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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0121  Thursday, 19 March 2009

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Date:        Wednesday, 18 Mar 2009 17:15:46 -0400
Subject:     Wartime Shakespeare

Shakespeare au temps de la guerre dans un contexte mondial
Pavillon Tabaret, Universite d'Ottawa
8-20 septembre 2009
Vendredi 18 septembre

8h30  -  Inscription
9h00  -  Allocution d'ouverture : Mr. Allan Rock, Recteur de 
l'Universite d'Ottawa

9h15 - 10h45  --  Atelier 1:  The Merchant of Venice
President:  Jeff Keshen (Universite d'Ottawa)

Tibor Egervari (Universite d'Ottawa)
Le Marchand de Venise a Auschwitz.

Zeno Ackermann (Freie Universitat, Berlin)
German Productions of The Merchant of Venice during the Second World War

Mark Bayer (University of Texas at San Antonio)
Shakespeare and the Forgotten War in the Middle East:  The New Shylock 
and Its Moment

Pause cafe: 10h45 - 11h15

11h15 - 13h00  -  Atelier 2: The Language of War: Propaganda, 
Censorship, Rhetoric
President: Bernhard Radloff (Universite d'Ottawa)

Nancy Isenberg (Universita degli Studi Roma Tre)
"Caesar's word against the world":  Mussolini's Caesarism and Discourses 
of Empire.

Tina Krontiris (Aristotle University)
Shakespeare and Censorship in Axis-Occupied Countries during WW II:  The 
Case of Greece

Krystyna Kujawinska-Courtney (Universite de Lodz).
"'In This Hour of History, Amidst These Tragic Events":  Polish 
Shakespeare during WWII

DEJEuNER: 13h15 - 14h00
14h30 - 16h30  -  Atelier 3: The Theatre of War
Presidente:  Yana Meerzon (Universite d'Ottawa)

Simon Barker (University of Gloucestershire)
Shakespeare, Stratford, and the Second World War

Zoltan Markus (Vassar College)
Footlights vs Blitz:  Shakespeare in the Theatre in Wartime London

Helen Grime (University of Winchester)
"A List of Disasters":  Touring Macbeth in Britain in 1942

Laurel Halladay (University of Calgary)
The Best Seats in the House.  Canadian Military. Entertainment Units 
during WWII

Pause-cafe : 16h30 - 16h45

16h45 - 18h45  --  Atelier 4:  The Unthinkable: Comedy and the Holocaust

Projection du film d'Ernst Lubitsch
To Be or Not To Be (1942)

BUFFET: 18h45 - 20h00
suivi de deux presentations et d'un debat

President:  Denis Bachand (Universite d'Ottawa)

Barry Gaines (University of New Mexico)
Ernst Lubitsch's To Be or Not To:  Hamlet, Hitler, and the Holocaust

Natacha Israel (Universite de Rennes I et Facultes Universitaires 
Saint-Louis, Bruxelles)
La reference a Shakespeare en temps de resistance au nazisme dans To be 
or not to be (E. Lubitsch, 1942)

Samedi 19 septembre

9h30 - 11h00 -- Atelier 5:  Women and War
Presidente:  Jennifer Panek (Universite d'Ottawa)

Maria del Sapio Garbero (Universita Roma Tre)
Wartime Ophelia in the Italian Context

Peter Billingham (University of Portsmouth)
"Violas, Rosalinds, and Other Fond Friendships"-- The Osiris Players: 
Women, War and Shakespeare in Britain 1939-1945

Marissa McHugh (Universite d'Ottawa)
Patrick Bentley's  "Star Crossed": Canada, the Netherlands and the War 
in Domestic Spaces

Laurence Wright (Rhodes University, South Africa).
'Most fearful hard work': Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Marda Vanne and the 
'Good Companions' in South Africa

Pause-cafe:  11h00 - 11h15

11h15 - 13h00  --  Atelier 6:  Translation, Ideology, and Cultural 
Dynamics
Presidente:  Annie Brisset (Universite d'Ottawa)

Jean-Michel Deprats (Universite Paris X-Nanterre)
Les problemes de traduction en francais de Henry V, epopee guerriere et 
piece de propagande

Sameh Fekry Hanna (University of Salford)
Shakespeare in Arabic:  Drama Translation and the Dynamics of Cultural 
Production in Egypt.

