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ANZSA Conference: Drawing Out Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0013  Monday, 11 January 2010

From:       Emily Finlay <
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Date:       Friday, 8 Jan 2010 16:41:45 +1100
Subject:    ANZSA Conference: Drawing Out Shakespeare

Drawing Out Shakespeare: ANZSA Conference, The University of Sydney,
17-19 June 2010. Deadline for submissions: 24 March 2010.

Call for Papers
Education is a 'drawing out' -- of knowledge, experience, of the learner 
and of the teacher. Situations, narratives and interrogations of 
teaching and learning occur frequently in Shakespeare's plays and many 
other texts of the period. The problems of teaching 400-year-old texts, 
under different societal, technological, cultural, and even geographical 
constraints, remain challenging today.

The conference will have a dual focus, covering Shakespearean pedagogy 
in its widest sense, then and now. Papers might consider ways of 
engaging students with Shakespearean and other Early Modern drama, the 
educational uses of reconstructions such as the London Globe, the 
effects and effectiveness of Shakespeare on film, the uses of 
'Shakespeare' in other modes of teaching and learning, in the past as 
well as the present. Equally, they might explore the many ideas about 
learning and teaching in the Early Modern period, scenes and narratives 
of pedagogy in Shakespearean and other theatres -- including the writer 
'instructing' his actors via the processes of rehearsal and enskillment. 
Theoretical issues, for example those arising from gender, class and 
ideas of childhood, invite development in these contexts.

Proposals for theme-based panels and workshops focusing on ways of 
exploring Shakespeare are welcome, as well as individual short papers. 
Papers on the teaching and learning of Shakespeare in schools are 
especially welcome. Proposals for 20-minute papers should be submitted 
for consideration by the programme panel at 
http://conference.anzsa.org/pages/proposal-submission.php by 24 March 2010.

Registration is via the ANZSA website, 
http://conference.anzsa.org/pages/registration.php, and open from 1 
December 2009. Early registration fees (including postgraduate student 
concessions) are payable until 31 March 2010. Registration fees are as 
follows:

Registration by 31 March 2010:
250AUD (180AUD concession for postgraduates and unwaged)

Registration after 31 March 2010:
300AUD (200AUD concession for postgraduates and unwaged)

Single Day Fee:
100AUD

The fee includes a reception on 16th June from 5pm, morning and 
afternoon teas and lunch.

Conference Dinner 18 June (optional):
50AUD

Plenaries
Lynn Enterline, Professor of English, Vanderbilt University, 'Rhetoric, 
Violence, and Emotion in Shakespeare's Schoolroom', from her forthcoming 
book, Shakespeare's Schoolroom: Rhetoric, Discipline, and Emotion. Prof. 
Enterline's publications include The Tears of Narcissus: Melancholia and 
Masculinity in Early Modern Writing and The Rhetoric of the Body from 
Ovid to Shakespeare.

Gordon McMullan, Professor of English, King's College London, who will 
speak on ten years of the MA in Shakespeare Studies, a unique 
collaboration with London's Shakespeare's Globe theatre. Prof. 
McMullan's recent books include Shakespeare and the Idea of Late 
Writing: Authorship in the Proximity of Death, and Reading the Medieval 
in Early Modern England (co-edited with David Matthews).

Evelyn Tribble, Professor of English, University of Otago, who will 
speak on her current research on the distributed cognitive properties of 
workplace settings in the Early Modern theatre; her talk examines the 
variety of strategies used within the plays for employing and enskilling 
boys. Prof. Tribble's publications include Margins and Marginality: The 
Printed Page in Early Modern England, and Writing Material: Readings 
from Plato to the Digital Age (with Anne Trubek).


Venue
The conference will take place on the main campus of the University of 
Sydney, with a proposed half-day at Barker College focusing on 
Shakespeare in schools. Accommodation options will be listed on the 
website when registration opens.


Sponsors
The School of Letters, Art and Media, Faculty of Arts, University of 
Sydney. The Australian Research Council and Barker College.  The 
conference is an outcome of funded project 'Shakespeare Reloaded', a 
Linkage Grant between the University of Sydney and Barker College, 
Hornsby, Sydney.

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