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BSA 2009 Seminar: "Shakespeare in Wartime: The 20th
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0211  Wednesday, 6 May 2009

From:       A. J. Hoenselaars <
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Date:       Wednesday, 6 May 2009 14:00:41 +0200
Subject:    BSA 2009 Seminar: "Shakespeare in Wartime: The 20th Century"

Dear colleagues,

At the forthcoming BSA conference, devoted to LOCAL/GLOBAL SHAKESPEARES 
(London, 11-13 September 2009) we shall be convening a seminar devoted 
to "Shakespeare in Wartime: The 20th Century." If you are interested in 
joining the discussion, write to either of us at the email addresses below.

We look forward to a fruitful discussion with many of you.

Sincerely,
Ton Hoenselaars and Clara Calvo

"Shakespeare in Wartime: The 20th Century": This seminar seeks to 
generate a discussion of wartime appropriations of Shakespeare and his 
works in the course of the twentieth century. Papers may focus on the 
ways in which Shakespeare has been used for propaganda or anti-war 
purposes, how his work has functioned in the debate over alliances, has 
helped to account for neutrality, or has contributed to seek peace. 
Papers may also study the ways in which Shakespeare and his work have 
served to come to terms with wartime experiences in more personal terms 
(letters, diaries, poetry), or how the production, criticism, 
translation and adaptation of Shakespeare's plays and poems has been 
affected by wartime conditions (fund raising, amateur Shakespeare). It 
is hoped that papers discussing these issues will also bear in mind the 
issue of multi-locality that comes naturally with the idea of war and 
address relations between European nations, but also between Europe and 
the US, or Europe and other continents, in order to reflect on the 
status of "Shakespeare" as an English, a European, and a world author.

Please send your proposal (200 word max) to: Ton Hoenselaars 
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Calvo (
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submitted by 31 May 2009.

For further information, please consult the conference website at:

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/humanities/news/conferences/localglobal/ 
<https://solismail.uu.nl/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/humanities/news/conferences/localglobal/>

With apologies for possible cross-posting


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