CFP: Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance

 

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.016  Saturday, 21 January 2012

 

From:         Michele Marrapodi <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         January 19, 2012 2:38:52 PM EST

Subject:     Reminder Call for Papers

 

Dear Colleagues, 

 

This is a reminder of the Call for Papers for the collection of essays: 

 

Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance: 

Appropriation, Transformation, Opposition 

 

Edited by 

Michele Marrapodi 

(General editor Ashgate's AIRS Series) 

 

This new collection of essays aims to place the works of Shakespeare within the context of the European Renaissance and, more specifically, within the context of Italian cultural, dramatic, and literary traditions, with reference to the impact and influence of both classical and contemporary culture. In contrast with previous studies, often characterized by a positivistic-deterministic hermeneutics and, consequently, by a largely passive analysis of source material or literary topoi, the new critical perspective pursued in this volume will take into account a wider European intertextual dimension and, above all, an ideological interpretation of the ‘aesthetics’ or ‘politics’ of intertextuality which will allow the analysis of the presence of the Italian world in early modern England not as a traditional treasure trove of influence and imitation but as a potential cultural force, generating complex processes of appropriation, transformation, and ideological opposition throughout a continuous dialectical interchange of compliance and subversion. 

 

Please send a 200-word abstract of the proposed chapter directly to the editor before 29 February 2012.

 

Best wishes.

 

Michele Marrapodi

Dipt. FIERI-AGLAIA

Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia

Viale delle Scienze

90128 Palermo, Italy

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Help with the SHAKSPER Archive

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.015  Thursday, 19 January 2012

 

From:         Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         Thursday, January 19, 2012

Subject:     Help with the SHAKSPER Archive 

 

Dear SHAKSPEReans,

 

Long-time subscriber Abigail Quart has brought to my attention a number of digests in the Archive that were incompletely transferred from the the old site.

 

I have corrected all that have been pointed out to me, but I ask subscribers to let me know if they come across digests that appear incomplete.

 

If you have the time, you might search the Archive by your name and check that the digests of all of your contributions are present in their entirety.

 

Or if you really have time on your hands, you might search the Archive for subjects of interest to you and report any incomplete ones to me.

 

Thanks,

Hardy

 

CFP: ESSE Shakespeare Seminar

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.014  Thursday, 19 January 2012

 

From:         Krystyna Kujawinska-Courtney <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         Thursday, January 19, 2012 3:50 PM

Subject:     CFP: ESSE Shakespeare Seminar

 

We are glad to inform you that our seminar topic, ‘Exclusion In Shakespeare Studies’ [S72] has been included in ESSE 12, (‘XII Conference of the European Society for the Study of English’") to be held at Bogazici University, Instanbul, Turkey, from 4 to 8 September 2012. 

 

Both Sarbani & myself welcome 300 word abstract with a tile on the topic. Please email it to us by 31 January 2012.

 

S72) "Have We Devils Here?: Exclusion In Shakespeare Studies

Cultural, social and political exclusion/inclusion, generated by e.g. race, age, gender, religion, ethnicity, has been a facet of existence since the inception of civilization. Drawing on work by Byrne, 2005; Young, 2002; Fraser, 2000, we propose to use 'exclusion' as a conceptual and critical category to negotiate Shakespeare works, their translations, adaptations, productions and criticism by investigating their causal and instrumental links with deprivation, disentitlement and market inaccessibility. We believe that by focusing on exclusion and the struggles for emancipation promised through the recognition of difference, both the marginalised and the occluded will be highlighted, facilitating innovative readings of Shakespeare.

The link for the conference is http://www.esse2012.org

 

Please feel free to contact us for further details:

 

Sarbani CHAUDHURY (University of Kalyani, INDIE) 
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Krystyna KUJAWINSKA-COURTNEY (The University of Lodz, POLAND) 
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CFP: Shakespeare across Media

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.013  Monday, 16 January 2012

 

From:         Beatrice Lei <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         January 15, 2012 3:46:07 AM EST

Subject:      CFP: Shakespeare across Media

 

Call for Papers: Shakespeare across Media

6th Conference of the NTU Shakespeare Forum

 

The National Taiwan University Shakespeare Forum will host its sixth conference, “Shakespeare across Media,” in Taipei on June 7-9, 2012. 

 

Keynote speakers include Russell Jackson (Allardyce Nicoll Chair in Drama, University of Birmingham), Diana Henderson (Professor of Literature and Dean for Curriculum and Faculty Support, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and Ching-Hsi Perng (Distinguished Professor Emeritus, National Taiwan University).  Alexander C. Y. Huang (George Washington University; Co-Director of Global Shakespeares: Video and Performance Archive) and Yong Li Lan (National University of Singapore; Director of A|S||I|A: Asian Shakespeare Intercultural Archive), along with Japanese and Korean co-directors of A|S||I|A, will offer plenary sessions and hand-on workshops on digital archives.  Taiwan Bangzi Company will present a Chinese opera adaptation of Measure for Measure at the National Theatre and offer post-performance discussion.  There will also be screening of the latest Shakespearean films.  Conference participants can also join the post-conference tours on June 9 and 10 at their own expenses. 

 

Proposals for 20-minute papers are invited on any aspect of the conference theme.  Topics may include, but are not restricted to: radio, film, television, animation, manga, games, multimedia staging, e-books, children’s books, digital archives, YouTube, Second Life, social networking websites, mobile phone applications, and cross-genre adaptation and translation.  Graduate students are invited to apply to present at the pre-conference graduate sessions.

 

Please send a 250-word abstract and a short bio by February 15, 2012.  If accepted for presentation, completed papers must be submitted by May 15.  To facilitate discussion among international scholars, papers in English are preferred.  For submissions and queries please contact Bi-qi Beatrice Lei at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Updates can be found on www.shakespeare.tw.

 

Folger Exhibition: The King James Bible

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.015  Friday, 13 January 2012

 

From:         Hannibal Hamlin <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         January 12, 2012 3:52:07 PM EST

Subject:      Re: KJ Bible

 

Thanks to Hardy both for the notice and for the kind words. The exhibition at the Folger closes Jan. 16, alas. (We're now into 2012, which is, unmomentously, the 401st anniversary of the KJV.) The Manifold Greatness website will remain a permanent resource, however, accessible through the Folger site (or directly). And I encourage anyone within reach of the traveling panel shows to visit the host sites. The institutions involved are planning all sorts of supplementary displays and events, focusing on everything from Family Bibles to the KJV and Mormonism. The next three sites are the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis (http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/university-libraries-exhibits/400th-anniversary-of-the-king-james-bible.html), William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi(http://www.wmcarey.edu/news/1/653/WCUtoHostExhibitCele.shtm), and the University of Texas Brownsville. The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas Austin will be mounting yet another version of the exhibition, combining loans from the Folger and elsewhere with gems from its own rich collections (http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/upcoming/). The road leads ever on . . . .

 

There's also a blog attached to the website. Hardy provided some links, but here's another, on the perennially irritating myth of Shakespeare and the KJV:

 

http://manifoldgreatness.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/shakespeare-did-not-write-the-king-james-bible-no-way-no-how/

 

All the best,

Hannibal

 

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