The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0287 Wednesday, 7 February 2001
Date: Tuesday, 06 Feb 2001 13:57:12 -0700
Subject: Conference - Summer 2001
***** CALL FOR PAPERS *****
The Wooden O Symposium
Medieval and Renaissance Studies Conference
August 6-8, 2001
Southern Utah University
Utah Shakespearean Festival
Cedar City, Utah, USA
The Wooden O Symposium is a cross disciplinary conference that will
explore Medieval and Renaissance Studies through the text and
performance of Shakespeare's plays. Scholars from all disciplines are
encouraged to submit papers that offer insights and new ideas springing
from the era of William Shakespeare. His plays are replete with the
language, thoughts and arts of the Renaissance and Western culture and
represent an inexhaustible source for creative ideas and research.
Cedar City and SUU host the Utah Shakespearean Festival, recipients of
the 2001 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater. The conference
coincides with the Festival's summer season where three Shakespeare
plays will be performed in the Adams Memorial Theater, a unique
performance space modeled after Shakespeare's own Globe Theatre. To
enrich the conference experience all Academic attendees ($90
registration) will receive a ticket to the evening performance of The
Tempest (Monday, Aug. 7).
*** Conference Priorities ***
* The Utah Shakespearean Festival will be presenting The Tempest,
Julius Caesar and Two Gentleman of Verona as part of their summer 2001
season. Priority for papers/presentations at the conference will be
given to research relating to one or more of these specific works.
Scholars attending the conference will have the unique opportunity of
immersing themselves in research, text and performance in one of the
most beautiful natural settings in the western U.S.
* Graduate students are encouraged to attend and submit papers for
presentation at the conference's Graduate Sessions.
* Southern Utah University is a proud supporter of undergraduate
research and is pleased to announce that this conference will include an
exciting undergraduate component hosted by the local chapters of Sigma
Tau Delta (English Honors Society)and Phi Alpha Theta (History Honors
Society). Undergraduates are encouraged to submit original papers for
For more information see our website:
The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2001. Send 250 word abstract
or complete papers to:
Dr. Robert Behunin
Department of Languages and Literature
351 W. Center St.
Cedar City, UT 84720