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CFP: Shakespeare at Kalamazoo 1998
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 8.0791.  Saturday, 26 July 1997.

From:           Ruth E. Sternglantz <
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Date:           Thursday, 24 Jul 1997 13:25:12 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        CFP: Shakespeare at Kalamazoo 1998

APOLOGIES FOR CROSSPOSTING

Please Post

Call for Papers 1998

SHAKESPEARE AT KALAMAZOO
Thirty-third International Congress on Medieval Studies
Kalamazoo, Michigan
7-10 May 1998

Shakespeare at Kalamazoo will be sponsoring two sessions at the 1998
Congress, both devoted to papers specifically relating Shakespeare to
the broader canvas of cultural history.

      Session 1. Shakespeare in the Tradition of the Performing Arts

      Session 2. Shakespeare and Cultural Continuity

Papers for Session 1 should demonstrate evidence in Shakespeare's plays
of medieval ideas of theatre and of medieval performance practices and
dramaturgical conventions. Papers for Session 2 should focus on the
representation in Shakespeare's plays of late medieval and early modern
cultural trends.

Papers are invited from scholars in the fields of art history, music,
folklore, history, philosophy, theatre history, history of science, as
well as literature, both English and continental.

The Congress on Medieval Studies provides a unique milieu for an
exchange of insights on Shakespeare's place in the continuum of culture.
The following rules corresponding to those established by the Board of
the Medieval Institute should be strictly adhered to if you intend to
submit an abstract:

1.  All abstracts must include the following information at the top of
the front page:  title of paper; name of author;  complete mailing
address, including e- mail and fax if available; institutional
affiliation, if any, of the author; confirmation of the 20-minute
reading time length; statement of need (or no need) for audio-visual
equipment.

2.  Abstracts or papers must be typed, double-spaced, not more than 300
words long, and must clearly indicate the paper's thesis, methodology,
and conclusions. Accepted abstracts will be submitted for publication to
the Shakespeare Newsletter or other periodical.  Publication of
abstracts does not preclude publication of complete papers.

3.  THREE COPIES OF ABSTRACTS or, PREFERABLY, COMPLETED PAPERS MUST BE
SUBMITTED BY SEPTEMBER 1.  Abstracts or papers submitted after the
deadline cannot be considered.  Three members of the governing board of
Shakespeare at Kalamazoo will select the papers.  Electronic submission
is encouraged to facilitate transmission among the selection panel.

4.  Submission of an abstract or paper will be considered agreement by
the author to attend the Congress if the paper is accepted.

5.   It is understood that papers submitted will be essentially new and
will not have been presented in public before.

6.  Graduate students wishing to submit material should consult their
advisors about the suitability of their work and the regulations (if
any) of their university.

7.  Papers submitted may not require more than 20 MINUTES OF READING
TIME, including slides, films, or other a/v support.  Session leaders
will hold papers strictly to this limit to facilitate discussion.

8.  In order to allow as many scholars to participate in the program as
possible, ONE ABSTRACT ONLY should be submitted to the Thirty-third
Congress.

Please direct inquiries, abstracts, and papers to
                     Ruth Sternglantz
                     NYU--General Studies Program
                     326 Shimkin Hall
                     New York, NY 10012
                     Fax: 212 995-4137
                     E-mail: 
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