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CFP: Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0275  Thursday, 27 October 2011

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

Date:         October 17, 2011 9:31:02 AM EDT

Subject:      Call for Papers

 

Call for Papers for the collection of essays:

Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance: Appropriation, Transformation, Opposition

 

Edited by

Michele Marrapodi

 

 

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.

 

Prof. Michele Marrapodi

Dipt. (FIERI-AGLAIA) Filosofia, Filologia, Storia, Arti, Critica dei Saperi

Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia

Viale delle Scienze

90128 Palermo, Italy

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 
The Lizz Ketterer Trust

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0247  Friday, 30 September 2011

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

Date:         September 30, 2011 8:50:43 AM EDT

Subject:      The Lizz Ketterer Trust

 

Dear SHAKSPERians,

 

Donations can now be taken for our charitable trust set up to commemorate the passing of Dr Lizz Ketterer, who died tragically young earlier this year:

 

http://pledgie.com/campaigns/16076

 

We are performing Hamlet in her honour at the Shakespeare Institute next week, and hope very much that some of you who are unable to attend will nonetheless consider buying a virtual ticket to help us achieve our dream from afar. Please take a moment to look at our website, which tells all about our plans for the scholarship we wish to establish, and please consider either coming to the show or donating some money. Feel free to share this with anyone you think might be interested. We also have a Facebook page (link below), and the more people who know about us the better so please 'like' us and share our link on your profiles if you feel so inclined. If you have any inquiries about anything at all, please direct them to our email address, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

With best wishes and thanks to all,

Will Sharpe

 

http://www.lizzketterertrust.com/Home.html

 

https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Lizz-Ketterer-Trust-Ketterers-Men/117085601727580

 
 
 
Hamlet in the Original Pronunciation

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0244  Thursday, 29 September 2011

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

Date:         September 23, 2011 12:01:28 PM EDT

Subject:      Hamlet in the Original Pronunciation, Univ of NV, Reno

 

Nevada Repertory Company announces

 

The World Premiere of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the Original Pronunciation

 

Nov. 1, 2 and 3 (Preview Performances), 7:30 p.m.

 

Nov. 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19, 7:30 p.m.

 

Nov. 6, 13 and 20, 1:30 p.m.

 

Redfield Studio Theatre

 

The theatre world will be watching — and listening — in awe when the University's world premiere of Hamlet in the Original Pronunciation (OP) hits the stage this fall. Amazingly, the last time Hamlet  was presented in its original dialect was literally centuries ago. In fact, only four OP productions of anything Shakespearean have been performed in modern times: two recently at The Globe Theatre in London, one at the University of Kansas, and one at Cambridge in the 1950s. And modern audiences have been delighted by how understandable the early language is, including the discovery of now-rhyming lines once lost to the ages (love/prove, eyes/qualities, etc.). In the University's remarkable international collaboration, a diverse group of world-class artists, directors, and scholars will come together to produce this world-class event: the great English linguist and The Globe's own consultant David Crystal, author of "Pronouncing Shakespeare"; British superstar actor and scholar Ben Crystal, who will play Hamlet; the University's award-winning Shakespearean scholar, this production's dramaturge, and co-editor of "The Royal Shakespeare Company's Complete Works of William Shakespeare," professor Eric Rasmussen; and the University's own renowned Nevada Repertory Company under the visionary leadership of director and department chair, Rob Gander. A once-in-a-lifetime event indeed — no matter how you say it! 

