2006

CFP: Shakespeare after 9/11

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0016  Friday, 10 February 2006

From: 		Douglas Brooks <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Thursday, 9 Feb 2006 10:34:22 -0600
Subject: 	CFP: Shakespeare after 9/11

Shakespeare after 9/11:
MLA Special Session and Journal Issue

In conjunction with the theme of a future issue of the Shakespeare 
Yearbook, "Shakespeare after 9/11" (Theme Editor, Matthew Biberman), the 
journal will sponsor a special session at the upcoming Annual Meeting of 
the MLA (Philadelphia, December 27-30, 2006).

In the wake of the New Historicism, much critical work on Shakespeare 
and his contemporaries has been faulted for its failure to develop and 
deploy an active sense of historical self-consciousness.  Such a failure 
can be traced to a number of significant tendencies in historicist 
methodology: the privileging of synchronic analysis over diachronic (or 
recursive) approaches; the conviction that truth emerges as an immanent 
entity within culture, one that can be teased out by the patient critic; 
and (more fundamentally) the lack of interest in how meaning functions 
across time -- what is often pejoratively labeled trans-historicist. Not 
surprisingly, little has been done to think through what it means to 
read and teach the literary production of Shakespeare and his 
contemporaries after 9/11.

Shakespeare Yearbook hopes to fill this critical gap by seeking out and 
publishing scholarly essays that take seriously what and how early 
modern English literature means in a post-9/11 world - a world where 
strangers can be terrorists, where a heavy coat can be the signifier for 
a suicide attack or a briefcase can be a dirty bomb, where the 
workplace, the daily commute, the shopping center, or even the theatre, 
can be transformed in an instant into a site of mass suffering and 
death.  The journal welcomes scholarship that treats issues of religion, 
violence, empire, and race in works by Shakespeare and his 
contemporaries, especially in light of post-9/11 readings, stagings, and 
films of such works.

To be considered for the MLA, please submit title and 250-word abstract 
of proposed paper along with a brief scholarly bio by March 10, 2006 to 
Douglas A. Brooks (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  Digital submissions as e-mail 
attachments in Rich Text Format or Microsoft Word only.  Proposed MLA 
papers must not exceed eight double-spaced pages in Times New Roman 12 
point.

To be considered for Shakespeare Yearbook prospective contributors 
should submit 250-word abstracts and brief scholarly bios to Douglas A. 
Brooks (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by May 31, 2006
Digital submissions as e-mail attachments in Rich Text Format or 
Microsoft Word only.

Maximum length for essays is 35 double-spaced pages in Times New Roman 
12 point. Citations should be formatted according to the Chicago Manual 
of Style.  The name of the author/s should only appear in an 
accompanying cover letter.  All essays are reviewed anonymously by two 
readers.

Douglas A. Brooks
Editor, Shakespeare Yearbook http://www-english.tamu.edu/pubs/sjb/
Associate Professor, Department of English 
http://www-english.tamu.edu/pers/fac/brooks/
Faculty Coordinator, College of Liberal Arts Honors Program 
http://clla.tamu.edu/lbarplan/
Texas A&M University
210 B Blocker  MS 4227
College Station, TX 77843-4227
H: 979-574-0968; W: 979-862-1411; Fax: 979-862-2292

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CFP: South Central Modern Language Association

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0015  Friday, 10 February 2006

From: 		Sim Shattuck <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Thursday, 09 Feb 2006 08:58:12 -0600
Subject: 	Call for Papers: South Central Modern Language Association

South Central Modern Language Association in Ft Worth, Texas, 26-28 
October 2006 is calling for open-subject papers in English Renaissance 
Drama. Deadline 15 March 2006

Send hard copy of paper to
Sim Shattuck
Dept English
Louisiana Tech University
Box 3162
Ruston, LA  71272-3162
by deadline to get consideration

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Shakespeare: Text and Theatre

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0013  Thursday, 9 February 2006

From: 		Joanne Walen <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Wednesday, 8 Feb 2006 18:46:15 -0700
Subject: 	Shakespeare: Text and Theatre in Stratford upon Avon, 2006

Shakespeare at Stratford
Text and Theater

Shakespeare Centre
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
July 2-July 8, 2006
$1125 (approx.)
Shakespeare:  Text and Theatre; A Course in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England

