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“Cultural Translations: Medieval / Early Modern / Postmodern”



The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.048  Monday, 6 February 2012


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

Date:         February 5, 2012 2:56:01 PM EST

Subject:     “Cultural Translations: Medieval / Early Modern / Postmodern” 


Going to the Renaissance Society of America (RSA) annual meeting in Washington, D.C. (Mar 22-24)? You are cordially invited to stay one more day to catch the one-day symposium “Cultural Translations: Medieval / Early Modern / Postmodern” to be held at George Washington University in D.C., 9:30 am - 4:00 pm, Sunday, March 25, 2012. 


Free and open to the public. Please stay tuned for updates on the venue and lunch. 






Empires are lost and won, and stories are marred and rediscovered through cultural translations—the transformation of genres, manipulation of ideas, and linguistic translation. Cultural translation is one of the most significant modes of textual and cultural transmission from medieval to modern times. Estrangement and transnational cultural flows continue to define the afterlife of narratives. Translation, or translatio, signifying “the figure of transport,” was a common rhetorical trope in early modern Europe that referred to the conveyance of ideas from one geo-cultural location to another, from one historical period to another, and from one artistic form to another.


Over the past decade “translation” as an expansive critical concept has greatly enriched literary and cultural studies. In response to these exciting new developments, this one-day symposium brings together leading scholars from the fields of medieval and early modern studies, history, film, English, Spanish and Portuguese, Arabic and comparative literary studies to engage in transhistorical and interdisciplinary explorations of post/colonial travel, globalization, and the transformation of texts, ideas, and genres.


The presentations are designed with both general and specialist audiences in mind. Following in the wake of several recent events in town, namely the Folger’s exhibitions on “Imagining China: The View from Europe, 1550-1700” and “Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible” and conferences on “Contact and Exchange: China and the West” and “Early Modern Translation: Theory, History, Practice,” and the 58th Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America (RSA) in Washington, DC, 22–24 March, 2012, the Symposium at GW continues and expands these thought-provoking dialogues. 







Suzanne Conklin Akbari (Toronto, English and Medieval Studies): Translating the Past: World Literature in the Medieval Mediterranean


Marcia Norton (GW, History): topic to be announced



Early Modern


Barbara Fuchs (UCLA, English and Spanish & Portuguese): Return to Sender: "Hispanicizing" Cardenio


Christina Lee (Princeton, Spanish & Portuguese): Imagining China in a Golden Age Spanish Epic





Peter Donaldson (MIT, Literature): The King’s Speech: Shakespeare, Empire and Global Media


Margaret Litvin (Boston, Arabic and Comparative Literature): topic to be announced


The event is co-sponsored by the George Washington University Department of English and Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute (MEMSI), and co-organized by Alexander Huang, Jonathan Hsy, and Lowell Duckert. 

Factory Hamlet


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.046  Friday, 3 February 2012


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Date:         February 3, 2012 8:13:11 AM EST

Subject:     The Factory Collaborate With Creation Theatre This Spring.....


The Factory is delighted to invite you to our collaboration with Creation Theatre. This Spring, in collaboration with Creation Theatre, we bring our critically acclaimed production of Hamlet to the world-famous Norrington Room of Blackwell’s Bookshop, Oxford.


Hamlet, 5 - 24 March

A Factory production

Directed by Tim Carroll


The King is dead. What happens next will be different every night.


So far almost 15,000 audience members have helped The Factory create one-night-only, accidental interpretations of one of the great icons of world literature. 


A rigorous exploration of Shakespeare’s verse combined with The Factory’s spirit of mischief and spontaneous play allow the company to delve into the endless possibilities within Shakespeare’s greatest work.


