Announcements

Teaching Position

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 30.013  Thursday, 10 January 2019

 

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

Date:         January 9, 2019 at 8:53:29 PM EST

Subject:    Teaching Position

 

I write to announce the following open postdoctoral position teaching Shakespeare, first year inquiry, and literature and theology during the 2019-2020 academic year to the SHAKSPER  site. The position is posted here:

 

https://www.augustana.edu/about-us/offices/hr/employment/faculty/fellow-111-19

 

 

Fellow in English and Religion

 

Augustana College invites applications for a visiting interdisciplinary Fellow in English and Religion for the 2019-2020 academic year.

 

Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus. Rock Island, Illinois, is one of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents, located about three hours west of Chicago and 45 minutes east of Iowa City, home of the University of Iowa.

 

We seek a candidate with expertise in Early Modern English Literature and Shakespeare, with an additional interest in and ability to teach first-year academic writing and a “Reasoned Examination of Faith” course. We especially welcome candidates whose research on Early Modern English Literature includes religious studies (whether historical, theological, or other), and who welcome the challenge of teaching academic reading, writing, and inquiry to first year students.

 

Anticipated teaching expectations: six courses per year, including two sections of First Year Inquiry (FYI 101), two sections of a Shakespeare course serving primarily English majors and minors, and two sections of RELG 208: Literature and Theology or another “Reasoned Examination of Faith” (REF) course.

 

Being a diverse and inclusive community is central to the college’s mission and reflected in the strategic plan. We seek applicants with a demonstrated commitment to fostering an inclusive learning environment for a diverse student body. Minorities and members of underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

 

Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or creed and strongly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.

 

Details about Augustana College, our expectations of the faculty, the selection process, and the Quad Cities all are available at Teaching at Augustana.

 

A complete application includes: curriculum vita, copy of graduate transcript, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, and writing sample.  To apply, please email application materials to Sherry Docherty at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using the subject line: Search #111-19 English/Religion, and directed to Jessica Schultz, Associate Dean of the College.

 

Alternatively, application materials can be mailed to: Search 111-19, C/O Jessica Schultz, Associate Dean of the College, Augustana College, 639 38th Street, Rock Island, Ill., 61201.

 

Questions may be directed to the co-chairs of the search committee: Meg Gillette at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (English) or Jason Mahn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Religion). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled..

 

Warmly,

Jason A. Mahn

Associate Professor of Religion

 

 

 

 

CFP: Shakespeare and Morality Symposium

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 30.009  Tuesday, 8 January 2019

 

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

Date:         January 7, 2019 at 11:00:59 AM EST

Subject:    Call for Papers: Shakespeare and Morality Symposium

 

Call for Papers

Event: Shakespeare and Morality Symposium

Date: 21st June 2019

Place: Guildford School of Acting, Stag Hill Campus, University of Surrey, Guildford

Hosted by: Guildford School of Acting & University of Surrey, School of English and Languages

 

We invite papers on the topic of Shakespeare and Morality in criticism, performance, and theory. Themes may include but are not limited to: authority, loyalty, fairness, sanctity, care, and liberty. We encourage papers from scholars in both literary and performance studies, as well as teachers from English or Drama departments who are currently teaching Shakespeare at A-level.

 

The aim of this one-day symposium is to bring together leading scholars, teachers, and students who are working on Shakespeare and Morality, or Renaissance Ethics, to share their research.

 

If interested, please send a 300-word abstract to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 31st March 2019.

 

 

Many thanks,

Neema

Senior Lecturer in English

University of Surrey

 

 

 

Shakespeare & Queer Theory / Shakespeare & Postcolonial Theory

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 30.002  Monday, 2 January 2019

 

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

Date:         December 31, 2018 at 3:37:57 PM EST

Subject:     Shakespeare & Queer Theory / Shakespeare & Postcolonial Theory

 

Dear SHAKSPER Friends, 

 

“Congratulations!” to Melissa Sanchez and Jyotsna Singh on the upcoming publication (24 Jan. 2019) of the next 2 titles in the Arden Shakespeare and Theory Series --  

 

Sanchez, Melissa E. Shakespeare and Queer Theory. Arden Shakespeare and Theory Series. London: Bloomsbury, 2019. ISBN 9781474256674/

https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/shakespeare-and-queer-theory-9781474256674/

 

Singh, Jyotsna G. Shakespeare and Postcolonial Theory. Arden Shakespeare and Theory Series. London: Bloomsbury, 2019. ISBN 9781408185742 -- 

 

https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/shakespeare-and-postcolonial-theory-9781408185742/

 


These titles are currently available for pre-order. If you would consider ordering them for your campus library, your courses, or yourself, I would be grateful. 

