare's poems and plays to works by Aretino, Nashe, Dekker and Middleton.
WAS £55.00 NOW £44.00
Duncan’s book is available for the members of SHAKSPER.net at a special 20% discount! Simply enter the code C12GWR20 in the box marked promotional code at www.ashgate.com/literary
We are also offering our UK customers free P&P until 31st December 2012.
Fellowships in Critical Bibliography
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0403 Friday, 5 October 2012
From: Donna Sy <
Date: October 5, 2012 9:12:41 AM EDT
Subject: Fellowships in Critical Bibliography
Rare Book School Receives Mellon Foundation Grant to Fund Fellowships in Critical Bibliography
Rare Book School welcomes applications from scholars of Shakespeare to The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography. The aim of this new Mellon Foundation-funded fellowship program is to reinvigorate bibliographical studies within the humanities by introducing doctoral candidates, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty to specialized skills, methods, and professional networks for conducting advanced research with material texts.
Fellows will receive funding for Rare Book School course attendance, as well as generous stipends, and support for research-related travel to special collections, over the course of three years. Weeklong intensive courses at Rare Book School cover topics such as paleography, codicology, scholarly editing, and the history of the book.
The deadline for application to the program is DECEMBER 1, 2012. Applicants must be doctoral candidates (post-qualifying exams), postdoctoral fellows, or junior (untenured) faculty in the humanities at a U.S. insitution at time of application. Interested scholars are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. For more details, please visit:
Rare Book School Receives Mellon Foundation Grant to Fund Fellowships in Critical Bibliography
New fellowship program seeks to reinvigorate bibliographical studies within the humanities
Charlottesville, VA, October 1, 2012 – Rare Book School (RBS) at the University of Virginia has been awarded an $896,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a new three-year fellowship program, The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography, whose aim is to reinvigorate bibliographical studies within the humanities.
The Mellon Fellowship program will enable a select group of doctoral candidates, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty in the humanities to receive advanced, intensive training in the analysis of textual artifacts. Led by a distinguished faculty drawn from the bibliographical community and professionals in allied fields, fellows will attend annual research-oriented seminars at Rare Book School and at major special collections libraries nationwide. Fellows will receive stipends to support research-related travel to special collections, and additional funds to host academic symposia at their home institutions.
“This grant will enable our School to deepen and extend its service to the bibliographical community by helping scholars incorporate bibliographical and book-historical methods into their own research and teaching,” said RBS Director Michael F. Suarez, S.J. “I am humbled by the trust that the Foundation has placed in our organization – and deeply gratified by its ratification of our core mission of bibliographical education.”
“I expect that these fellowships will sow the seeds for some of the most exciting work from the next generation of humanistic scholars,” commented Michael Winship, Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. “This Mellon Foundation grant is wonderful news! It will ensure that graduate students and early career academics have an opportunity to be exposed to the theories and methodologies of bibliographical practice.”
Twenty Mellon Fellowships will be awarded in the spring of 2013. The deadline for application to the program is December 1, 2012. More information about the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography is available at: http://www.rarebookschool.org/fellowships/mellon
About Rare Book School (RBS)
Rare Book School provides continuing-education opportunities for students from all disciplines and levels to study the history of written, printed, and born-digital materials with leading scholars and professionals in the fields of bibliography, librarianship, book history, manuscript studies, and the digital humanities. Founded in 1983, RBS moved to its present home at the University of Virginia in 1992. RBS is a not-for-profit educational organization affiliated with the University of Virginia. More information about RBS is available on its website:http://www.rarebookschool.org
For more information, contact:
Mellon Fellowship Program Director
Rare Book School
Phone: (434) 243-4296
Shakespeare Position Announcement
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0402 Friday, 5 October 2012
From: Jim Harner <
Date: October 4, 2012 4:25:57 PM EDT
Subject: Shakespeare Position Announcement
Associate Professor in Digital Shakespeare Studies
The Department of English at Texas A&M University invites applications for a tenured position at the associate professor rank in Digital Shakespeare Studies to begin in the Fall of 2013. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field and a substantial scholarly record in both Shakespeare Studies and Digital Humanities as well as ongoing research initiatives in these areas. The successful candidate will teach a 2/2 load, including undergraduate and graduate courses in Shakespeare as well as a range of courses in early modern literature and Digital Humanities. The DH courses will contribute to the offerings of the Digital Humanities Certificate. The successful candidate will also assume the role of Executive Editor of Early Modern Digital Projects at the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture (IDHMC), including the World Shakespeare Bibliography, Digital Donne, eMOP (the early modern OCR project), and the digital Cervantes and Quixote Iconography projects. The IDHMC, in collaboration with the Visualization Department (the only one in the country) and Computer Science, is developing sophisticated data analysis and visualization capacities to work with one of the largest digitized collections of early modern texts – 45 million page images.