Tickets /// More information 

Cardenio Performance and Conference



The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.042  Wednesday, 1 February 2012


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

Date:         January 31, 2012 5:52:39 PM EST

Subject:     Cardenio Performance and Conference


Gary Taylor’s reconstruction of “The History of Cardenio”, the lost play attributed to Fletcher and Shakespeare in 1653, will be performed in Indianapolis April 19-28. It will open IUPUI’s new, state of the art, 248-seat university theatre. I am directing the play, and the cast includes a mix of local professional actors and students. Though an earlier version of the script was performed by students in Wellington, NZ in 2009, and more recently it was given a reading at Shakespeare’s Globe in London in November 2011, the Indianapolis performances will be the first full-scale professional production of Taylor’s text, and the first based on an open audition call. (More information on the production is available here: This production is part of a remarkable year for “Cardenio fever”: the four hundredth anniversary of the publication of Don Quixote in English has already seen the publication of Tiffany Stern’s provocative essay in Shakespeare Quarterly, which will be followed by the English translation of Roger Chartier’s Cardenio entre Cervantes et Shakespeare, by Barbara Fuchs’ book on Anglo-Spanish literary relationships in Shakespeare’s and Fletcher’s lifetimes, and by OUP’s  forthcoming “The Quest for Cardenio” ( 


IUPUI is also hosting an international academic colloquium, in conjunction with these performances, on April 28. Like other events associated with the production, the colloquium is designed to counter the focus on Shakespeare, which has hitherto monopolized most of the discussion. So, the public lecture that will precede the first performance, on 19 April, will be by Steven Wagschal, a Cervantes scholar at Indiana University in Bloomington. Professor Ayanna Thompson (Arizona State) is flying in to give the public lecture on “Shakespeare and Race” on Thursday April 26 (because race is a significant factor in the latest incarnation of Taylor’s reconstruction, and in the Indianapolis casting). The four sessions of the colloquium will be organized around Cervantes, Fletcher, Adaptation, and Performance, in that order. Confirmed participants now include Roger Chartier, Suzanne Gossett, Regina Buccola, Barbara Fuchs, Douglas Lanier, Eduardo Olid, Adam Hooks, Huw Griffiths, and Christopher Hicklin.


All colloquium participants will attend the performance on Friday evening, 27 April. Gary Taylor will give a plenary public lecture before that performance, called “Working Together”, which will talk about the way that the play brings together Cervantes, Shakespeare, and Fletcher, as well as himself and the actors and directors he has worked with. There will also be a graduate student conference (with open submissions) on the Friday afternoon—if you have any students working on any of the topics described here, please do encourage them to submit a proposal!


If you have questions about the performances, the colloquium, or the graduate student conference, please contact Dr. Sarah Neville (who is Conference Secretary, and an Assistant Editor on the New Oxford Shakespeare) at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Terri Bourus, Ph.D.

Director and General Editor:

Associate Professor of English Drama

Founding Director: Hoosier Bard Productions

334 N. Senate Ave. Suite GL-B

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN 46204

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ESRA Shakespeare Conference: Shakespeare and Myth



The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.041  Wednesday, 1 February 2012


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Date:         February 1, 2012 2:47:24 AM EST

Subject:     Re: How do I circulate a CFP?




Montpellier (France)

Wednesday 26 - Saturday 29 June 2013


Organised by the Institut de Recherche sur la Renaissance, l’âge Classique et les Lumières

(UMR 5186 CNRS, University of Montpellier)

Under the auspices of the Société Française Shakespeare and the European Shakespeare Research Association (ESRA)


Conference announcement and call for seminar proposals


Conference announcement:

Shakespeare and Myth


A shaper of European identity, Greco-Roman mythology has been invoked down the centuries both to glorify and undermine rulers, to uphold or subvert political or social order, and to probe and question issues including those of gender, religion and history. Simultaneously, Europe has been the cradle of classical mythology, which has infused all modes of artistic creation and inspired influential theoretical and critical approaches well beyond the continent’s borders, in the fields of history, literature, psychology and anthropology. In this process, the legacy of Antiquity encountered other European myths (Nordic, Celtic, etc.). Over the past fifty years or so, Europe has increasingly acted as an area of exchanges between its own mythologies, ideas and representations and those of other continents. Today, the continent’s heritage is challenged, refashioned and reconsidered in the light of other cultural forms that reflect an increasing diversity, out of which a new European melting-pot of myths may be emerging that interacts with other cultures in an increasingly globalized world.