 

FYI, podcast interviews with Series authors (#21 - #32) are accessible via either 

 

http://blogs.surrey.ac.uk/shakespeare/page/3/

 

or

 

http://blogs.surrey.ac.uk/shakespeare/page/2/ 

or 

 

https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/series/shakespeare-and-theory/ 

 

All the best,

Evelyn Gajowski, Series Editor

Arden Shakespeare and Theory Series

 

 

 

Happy New Year and Announcement

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 30.001  Monday, 2 January 2019

 

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

Date:         Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Subject:    Happy New Year and Announcement

 

Dear SHAKSPER Subscribers:

 

Happy New Year to all and welcome to Volume 30 of SHAKSPER.

 

This will be my final year as your daily Editor. At this time in 2020, I will hand over the Editor mantle to Stephanie Chamberlain, Professor of English at Southeast Missouri State University. I will be Editor Emeritus and will take over whenever Stephanie needs me. 

 

Ken Steele, then a graduate student at the University of Toronto, founded SHAKSPER on July 26, 1990: http://shaksper.net/archive/1990/25-july/22-10001-shaksper-initial-message. Because volume numbers are associated with calendar years, SHAKSPER today enters its 30th year of serving the academic Shakespeare community. Many of you know the SHAKSPER story; a few have even been around from its inception. SHAKSPER began in a computing world far different from the one we know and use today. Being the 30th anniversary, I thought I would celebrate with a LONG posting—a really LONG posting—looking back at some key events of those years.

 

The Internet, without being too technical, can be said to have begun in 1961 when Leonard Kleinrock developed “the theory of packet switching, which was to form,” according to Walt Howe, “the basis of Internet connections.” In 1966, The Department of Defense’s Advanced Research Project Agency (ARPA) worked on Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) so researchers in the United States could share supercomputers. ARPANET was brought online in 1969, at first connecting four United States universities. In 1971, Ray Tomlinson invented an “email program to send messages across a distributed network”; this program became operable on ARPANET the following year. In 1973, ARPANET was connected to University College in London and the Royal Radar Establishment in Norway, creating an international network.

 

Throughout the 1970s, technical advances continued. In 1981, that “BITNET (Because It’s Time Network) connected IBM mainframes around the educational community (Howe),” which provided “electronic mail and listserv servers to distribute information, as well as file transfers” (Zakon). BITNET next became “gatewayed” (i.e., connected) to ARPANET, or the Internet as it was beginning to be called. What had been, according to Howe, long the domain of “computer experts, engineers, scientists, and librarians” was rapidly spreading across the rest of the academy. Pioneering academics started exchanging messages electronically, joining USENET newsgroups and electronic bulletin boards, and becoming members of e‐mail distribution lists as mini-computers and personal computers expanded in number and popularity. Non‐technical people progressively began using these and other developing tools: Archie, which made library catalogs accessible; WAIS (Wide Area Information Server), which indexed files into text searchable databases; gopher, which created easy to use menu systems to access files; spider, which indexed gopher menus; and a variety of others with colorful names like Veronica and Jughead.

 

In 1991, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN) developed “a new protocol for information distribution . . . which became the World Wide Web in 1991. [ . . . It] was based on hypertext—a system of embedding links in text to link to other text” (Howe). Initially, hypertext text, as well as all Internet materials, was reachable from a prompt (C:\>_) after which commands were typed. The next most crucial step in the popularization of the Internet was the 1993 introduction of Mosaic, a graphical interface for the World Wide Web. The Mosaic-style interface changed computing completely; now anyone could “surf” the Internet with ease and without needing to know often-obscure commands or without necessarily having to type anything. The “point‐and‐click world” was born; and, as a result, the Internet and the world were changed forever. 

