The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0288 Wednesday, 14 May 2008
Date: Tuesday, 13 May 2008 12:47:18 -0400
Subject: CFP: The Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
The Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference is accepting abstracts for its
annual conference to be held October 2-5, 2008, at Youngstown State
You can find our web page at: http://www.marietta.edu/~engl/OVSC
The theme for this year's meeting, /Working Shakespeares,/ is meant to
solicit a broad range of inquiries into issues of labor and market,
class and status, civic and public in both the works of Shakespeare and
the profession at large. We are very pleased to announce that our
plenary speakers this year will be Sharon O'Dair and Paul Yachnin.
In our current cultural moment, a time in which the gap between rich and
poor widens at an alarming pace and universities are facing shifting
market demands, how might we rethink Shakespeare studies from
perspectives that address these concerns?
How might academics sort out issues of culture, capital, and cultural
capital in the face of changing institutional missions and directives?
How do appropriations of Shakespeare in non-academic settings extract
use and/or meaning from Shakespeare and how do these appropriations
re-invent or displace cultural capital?
We welcome submissions that take up such questions as well as
materialist and new economic approaches to the works.
Topics might address but are not limited to any of the following:
* Civic/Public Shakespeare
* The Profession
* Shakespeare, Marriage, and Money
* Shakespeare in the Rust Belt
* Town and Gown
* Drama and Commerce
* Shakespeare in Business
* The Business of Playing
* Domestic Work
* Leisure and Laziness
* Enclosure and Migrant Workers
* Theory and The Market
* Shakespeare and Working Class Studies
* Military Shakespeare
* Shakespeare and the Digital Divide
* Shakespeare in the Classroom
* Appropriation and Cultural Capital
* Publishing and Book Sales
* Physical/Intellectual Labor
*Selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings.*
Abstracts should be submitted by August 15 to co-organizers
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