The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0761 Tuesday, 13 November 2007
Date: Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 10:34:42 -0500
Subject: Folger Institute: Shakespeare on Screen
Please forward the program description below to faculty colleagues and
advanced graduate students who may be interested in applying:
Shakespeare on Screen in Theory and Practice
A Spring Semester Folger Institute Seminar directed by Thomas Cartelli
and Katherine Rowe
The past two decades have witnessed an array of new approaches to the
staging of Shakespeare on screen, ranging from Peter Greenaway's
genre-bending experiments in "database" cinema to Michael Almereyda's
recasting of Hamlet as a devotee of visual technologies as well as to
Julie Taymor's postmodern collisions of time and space. The seminar will
take stock of this diversity, paying particular attention to the
audio-visual idioms these adaptations draw on: from European art film to
the conventions of television, documentary, rock video, performance art,
computer games, broadband cinema, and other new media. Recent critical
approaches to screen Shakespeare have also been synthetic in their
methodological and theoretical emphases, drawing on the resources of
film and television studies, performance studies, textual studies, and
new media studies. The seminar will focus on several of the more
cutting-edge developments in screen Shakespeare, welcoming a range of
approaches to adaptation, exhibition, and reception. It will seek
opportunities to look back from this recent period of experimentation to
the long history of Shakespeare on screen, inviting reflection on the
place of audio-visual adaptations in academic and classroom practice.
Above all, the seminar seeks to identify larger avenues of inquiry as
well as the skills and technical resources that will be needed as the
field continues to expand.
Directors: Thomas Cartelli and Katherine Rowe are the co-authors of New
Wave Shakespeare on Screen (2007).
Thomas Cartelli is Professor of English and NEH Professor of Humanities
at Muhlenberg College. In addition to many articles on Shakespeare and
various media, he is the author of Marlowe, Shakespeare, and the Economy
of Theatrical Experience (1991) and Repositioning Shakespeare: National
Formations, Postcolonial Appropriations (1999).
Katherine Rowe is Professor of English at Bryn Mawr, author of Dead
Hands: Fictions of Agency, Renaissance to Modern (1999), and co-editor
of Reading the Early Modern Passions: Essays in the Cultural History of
Emotion (2004). Her current work focuses on adaptation as a cultural
process and on the place of screen media in Shakespeare studies.
Schedule: Fridays, 1 - 4:30 p.m., 1 February through 25 April 2008,
except 29 February, 14 March, and 4 April. Additional screenings may
occasionally be scheduled on Friday mornings.
Application Deadline: 4 January 2008 for admission. Visit
www.folger.edu/institute to access our online application form and
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