 

Many early computer enthusiasts began with personal computers and connections to university servers from offices on-campus. I bought my first personal computer in 1983, frustrated with having Wite-Out all over my fingers and typewriter. I used my first computer principally for word processing. Initially being thrilled by the spellchecker, I soon began experimenting with and then adopting other applications as equipment in my ever‐expanding electronic toolbox: a thesaurus, an outlining program, proofreading and editing software, a bibliography generator, basic text scanning and optical character recognition (OCR) software, a laptop computer (Radio Shack’s Model 100), and later a notebook computer (NEC UltraLite), all of which, in retrospect, seem crude when compared to their sophisticated, contemporary iterations. During these early years for me, two items standout: getting access to the Internet (through a VAX terminal at my university office and through an Internet service provider, ISP, at my home) and using WordCruncher, a program I continue to use today that enables me to search the Riverside Shakespeare quickly and effortlessly. Getting access to the Internet and using WordCruncher afforded me a foretaste of some electronic resources that would follow—“O, brave new world” that has such wonderful technology in it.

 

What was to become the most radical change in my computing life happened as a result of my listening to Willard McCarty present a paper, “Humanist: Lessons from a Global Electronic Seminar,” at the 1989 MLA Convention in Washington, D.C. McCarty founded HUMANIST in 1987, the prototype of the academic “electronic seminar,” as he called it. He used Listserv©, e-mail distribution software, to deliver and archive messages so as to “foster discussion of basic problems and exchange of information among humanists world-wide, thus aiding research and strengthening the community.” I immediately joined, dutifully submitting the required biography. Soon afterwards, I participated in the seminar on using computers in Shakespeare studies at the 1990 Shakespeare Association of America Annual Conference in Philadelphia. Other seminar members as were Michael Best (founder and Coordinating Editor of Internet Shakespeare Editions), James L. Harner (World Shakespeare Bibliography Online), and Ken Steele. During the Conference, Ken shared with me his thoughts about starting an electronic conference dedicated to Shakespeare following the model of HUMANIST. 

 

SHAKSPER began at the University of Toronto on an IBM mainframe connected to BITNET and using Listserv© software. About a dozen Shakespeareans including myself formed the core of founding members, with the membership quickly growing to twenty and continuing to rise. During the first year and a half, if my memory serves, all but one of SHAKSPER’s members, Vint Cerf (an Internet pioneer), were affiliated with colleges and universities. It would take another ten years before large numbers of non-academics joined SHAKSPER. Two years after its founding, almost all of SHAKSPER’s 293 members continued to be from academia. Commercial Internet Service Providers were just getting started in the early 1990s. The January 1, 1992, membership list of 223, for example, contains only eight addresses that ended in “.COM,” and none of these are from the Internet service providers with which we are now familiar. The remaining addresses, except for one with an “ORG” extension were Bitnet or Internet addresses from academic institutions. On February 21, 1992, I became SHAKSPER’s co-editor, at first being responsible for the fileserver. On March 25, I took over the editing of the daily submissions into the digests. On June 3, Ken decided to take a leave of absence from his graduate studies, and I became SHAKSPER’s owner, editor, and moderator. 

 

Over the years, SHAKSPER’s membership continued to grow: 400 in October 1993, 500 in February 1994, 700 in September 1994, 1,000 in March 1995, about 1,250 in January 1997, peaking at around 1,500 after 2000, with approximately 1,000 members currently. The Internet had opened up rapidly and transparently with the introduction of graphical interfaces and the subsequent proliferation of commercial Internet Service Providers and free Internet e-mail services. This opening was reflected in the growth of SHAKPER’s membership.

 

Thousands of topics have been discussed throughout SHAKSPER’s thirty years. Members surely will differ about the ones they consider most memorable, but I will never forget Terence Hawkes’s response to the announcement of the As You Like It Hike performed by Equity actors at various locations throughout a forest: “We may have to abandon our annual ‘King Lear’ Cakewalk. Persuading the audience to jump off the cliff was always difficult. However, guests will continue to be welcome at the Titus Andronicus Lunch (no substitutions).” I will also not soon forget the disagreements about the appropriateness of postings about Shakespeare-related pornography, the extended discussion of A Funeral Elegy, the first mentions of “Presentism,” or the question of whether Hamlet and Ophelia had sexual relations and the responses: Louis Scheeder’s “Only in the Chicago company” and Terry Hawkes’s “The theory shared by a number of MY colleagues is that Hamlet and Ophelia had textual relations.”

