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CFP: Shakespeare's Mardi Gras
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0120  Sunday, 24 February 2008

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Date:		Friday, 22 Feb 2008 14:46:25 -0600
Subject:	Shakespeare's Mardi Gras, CFP

Shakespeare's Mardi Gras,
The Inaugural Conference of The Louisiana Shakespeare Project,
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, October 10-11, 2008

FEATURED SPEAKERS INCLUDE
Phebe Jensen
Utah State University
Religion and Revelry in Shakespeare's Festive World

Christopher Kendrick
Loyola University Chicago
Utopia, Carnival, and Commonwealth in Renaissance England


Richard Rambuss
Emory University
Closet Devotions

CALL FOR PAPERS

Proposals for twenty-minute papers on Shakespeare, carnival, and early 
modern culture are invited. Potential topics might include:
* Reconsiderations of the work of Bakhtin, C. L. Barber, and other 
classic theorists of carnival
* Shakespeare, performance, and carnival
* Shakespeare, film, and carnival
* Ritual, theatre, and carnival
* Gender and festive culture
* Finding carnival in all the wrong places: sermons, religious polemic, 
murder pamphlets, etc.
* Late medieval carnival and transitions into the Renaissance
* Reformation and carnival (or the Reformation and Lent)

300-word abstracts must be received by March 28. Send to: Alison 
Graham-Bertolini, Department of English, Louisiana State University, 
Baton Rouge, LA 70803, or by e-mail to: 
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