Within this process, Shakespeare enjoys a privileged position. Like myth, and through classical and other myths, his work “To whom all scenes of Europe homage owe”, is “not of an age, but for all time” and, indeed, places, and has contributed to the building of a continental identity, providing tools to apprehend and comprehend, endorse and critique European history and culture. However, this European Shakespeare is to be taken not as confined to a Eurocentric vision but rather as pushing back boundaries, challenging assumptions and inviting a criss-crossing of perspectives worldwide. Reception and appropriation of his work has also involved its processing through non-European mythological and cultural prisms, drawing attention to, and inviting research into, a plasticity that is akin to the flexibility of myth.


Following upon the exploration of Europe’s cultural landscapes and seascapes through Shakespeare’s works at previous conferences of the European Shakespeare Research Association (ESRA), the Montpellier conference proposes a journey into Shakespeare’s kaleidoscopic “Mythscape”.


This journey can take three main directions:

  • Myth in Shakespeare: classical mythology pervades the work of Shakespeare and his European contemporaries, like a kind of lingua franca or culturally bonding material; other mythological influences are also present in his work, or may be processed into it through stagings, adaptations or other forms of recreation.
  • Shakespeare as Myth-Maker: Shakespeare has contributed to raise to the status of myth Mediterranean and (other) European locations (including Bohemia, Cyprus, Elsinore, Navarre, Roussillon, Verona, Vienna, as well as Stratford-upon-Avon) and figures (Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Desdemona) that have found a place in the collective imagination, alongside classical and legendary places and characters.
  • Shakespeare as Myth: the paradox of his own elusive biography and the universality of his works have contributed to a process whereby Shakespeare himself is at the centre of a myth – his own, and that of all those who claim him as their own, through translation and other forms of appropriation.

Within these three directions, which are neither watertight nor mutually exclusive, the conference invites papers on a wide range of topics that include:



  • (Re)presenting myth(s) on Shakespearean stages and screens
  • Shakespeare’s mythology as a common ground for, or an obstacle to, understanding and exchange
  • The (ir)relevance of Shakespeare’s mythological references on the contemporary and global stage and screen.
  • Processing Shakespearean performances and performers into “myths”


  • Shakespeare’s place in the transfer and circulation of classical mythology between Antiquity, the Middle Ages and Renaissance Europe
  • Shakespeare as “translator” of Ovid, Virgil and other classical authors for his time
  • The impact of translation on Shakespeare’s mythological subtext
  • Shakespeare’s “translating” of the politics of Olympus and Rome into a critique of the Elizabethan and Jacobean context
  • “Mythical” translations and/or translators of Shakespeare


  • Shakespeare’s place in the transfer and circulation of classical mythology between Antiquity, the Middle Ages and Renaissance Europe
  • Mythography as a key to Shakespeare
  • Iconography in relation to myth, Shakespeare and the visual arts
  • The relevance of classicist scholarship to Shakespeare studies (Claude Calame, Marcel Détienne, Jean-Pierre Vernant, Charles Martindale)
  • Addressing 20th century critical approaches on the relation of Shakespeare and myth (Georges Dumézil, Mircéa Eliade, Claude Lévi-Strauss)
  • Shakespeare’s mythical figures in interdisciplinary studies


  • The “mythologizing” of Shakespeare’s world (characters, places, Stratford-upon-Avon)
  • Representing and receiving the Shakespeare icon in contemporary cultures
  • (Re)fashioning, perpetuating and/or subverting the Shakespearean myth through film, TV and the Internet
  • Shakespeare’s myths as an enduring form of (re)creation
  • Working on and with Shakespeare’s myths in the classroom

Call for seminar proposals ESRA 2013


From 26 June to 29 June 2013, the IRCL, under the Auspices of the Société Française Shakespeare, will organise the European Shakespeare Research Association (ESRA) Conference around the theme of “Shakespeare and Myth”


Members of ESRA are invited to propose a seminar that they would like to convene on “Shakespeare and Myth”.


Proposals of 300-500 words (stating topic, relevance, and approach) should be submitted by 2 or 3 potential convenors who agree to work together.


