The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0066 Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Date: February 12, 2010 4:21:08 PM EST
Subject: Call for Papers: 2010 Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
The Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference 2010
Shakespeare's "Loose Ends"
A Call for Papers
Owens College, Toledo, Ohio Campus
October 14-16, 2010
The planning committee of the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference is seeking abstracts and paper proposals that investigate the gaps, lacunae, indeterminacies, omissions, silences and "undecidabilities" in the work of Shakespeare and/or his contemporaries. Papers can focus on individual works (E.g. what happened to Lear's Fool? Why is Isabella silent?), or on cultural, dramaturgical, cinematic, theoretical and editorial issues. How do actors, directors and editors deal with the inevitable gap between players and performers? How do biases and the historical treatment of Shakespeare reflect and affect appreciation? How have biographers dealt with Shakespeare's early years?
Plenary Address: Katherine E. Maus, Author, Inwardness and Theater in the English Renaissance, Four Revenge Tragedies of the English Renaissance, Soliciting Interpretation: Literary Theory and Seventeenth-Century Poetry, (ed. with Elizabeth Harvey), and Ben Jonson and the Roman Frame of Mind.
National Players will present a live performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream. "America's longest running classical touring company, has now reached its 60th consecutive season of touring."
Toledo Repertory Theater's Staged Reading of A Merry Regiment of Women. Six of Shakespeare's women discuss the availability and quality of women's roles in Shakespeare's plays.
OVSC invites graduate and undergraduate students to compete for the M. R. Smith Prize. Conference proceedings are published in a juried, online journal. Visit our website (which will soon be updated): http://www.marietta.edu/~engl/OVSC/
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