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CFP: Shakespeare and the Low Countries
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1845  Thursday, 5 September 2002

From:           Paul Franssen <
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Date:           Thursday, 05 Sep 2002 15:52:27 +0200
Subject:        CFP: Shakespeare and the Low Countries

Call for Papers

SHAKESPEARE AND THE LOW COUNTRIES
Edited by Ton Hoenselaars and Holger Klein

The 2004 issue of the Shakespeare Yearbook will be devoted to
"Shakespeare and the Low Countries." The editors invite papers that
address Anglo-Dutch relations in the widest sense of the term insofar as
these manifestations of cultural exchange have a bearing on Shakespeare,
his fellow playwrights, and English Renaissance drama as a whole. Papers
on Shakespeare and Dutch culture may address topics including:

o Johannes de Witt and the 1590s drawing of The Swan;
o travelling companies, strolling players;
o the First Folio engraving of Shakespeare by Maarten Droeshout;
o the bust of Shakespeare by Gheerart Janssen;
o the impact of the Dutch Wars on early modern playwrights and poets
(Shakespeare, Marlowe, Jonson, Chapman, Tourneur, Sir Philip Sidney);
o the "image" of the Dutch and Flemings as represented in early modern
English drama;
o the interrelations between English Renaissance drama and the other
arts, including music, painting, mapmaking, and engraving;
o English Renaissance drama's negotiation of the young Dutch Republic's
political experiment;
o the impact of English Renaissance drama on Dutch theatre history:
connections between on the one hand Shakespeare and his contemporaries,
and, on the other, early modern Dutch playwrights like Jan Vos (author
of Aran and Titus), Joost van den Vondel or G. A. Bredero;
o Dutch and Flemish performances of Shakespeare and his contemporaries;
o the Dutch and Flemish reception of Shakespeare and his contemporaries
in non-theatrical contexts;
o Dutch translations and adaptations of Elizabethan and Jacobean
playwrights, from the earliest translations of Shakespeare, Kyd,
Marlowe, and Middleton, to films like Prospero's Books (produced in the
Netherlands, with a Dutch cast) and adaptations like Ten Oorlog.
o Dutch language parodies of the work of Shakespeare and his
contemporaries, travesties, allusions, and other intertextual variants
(Jane Stevenson, Astraea)
o Shakespeare and education in the Low Countries.

Naturally, the choice of themes is almost unlimited. If you have any
topic in mind that is not mentioned here, please feel free to contact
Ton Hoenselaars for advice. The deadline for the submission of papers is
September 2003. Shakespeare and the Low Countries will be published as
volume 15 of the Shakespeare Yearbook in 2004. Please send any proposals
and suggestions for papers to <
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Hoenselaars, English Department, Utrecht University, Trans 10, NL 3512
JK Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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