2010

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0352  Wednesday, 1 September 2010

From:         Joseph Sullivan <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:         August 30, 2010 8:17:36 AM EDT
Subject:      CFP: 2010 OVSC (submission deadline extended until 9/6/10) 

The submission deadline for this year's Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference has 
been extended by one week (until September 6th, 2010)

Please see our webpage at http://www.marietta.edu/departments/English/OVSC

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?

In addition to welcoming contributions from faulty and independent scholars, for 
the past five years the OVSC has awarded prizes to the top papers given at the 
meeting by graduate and undergraduate conferees.

Abstracts or proposals are due by June 15, 2010 (early decision) or August 27th 
(final deadline). All inquiries should be directed to:

* Russ Bodi
* English Department
* PO Box 10,000
* Toledo, OH 43699-1947

or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. E-mail abstracts to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 
Please include academic affiliation, if any, and status: independent, faculty, 
grad student, or undergrad.

Plenary Address: Katharine 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.

Plenary Address: Matthew Wikander, Author: Fangs of Malice: Hypocrisy, 
Sincerity, and Acting; The Play of Truth and State: Historical Drama from 
Shakespeare to Brecht; Princes to Act: Royal Audience and Royal Performance; 
contributor to the Cambridge Companions to Shaw, Strindberg, and O'Neill.


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