 

Preview Performances: Adult $10, ASUN $5 (limited quantity available)

 

All Other Shows: Adult $15, Senior $12, Local Student w/ID $10, UNR Student $5 (limited quantity available) 

 
 
Queen Undaunted: Margaret of Anjou

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0241  Thursday, 29 September 2011

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

Date:         September 23, 2011 4:18:00 PM EDT

Subject:      Queen Undaunted: Margaret of Anjou

 

[Editor’s Note: My apologies for not distributing this announcement in a timely manner. Nevertheless, I include it here as a record in the SHAKSPER archives. -Hardy]

 

Dear SHAKSPER Colleagues,

 

Unless you're in or near Santa Barbara CA this weekend, you won't be able to come, but it occurred to me belatedly that some of you would be interested in the show I wrote based on Margaret of Anjou. It's about 2/3 Shakespeare's words--which I identify on the script though listeners hopefully will find seamless with my 1/3: the structure and transitions. I've written various notes and student information sheets and there's an article about the script and production in the Friday, Sept 23 Santa Barbara News Press by Joe Hansen. Here's the listing:

 

Queen Undaunted: Margaret of Anjou, a one woman show featuring E. Bonnie Lewis of DramaDogs, directed by Ken Gilbert and Michelle A. Osborne and written by Jinny Webber, gives us Margaret according to Shakespeare, the only person to appear in four of his plays.  From her first appearance as a young French princess engaged to Henry VI of England to her defeated but unvanquished old self, we follow her through Henry VI, Parts 1, 2, and 3 and Richard III. Initially modest and girlish, she becomes ruthless, vengeful and fierce. She loves, she hates, she acts with intensity in a world where women were meant to be compliant and submissive--and quiet. Complex and ambiguous, her voice resonates down the ages. 

 

See www.centerstagetheater.org for more information.

 

Center Stage Theater: Paseo Nuevo Mall, Santa Barbara, California

September 24th Saturday Matinee 2 PM. All seats $10.

September 24th Saturday Evening 8 PM and September 25th Sunday Matinee 2 PM

 
 
The Lizz Ketterer Trust

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0237 Thursday, 22 September 2011

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

Date:         September 21, 2011 4:42:47 AM EDT

Subject:      The Lizz Ketterer Trust

 

Dear Friends,

 

The link below advertises a production of Hamlet that we are performing at the Shakespeare Institute next month to raise funds to establish a scholarship in the name of our beloved friend, Dr Lizz Ketterer, who died tragically young earlier this year. Please take a moment to look at our website and consider either coming to the show or donating some money if it's not possible to make the trip here (and for some of you it clearly isn't). We are in the final stages of setting ourselves up as a registered charity and details will be shortly available of how donations can be made. Please feel free to share this with anyone you think might be interested. We also have a Facebook page (link below), and the more people who know about us the better so please 'like' us and share our link on your profiles if you feel so inclined. I could go on, but the website tells all. If you have any inquiries about anything at all, please direct them to our email address,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Many thanks to all,

Will

 

http://www.lizzketterertrust.com/Home.html

 

https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Lizz-Ketterer-Trust-Ketterers-Men/117085601727580

 
 
Teaching the Early Modern Period

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0235  Monday, 19 September 2011

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

Date:         Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 14:05:36 -0400

Subject:      Teaching the Early Modern Period

 

Teaching the Early Modern Period 

Edited by Derval Conroy and Danielle Clarke

 

“This book is an excellent addition to materials on pedagogy not simply for the early modern period but in general. The range of responses is fittingly diverse and much thought has been put into designing a well-crafted and innovative collection. The key importance of the volume is its geographical, disciplinary, and cultural range. One of the great virtues of this book is its diversity, and it will appeal to scholars, postgraduates, and teachers in the UK, USA, Europe, and Australia.”—Jerome de Groot, University of Manchester, UK

 

Teaching the Early Modern Period is an innovative project that brings together leading early modernists drawn from a wide geographical and disciplinary background. Scholars from English, History, and French Studies unite in this unique volume to examine the challenges, and solutions to those challenges, which the early modern period provides in the third-level classroom. Nine essays are interspersed with fourteen shorter reflections by contributors from Ireland, the UK, France, the Netherlands, South Africa, Canada, and the USA; the volume hence provides a rare transcontinental insight into current pedagogical praxis in a number of Western national traditions, presenting a wide range of case-studies of how research can inform teaching from scholars who refuse to accept a divorce between the two.

