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M. Rick Smith Memorial Student Essay Prizes
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0406  Monday, 25 June 2007

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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/.

Conference Organizers: Hillary Nunn, 
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Francisco, tfrancisco@ys

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