The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0019 Wednesday, 14 January 2009
Date: Monday, 12 Jan 2009 22:28:49 +0800
Subject: CFP: Shakespeare in Culture (Taiwan)
Shakespeare in Culture
4th Conference of the NTU Shakespeare Forum
National Taiwan University, Taipei
November 26-28, 2009
Call for Papers
The NTU Shakespeare Forum will host its fourth conference, "Shakespeare
in Culture," in Taipei on November 26-28, 2009. Keynote speakers
include Richard Burt (University of Florida), Dennis Kennedy (Trinity
College Dublin), and Ann Thompson (King's College London). A Chinese
opera adaptation of The Merchant of Venice by the Taiwan BangZi Company
will be premiered in conjunction with the conference. There will also
be a pre-conference workshop conducted by C. C. Yang (Taipei Veterans
General Hospital) on using information technology to resolve authorship
Our focus: Shakespeare, as well as the reading, teaching, and
performance of Shakespeare, does not exist outside culture. Defined by
OED as "The distinctive ideas, customs, social behavior, products, or
way of life of a particular society, people, or period," various
cultures not only inform the Shakespearean corpus, productions and
scholarship, but are also reciprocally shaped by them. Proposals for
20-minute papers are invited on any aspect of the conference theme.
Topics may include, but are not restricted to Shakespeare and early
modern culture (such as print culture, Protestantism, material culture,
gender); Shakespeare and politics; Shakespeare and (post)colonialism;
Shakespeare and media (theatre, film, television, computer); popular
Shakespeare; Shakespeare and theory; Shakespeare and other arts and
sciences; Shakespeare and diaspora; and non-English Shakespeare.
Graduate students are invited to apply to attend the pre-conference
graduate sessions on the same theme.
Please send a 250-word abstract and a short bio by March 15, 2009.
Completed papers must be submitted by September 30. A book based on the
conference proceedings will be published by the NTU Press in 2010. To
facilitate discussion among international scholars, papers in English
are preferred. For submissions and queries please contact Bi-qi
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