The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.055 Friday, 6 February 2015
From: Agnieszka Rasmus <
Date: February 6, 2015 at 3:08:47 AM EST
Subject: CFP: Shakespeare Recreated: New Contexts, New Interpretations
SHAKESPEARE RECREATED: NEW CONTEXTS, NEW INTERPRETATIONS
UNIVERSITY OF ŁÓDŹ, 22-23 APRIL 2015
CALL FOR PAPERS
Shakespeare International Studies Centre together with Geoffrey Chaucer Student Society and CULTUR(N)ED Student Society are proud to announce the 2015 student conference on Shakespeare. Although the Bard appears to be the most researched author in the world, his works and his own person still inspire, puzzle and encourage heated debates. Our conference marks a special three-year period in the history of the appreciation of Shakespeare, with the 450th anniversary of his birth in 2014 and the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016.
We would like to invite proposals for 20 minute presentations (followed up by approximately 10 minutes of discussion) in all areas of studies connected with the works of William Shakespeare. Suggested topics include but are not restricted to:
• Shakespeare and popculture: comics, computer games, youtube, parodies, etc.;
• Filming Shakespeare: Shakespeare on film and television, adaptations and appropriations, representations of the playwright on screen;
• Performing Shakespeare: staging Shakespeare then and now;
• Polish explorations of Shakespeare: Shakespeare’s presence in Polish literature, film, theatre and art;
• Representations of (and inspirations by) Shakespeare’s works in world literature, film, theatre and art;
• Reviving Shakespeare: methods of popularizing Shakespeare in Britain and other countries;
• Movements and disruptions within the Shakespearean canon: why some of his works are more popular in certain moments in history or even gain a lasting popularity, while others are neglected?
• Elizabethan culture—society, economy, fashion—and the works of Shakespeare;
• Apocryphal Shakespeare: plays attributed to Shakespeare, collaborative works and lost plays;
• Intertextual Shakespeare: Shakespearean references in modern works;
• Shakespeare in the light of modern theories: Ecocriticism, Poststructuralism,
• Postcolonialism, New Historicism, Gender & Queer Theory, etc.
The conference will be held at the Faculty of International and Political Studies, University of Łódź, on 22-23 April 2015.
The following distinguished guests have confirmed their participation:
-prof. Virginia Mason Vaughan (University in Worcester, Massachusetts);
-prof. Alden T. Vaughan (University in Worcester, Massachusetts);
-dr Dmytro Drozdovsky (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine).
We invite all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students to participate. The conference will be held both in English and Polish. Abstracts of ca. 250 words should be submitted to:
no later than 29 March 2015. Selected papers will be published. The registration fee is 30 PLN (10 EURO for overseas participants), which covers coffee breaks, conference materials and publication.
-prof. dr hab. Krystyna Kujawińska Courtney – Head of Shakespeare International Studies Centre
-dr Piotr Spyra – Academic Supervisor of Geoffrey Chaucer Student Society
-dr Monika Sosnowska – Academic Supervisor of CULTUR(N)ED Student Society
For more information, please contact the secretaries of the conference
To find out more about us, please visit the official conference website:
and the website of Shakespeare International Studies Centre: