ASTR Shakespearean Performance Research Group

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.169  Friday, 27 April 2012

 

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

Date:        April 25, 2012 6:51:44 PM EDT

Subject:    ASTR Shakespearean Performance Research Group

 

Call For Papers, Deadline: Thursday, May 31, 2012

 

The Shakespearean Performance Research Group
of the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR)

 

American Society for Theatre Research / Theatre Library Association 2012 Conference
Nashville, Tennessee
November 1 – 4, 2012
The Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel

 

The Shakespearean Performance Research Group of the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) provides an ongoing home for the study of Shakespearean performance within ASTR.

 

For the 2012 conference, “Theatrical Histories,” we seek papers that address issues relating to the history, theory, and practice of Shakespeare performance. While Research Group papers need not be tied to the conference theme, our inquiries do engage with several areas germane to the themes of the Nashville conference and we particularly invite papers that broadly interrogate the "histories" of Shakespearean performance. For example, this questioning might involve the interplay between early and late modern performance in some dimension, the symbolic histories in which Shakespearean drama and performance continue to function, the ways in which relationships between the “literary” and the “performative” have been construed throughout history, the theories and histories of Shakespearean performance across performance media, how Shakespeare performance constructs and is constructed by specific communities.  Papers accepted to previous sessions have tended to address questions of practical theatre, specific issues in history and historiography, and theoretical concerns, but we are looking for a wide range of engagements with Shakespeare and performance.

 

Selected papers will be assigned to subgroups by the group’s conveners, Catherine Burriss, Franklin J. Hildy, Robert Ormsby, Don Weingust and W. B. Worthen, and the conveners will organize on-line communication of subgroup members before the conference. At the conference session, papers will be discussed first within subgroups, after which the subgroups will come together to exchange ideas.

 

Please submit a 200-word abstract and 50-word academic biographical statement, including current affiliations, if any, by Thursday, May 31st, 2012, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (proposals also can be mailed to Don Weingust, Center for Shakespeare Studies, Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Boulevard, Ashland, OR 97520).

 

More information about ASTR and the Nashville conference is available at http://www.astr.org.

CFP: RSA 2013 Renaissance Studies and New Technologies

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.168  Friday, 27 April 2012

 

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

Date:         April 25, 2012 5:29:06 PM EDT

Subject:    CFP: RSA 2013 Renaissance Studies and New Technologies

 

With apologies for cross-posting:

 

CFP: RSA 2013 Renaissance Studies and New Technologies: 

 

Since 2001, the Renaissance Society of America annual meetings have featured panels on new technologies for scholarly research, publishing, and teaching. At the 2013 meeting (San Diego, 4-6 April 2013), several panels will cover these new and emerging projects and methodologies. We seek proposals in and beyond the following areas:

 

* new technology and research (individual or group projects)

 

* new technology and teaching (individual or group projects)

 

* new technology and publication (e.g. from the vantage point of authors, traditional and non-traditional publishers)

 

We welcome proposals for papers, panels, demonstrations, and/or workshop presentations that focus on these issues and others. Your proposal should include a title, a 150-word abstract, and a one-paragraph CV.

 

Please send proposals before Wednesday 6 June 2012 to Michael Ullyot < ullyot {at} ucalgary.ca >

 

** Through the support of Iter, we are pleased to be able to offer travel subventions on a competitive basis to graduate students who present on these panels. Those wishing to be considered for a subvention should indicate this in their abstract submission. **

 

NB: All participants must be members of the RSA by August 2013 or they cannot be included in the program.

 

William R. Bowen, University of Toronto Scarborough

Diane Jakacki, Georgia Institute of Technology

Ray Siemens, University of Victoria

Michael Ullyot, University of Calgary

 

The British Graduate Shakespeare Conference

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.167  Friday, 27 April 2012

 

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

Date:         April 24, 2012 1:40:59 PM EDT

Subject:    The British Graduate Shakespeare Conference

 

The Shakespeare Institute

The University of Birmingham

June 14-16, 2012

Call for papers

Deadline Friday 4 May 2012

 

We invite graduate students with interests in both Shakespearean and Renaissance studies to join us in June for the Fourteenth Annual British Graduate Shakespeare Conference.

 

The interdisciplinary conference provides a friendly but stimulating academic forum in which graduate students from all over­ the world can present their research and meet together in an active centre of Shakespearean research and theatre: Shakespeare’s home town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Undergraduate students in their final two years of study are also invited to attend the conference as auditors.

 

The conference will feature talks by Peter Holland (Notre Dame), Tiffany Stern (Oxford), Paul Menzer (Mary Baldwin), Martin Butler (Leeds), Deborah Shaw (RSC), René Weis (UCL), and Katherine Duncan-Jones (Oxford). Delegates have the opportunity to attend the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Richard III, part of the World Shakespeare Festival, at a group-booking price. Lunch will be provided each day, and delegates are invited to a dance and drinks reception one night.