Aleksei Semenenko (Sodertorn University College)
Translation as Appropriation:  Pasternak's Translations of Shakespeare

Madalina Nicolaescu (Universitatea Bucuresti)
Romanian Translations of Shakespeare and Nationalism during WWII

DEJEuNER:  13h00 - 14h30

14h30 - 16h00 -- Atelier 7:  Shakespeare in the Theatres of War I
President: Douglas Clayton (Universite d'Ottawa)

Alex Huang (Pennsylvania State University)
"Warlike noises": Jingoistic Shakespeare in China, 1942

Werner Habicht (Universite de Wurzburg)
German Shakespeare Before, During, and After World War II

Ryuta Minami (Aichi University of Education)
Shakespeare as an Icon of the Enemy Culture: Shakespeare in Japan

Roxanne Martin (Universite Laval)
Le songe d'une nuit d'ete d'l'equipe de Pierre Dagenais:  Une production 
phare du renouveau theatral canadien francais

Pause

16h10 - 18h00 -- Atelier 8:  Shakespeare in the Theatres of War II
President: Jose Ruano (Universite d'Ottawa)


Jennifer Drouin (Allegheny College)
Henry V, Henry. Octobre. 1970., and the War Measures Act as National Rape

Maria Clara Galery (Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Brazil). 
Wartime Latin American Shakespeares: Theatre and Military Dictatorship

Katarzyna Kwapisz-Williams (University of Lodz).  Appropriating 
Shakespeare in Defeat:  Hamlet and Macbeth in Polish Contemporary 
Visions of War.

Yukari Yoshihara (University of Tsukuba). Representing Wars in Japanese 
Adaptations of Shakespeare

Banquet: 19h00 - 23h30

Edifice du Parlement

Musique d'epoque (etudiants du Departement de musique)

Dimanche 20 septembre

9h30 - 11h00  --  Atelier 9:  Shakespeare, Film, and WW II
Presidente:  Marissa McHugh (Universite d'Ottawa)

Yvette K. Khoury (Oxford University)
Wartime Arab Modernity, Cinematic Romeo and Juliet in Egypt

Tinashe Mushakavanhu (University of Kent)
Shakespeare in Mzansi:  Shades of Apartheid

Naghmeh Samini and Ehsan Moghaddasi (Universite de Teheran)
Shakespeare in Iran

Pause-cafe: 11h00 - 11h15

11h15 - 13h00  --  Atelier 10: Shakespeare, Trauma, (Post) Memory
President:  Sylvain Schryburt (Universite d'Ottawa)

Marlene Briggs (University of British Columbia)
Perpetration and Mourning:  Macbeth, Propaganda, and (Post)Memory after 
Nazi Germany

John Hugh Cameron (Dalhousie University)
The Nightmare of History:  WW II's Effect on Jan Kott, and Jan Kott's 
Effect on Postwar British Theatre

Danielle Szlawnieniece-Haw  (York University)
Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Witnessing Trauma in Heather Davies' production 
of Titus Andronicus

DEJEuNER:  13h00 - 14h300

14h30 - 16h30  -  Atelier 11: Shakespeare and / on War
President: Peter Froehlich

Extraits de Shakespeare mis en scene par Kevin Orr (Universite d'Ottawa)

Table ronde

Marti Maraden (ex-Directrice artistique du Theatre anglais, Centre 
National des Arts, et ex-Co-Directrice artistique, Stratford Shakespeare 
Festival), Peter Hinton (Directeur artistique, Centre National des 
Arts), Richard Rose (Directeur artistique, Tarragon Theatre).

