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CFP: "Performing Shakespeare and Gender in the
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1047  Monday, 6 June 2005

From:           Evelyn Gajowski <
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Date:           Friday, 3 Jun 2005 09:39:16 -0700
Subject:        8TH WSC Research Seminar, "Performing Shakespeare and Gender
in the Present"

To Interested SHAKSPEReans:

In case word has not reached all interested parties, enclosed is the CFP
for a research seminar, "Performing Shakespeare and Gender in the
Present," led by Adrian Kiernander and myself at the Eighth World
Shakespeare Congress in Brisbane, Australia, 16-21 July 2006.
Registration deadline is 15 July 2005.  The provisional conference
program and registration are available at the WSC website:
www.shakespeare2006.net.  Seminar descriptions and information about the
International Shakespeare Association are available at the ISA website:
http://www.shakespeare.org.uk/main/7/389.

"Performing Shakespeare and Gender in the Present"

Seminar Leaders: Evelyn Gajowski (University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA)
and Adrian Kiernander (University of New England, Australia)

In society as on the stage, gender is profoundly a matter of
performance, as Judith Butler reminds us. This seminar will explore the
implications of presentism for gender and sexual orientation. How might
a heightened awareness of our 'situatedness' in the 21st century
intervene on transgendered, feminine, and masculine gender performance
in early modern English society and texts? How might viewing the present
as an experience with which we actively engage inform early modern bi-,
homo-, and heterosexualities? What new directions might GLBT, gender,
and feminist studies take under the influence of presentism? Papers may
be broadly theoretical or particularised readings.

All the best,
Evelyn Gajowski
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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