The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.1027 Tuesday, 21 November 2006
Date: Monday, 20 Nov 2006 17:03:28 +0200
Subject: The International Spread of Shakespeare: 2nd Call for
7th Triennial Congress of the Shakespeare Society of Southern Africa:
24-27 June 2007: Rhodes University, Grahamstown:
THE INTERNATIONAL SPREAD OF SHAKESPEARE
We look forward to receiving responses and thank you for giving our notice
your positive attention.
SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS
"THE INTERNATIONAL SPREAD OF SHAKESPEARE"
SEVENTH TRIENNIAL CONGRESS OF THE SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN SOUTH
June 24 - 27, 2007
Rhodes University, Grahamstown
Eastern Province, South Africa
Conference website: www.ru.ac.za/shakespeare
Applications for the Congress are rolling in. Please don't delay your
submission. Accommodation is at a premium and we want our delegates to
get the best!
Several scholars have pleaded for a stream in the conference simply for
the discussion of Shakespeare. This is possibly a reaction to a plethora
of 'themed' conferences in recent years. We are happy to oblige.
Scholars wishing to present on aspects of Shakespearean interpretation or
textual scholarship are now in from the cold! We will accept such papers
on merit until that strand in the programme is full.
In case you are wavering, here is a tribute (unsolicited) from Chris
Wortham of the University of Western Australia, who gave a plenary paper
at the last Congress (2003):
The Congress was a great success from all points of view.
The Shakespeare Society of Southern Africa is a vibrant body and seems set
fair to flourish. The intellectual quality and spread of papers gave us
so much to think about and learn from. The delegates were all such
positive people and the atmosphere through-out was quite joyously
convivial. I have seldom attended a conference so free of strife and
cross-currents of in-fighting! No doubt you, your Executive Committee and
your team of conference organisers must take the credit for this. Such
good things don't happen by chance or accident! Of course, it was a great
joy and privilege to be a keynote speaker at such a gathering.
We are pleased to announce that our Plenary Speakers have been finalised:
Graham Bradshaw (University of Chuo, Japan)
Thomas Cartelli (Muhlenberg College, USA)
John Gillies (University of Essex, United Kingdom)
Please take a look at the Pumba Private Game Reserve website where we will
be going for our Congress game experience and dinner.
http://www.pumbagamereserve.co.za/ This is an exceptional opportunity!
If you have queries regarding your visit to the Congress, the Arts
Festival or South Africa in general, do not hesitate to contact the
Papers of 25 minutes duration are invited on the following or related
How Shakespeare uses nation, geography and territory
Shakespeare's impact beyond England in his own time
Connections between Shakespeare and international trade, now and then
The impact of 'travelling Shakespeare' (tours, television and film) on
local theatre and culture
Indigenous Shakespeare outside Britain: fact or fiction?
Is electronic Shakespeare global Shakespeare?
New conference strand: vii) Interpreting Shakespeare (see announcement
Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent to the conference
than 31 January 2007.
Those who wish to coordinate special interest sessions should notify the
convenor of the proposed topic and participants. For further information,
and to answer any queries, please contact the convenor at the email
PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE FORMAT
Sunday 24 June
Flights met (bus times for transfer from Port Elizabeth Airport to
Grahamstown to be announced)
14h00-16h00 Registration and settling in
Monday 25 June
09h00-10h00 Shakespeare Society AGM
10h00-10h30 Orientation and Meet & Greet Tea
10h30 CONFERENCE OPENING
and Plenary Address followed by papers
18h30 Welcome Cocktail Party
Tuesday 26 June
08h30-12h00 Morning session: Plenary Address, papers and seminars
12h15 Gamepark and conference dinner (into the evening) onwards
Wednesday 27 June
08h30 Morning and afternoon: Papers & Seminars
19h00 Conference Show
Delegates not staying for the Arts Festival depart after Breakfast
(Airport bus departure times to be announced)
NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL (28 June - 8 July 2007)
Delegates are reminded that the conference is arranged to back onto the
National Arts Festival, South Africa's premier arts events which takes
place annually in Grahamstown. Please take the opportunity to enjoy this
amazing event while you are in South Africa.
Conference and Festival Accommodation
Because of the National Arts Festival, delegates are advised to secure
their accommodation promptly so as to ensure proximity to the conference
B&B INFORMATION AND ADVICE is available from the conference organisers.
Budget accommodation in RHODES UNIVERSITY RESIDENCES is available from 25
Shakespeare Society of Southern Africa
C/o ISEA, Rhodes University
P O Box 94, Grahamstown, 6140
Republic of South Africa.
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