The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0268 Thursday, 8 May 2008
From: Don Weingust <
Date: Tuesday, 06 May 2008 21:00:47 -0400
Subject: CFP: Shakespearean Performance Research Group
The Shakespearean Performance Research Group of the American Society for
Theatre Research (ASTR) provides an ongoing home for the study of
Shakespearean performance within ASTR.
For the 2008 conference, to be held in Boston, November 5-9, we seek
papers that address issues relating to our three subgroups:
Shakespearean Performance Histories; Shakespearean Performance Theories;
and Shakespearean Performance Practices. What makes a "Shakespearean
performance" count as "Shakespearean"? Is this a genre of performance
that is particularly defined/deformed/undone by textuality, authorship?
What kinds of analytic strategies seem required by this genre of
performance? Those wishing to propose a paper should submit a 250-word
abstract and 50-word academic biographical statement, including current
affiliations, if any, by Friday, June 6th, to
(proposals also can be mailed to Don Weingust, Department of Drama and
Dance, Aidekman Arts Center, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155).
Selected papers will be assigned to one of the three subgroups and the
conveners will organize on-line communication of subgroup members before
the conference. At the three-hour conference session, papers will be
discussed first within the subgroups, after which the groups will come
together to exchange ideas. We will seek to continue discussion of the
work of the group's members after the conference in an on-line forum
moderated by the group's conveners (Catherine Burriss, Franklin J.
Hildy, Robert Ormsby, Don Weingust, and W. B. Worthen), as we prepare
for the 2009 conference.
More information about the American Society for Theatre Research is
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>
DISCLAIMER: Although SHAKSPER is a moderated discussion list, the
opinions expressed on it are the sole property of the poster, and the
editor assumes no responsibility for them.