16h45 - 18h00  -- Atelier 12: Shakespeare and War Today
Presidente: Irena Makaryk (Universite d'Ottawa)

Sylvene Gilchrist, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Shakespeare in Afghanistan

Projection du documentaire de la CBC
Shakespeare in Afghanistan

18h30  --  Allocution de cloture
Cocktail

Wartime Shakespeare in a Global Context/
Shakespeare au temps de la guerre
Tabaret Hall, University of Ottawa
18-20 September 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Registration  8:30am - 12:00pm
Welcome 9:00 am   Mr. Alan Rock, President, University of Ottawa

Session 1:  The Merchant of Venice.   9:15am - 10:45am
Chair:  Jeff Keshen (University of Ottawa)

Tibor Egervari (University of Ottawa).  Le Marchand de Venise a Auschwitz.

Zeno Ackermann (Freie Universitat, Berlin).  German Productions of The 
Merchant of Venice during the Second World War

Mark Bayer (University of Texas at San Antonio).  Shakespeare and the 
Forgotten War in the Middle East:  The New Shylock and Its Moment

Coffee break   10:45am - 11:15am

Session 2: The Language of War: Propaganda, Censorship, Rhetoric. 
11:15am - 1:00pm.
Chair: Bernhard Radloff (University of Ottawa)

Nancy Isenberg (Universita degli Studi Roma Tre).  "Caesar's word 
against the world":  Mussolini's Caesarism and Discourses of Empire.

Tina Krontiris (Aristotle University).  Shakespeare and Censorship in 
Axis-Occupied Countries during WW II:  The Case of Greece

Krystyna Kujawinska-Courtney (University of Lodz).  "'In This Hour of 
History, Amidst These Tragic Events":  Polish Shakespeare during WWII

LUNCH - 1:15 - 2:30pm

Session 3: The Theatre of War.    2:30pm - 4:30pm
Chair:  Yana Meerzon (University of Ottawa)

Simon Barker (University of Gloucestershire).  Shakespeare, Stratford, 
and the Second World War

Zoltan Markus (Vassar College).  Footlights vs Blitz:  Shakespeare in 
the Theatre in Wartime London

Helen Grime (University of Winchester).   "A List of Disasters": 
Touring Macbeth in Britain in 1942

Laurel Halladay (University of Calgary).  The Best Seats in the House. 
Canadian Military Entertainment Units during WWII

Coffee break 4:30 - 4:45pm

Session 4:  The Unthinkable: Comedy and the Holocaust.   4:45pm - 6:45pm

Screening of Ernst Lubitsch's film To Be or Not To Be (1942)

BUFFET DINNER 6:45pm- 8:00pm

Followed by two papers and a discussion of the film

Chair:  Denis Bachand (University of Ottawa)

Barry Gaines (University of New Mexico).  Ernst Lubitsch's To Be or Not 
To:  Hamlet, Hitler, and the Holocaust

Natacha Israel (Universite de Rennes I, France et Facultes 
Universitaires Saint-Louis, Bruxelles, Belgique)  La reference a 
Shakespeare en temps de resistance au nazisme dans To be or not to be 
(E. Lubitsch, 1942)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Session 5:  Women and War.  9:30am - 11:00am
Chair:  Jennifer Panek (University of Ottawa)

Maria del Sapio Garbero (Universita Roma Tre).  Wartime Ophelia in the 
Italian Context

Peter Billingham (University of Portsmouth)   "Violas, Rosalinds, and 
Other Fond Friendships"-- The Osiris Players: Women, War and Shakespeare 
in Britain 1939-1945

Marissa McHugh (University of Ottawa). Patrick Bentley's  "Star 
Crossed": Canada, the Netherlands and the War in Domestic Spaces

Laurence Wright (Rhodes University, South Africa).  'Most fearful hard 
work': Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Marda Vanne and the 'Good Companions' in 
South Africa

Coffee break  11:00am - 11:15am

Session 6:  Translation, Ideology, and Cultural Dynamics.  11:15am - 
1:00pm
Chair:  Annie Brisset (University of Ottawa)

Jean-Michel Deprats (Universite Paris X-Nanterre).  Les problemes de 
traduction en francais de Henry V, epopee guerriere et piece de propagande

Sameh Fekry Hanna (University of Salford). Shakespeare in Arabic:  Drama 
Translation and the Dynamics of Cultural Production in Egypt.