 

In her “President’s Letter: 1993-94” in the Shakespeare Association of America Bulletin, Phyllis Rackin, mentioned a heated discussion on SHAKSPER that followed the announcement that Sam Wanamaker had been awarded a CBE for his work on the Bankside Globe: “Outraged responses from the UK provoked a series of exchanges that exposed profound differences between the political and cultural locations occupied by ‘Shakespeare’ on the two sides of the Atlantic.” This exchange was one of my most memorable threads on SHAKSPER, exploring the political dimensions of building of the “New” Globe theatre.  

 

In the early years, another thread led me to ban discussion of the purported Authorship Question. The first authorship-related posting on SHAKSPER appeared on February 27, 1991: an announcement by Mike Ellwood of a BBC radio program that claimed that the scroll the Shakespeare figure on the statue in Westminster Abbey is holding contains a cipher that Francis Bacon was the playwright. September 20, 1991, witnessed an announcement of the competing articles in the Atlantic Monthly: one by Tom Bethell, advocating that the Earl of Oxford wrote Shakespeare’s plays, and another by Irvin Matus, defending the traditional attribution to William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon. More than a year later, Peter Scott announced the Frontline program that examined the possibility that Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford, composed the plays attributed to William Shakespeare. A year after this, Anthony Hatch asked whether anyone had attended that mock trial in Boston in which Shakespeare’s identity was debated. However, a sustained discussion of “Authorship” did not begin until after April 4, 1994, when John Cox posted an anti-Oxfordian limerick cycle that had been sent to him by David Bevington. Oxfordian Pat Buckridge charged that Bevington had “an interest in ridiculing the actually very powerful Oxford claim.” David Kathman and Steve Urkowitz rose to Bevington’s defense and the “Authorship” debate of 1994 was underway. The exchanges persisted unabated through October, November, and December. Dave Kathman and others continued with facts and grace to answer every assertion made by the avowed Oxfordians and those who simply identified themselves as anti-Stratfordians. I become fatigued by the demands that these posting were making on my time and patience. On December 27, 1994, I forbade further discussion of the topic on SHAKSPER.

 

Happy New Year to all,

Hardy

 

 

 

Doubling Your Shakespeare

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 29.0468  Monday, 31 December 2018

 

From:        Brett Gamboa <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:         Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 12:13 PM
Subject:    Doubling Your Shakespeare

 

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

 

Please forgive this one-time advertisement. I’m writing as the lights go out on 2018 is out and while my book on Shakespeare and theatrical doubling, Shakespeare’s Double Plays, is still warm off the Cambridge press.

 

I hope that scholars and theatre makers interested in early modern performance may find the book useful, particularly those interested in casting, doubling roles, dramaturgy, phenomenology and audience reception, boy actors and female representation, metatheater and more. It offers a new theory of Shakespeare’s working practices and early performance, and it includes tables and charts with casting requirements and possibilities for each play, so it may be helpful for student actors and directors to have in hand for their own productions or as a basis for course exercises in dramaturgical analysis.

 

With libraries ordering fewer books, I hope you will encourage yours to order a copy. Of course, it would be great, too, if you recommended it to colleagues and students to whom it may be of interest, as well as favorite theater companies and directors, less favored theater companies and directors, etc. The link above and attached flyer have more information and a discount code for Cambridge UP. Thanks for your consideration and warm wishes for the New Year.

