The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0415 Friday, 28 February 2003
Date: Thursday, 27 Feb 2003 11:02:43 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Wooden O Symposium
******* CALL FOR PAPERS *******
The Wooden O Symposium
Medieval and Renaissance Studies Conference
August 4-6, 2003
Southern Utah University
Utah Shakespearean Festival
Cedar City, Utah, USA
The Wooden O Symposium is a cross disciplinary conference that explores
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 2000 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 an evening performance of Much
Ado About Nothing (Monday, Aug. 4).
*** Conference Priorities ***
*The Utah Shakespearean Festival will be presenting Measure For Measure,
Much Ado About Nothing and Richard III as part of their summer 2003
season. Priority for papers/presentations at the conference will be
given to research relating to one or more of these specific works.
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 chapter of Sigma Tau Delta (English Honors
Society). Undergraduates are encouraged to submit original papers for
For more information see our website:
The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2003. Send 250 word abstract or
complete papers to:
Wooden O Symposium
c/o Utah Shakespearean Festival
351 W. Center St.
Cedar City, UT 84720
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