Aleksei Semenenko (Sodertorn University College).  Translation as 
Appropriation:  Pasternak's Translations of Shakespeare

Madalina Nicolaescu (Universitatea Bucuresti).  Romanian Translations of 
Shakespeare and Nationalism during WWII

LUNCH  1:00 - 2:30pm

Session 7.  Shakespeare in the Theatres of War I.  2:30pm - 4:00pm
Chair: Douglas Clayton (University of Ottawa)

Alex Huang (Pennsylvania State University).  "Warlike noises": 
Jingoistic Shakespeare in China, 1942.

Werner Habicht (University of Wurzburg).  German Shakespeare Before, 
During, and After World War II

Ryuta Minami (Aichi University of Education).  Shakespeare as an Icon of 
the Enemy Culture: Shakespeare in Japan

Roxanne Martin (Universite Laval).  Le songe d'une nuit d'ete d'l'equipe 
de Pierre Dagenais:  Une production phare du renouveau theatral canadien 
francais

Short break

Session 8. Shakespeare in the Theatres of War II.  4:10pm - 6:00pm
Chair: Jose Ruano (University of Ottawa)

Jennifer Drouin (Allegheny College).  Henry V, Henry. Octobre. 1970., 
and the War Measures Act as National Rape

Maria Clara Galery (Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Brazil). 
Wartime Latin American Shakespeares: Theatre and Military Dictatorship

Katarzyna Kwapisz-Williams (University of Lodz).  Appropriating 
Shakespeare in Defeat:  Hamlet and Macbeth in Polish Contemporary 
Visions of War.

Yukari Yoshihara (University of Tsukuba). Representing Wars in Japanese 
Adaptations of Shakespeare

Evening (7pm - 11:30pm)

Banquet.  Parliament Hill.

Period music (students from the Department of Music).
Sunday, September 20, 2009

Session 9. Shakespeare, Film, and WW II.   9:30am - 11:00am
Chair:  Marissa McHugh (University of Ottawa)

Yvette K. Khoury (Oxford University).  Wartime Arab Modernity, Cinematic 
Romeo and Juliet in Egypt

Tinashe Mushakavanhu (University of Kent).  Shakespeare in Mzansi: 
Shades of Apartheid

Naghmeh Samini and Ehsan Moghaddasi.  (University of Tehran). 
Shakespeare in Iran

Coffee break: 11:00 - 11:15am

Session 10: Shakespeare, Trauma, (Post) Memory.  11:15am - 1:00pm
Chair:  Sylvain Schryburt (University of Ottawa)

Marlene Briggs (University of British Columbia).  Perpetration and 
Mourning:  Macbeth, Propaganda, and (Post)Memory after Nazi Germany

John Hugh Cameron (Dalhousie University).  The Nightmare of History:  WW 
II's Effect on Jan Kott, and Jan Kott's Effect on Postwar British Theatre

Danielle Szlawnieniece-Haw  (York University). Blood, Sweat, and Tears: 
Witnessing Trauma in Heather Davies' production of Titus Andronicus

LUNCH  1:00 - 2:30pm

Session 11: Shakespeare and/ on War. 2:30pm -4:30pm.
Chair: Peter Froehlich

Scenes from Shakespeare directed by Kevin Orr (University of Ottawa)
followed by

Roundtable of theatre artists:

Marti Maraden (former Artistic Director of English Theatre, National 
Arts Centre, former Co-Artistic Director, Stratford Shakespeare 
Festival), Peter Hinton (Artistic Director, National Arts Centre), 
Richard Rose (Artistic Director, Tarragon Theatre).

Session 12: Shakespeare and War Today. 4:45-6:00pm
Chair: Irena Makaryk (University of Ottawa)

Sylvene Gilchrist, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Shakespeare in 
Afghanistan

Screening of CBC documentary Shakespeare in Afghanistan

6:30 Cocktail reception and concluding remarks


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