 

We invite abstracts of approximately 200 words for papers twenty minutes in length (3,000 words or less). Delegates wishing to give papers must register by Friday 4 May 2012. We strongly encourage early registration to ensure a place on the conference programme.

 

Our website contains more information about the event and venue,

including prices and downloadable registration forms:

www.britgrad.wordpress.com

 

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Email us with questions at:

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We welcome abstracts from graduate students with an interest in Shakespeare and Renaissance Studies.

 

For more information about the conference, please see our website: http://britgrad.wordpress.com/

 

If you wish to have this email address removed from the BritGrad mailing list, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the words “mailing list” in the subject line.

 

All the best,

The Fourteenth Annual British Graduate Shakespeare Conference

14-16 June 2012

The Shakespeare Institute

Mason Croft, Church Street

Stratford-upon-Avon WARKS

CV37 6HP

 

Out of the Shadow of Shakespeare

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.166  Thursday, 26 April 2012

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

Date:         April 24, 2012 7:21:51 AM EDT

Subject:    Out of the Shadow of Shakespeare

 

Dear SHAKSPERians

 

At Loughborough University (in the UK East Midlands, 10 miles north of Leicester, 50 miles north-east of Stratford-upon-Avon) there will be a half-day meeting called ‘Out of the Shadow of Shakespeare’ on Saturday 28 April from 1 to 5pm.  It’s about the staging of plays by Shakespeare’s contemporaries.

 

The event will include a talk on staging non-Shakespearean drama, a workshop on staging scenes from Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy, Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Fletcher’s The Nightwalkers, and a roundtable Q&A with theatre practitioners, directors and performers. Attached is a flyer for the event. The event is free and all are welcome, but you have to book your place by emailing the organizer Kate Woods <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>.

 

Gabriel Egan

 

pdf Out of the Shadows

 

University of St Andrews CFP

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.165  Thursday, 26 April 2012

 

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

Date:         April 19, 2012 8:11:21 PM EDT

Subject:     University of St Andrews CFP

 

Bonds, Lies, and Circumstances: Discourses of Truth-Telling in the Renaissance

 

An International and Interdisciplinary Conference

 

21st - 23rd March, 2013

School of English, University of St Andrews

 

 

If a lie had no more faces but one, as truth had, we should be in farre better termes than we are: For whatsoever a lier should say, we would take it in a contrarie sense. But the opposite of truth has many shapes, and an undefinite field.

 

Michel de Montaigne, ‘Of Lyers’ (Florio translation -1603)

 

 

Can we say that truth has ‘no more faces than one’? Montaigne implies that human relationships with truth are straightforward, whereas our attitudes towards falsehood are complicated by its multiplicity. But how stable is the notion of ‘truth’? Does truth - like falsehood - appear in many forms, and if so, can we ever take it at face value? 

 

Legal, emotional, and spiritual concerns—all vital to truth-telling discourses—are intimately bound in the Renaissance. This conference offers a forum for the exploration of their intersections. The study of legal culture has become increasingly central to the analysis of early modern literary texts, and legal paradigms are inescapable when scholars turn their attention, as many have recently done, to the equivocal power of language to bind people together.  We find the legal value of such bonds—in the form of oaths, promises and contracts—going hand in hand with interpersonal relationships and their emotional and spiritual dimensions.  

 

Our objective is to foster debate about the marriage between two clearly connected fields: Law and Literature; and the study of early modern emotion. How do these fields work together?  We form bonds; we tell lies; we search for and construct truths: but under what circumstances?

 

 

Possible paper topics include, but are not limited to

 

- The connections between law, emotion, and obligation, and how the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries engage with these dynamics. 

 

- The formation and evaluation of bonds in the early modern world.

 

- How public/private spaces affect attitudes towards truth-telling.

 

- The relationship between faith, truth, and honesty in the Renaissance.

 

- How belief and trust are generated.

 

- The binding power of language and rhetoric.

 

- Transmissions of knowledge, belief, and emotion.

 

 

Confirmed keynote speakers are: 

 

John Kerrigan (Cambridge), on Bonds

 

Andrew Hadfield (Sussex), on Lies

 

Lorna Hutson (St Andrews), on Circumstances

 

Proposals for 20-minute papers should include an abstract (of no more than 200 words), 3 keywords, and 3 citations, and should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We are happy to consider proposals for panels; in the event that we are unable to accommodate the panel, papers will be considered on an individual basis. 

 

All abstracts must be received by July 31st 2012.

 

We welcome proposals from researchers at all stages of their careers, working in departments of Art History, Comparative Literature, English, History, Languages, Law, Theology, and other relevant subject areas. General questions can be directed to the conference organizers - Rachel Holmes and Toria Johnson - at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

In conjunction with the Centre for Mediaeval and Early Modern Law and Literature (CMEMLL), with generous support from the Society for Renaissance Studies. 

 

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