If you have ideas for a seminar, please submit your proposals to:

by 15 March 2012


The board of ESRA will make its final choice of seminars in April 2011. By this time, all the convenors will be personally informed of the choices made, and the list of seminars will be made available on the IRCL, the ESRA and the Société Française Shakespeare websites



Wooden O Symposium, August 6-8, 2012



The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.036  Tuesday, 31 January 2012


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

Date:         January 31, 2012 10:03:17 AM EST

Subject:     Wooden O Symposium, August 6-8, 2012


I believe this conference will be of interest to readers of SHAKSPER



Utah Shakespeare Festival -- Center for Shakespeare Studies

August 6-8, 2012 -- Cedar City, Utah


The 2012 Wooden O Symposium is a cross-disciplinary conference sponsored by Southern Utah University’s Center for Shakespeare Studies and the Utah Shakespeare Festival, located in Cedar City, Utah. August 6-8, 2012. Scholars attending the conference will have the unique opportunity of immersing themselves in research and performance in one of the most beautiful natural settings in the western United States.


Conference Priorities: The Wooden O Symposium invites papers on any topic related to Shakespeare, including Shakespeare in performance, the adaptation of Shakespeare works (film, fiction, and visual and performing arts), Elizabethan and Jacobean culture and history, and Shakespeare’s contemporaries, but gives priority to presentations relating to the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2012 season: Titus Andronicus, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Hamlet.  Because USF will also be producing Moliere’s Scapin and Fredrich Schiller’s Mary Stuart in their 2012 summer season, we also welcome essays on these plays, as well as presentations that address the subject of early modern drama throughout Europe and representations of female monarchs in dramatic literature.


Keynote Speaker: The keynote speaker for the 2012 Wooden O Symposium is Dr. Susan Frye, Professor of English at University of Wyoming, and author of Elizabeth I: The Competition for Representation (Oxford, 1996), Pens and Needles: Women’s Textualities in Early Modern England (UPenn, 2010), and co-editor with of Maids and Mistresses, Cousins and Queens: Women’s Alliances in Early Modern England (Oxford, 1999.)


In support of Southern Utah University’s mission to promote undergraduate research, the Wooden O Symposium regularly includes undergraduate panels as part of our program, so please share this notice with your undergraduates.


We will also invite presenters to submit revised papers from the 2012 symposium to our peer-reviewed Journal of the Wooden O.


Submission: Deadline for proposals is May 1, 2012. Session 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:

  • Author’s name
  • Participant category (faculty, graduate student, undergraduate, independent scholar)
  • Mailing address
  • College/university affiliation (if any)
  • E-mail address
  • Daytime phone number. 

Send 250 word abstract or session proposal to:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Wooden O Symposium

c/o Utah Shakespeare Festival

351 W. Center St.

Cedar City, UT 84720

Pacific Northwest Renaissance Studies October 18-21, 2012


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.035  Tuesday, 31 January 2012


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

Date:         January 30, 2012 5:09:13 PM EST

Subject:     Pacific Northwest Renaissance Studies October 18-21, 2012


CFP: Renaissance Translation and Transmission (October 18-21, 2012)

The Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society

The Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society invites papers examining all aspects of translation and transmission in and of the Renaissance for its conference to be held from October 18th to 21st, 2012 in Abbotsford, British Columbia, sponsored by the University of the Fraser Valley. Papers might consider, for instance,

  • the art / practice of textual translation and transmission in the Renaissance
  • cross-cultural communication in the Renaissance 
  • “translation” between and across genres and media (theatre, visual arts, music, literature, etc.) and across specialized discourses (for instance from the medical to the political) 
  • the political and ethical implications of translation in and of the early modern period
  • endangered languages and translation in the Renaissance
  • physical acts of translation, such as the remaking of new clothes from old clothes, or other forms of material translation / “carrying across” or transformation
  • the "translation" and “transmission” of early modern texts in manuscript, print and electronic media from the late sixteenth-century onward 
  • translating, transmitting, and teaching the Renaissance in the (post)modern classroom
  • diaspora and translation in the early modern period
  • “translating” and/or “transmitting” the Renaissance in the digital age
  • the untranslatable Renaissance/early modern untranslatabilty
  • mistranslation in (and of) the Renaissance
  • translation and interpretive authority in the Renaissance

Multi-media presentations and traditional papers in the fine arts, the humanities, and the social sciences are encouraged.