 

 

CONTENTS:

 

Introduction; D. Clarke & D. Conroy

 

The Scholarship of Teaching the Early Modern: An Overview; D. Conroy

 

 

Part I: The Early Modern in the Digital Age

 

Renaissance Teaching and Learning: Humanist Pedagogy in the Digital Age and What It Might Teach Us; D. Clarke

 

Information Revolutions Past and Present, and Teaching the Early Modern Period; P. Dover

 

 

Part II: The Early Modern and Its Others

 

'Other voices': The Early Modern Past in Provincial America; J. Dewald

 

Exploring the Limits of the Thinkable; S. Stuurman

 

Lobola, the Intombi, and the Soft-Porn Centaur:  Teaching King Lear in the Post-Apartheid South African Classroom; D. Seddon

 

Windows of Gold; R. Whelan

 

A Renaissance Woman Adrift in the World; M. E. Wiesner-Hanks

 

Worlds Apart, Worlds Away: Integrating the Early Modern in the Antipodes; S. Broomhall

 

Paradise Regained? Teaching the Multicultural Renaissance; J. Grogan

 

Shakespeare and the Problem of the Early Modern Curriculum; A. Hadfield

 

 

Part III: The Early Modern in the Contemporary Classroom: Course Design and Classroom Practice

 

An Early Modern Challenge: Finding the Student In-Road; P. Cheney

 

Teaching Shakespeare Historically; M. Burnett

 

The Importance of Being Endogenous; A. Viala

 

Literature, Philosophy and Medicine: Strategies for an Interdisciplinary Approach to the Seventeenth Century; B. Höfer

 

Versailles; H. Goldwyn

 

Paradoxical Creativity: Using Censorship to Develop Critical Reading and Thinking; K. Waterson

 

T-shirt Day, Utopia and Henry VIII's Dating Service: Using Creative Assignments to Teach Early Modern History; C. Levin

 

The Importance of Boredom in Learning About the Early Modern; C. Sullivan

 

 

Part IV: Performing the Early Modern

 

French Seventeenth-Century Theatre: Saying is Believing; H. Phillips

 

Teaching Early-Modern Spectacle through Film: Exploring Possibilities,  Challenges, and Pitfalls through a French Corpus; G. Spielmann

 

Relevance and Its Discontents: Teaching Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette; A. Wygant

 

Presence, Performance, and Critical Pleasure: Play and Prerequisites in Research and Teaching; C. Biet

 

 

Derval Conroy is Lecturer in French at University College Dublin, Ireland. She has published extensively on women and women writers in seventeenth-century France.

 

Danielle Clarke is Associate Professor of English Renaissance Language and Literature at University College Dublin, Ireland. She has published widely on questions of gender, language, and representation in the early modern period.

 
CFP: Shakespeare and Performance

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0234  Monday, 19 September 2011

 

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

Date:         September 15, 2011 12:04:15 PM EDT

Subject:      CFP: Shakespeare and Performance

 

Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formerly Early English Studies (EES) is an online journal under the auspices of the University of Texas, Arlington, English Department and is devoted to literary and cultural topics of study in early modern period. EES is published annually, peer-reviewed, and open to general submission.  

 

The 2012 issue will focus on Shakespeare and Performance.  We are interested in articles that consider any aspect of performance in historical or contemporary productions of Shakespeare and his contemporary playwrights.  The following list is of possible topics, but should not be considered exhaustive:

  • Comparative performance in England
  • Comparative performances in England and other countries
  • Street performance
  • Provincial performance
  • Performance of Guilds
  • Women and Performance
  • Boy’s companies
  • Current Productions of early modern plays
  • Shakespeare Festivals
  • Playing spaces
  • Actors and the text
  • Theatrical Gesture
  • Court Performances and Masques

Please submit double-spaced manuscripts in Times New Roman, 12 pt font that do not exceed thirty pages in length, including notes (9,000 words total); electronic submission in Word format is required.  Please use endnotes rather than a bibliography, formatting to Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Ed. The author’s name, affiliation, and academic history should be included on the first page of the document. Thereafter, the author’s name should not appear in the document. Submissions are due January 31, 2012. The issue will appear in Fall 2012. Please contact Dr. Amy Tigner at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with any queries. 

