The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0406 Monday, 25 June 2007
Date: Friday, 22 Jun 2007 15:29:16 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: M. Rick Smith Memorial Student Essay Prizes
Instituted in memory of Dr. M. Rick Smith of Kent State-Trumbull, these
prizes have been established to recognize outstanding work by students
presenting their papers at the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference. A
prize in the amount of $100 will be awarded to both the winning
undergraduate and graduate paper. Essays will be judged on their 1)
contribution to the scholarly conversation, 2) engagement with secondary
sources, 3) clarity of writing and argumentation, and 4) effectiveness
as oral presentations.
Procedures: Those interested in being considered for the Prizes should
submit a 300 word abstract to the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conferences by
August 15, 2007. Should the proposal be accepted for presentation at
conference, student authors will then be invited to submit their papers,
as they are to be presented, to the contest judges by September 10,
2007. Only those students who present their papers at the Ohio Valley
Shakespeare Conference will be eligible.
Dr. Rick Smith was an active member of the then-Ohio Shakespeare
Conference, serving on its governing board and actively involved in
organizing more than one of its annual meetings. His devotion to
teaching, enthusiasm for Shakespeare studies, and willingness to give of
his time and energy helped make the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
what it is today.
About the 2007 Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference:
Topic: Appropriating Shakespeare
Date: October 11-13, 2007
Location: The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
The Ohio Shakespeare Conference has changed its name with the addition
of West Virginia's Marshall University to its consortium.
Submissions for our first joint theme-focused conference should explore
the ways that Shakespeare and other early modern writers invoke sources,
both literary and cultural, to create meanings for their original
audiences, as well as how these early modern works have been
appropriated for use in later eras. We welcome 300 word abstracts or
proposals. Proposals for panels are also welcome. Submissions may
include treatment of Shakespeare and/or his contemporaries and their
culture, and all publications are eligible for submission to the
conference's published, juried Proceedings.
For details on suggested topics and submission procedures, see the OVSC
website at http://www.marietta.edu/~engl/OVSC/.
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