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CFP: Shakespeare and New Media
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0205  Saturday, 2 May 2009

From:       Katherine Rowe <
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Date:       Friday, 1 May 2009 17:27:23 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:    CFP: Shakespeare and New Media

Dear colleagues,

Please circulate this call to those you know who may be working in this 
area. Regards,  -- Katherine

Call for papers: Special issue of Shakespeare Quarterly, "Shakespeare 
and New Media," edited by Katherine Rowe, Bryn Mawr College

Shakespeare's works have provided launch content for new media 
technologies since the seventeenth century, as Peter Donaldson has 
observed. At the turn of the 21st century, we are experiencing 
particularly rapid transformation of our basic tools for studying, 
teaching, learning, reading, performing, editing, archiving, and 
adapting Shakespeare. Shakespeare Quarterly invites submissions of 
essays on the impact of media change, now, in all these arenas of 
Shakespeare studies. Submissions that make innovative use of new media 
publication modes, such as hyperlinks to the Folger Shakespeare 
Library's digitized collections, are particularly welcome.

Some examples of possible approaches:

. formalist analysis of Shakespeare's works in new media formats (games, 
mash-ups, hypertext editions);

. readings of specific works (virtual performances of Shakespeare 
online; multimedia theater; "60-Second Shakespeare");

. theoretical engagements with the costs and benefits of remediation and 
media convergence in the classroom, in performance, reading, archiving, 
and/or research;

. accounts of the cultural values accruing to Shakespeare in new media, 
of Shakespeare's changing (or timeless) "brand," Bardolatry and media 

Essays must be received by January 15, 2010. Please upload submissions 
to Editorial Manager, Shakespeare Quarterly's online manuscript tracking 
system, at

For instructions on formatting your submission, please see

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