Applicants should submit as PDFs a letter of application specifying how the applicant’s work advances research and teaching in Shakespeare Studies and Digital Humanities, together with a CV, by e-mail to Robert Griffin (
). Applicants should also have 3 letters of recommendation sent to Professor Griffin. We will begin reviewing applications on November 12, 2012, and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be held at the MLA.
Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply. Texas A&M is an AA/EEO employer, committed to diversity, and responds to the needs of dual-career couples. Visit the English Department and IDHMC websites at: http://www-english.tamu.edu/ and http://idhmc.tamu.edu.
James L. Harner
Samuel Rhea Gammon Professor of Liberal Arts
Editor, World Shakespeare Bibliography
Department of English
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-4227
CFP: Studia Neophilologica
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0401 Friday, 5 October 2012
From: Robert Appelbaum <
Date: October 3, 2012 9:24:57 AM EDT
Subject: CFP: Studia Neophilologica
Call for Papers
Studia Neophilologica, one of the oldest continuously published journals in the humanities in the world, issued on-line and in hard copy by Taylor & Francis, is now accepting submissions on all topics in the field of English Literature.
We are particularly interested in articles that address:
Early Modern English Literature, including Shakespeare
Literature and Violence
Literature and Material Culture
Literature and Aesthetic Theory
Instructions for authors can be found at the following website:
Professor of English Literature
Uppsala SE-751 20
SW/TX PCA/ACA, Shakespeare on Film Area
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0398 Monday, 1 October 2012
From: Jessica M Maerz <
Date: October 1, 2012 2:00:56 PM EDT
Subject: SW/TX PCA/ACA, Shakespeare on Film Area
CFP: Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Shakespeare on Film, TV, and Video
Feb. 13-16, 2013
The Shakespeare on Film, Television, and Video Area is now accepting proposals for the SW/TX PCA/ACA’s 34th annual conference, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center in Albuquerque, NM. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context”; we welcome proposals that engage with the overarching conference theme, as well as those that treat the convergence of filmed Shakespeare, pop culture, and mediatization more broadly.
Potential topics might include: global Shakespeares; inter- and cross-cultural Shakespeares; Shakespearean auteurs; digital Shakespeares; Shakespeare and film genre; Shakespeare and the digital humanities; and postmodern Shakespeares.
Please submit a CV and 250-word proposal to conference2013.swtxpca.org by November 16, 2012. Inquiries may be directed to Area Chair Jessica Maerz at
Details about the conference, including information about conference travel and graduate student awards, can be found at www.swtxpca.org.
Jessica M. Maerz
Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies
School of Theatre, Film, and Television
University of Arizona
P.O. Box 210003
Tucson, AZ 85721-0003
Flyer for CFP CFP_Shakes_Film_Area_PCA_2013 (171.38 kB)
The Shakespeare Standard Calls for Editors & Contributors
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0396 Thursday, 27 September 2012
From: Jeremy Fiebig <
Date: September 26, 2012 5:16:06 PM EDT
Subject: The Shakespeare Standard Calls for Editors & Contributors
The Shakespeare Standard announces a Call for Editors and Contributors.
Editors are primarily responsible for selecting, and in some cases, generating content in areas including Education, Performance, Multimedia, Voices (commentary and editorials), Foolery, and Language, as well as several At-Large and Special Project positions. Editors in our main content areas work, generally with other members of an editorial team, to produce our weekly posts in that content area. Social Media editors work primarily on our Twitter and Facebook platforms, developing and implementing interaction and conversation in those platforms. We also invite interested persons to suggest hybrid or special project positions.
To find out more about our internships, click here.
While all contributors are volunteers, The Shakespeare Standard does allow contributors to include our donation coding in their posts so that they may receive payment. These details are all discussed with our Editors once you make a successful application.
To apply, email
. Be sure to include your name, contact information, a cover letter detailing your interest areas, a brief biography, and a current resume or vita.
