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CFP: Shakespearean Performance Research Group
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0163  Tuesday, 7 April 2009

From:       Don Weingust <
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Date:       Tuesday, 07 Apr 2009 02:27:23 -0400
Subject:    CFP: Shakespearean Performance Research Group

Call for papers: Deadline May 15, 2009

The Shakespearean Performance Research Group of the American Society for 
Theatre Research (ASTR) for the annual conference, 11-15 November 2009 - 
Condado Plaza Hotel and Casino, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The Shakespearean Performance Research Group provides an ongoing home 
for the study of Shakespearean performance within ASTR.

For the 2009 conference, Theatre, Performance, and DestiNation, we seek 
papers that address issues relating to the history, theory, and practice 
of Shakespearean performance. While working group papers need not be 
tied to the conference theme, our inquiries do engage with several areas 
germane to the themes of the San Juan conference. For example, 
Shakespeare is identified with histories of imperial conquest, the 
predominant world language of economic globalization and dramatic, 
"text-based," "archival" performance. In all respects, then, one might 
expect Shakespearean performance to be a site of contestation, both as 
an instrument of homogenized culture, and as an instrument of various 
forms of resistance, redefinition, and change. How might Shakespearean 
performance -- as a historical event, instrument of theoretical 
interrogation, site of theatre practice -- be rethought, redefined, 
respecified in these terms?

Those wishing to propose a paper should submit a 200-word abstract and 
50-word academic biographical statement, including current affiliations, 
if any, by Friday, May 15th, to 
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  (proposals also can 
be mailed to Don Weingust, Center for Shakespeare Studies, Southern 
Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Boulevard, Ashland, OR 97520).

Selected papers will be assigned to subgroups by the group's conveners, 
Catherine Burriss, Franklin J. Hildy, Robert Ormsby, Don Weingust, and 
W. B. Worthen, 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.

More information about ASTR and the 2009 conference is available at 
http://www.astr.org.

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