2011

CFP: Shakespeare -- Special Issue, 30 Sept 2011

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0038   Friday, 11 February 2011

From:         Alexander Huang <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:         February 4, 2011 6:50:35 PM EST
Subject:      CFP: Shakespeare -- Special Issue, 30 Sept 2011

Call for Papers 

Shakespeare (The Journal of the British Shakespeare Association) Announces a Special Issue on "Global 
Shakespeare"

Deadline: September 30, 2011

The special issue welcomes papers on Shakespeare in performance in the twentieth and twenty-first 
centuries that participate in or initiate debates -- theory, praxis, reception -- worldwide. During his 
lifetime, Shakespeare's plays were performed in Europe and subsequently taken to remote corners of the 
globe, including Sierra Leone, Socotra, and colonial Indonesia. Performances in England also had a global 
flair. European visitors such as Thomas Platter witnessed the plays on stage at the Globe (1599) and left 
behind diary records. Four centuries on, there has been a sea change. In theatre, Shakespeare has been 
recruited, exemplified, resisted, and debated in post/colonial encounters, in the international avant-
garde led by Ariane Mnouchkine, Ninagawa Yukio, Peter Brook, Tadashi Suzuki, and others, and in the 
circuits of global politics and tourism in late capitalist societies.

As artists reconstruct notions of tradition, critics are no longer confined by the question of narrowly 
defined cultural authenticity. However, what are the new paradigms that can help us avoid replicating the 
old author-centered textuality in performance criticism? What critical resources might we bring to the 
task of interpreting the behaviors and signs in performance? What is the role of local and global 
spectators? More importantly, what is the task of criticism as it deals with the transformations of 
Shakespeare and various performance idioms?

Articles in this issue will take stock of the worldwide histories of performance and criticism to uncover 
any blind spots in current methodologies to study the theoretical and artistic implications of 
Shakespeare and the cultures of diaspora, Anglophone countries, Europe, Russia, Africa, the Arab world, 
Asia, Latin America and elsewhere.

In addition, this issue will also feature a section devoted to recent adaptations in English and other 
languages, including those staged and screened during the 2011 SAA in Bellevue: The Bond (dir. L. 
Boshen), a Chinese opera adaptation of The Merchant of Venice, and The Prince of the Himalayas (dir. 
Sherwood Hu), a Tibetan film inspired by Hamlet.

We invite two types of submissions --

* Standard length journal article: criticism
* Short performance reviews

Please follow the Journal's Instructions for Authors 
(http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/journal.asp?issn=1745-0918&linktype=44)

Queries or submissions -- WORD (.doc) file, double-spaced, 12-point font; no .docx files please -- to be 
emailed to Alex Huang 


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Open Shakespeare Collaborative Annotation Event

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0037   Friday, 11 February 2011

From:         James Harriman-Smith <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:         February 3, 2011 5:11:28 PM EST
Subject:      Open Shakespeare Collaborative Annotation Event

[Editor's Note: My apologies for getting this announcement out after the fact. However, I 
send it to put the event in the permanent record of the SHAKSPER archives. -Hardy]

The Open Shakespeare Project is organising an online 'annotation sprint' for this weekend 
(5th-6th February 2011), during which people can come to our website and join us in the 
critical annotation of one of Shakespeare's plays, with the view of publishing the 
finished, annotated text as the first public-domain, multi-edited edition of a work by 
Shakespeare. 

Best wishes,
James Harriman-Smith

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'Change Criticism Forever': Open Shakespeare Annotation Sprint

Where: Online, at www.openshakespeare.org
When: Saturday 5th February 11am-6pm GMT
What: the collaborative online annotation of a text by Shakespeare, with a view to 
produce the first ever critically-annotated and public-domain edition of one of his works
More details: http://openshakespeare.org/news
Vote for the play: http://www.doodle.com/6rghbkbyb5tcin3r

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Change Criticism Forever - Participate in the Open Shakespeare Annotation Sprint
This weekend we're holding the first Open Shakespeare Annotation Sprint - participate and 
help change criticism forever! We'll be getting together online and in-person to 
collaborate on critically annotating a complete Shakespeare play with all our work 
being open.

All of Shakespeare's texts are, of course, in the public domain, and therefore 
already open. However, most editions of Shakespeare people actually use (and purchase) 
are 'critical' editions, that is texts together with notes and annotations that explain 
or analyze the text, and, for these critical editions no open version yet exists. This 
weekend we're aiming to change that!

Using the annotator tool we now have a way to work collaboratively online to add and 
develop these 'critical' additions and the aim of the sprint is to fully annotate one 
complete play. Anyone can get involved, from lay-Shakespeare-lover to English professor, 
all you'll need is a web-browser and an interest in Bard, and even if you can't make it, 
you can vote right now on which play we should work on!

