The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0163 Tuesday, 7 April 2009
From: Don Weingust <
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
(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
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.