 

Sarah Farrell

Review Editor

Early Modern Studies Journal

 
Original Pronunciation

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0230  Tuesday, 13 September 2011

 

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

Date:          September 13, 2011 4:24:55 AM EDT

Subject:      Original Pronunciation

 

This is to let colleagues know that a clearing-house site for productions and projects in original pronunciation went live this week. You can find it at http://www.originalpronunciation.com.

 

David Crystal

 
CFP Deadline OVSC--September 15th

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0229  Tuesday, 13 September 2011

 

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

Date:          September 12, 2011 8:14:36 PM EDT

Subject:      CFP Deadline OVSC--September 15th

 

The Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference

 

Call For Papers

 

Shakespeare and Ethics

 

Michigan State University

November 3-5, 2011

 

Extended deadline for abstract submission: September 15, 2011.

 

The planning committee of the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference is seeking abstracts and paper proposals that investigate questions of ethics in the work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. We're thinking of ethics in a broad sense, to include issues of gender, race, class, culture, religion, labor, economics, justice, environmentalism, and nature. Papers might consider issues of ethics as they are reflected upon within a particular play or more broadly within the dramatic and poetic works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, and may take up questions concerning the role of Shakespeare as a cultural icon and literary figure, his works within the performance tradition or in the English and global literary canons, and in relation to early modern as well as contemporary values.

 

Abstracts are due by September 15, 2011. All inquiries should be directed to: Sandra Logan This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or c/o Department of English / 201 Morrill Hall / Michigan State University / 48824. E-mail abstracts to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the subject line OVSC Proposal. Please include contact information, academic affiliation, if any, and status: independent, faculty, grad student, or undergrad.

 

Keynote Speakers:

 

Emily Bartels – Professor of English, Rutgers University. She is the author of Speaking of the Moor: Alcazar to Othello (2008), and Spectacles of Strangeness: Imperialism, Alienation, and Marlowe (1993), and extensive publications on critical race studies in the early modern period, as well as questions of early modern gender and desire. She is currently working on a monograph on Intertextual Shakespeare.

 

Bradin Cormack – Associate Professor of English, University of Chicago. He is the author of A Power to Do Justice: Jurisdiction, English Literature, and the Rise of Common Law, 1509–1625 (2007), and a wide range of publications on law, drama, and poetry in the work of Shakespeare and other early modern authors.

 

OVSC invites graduate and undergraduate students to compete for the M. R. Smith Prize. Select conference proceedings are published in a juried, online journal.

 

http://www.marietta.edu/departments/English/OVSC/index.html

 
Colloquium on Othello at Fairleigh Dickinson University

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0225  Friday, 9 September 2011

 

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

Date:         September 8, 2011 9:47:08 PM EDT

Subject:      Colloquium on Othello at Fairleigh Dickinson University

 

Othello is the subject of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s 19 Annual Shakespeare Colloquium, which will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2011, from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in Madison, New Jersey.  The colloquium is free and open to the public. All New Jersey teachers who participate are eligible for Professional Development Credits.

 

Speakers will be Allison Deutermann of Baruch College, CUNY; Ian Smith of Lafayette College; Jeffery Alan Triggs of Rutgers University; and Eric Johnson-DeBeaufre of Drew University.

 

Allison Deutermann will decipher the effects of confession in accordance to Othello. Ian Smith’s presentation, “Race, Comedy, and Othello” will examine the role of racism in creating social harmony for an exclusive majority.  Eric Johnson-DeBeaufre will link the issues of male friendship and shared expression in Othello. The colloquium will conclude with Jeffery Alan Trigg’s comparison of Shakespeare’s play with Arrigo Boito’s libretto for Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Otello.