Globe on Screen Opens in Cinemas Across the USA
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0395 Thursday, 27 September 2012
From: Shakespeare’s Globe <
Date: September 25, 2012 12:27:03 PM EDT
Subject: Globe on Screen Opens in Cinemas Across the USA
See three of the Globe’s critically acclaimed 2011 theatre season productions in cinemas across the USA.
This autumn, Shakespeare’s Globe in association with Arts Alliance Media, are bringing three of the critically acclaimed 2011 theatre season productions to cinemas across the USA.
Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well (begins October 11) and Much Ado About Nothing (begins October 23), and Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus (begins November 8) will be shown in their entirety. Recorded in HD, the films capture the experience of being at the Globe and offer a truly distinctive cinema experience.
“With the advent of new technology it is now possible to see and hear theatrical productions in the cinema with a wonderful sharpness and clarity.” Dominic Dromgoole, Artistic Director
Visit the Globe On Screen website to find a cinema near you and book tickets.
The Shakespeare Globe Trust
21 New Globe Walk
Bankside, London SE1 9DT.
Nearest Underground stations: London Bridge, Mansion House, Southwark, St Paul’s. Nearest National Rail stations: London Bridge, Cannon Street, Blackfriars, Waterloo.
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0394 Thursday, 27 September 2012
From: Sean Lawrence <
Date: September 26, 2012 1:11:34 PM EDT
Subject: EMLS 16.2
To whom it may concern:
The latest issue of Early Modern Literary Studies is now available. As usual, it is available for download free and without subscription at the following web address: http://purl.org/emls
Early Modern Literary Studies 16.2 (2012)
Divided They Fall: (De)constructing the Triple Hecate in Spenser’s Cantos of Mutabilitie. Jessica Dell, McMaster University. 
‘When dead ones are revived’: The Aesthetics of Spectacle in Robert Greene’s James IV (c. 1590). Jenny Sager, Jesus College, University of Oxford. 
Homoerotic Pleasure and Violence in the Drama of Thomas Middleton. Adrian Blamires, Reading University. 
Beaumont and Fletcher’s Rhodes: Early Modern Geopolitics and Mythological Topography in The Maid’s Tragedy. Lindsay Ann Reid, Koç University, Istanbul.
Edel Lamb, Performing Childhood in the Early Modern Theatre: The Children's Playing Companies (1599 -1613). New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. M. Tyler Sasser, The University of Southern Mississippi. 
Jane Hwang Degenhardt and Elizabeth Williamson, eds, Religion and Drama in Early Modern England: The Performance of Religion on the Renaissance Stage. Farnham: Ashgate, 2011. Alison Searle, University of Sydney. 
Lynn S. Meskill, Ben Jonson and Envy. New York: Cambridge UP, 2009. Suzanne Penuel, University of South Carolina Lancaster. 
The Oxford Handbook of John Donne, edited by Jeanne Shami, Dennis Flynn, and M. Thomas Hester. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. P. G. Stanwood, The University of British Columbia. 
Katrin Ettenhuber, Donne's Augustine: Renaissance Cultures of Interpretation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. Patrick J. Murray, University of Glasgow. 
Romeo and Juliet, presented by Action to the Word at Camden People’s Theatre, London, 14-26 February 2012. Thomas Larque. 
The Winter’s Tale, presented by Propeller at the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, 31 January - 4 February 2012, and on tour. Lisa Hopkins, Sheffield Hallam University. 
Cambridge Shakespeare, 2012. Michael Grosvenor Myer. 
CFP: Marlowe Conference at Blackfriars in June 2013
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0393 Thursday, 27 September 2012
From: Sarah Enloe <
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2012 10:58 AM
Subject: CFP: Marlowe Conference at Blackfriars in June 2013
The Marlowe Society of America solicits papers for its Seventh International Conference to be held on June 25-28th, 2013, at the American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, VA.
Hosted by MSA President Paul Menzer, the conference will feature keynote presentations by Susan P. Cerasano (Colgate University) Laurie Maguire (Magdalen College, University of Oxford), Leah Marcus (Vanderbilt University), and Garrett Sullivan (Pennsylvania State University). The professional productions by the American Shakespeare Center will complement special events, workshops, screenings, and productions designed specially for conference attendees.
Papers should be no more than fifteen minutes in length and present original research on any topic concerning the works of Christopher Marlowe. Please inquiries and abstracts to the conference Program Chair, Professor Jeremy Lopez, University of Toronto:
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.