The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0724 Tuesday, 30 October 2007
From: Sharon Yang <
Date: Monday, 22 Oct 2007 12:33:22 -0400
Subject: Announcing an Undergraduate Conference
7th Annual Undergraduate Shakespeare Conference of New England,
"Shakespeare: The Natural, The Unnatural, and The Supernatural"
(formerly Central New England Undergraduate Conference)
Saturday, April 19th 8:30-5:00
Worcester State College, Worcester, MA
Papers should be geared for a fifteen minute presentation and may explore:
-How Shakespeare and his contemporaries confirm, interrogate, challenge
sixteenth- and seventeenth- century views of the natural and the unnatural.
-How stagings, criticisms, films, and interpretations of works over time
reflect changing perspectives on what is natural or unnatural.
-How the supernatural, especially, embodies views on what is natural or
unnatural, what is the proper order of creation.
-How do Gods, (Christian and Pre-Christian), wise/holy men and women,
mages, visions and visionaries, demons, witches, and fairies embody or
define conceptions of Self and Other, fears about gender, racial,
national or religious differences.
-How does the supernatural represent the power of the imagination to
serve as a conduit to the transcendent or the demonic.
Proposals are due March 8, 2008 and should run to 300 words. They must
include contact information of student's name, address, telephone
number, school, and faculty sponsor
Web site: www.worcester.edu/shakespeare
Worcester State College Contact: Dr. Sharon Yang,
S H A K S P E R: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List
Hardy M. Cook,
The S H A K S P E R Web Site <http://www.shaksper.net>
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