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International Shakespeare Association: Eighth World
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1746  Monday, 8 September 2003

From:           Catherine Alexander <
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Date:           Friday, 5 Sep 2003 14:47:14 +0100
Subject:        International Shakespeare Association: Eighth World
Shakespeare Congress

CONGRESS ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

The Eighth World Shakespeare Congress, arranged by the International
Shakespeare Association (ISA) and the University of Queensland (UQ) in
association with the Australia and New Zealand Shakespeare Association
(ANZSA), will take place in Brisbane, Australia, from 16-21st July,
2006. The plenary lectures, seminar, workshop and short paper
programmes, and the supporting cultural, social, and community
activities will reflect the theme Shakespeare's World/World Shakespeares
and participants are encouraged to interpret this geographically,
historically, culturally, and to consider text and performance in a full
range of media.

The riverside city of Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, offers
outstanding facilities for work and leisure and is the home of the state
theatre, opera, ballet and library, all of which will contribute to the
cultural programme of the Congress.

Proposals are now invited for the seminar, workshop and short paper
sessions of the Congress, using the guidelines outlined below. Proposals
should be sent to Dr. Catherine M.S. Alexander, ISA Secretary,
preferably by email at 
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or to
The Shakespeare Centre,
Henley Street,
Stratford upon Avon,
Warwickshire CV37 6QW
U.K.
to arrive by 1st November, 2003

GUIDELINES FOR PROPOSING A SEMINAR, WORKSHOP OR SHORT PAPER SESSION FOR
THE WORLD SHAKESPEARE CONGRESS, 2006

General: preference will be given to proposals which, in their subject
matter, reflect the international nature of the Congress. Geographical
diversity in group leadership is actively encouraged so that the two
leaders of a seminar, for example, may come from different countries or
continents. Those submitting proposals should ensure that their
membership of the ISA is current.

All proposals should be as detailed as possible and include a rationale
as well as a list of problems or questions that the seminar, workshop or
short paper session seeks to explore. They should include brief academic
biographies of the proposed leaders and contributors of short papers.
All proposals will be reviewed by members of the ISA Programme
Committee.

1. Seminars.  Each seminar will have two leaders (from two different
countries and ideally representing two different language traditions),
at least one of whom has experience in seminar leadership or membership,
whose role is to facilitate a discussion on papers which have been
exchanged in advance. Seminar proposals and descriptions should
encourage participants with a range of experience and allow for a number
of pathways into a subject.

2. Workshops. Workshops will have two leaders (and possibly, for some
activities, more), one of whom has experience of running workshops, and
may be concerned, for example, with editing, working with archival
material, acting and direction, teaching method. Again, workshop
proposals should encourage participants with a range of experience.

3. Short paper sessions (panels). The usual format of these sessions is
for three speakers to address a common subject for about 20 minutes each
followed by comments from the floor. Proposals may consider other
models, such as roundtable sessions involving up to six speakers.

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