The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0327 Tuesday, 8 May 2007
Date: Friday, 04 May 2007 11:14:44 -0400
Subject: CFP: Shakespearean Performance Research Group
American Society for Theatre Research
Shakespearean Performance Research Group Initial Call for Participants
The American Society for Theatre Research seeks participants for the
founding of a Shakespearean Performance Research Group at the 2007 ASTR
conference at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix, Arizona November 15-18.
Scholars are invited to submit abstracts of papers or descriptions of
other work they are currently doing in various areas of Shakespearean
performance. Research Group members will be chosen based upon these
abstracts / descriptions, and organized into subgroups of scholars whose
work is most closely affiliated or likely to prove beneficial for mutual
consideration. Research Group members will then be asked to distribute
completed or in-progress papers or work in other media to the Research
Group. Group communication will be enhanced both before and after the
conference through the use of a member listserv and web site.
Shortly after convening the Research Group's meeting in Phoenix, the
subgroups mentioned above will gather in breakout sessions, so that
members in small groups can provide in-depth feedback on one another's
work. Following the breakout sessions, the Research Group as a whole will
consider the larger disciplinary issues raised by the submitted papers and
other materials, with the topics for that larger discussion proposed in
advance of the meeting.
Goals of this Research Group will include helping to facilitate the work
its members are engaged in and using that work as a base for better
understanding larger issues and directions of scholarship in our field.
The group will seek to continue beyond the Phoenix meeting and provide an
ongoing home for the study of Shakespearean Performance within ASTR.
Please submit an abstract of up to 250 words (or similar-length
description, or brief representation in other media as appropriate), plus
an academic biographical statement, including affiliation, of no more than
abstracts or descriptions, either Microsoft Word or WordPerfect will be
fine. Media more easily sent by conventional mail may be addressed to:
Don Weingust, Department of Drama and Dance, Aidekman Arts Center, Tufts
University, Medford, MA 02155.
Research Group members are also eligible to join either a conference
seminar or plenary panel. ASTR membership will be required for Research
Group participation at the conference. More information about the
American Society for Theatre Research is available at http://www.astr.org.
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