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West Virginia Shakespeare Conference
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0476  Wednesday, 28 February 2001

From:           Edmund Taft <
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Date:           Wed, 28 Feb 2001 12:29:54 -0500
Subject:        West Virginia Shakespeare Conference

The Steering Committee of the West Virginia Shakespeare and Renaissance
Association is happy to announce that it will hold its annual conference
on 6-7 April 2001 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Charleston, WV. This
year's theme is "New Approaches to Elizabethan and Seventeenth-Century
British Literature."

The keynote speaker for this year's conference will be

                HARDY M. COOK

Professor and Chair of the English Department at Bowie State University.

The title of Dr. Cook's lecture will be

        "The Varieties of the Electronic Textual Experience"

 It will be accompanied by an 80-slide PowerPoint presentation. The
two-day conference will include the following panels:

        Early Modern Playwrights
        Shakespearean Tragedy
        Milton and Lanyer
        The Return to Characterization in Shakespeare
        Renaissance Problem Texts
        Shakespeare in Film and Performance
        Theater and Pageants
        Shakespearean Genres

All in all, 24 scholars from 21 universities, representing 10 states and
two other countries -- Canada and Scotland -- will be delivering
papers.  Those interested in attending can make their own reservations
at the Embassy Suites by calling (304) 347-8700 or sending a FAX to
(304)-347-8737.  The Charleston Yaeger Airport is minutes away from the
hotel.  Conference rates are discounted: $89.00 per night. Please make
reservations by 15 March at the latest.

Pre-registration (no later than 15 March) is $25.00.  Registration at
the conference will be $35.00.  If registering by mail, please send a
check payable to WEVSARA to Edmund M. Taft, English Department, Marshall
University, Huntington, WV  25755-2646.

--Ed Taft

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