Plans are currently underway for the 2006 week-long program at the 
Shakespeare Centre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, scheduled to run from July 
2-July 8, 2006.  The course includes attendance at five Shakespearean 
plays by the Royal Shakespeare Theatre augmented by pre-performance 
lectures and post-performance discussions presented by resident experts. 
  (Past speakers have included:  Professor Miriam Gilbert, from the 
University of Iowa and author of Shakespeare in Performance at 
Stratford:  The Merchant of Venice, and Dr. Robert Smallwood, past 
director of the Shakespeare Centre in Stratford.) Our study of text and 
performance will be further enhanced by leading RST actors who will 
appear in the class as guest speakers and talk about their roles in the 
plays we see.

The proposed schedule of plays for the course is as follows:
Sunday 2 July - Arrive
Monday 3 July - Romeo & Juliet   7.30pm RST
Tuesday 4 July - Julius Caesar   7:30 pm RST
Wednesday 5 July - Free Night
Thursday 6 July - Henry IV Prt 1   1:15 pm Swan; Henry IV Part 2    7:15 
pm Swan a
Friday 7 July - Henry VI   Courtyard   7.30pm
Saturday 8 July - Depart

The preliminary estimated cost of $1125 includes the cost for theatre 
tickets to the five plays, fall pre- and post-performance lectures  and 
discussions, housing* for the duration of the program, all  breakfasts 
and one dinner, reading privileges at the Shakespeare  Centre Library, 
and either a voice or a makeup & wigs lesson from an  RST professional. 
  This cost does NOT include your travel to and from Stratford from the 
U.S.  Final actual cost will depend on the rate of exchange and the 
total number of participants.  (There is a  minimum of 15 required for 
the course to make, but the way the  program is budgeted, the more 
people who enroll, the lower the per- capita cost. There is a good 
chance that this cost will drop to about  $1000, as preliminary feedback 
suggests that we will surpass the 20- person limit needed to drop the 
costs to the next lower pricing  band.)   NO ONE WILL BE REQUIRED TO 
COMMIT TO ENROLLING OR TO MAKING ANY PAYMENT UNTIL ACTUAL COST has been 
determined.

If you think you might be interested in taking part in this exciting 
venture, or if you would like further information, please contact 
Carolyn Henly at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at her work number: 
804-743-3683.  She will keep you posted as the course takes shape and 
you can make a final decision about attending when details are finalized!

* Housing is in local Bed and Breakfast Inns; the cost quoted is for 
double-occupancy; it may be possible to request singles, but if you are 
interested in that, you will probably have to pay the full cost for the 
double-room.

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Arranging Travel Courses

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0014  Thursday, 9 February 2006

From: 		Jack Heller <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Thursday, 9 Feb 2006 08:40:37 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 	Arranging Travel Courses

Colleagues:

This post is less about an academic question than about arranging an 
academic endeavor. I have never conducted a course that involves 
extensive travel before, but I would like to lead one in May 2007 for my 
institution's focusing on the Stratford and Shaw Festivals in Ontario, 
Canada. In Stratford, I would probably house the group at the nursing 
college. I'm not sure whether we would travel back and forth from there 
to Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, or whether there would be similar 
housing available in that area.

I know very little about arranging such a course, but I think I would 
plan to see four plays per festival, to arrange tours similar to the 
Festival Theater tour in Stratford, if possible to arrange for visits 
with directors or performers (or to attend those conversations when they 
are available to the public). I would also want 1-2 hours per day of 
discussing the play texts and performances. I think we would spend about 
12 days in Ontario.

This is a very general request: I can use as much advice as anyone wants 
to offer on how such trips are arranged and kept exciting and efficient 
for the students. Replies offlist are welcomed.

Jack Heller
Huntington University

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Book Announcement

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0012  Thursday, 9 February 2006

From: 		Michael Egan <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Thursday, 9 Feb 2006 03:48:06 -1000
Subject: 	Book Announcement

<I>The Tragedy of Richard II, Part One: A Newly Authenticated Play by 
William Shakespeare, Edited, Introduced and with Variorum Notes</I> by 
Michael Egan, is now available from Edwin Mellen Press.

Michael Egan
Scholar in Residence
Brigham Young University, Hawaii

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