Saloonio

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0535  Wednesday, 26 December 2012

 

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

Date:         December 24, 2012 10:15:24 PM EST

Subject:     Saloonio

 

I have rad an enjoyed Saloonio three times now, and it suddenly struck me that it is full of good nature.  The character of Colonel Hogshead, belly, self-assurance and all, is a perfect target for all sorts of barbs and displays of wit directed against a yahoo, but the author refrains. The point is nevertheless well made, and it would be great if all of us were to look to this example.  

 

Merry Christmas to all.

 

Michael B. Luskin

 

Children and Shakespeare

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0533  Monday, 24 December 2012

 

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

Date:         December 22, 2012 8:14:29 AM EST

Subject:     Children and Shakespeare

 

I recently heard a talk by the distinguished playwright, Ken Ludwig. He was speaking about his forthcoming book, Teaching Shakespeare to Children. Later, I heard that children often react with delight and interest to Shakespeare’s language. Then, yesterday, a friend told a related story about her children. While she was reading Shakespeare to her 10 year old, her 5-year-old child commented on how beautiful the words were. 

 

My wife speculates that young children are always hearing and processing language they don’t fully understand, so Shakespeare is not so different from everything else they hear—only much more “beautiful.” And what precociously profound literary critics they are!

 

So we clearly need to keep teaching Shakespeare in schools. But maybe we need to begin much earlier. 

 

Best holiday wishes,

Richard Waugaman

 

To Be or Not To Be Online

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0532  Monday, 24 December 2012

 

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

Date:         December 20, 2012 5:34:14 PM EST

Subject:     To Be or Not To Be Online

 

Ryan North, an enterprising author and marketer, hawked his choose-your-own-adventure based on Hamlet online and raised over $500k in a just a few days. 

 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/breadpig/to-be-or-not-to-be-that-is-the-adventure/posts/373016?ref=email&show_token=ad18cc2112616738

 

Transformative Literacies Conference At UMD - Deadline Extension

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0531  Monday, 24 December 2012

 

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

Date:         Saturday, December 22, 2012 9:53 AM

Subject:     Transformative Literacies Conference At UMD - Deadline Extension

 

The call for papers deadline for the Transformative Literacies conference at the University of Maryland has been extended.  The new deadline is Jan 25 - please see below for more details.

 

Transformative Literacies:  A Medieval and Early Modern Studies Interdisciplinary Conference 

 

University of Maryland, College Park – April 19th-20th, 2013 

 

**DEADLINE EXTENDED: ABSTRACTS NOW DUE JANUARY 25TH, 2013** 

 

The Graduate Field Committee in Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Maryland invites submissions that explore the topic of “Transformative Literacies” for a graduate student-faculty conference that will be held April 19th-20th, 2013, at the University of Maryland, College Park. This two-day interdisciplinary conference aims to foster insightful and vigorous conversation on this topic through an innovative format that includes paper panels, roundtables, and plenary sessions. The keynote speakers will include Dr. Jonathan Hsy, Assistant Professor of English at George Washington University, and Dr. Amy Landau, Associate Curator of Islamic Art and Manuscripts at the Walters Art Museum. 

 

The Committee seeks submissions that explore the ways in which written and visual materials transformed the medieval and early modern world. Suggestions for related topics include but are not limited to: the creation, collection, and use of illuminated manuscripts; the history of the book; the history of the printing press and various printing techniques; technological advances related to literacy; the role of the print, both as a textual illustration and as a work of art; collecting practices for books and printed materials; the role and legacy of works of medieval and early modern literature; the influence of classical literary sources; access to literary and visual sources; the impact of theatrical performances; the role of literary institutions, including universities, libraries, and monasteries; the significance of written and visual materials in matters of religion and politics; textual and visual sources as propaganda; literacies in the non-Western world; myths about literacy; and the relationship between gender and literacies. 

 

We invite participants from all disciplines who specialize in the medieval and early modern periods, and we especially encourage submissions from scholars in non-Western fields and those who engage the concept of literacy in new and creative ways. 

 

Please send abstracts via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Friday, January 25th, 2013. For 15-20-minute papers, please send a 300-word titled abstract; for a complete 3-4-person panel, please send an overall title and individual 300-word titled abstracts for each paper. Please indicate “Transformative Literacies 2013” in your subject line and include an e-mail address and a telephone number at which you may be reached. Be sure to note in your email any expected audio-visual needs (including special software needs).

 

Shakespeare 450: Call for Program Proposals (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0530  Monday, 24 December 2012

 

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

Date:         December 21, 2012 10:07:05 AM EST

Subject:     Shakespeare 450: Call for Program Proposals (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

 

The deadline to send program proposals for SHAKESPEARE 450, the week-long conference in Paris in April 2014 to celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, has been extended to January 6, 2013.

 

The international organizing committee welcomes seminar, workshop or panel proposals on all aspects of Shakespeare’s works, their reflections in painting, sculpture, opera, on radio and screen, as well as issues of performance, critical theory, poetics, commemorations, textual and scenic rewritings, translation, biography.

 

Please send your proposals to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The CFP is available online: http://www.shakespeareanniversary.org/?Shakespeare-450-Call-for-Program

 

Best wishes,

Yan Brailowsky

Société française Shakespeare

 

The Société française Shakespeare is organizing in Paris a week-long conference from 21-27 April 2014 to coincide with the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth. The program will include plenary lectures, roundtables, workshops, seminars, panels, along with performances at various venues, theatres, concert halls, museums, libraries, artists’ studios and bookshops

 

The conference is backed by a large number of French and international institutions and organizations.

 

The international organizing committee welcomes seminar, workshop or panel proposals on all aspects of Shakespeare’s works, their reflections in painting, sculpture, opera, on radio and screen, as well as issues of performance, critical theory, poetics, commemorations, textual and scenic rewritings, translation, biography.

 

For 2014, panel proposals will welcome up to four papers per session.  Panels may extend for more than one session. Workshop and seminar/roundtable proposals may include more participants; it is up to the organizers to determine their precise form (open discussion, position papers followed by a roundtable discussion, etc.).

 

Panel, seminar and workshop proposals should include:

- name and university affiliation of proposed leader(s);

- title of panel, seminar or workshop;

- a 500–750 word description stating topic, relevance and approach;

- a 5-line bio of each seminar leader including their email address(es).

 

Please send your proposals by 10 December 2012 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

For more information, see: http://www.shakespeareanniversary.org/?Shakespeare-450-Call-for-Program

 

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