Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0629. Saturday, 23 July 1994.
Date: Friday, 22 Jul 1994 08:00 EDT
Subject: CFP: Shakespeare at Kalamazoo (Correction)
Papers (or abstracts) for "Shakespeare at Kalamazoo" are due by Sept. 10, 1994.
"Shakespeare at Kalamazoo," a group that sponsors sessions at the annual
International Conference on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University
during the first weekend in May, announces its sessions for May 4-7, 1995.
Please post the following call for papers and forward to other appropriate
Session 1 "Medieval/Renaissance Looks and Sounds in Shakespearean Films"
Explanation: An invitation to scholars in all disciplines, including but not
limited to architecture, art, art history, music, theater history, theater
arts, cinema studies and literature. The topic is meant to be as open as
possible, to invite contributions that enrich the discussion of Shakespeare on
film. Papers on films from non-English speaking countries are welcome; feature
and documentary films, full length and short, are acceptable subjects for
papers. Papers might discuss the interpretive use of dance, music, song, and
other aspects of movement and sound; costume, setting, stage space, color, and
other aspects of design; the problems of contemporary acting style in a
medieval or Renaissance setting; modern interpretive choices and historical
design; and more. Papers should plan to use visual or aural aids (e.g., video
clips, recorded sound).
Session 2: "Persuasive Speech/ Persuasive Silence in Shakespeare"
Explanation: Papers discussing such topics as medieval and Renaissance
rhetorical traditions; staging strategies for speech (including formal
oratory) and silence; editorial treatment of silences and potential silences;
ethnic, class and gender issues (women speaking/women silent); and more.
Four copies of abstracts (or, preferably, complete papers) are due by September
10, 1994). A committee of four selects the program. The Medieval Institute at
WMU asks that each proposal be accompanied by an agreement to present the paper
in person if it is accepted, a pledge to adhere to a twenty-minute limit for
papers, and a statement about the need for A-V equipment. In addition,
graduate students, who are encouraged to propose papers, are requested to
include a statement of approval by their professors or advisors.
Please send abstracts, papers &c. to Bernice W. Kliman, 70 Glen Cove Drive,
Glen Head, NY 11545..