Abstracts for individual papers and proposals for three-paper panels are invited.


Abstracts should run 250 words for papers of 20-minute delivery length.


Panel proposals must include abstracts for all three papers.


Deadline: July 15, 2012


Acceptances will be sent by August 15, 2012.


Submissions should be sent to:


Melissa Walter

UFV Department of English

33844 King Road

Abbotsford, BC 

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For more information see:

CFP: ESSE Seminar: Shakespeare and Renaissance Period


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.019  Monday, 23 January 2012


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

Date:         January 21, 2012 12:20:40 PM EST

Subject:     CFP: ESSE Seminar: Shakespeare and Renaissance Period


Prof. John Drakakis and Dr. Sidia Fiorato will host a seminar on the performances of the Body in the Renaissance Period during the next ESSE conference at Bogazici University, Instanbul, Turkey, from 4 to 8 September 2012.


Here is a brief description of the seminar


S3) Performances of The Body In The Renaissance Period


The seminar intends to analyze the concept of the "body" in the Renaissance period and its subsequent re-articulations and re-interpretations. Modernity considers the body as a place of regulation, shaped by social and political ideologies and specific networks of power; it is strictly connected with the representation of individual identity and the shaping of the juridical persona. Literature and the performing arts (through a language that is written on the body and with the body), can absorb and retain the effects of political power as well as resist the very effects they appear to incorporate in structures of parody, irony, and pastiche.


Please send your proposals for the seminar with a 200-word-abstract by January 31, 2012 to


Prof. John Drakakis (University of Stirling, UK)

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ASC: Announcing our 2012-2013 Artistic Year


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.017  Saturday, 21 January 2012


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

Date:         Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 13:20:10 -0500 (EST)

Subject:     ASC: Announcing our 2012-2013 Artistic Year


American Shakespeare Center 

Announcing the 2012/13 Artistic Year Line-up


View it in your browser.


The sixteen plays in rotating repertory feature nine plays by William Shakespeare:


  • The Merchant of Venice
  • The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • Cymbeline
  • King John *
  • Julius Caesar
  • Henry VIII *
  • The Two Noble Kinsmen *
  • Twelfth Night
  • Love’s Labour’s Lost


ASC highlights Shakespeare's contemporaries in The Custom of the Country,* by John Fletcher and Philip Massinger, and The Duchess of Malfi, by John Webster.  You can also see The Country Wife,* a Restoration romp by William Wycherley, and The Lion in Winter,* a modern masterpiece by James Goldman that prefaces the action of King John.


The American Shakespeare Center announces the line-up for its 2012-2013 Artistic Year, which will include 16 productions presented over 52 weeks in 5 separate repertory seasons, offering the largest number of plays per year by Shakespeare and Early Modern playwrights of any theatre in the world.

The lineup features nine plays by William Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Cymbeline; King John; Julius Caesar; Henry VIII; The Two Noble Kinsmen; Twelfth Night; and Love’s Labour’s Lost.

Also included are two plays by contemporaries of Shakespeare: The Custom of the Country, by John Fletcher and Philip Massinger, and The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster; one Restoration comedy, The Country Wife by William Wycherly; and a well-known modern offering, The Lion in Winter by James Goldman. 


Our three holiday favorites - A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, and The Twelve Dates of Christmas by ASC actor Ginna Hoben - will be return in December.


Get more information and title listing by season HERE...


* indicates a Blackfriars Playhouse premiere


American Shakespeare Center 

10 S. Market St

Staunton, Virginia 24401

CFP: Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.016  Saturday, 21 January 2012


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

Date:         January 19, 2012 2:38:52 PM EST

Subject:     Reminder Call for Papers


Dear Colleagues, 


This is a reminder of the Call for Papers for the collection of essays: 


Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance: 

Appropriation, Transformation, Opposition 


Edited by 

Michele Marrapodi 

(General editor Ashgate's AIRS Series) 


This new collection of essays aims to place the works of Shakespeare within the context of the European Renaissance and, more specifically, within the context of Italian cultural, dramatic, and literary traditions, with reference to the impact and influence of both classical and contemporary culture. In contrast with previous studies, often characterized by a positivistic-deterministic hermeneutics and, consequently, by a largely passive analysis of source material or literary topoi, the new critical perspective pursued in this volume will take into account a wider European intertextual dimension and, above all, an ideological interpretation of the ‘aesthetics’ or ‘politics’ of intertextuality which will allow the analysis of the presence of the Italian world in early modern England not as a traditional treasure trove of influence and imitation but as a potential cultural force, generating complex processes of appropriation, transformation, and ideological opposition throughout a continuous dialectical interchange of compliance and subversion. 


