The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0642 Wednesday, 2 April 2003
From: A. J. Hoenselaars <
Date: Wednesday, 02 Apr 2003 13:51:41 +0200
Subject: Update: "Shakespeare and European Politics" (Utrecht, December
Dear colleagues and friends,
This is to let you know that the organisation of the Utrecht conference
on "Shakespeare and European Politics" (Utrecht, the Netherlands, 4-7
December 2003) is in full swing. The program of plenary speakers looks
= Joep Leersen (University of Amsterdam), "Making Shakespeare National"
= Terence Hawkes (University of Cardiff, Wales), "'23 Skidoo'"
= Dirk Delabastita (University of Namur, Belgium), "Anthologies,
Translations and European Identities"
= Marta Gibinska (University of Cracow, Poland), "Politics of Theatre
against the Politics of (Non)State"
= Andreas Hofele (University of Munich, Germany), "Shakespeare and the
Re-education of Germany 1945-49"
= Sonia Massai (St. Mary's College, University of Surrey, UK), "Edward
III and the Politics of Appropriation"
= Wilhelm Hortmann (University of Duisburg, Germany), "Hybridisation: A
New Trend in German Shakespeare Productions"
= Dominique Goy-Blanquet (University of Picardie, France), "Translating
Europe Into 'Your England'"
= Rod Lyall (Free University of Amsterdam), "'Here in Vienna': The
Significance of the Setting of Measure for Measure"
= Michael Cronin (Dublin City University, Ireland), "The Bard and the
Bards: Shakespeare, Translation and Identity."
Over these past weeks we have been receiving a very large number of
proposals for seminar papers. Some of these have already been passed on
by us to the seminar convenors who will be contacting the participants
over the next few weeks. Those which reached us around the original
deadline of 31 March will be dispatched this week.
In response to several queries that we have had from colleagues these
last few days, we understand that there may still be people who are
considering submitting an abstract for one of the seminars. To meet the
wishes of these people, we have decided to extend the official deadline
of 31 March 2003 to 9 May 2003.
If you still wish to attend the conference with a seminar paper, please
submit your abstract of appr. 300 words before 9 May 2003, in accordance
with the guidelines specific to each seminar, which are posted on the
website of the Shakespeare Society of the Low Countries
(<www.shakespeare.let.uu.>). If you want further information, please
consult the website, but feel free to contact the organizers in Utrecht
if your questions are not answered (
We look forward to hearing from you.
Sincerely, Ton Hoenselaars and Paul Franssen
Choice of Seminars:
= Shakespeare and War (Convenor: Paul Franssen, Utrecht University, the
= Shakespeare and Performance (Convenor: Jozef de Vos, Ghent University,
= Shakespeare and Translation (Convenor: Rui Carvalho Homem, University
of Oporto, Portugal)
= Shakespeare and Education (Convenor: Ros King, London, UK)
= Shakespeare and Critical traditions (Convenor: Manfred Pfister, Freie
Universitat, Berlin, Germany)
= Shakespeare and Film (Convenor: Mariangela Tempera, University of
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