The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0734 Thursday, 1 November 2007
From: Matteo Pangallo <
Date: Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 11:06:29 -0400
Subject: CFP: Conference on Early Modern Attribution Studies
CALL FOR PAPERS
"SUSPECTED SHAKESPEARES": PAPERS AND PERFORMANCES IN EARLY MODERN
The Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies is pleased to issue a
call for papers for "Suspected Shakespeares", a one-day conference on
attribution studies in early modern dramatic literature, to be held
Saturday, March 8. Submissions are welcome from all members of the
"Suspected Shakespeares" will combine paper presentations with staged
readings of key scenes from early modern plays in order to explore the
critical and innovative scholarly work being conducted in the field of
early modern dramatic attribution studies. In particular, the conference
will provide a space for the exchange of ideas centering on the study of
canon formation, on the question of how and why plays are added to or
removed from the body of work attributed to a particular writer, and on
the issue of the rhetoric and methodologies employed by attribution
scholars in their studies.
Papers that address the above topics, as well as papers that engage with
the attribution of a specific early modern dramatic text, part of a
text, or group of texts are welcome. Of particular interest are papers
that employ, or debate the effectiveness of, critical approaches to
attribution study including (but not limited to) computational
stylistics, textual analysis and bibliography, affective stylistics,
performance and adaptation study, and collaboration study.
Presentations are limited to twenty minutes. Papers proposed should
represent new work in the field: the ideas and arguments presented
should not have been previously professionally presented or published.
To propose a paper, please email an abstract of less than 500 words,
accompanied by a summary of the submitter's academic background and
work, to the Conference conveners, Matteo Pangallo
) and John Yargo (
Abstracts must be received no later than Saturday, December 1st.
Presenters will be notified by Friday, January 4th and will be invited
to choose an illustrative scene from the text of their choice for the
staged reading portion of the conference.
For more information on the Massachusetts Center for Renaissance
Studies, based at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, visit
www.umass.edu/renaissance or contact the director of the Center, Arthur
F. Kinney (
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