Please send a 200-word abstract of the proposed chapter directly to the editor before 29 February 2012.


Best wishes.


Michele Marrapodi


Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia

Viale delle Scienze

90128 Palermo, Italy

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CFP: ESSE Shakespeare Seminar


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.014  Thursday, 19 January 2012


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

Date:         Thursday, January 19, 2012 3:50 PM

Subject:     CFP: ESSE Shakespeare Seminar


We are glad to inform you that our seminar topic, ‘Exclusion In Shakespeare Studies’ [S72] has been included in ESSE 12, (‘XII Conference of the European Society for the Study of English’") to be held at Bogazici University, Instanbul, Turkey, from 4 to 8 September 2012. 


Both Sarbani & myself welcome 300 word abstract with a tile on the topic. Please email it to us by 31 January 2012.


S72) "Have We Devils Here?: Exclusion In Shakespeare Studies

Cultural, social and political exclusion/inclusion, generated by e.g. race, age, gender, religion, ethnicity, has been a facet of existence since the inception of civilization. Drawing on work by Byrne, 2005; Young, 2002; Fraser, 2000, we propose to use 'exclusion' as a conceptual and critical category to negotiate Shakespeare works, their translations, adaptations, productions and criticism by investigating their causal and instrumental links with deprivation, disentitlement and market inaccessibility. We believe that by focusing on exclusion and the struggles for emancipation promised through the recognition of difference, both the marginalised and the occluded will be highlighted, facilitating innovative readings of Shakespeare.

The link for the conference is


Please feel free to contact us for further details:


Sarbani CHAUDHURY (University of Kalyani, INDIE) 
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Krystyna KUJAWINSKA-COURTNEY (The University of Lodz, POLAND) 
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CFP: Shakespeare across Media


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.013  Monday, 16 January 2012


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

Date:         January 15, 2012 3:46:07 AM EST

Subject:      CFP: Shakespeare across Media


Call for Papers: Shakespeare across Media

6th Conference of the NTU Shakespeare Forum


The National Taiwan University Shakespeare Forum will host its sixth conference, “Shakespeare across Media,” in Taipei on June 7-9, 2012. 


Keynote speakers include Russell Jackson (Allardyce Nicoll Chair in Drama, University of Birmingham), Diana Henderson (Professor of Literature and Dean for Curriculum and Faculty Support, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and Ching-Hsi Perng (Distinguished Professor Emeritus, National Taiwan University).  Alexander C. Y. Huang (George Washington University; Co-Director of Global Shakespeares: Video and Performance Archive) and Yong Li Lan (National University of Singapore; Director of A|S||I|A: Asian Shakespeare Intercultural Archive), along with Japanese and Korean co-directors of A|S||I|A, will offer plenary sessions and hand-on workshops on digital archives.  Taiwan Bangzi Company will present a Chinese opera adaptation of Measure for Measure at the National Theatre and offer post-performance discussion.  There will also be screening of the latest Shakespearean films.  Conference participants can also join the post-conference tours on June 9 and 10 at their own expenses. 


Proposals for 20-minute papers are invited on any aspect of the conference theme.  Topics may include, but are not restricted to: radio, film, television, animation, manga, games, multimedia staging, e-books, children’s books, digital archives, YouTube, Second Life, social networking websites, mobile phone applications, and cross-genre adaptation and translation.  Graduate students are invited to apply to present at the pre-conference graduate sessions.


Please send a 250-word abstract and a short bio by February 15, 2012.  If accepted for presentation, completed papers must be submitted by May 15.  To facilitate discussion among international scholars, papers in English are preferred.  For submissions and queries please contact Bi-qi Beatrice Lei at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Updates can be found on

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