 

The colloquium is supported by Fairleigh Dickinson University, The Columbia University Seminars office, and individual donations. Organizer and project director is Harry Keyishian. For further information, or to register, please call 973-443-8711 or email Harry Keyishian at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Fairleigh Dickinson University is located at 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940.

 
Conference July 2012

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0224  Wednesday, 7 September 2011

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

Date:          September 7, 2011 6:36:40 AM EDT

Subject:      Conference July 2012

 

The Eighth Triennial Congress and Conference of the Shakespeare Society of Southern Africa

 

3-5 JULY 2012

 

Rhodes University, Grahamstown
Eastern Province, South Africa

 

It is with pleasure that we invite you to participate in our forthcoming Conference.

 

Theme: Staging Shakespeare – Direction, Design and Reception: 

This conference looks at Shakespeare in the theatre, with particular attention to the contemporary and historical challenges of staging his plays. Accounts by directors, theatre practitioners, and theatre historians are particularly welcome. We are very pleased that the following have agreed to give plenary lectures:

 

 Robert Gordon.  Professor of Drama and Director of the Pinter Centre for Research in Writing and Performance of Goldsmith College, University of London

 

Dame Janet Suzman, the famous Shakespearean actress and author of Acting with Shakespeare

 

Scott Newstok, Professor at Rhodes College, Tennessee. Author of many books and articles on Shakespeare

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Papers of 25 minutes duration are invited on the following or related topics: 

  • Shakespeare on stage: contemporary approaches
  • Visualising the Shakespearean stage: stark or sumptuous?
  • Staging Shakespeare’s text: what price language?
  • Beyond Words: Shakespeare and Physical Theatre
  • Styling Shakespeare for film
  • Staging my country’s Shakespeare
  • The influence of Victorian Shakespeare on stage and in literature
  • Tweaking Shakespeare - the director’s ‘Aye’: feminist/proletarian/(anti-) sexist/religious/eco-critical productions
  • Shakespearean music and choreography
  • Touring Shakespeare
  • Shakespeare on the South African stage
  • Shakespeare between cultures: reaching the multivalent audience
  • Indigenising Shakespeare on stage
  • Staging Shakespeare in translation.

Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be sent to the conference coordinator, Warren Snowball ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by 29th February 2012. Those who wish to put together special interest sessions should notify the coordinator concerning the proposed topic and participants.

 

For further information and to answer any queries, please contact the conference secretary, Eddie Baart:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

PROVISIONAL PROGRAM

 

Monday 2nd July  Transport from Port Elizabeth airport and settling into accommodation

              Evening - Welcoming cocktail party given by Rhodes University

 

Tuesday 3rd July  Registration, Congress Business Meeting, Presentation of papers

              Evening free for delegates to sample the National Arts Festival

 

Wednesday 4th July   Presentation of papers,

               Afternoon game drive and conference dinner

 

Thursday 5th July    Presentation of papers,

               Evening - specially commissioned performance of a Shakespeare play.

 

Registration: A website for registration for the conference is under construction.

 

Accommodation: As the National Arts Festival is running at the same time, accommodation in Grahamstown will be at a premium.  Delegates may stay  in a residence of Rhodes University at a reasonable cost,  Accommodation is in single rooms with communal toilet facilities.  Breakfast is provided.  The Conference proceedings are held on the Rhodes campus, within easy walking distance of the residences.

 

The National Festival of the Arts is running in Grahamstown from 28th June to 8th July with hundreds of shows in the Main Program and on the Fringe. Delegates to the Shakespeare Conference may wish to extend their stay to sample the Festival.  There are also many famous game parks close to the town (Shamwari, Kwandwe, Pumba ....) which provide one-day game drives.

 

For more information on Rhodes University refer to http://www.ru.ac.za/conferences

 

For more information on the Eastern Cape refer to http://www.sa-venues.com/eastcape.htm

 

Emeritus Professor Eddie Baart

Administrative Secretary

Shakespeare Society of Southern Africa

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

phone: 046 603 7288

 
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