	*	When: Saturday Feb 5th 2011, 11am-6pm GMT
	*	May extend either side depending on location of participants
	*	May do a second day on Sunday (depending on coffee and enthusiasm)!
	*	Where: online and in-person
	*	E.g. in-person meetup at University of Cambridge English Faculty
	*	Planning etherpad: http://literature.okfnpad.org/annotation-sprint
	*	Please add your name here if you plan to participate so we can coordinate
	*	Facebook event
	*	Event page: http://openshakespeare.org/2011/02/01/announcing-annotation-sprint
	*	Requirements: a standards-compliant web browser (Firefox or Chrome recommended - not IE)
	*	Vote for text to annotate (doodle)

Using specially-designed annotation software we intend to print an edition of Shakespeare 
unlike any other, incorporating glosses, textual notes and other information written by 
anyone able to connect to the website.

Work begins with a full-day annotation sprint on Saturday 5th February, which will take 
online as well as at in-person meetups. Anyone can organize a meetup and we're organizing 
one at University of Cambridge English Faculty (if you'd like to hold your own please 
just add it to the etherpad linked above).


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S H A K S P E R: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List
Hardy M. Cook, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The S H A K S P E R Web Site <http://www.shaksper.net>

DISCLAIMER: Although SHAKSPER is a moderated discussion list, the opinions expressed on 
it are the sole property of the poster, and the editor assumes no responsibility for 
them.

AFTLS Now Booking for 2012 and Beyond

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0035   Friday, 11 February 2011

From:         Actors from the London Stage <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:         February 10, 2011 3:25:16 PM EST
Subject:      AFTLS Now Booking for 2012 and Beyond

Now Booking for 2012, 2013 and Beyond!
 
Bottom receives the unexpected affection of Queen Titania

Twelfth Night, Spring 2012
The Merchant of Venice, Fall 2012
Hamlet, Spring 2013
Othello, Fall 2013
As You Like It, Spring 2014

Call now to book an AFTLS residency week.

Actors from the London Stage is one of the oldest established touring Shakespeare theater companies in 
the world. Housed and work shopped in England with academic tours booked through the auspices of 
Shakespeare at Notre Dame housed in the Marie P. DeBartolo Center For The Performing Arts at the 
University of Notre Dame, this program is truly unique.

Offering a tour in the spring and another in the fall, we visit approximately sixteen to twenty 
universities in a year, giving students and faculty around the country a chance to experience our dynamic 
and enriching performing arts program.

For details and booking information contact:
Joel Barrett, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (574) 631-3777
www.aftls.org


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Hardy M. Cook, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The S H A K S P E R Web Site <http://www.shaksper.net>

DISCLAIMER: Although SHAKSPER is a moderated discussion list, the opinions expressed on it are the sole 
property of the poster, and the editor assumes no responsibility for them.

Borrowers and Lenders: 5.2

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0036   Friday, 11 February 2011

From:         Christy Desmet <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:         February 2, 2011 5:19:18 PM EST
Subject:      Borrowers and Lenders: 5.2

The editors are pleased to announce the release of _Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of 
Shakespeare and Appropriation_ 5.2. This special issue, which commemorates the five-year 
anniversary of _Borrowers and Lenders_ (and also, the five-year anniversary of the events 
chronicled), is entitled:

"Shakespeareans in the Tempest: Lives and Afterlives of Katrina"

Edited by Sharon O'Dair, the issue contains essays by William Boelhower, Catherine 
Loomis, Clare Moncrief, Susannah Brietz Monta, Malcolm Richardson, Richelle Munkhoff, and 
Oliver Hennessey. The issue concludes with Cedric Watts's note on the name "Bottom" in 
_MND_.


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S H A K S P E R: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List
Hardy M. Cook, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The S H A K S P E R Web Site <http://www.shaksper.net>

DISCLAIMER: Although SHAKSPER is a moderated discussion list, the opinions expressed on 
it are the sole property of the poster, and the editor assumes no responsibility for 
them.

NEH Summer Institute on Shakespeare at Folger

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0034   Friday, 11 February 2011

From:         Owen Williams <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:         February 9, 2011 1:03:14 PM EST
Subject:      NEH Summer Institute on Shakespeare at Folger

Shakespeare: From the Globe to the Global:
An NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers at the Folger Institute
Apply by 1 March 2011 to participate in an NEH Summer Institute at the Folger. 

Director Michael Neill will guide an examination of Shakespeare's growth from a 
playwright on London's Bankside to the most significant representative of a 
globalized literary culture. The focus will be on the historical processes through 
which Shakespeare has been reconstituted as England's literary patron saint and the 
bard of empire? once the peculiar incarnation of Englishness and the most universal 
of all writers. A stellar group of visiting faculty will discuss such themes as 
"History in the Globe," "The Globe in History" and "Imagining Boundaries: Nation and 
Plantation" before moving "Beyond the Boundaries" to "Shakespeare in/as Empire" and 
"Shakespeare in the Contemporary World," including stage, screen, and new media. 

Please note: Advanced graduate students are newly eligible to apply to NEH Summer 
Institutes for College and University Teachers.

Find the syllabus, bibliographies, and application materials at 
www.folger.edu/institute/neh2011.

Best,
Owen Williams
Assistant Director
The Folger Institute
(202) 675-0352


_______________________________________________________________
S H A K S P E R: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List
Hardy M. Cook, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The S H A K S P E R Web Site <http://www.shaksper.net>

DISCLAIMER: Although SHAKSPER is a moderated discussion list, the opinions 
expressed on it are the sole property of the poster, and the editor assumes no 
responsibility for them.

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