 

Yours,

Brett Gamboa

 

 

 

Shakespeare Theatre Conference

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 29.0450  Tuesday, 18 December 2018

 

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

Date:         December 18, 2018 at 7:58:18 AM EST

Subject:    Shakespeare Theatre Conference

 

  2nd Call for Papers
2019 Shakespearean Theatre Conference:
“Festival and Festivity”

 

We invite proposals for 20-minute papers, full sessions, and workshops for the third Shakespearean Theatre Conference, to be held June 20-22, 2019, in Stratford, Ontario. While all approaches to Tudor-Stuart drama are welcome, we especially encourage proposals that respond to our broad theme of “Festival and Festivity.” How do we understand and perform festive, antic, celebratory, or bacchanal elements in the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries? How did these plays draw on and contribute to early modern festive cultures, and how have historical changes to such cultures shifted the meaning of theatrical revelry? To what extent is the festive limited or invigorated by genre and convention? In what ways do cultural and theatrical festivals, including dedicated Shakespeare festivals and Shakespearean playhouses, influence and shape contemporary Shakespearean performance? What do the histories of these festivals have to tell us about changing responses to early modern drama, and what new directions seem promising?  

 

Plenary speakers:

Farah Karim-Cooper (Shakespeare’s Globe)

M. J. Kidnie (Western University)

Paul Prescott (University of Warwick)

 

The conference is a joint venture of the University of Waterloo and the Stratford Festival, and will bring together scholars and practitioners to talk about how performance influences scholarship and vice versa. Paper sessions will be held at the University of Waterloo’s Stratford campus, with plays and special events hosted by the Stratford Festival. The conference schedule will include free time to attend evening performances of Othello, Henry VIII, and Merry Wives of Windsor. By arriving a day early or leaving a day late, conference goers will also be able to see the world premiere of Mother’s Daughter, Kate Hennig’s historical drama about the ascension and reign of Mary Tudor. Additional conference information will be posted as it becomes available at https://uwaterloo.ca/english/shakespeare. Full details of the Festival’s schedule are available at https://www.stratfordfestival.ca/.   


By February 1, 2019, please send proposals to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Lois Adamson                    Kenneth Graham             Alysia Kolentsis

Director of Education     Dept. of English                 Dept. of English

Stratford Festival             Univ. of Waterloo            St. Jerome's Univ.

 

 

 

CFP: Authorship Studies in Early Modern Drama and Literature

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 29.0443  Friday, 14 December 2018

 

From:        Darren Freebury-Jones <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         December 14, 2018 at 10:01:48 AM EST

Subject:    Call for Papers: ‘Authorship Studies in Early Modern Drama and Literature’ 

 

Dear SHAKSPERians,

 

Please see the CFP below. All interested SHAKSPERians are encouraged to submit abstracts.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS: ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews (2020)

 

I am pleased to announce that I will be guest editor for a special issue of American Notes and Queries (scheduled to be published in 2020) titled: ‘Authorship Studies in Early Modern Drama and Literature’. 

 

The issue will address authorship during the early modern period, including, but not limited to, the works of Shakespeare and his Elizabethan and Jacobean contemporary writers; canonicity; attribution studies; evaluating and/or introducing methodologies for discriminating writers; the current state of authorship studies; digital innovations and textual analyses of plays, poems, and other genres; corpus linguistics; co-authorship; as well as reviews of books concerning authorship, attribution, canonicity, and textual studies written within the last five years. 

 

 

Main deadlines:

 

1 April 2019:

Please send an abstract of up to 250 words and a working title to the guest editor (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 

 

31 May 2019:

Notification of acceptance.

 

1 August 2019:

Submission of articles and reviews for the special issue to the journal: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/anq

 

Please note that articles must comply with the editorial norms and must not exceed 7,000 words. Book reviews must not exceed 1000 words. All articles are published in English. Please be so kind as to have your paper revised by a native speaker. 

 

Darren Freebury-Jones

Lecturer in Shakespeare Studies (International – USA)

 

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Henley Street

Stratford-upon-Avon

 

 

 

The Shakespeare Box

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 29.0442  Friday, 14 December 2018

 

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

Date:         December 13, 2018 at 11:38:11 AM EST

Subject:    'The Shakespeare Box'

 

The current issue of The Ben Jonson Journal has, as its featured article, my piece on “Mr Shuckspr’se Box” (https://www.euppublishing.com/doi/pdfplus/10.3366/bjj.2018.0230) which has been kindly reviewed here (https://euppublishingblog.com/2018/10/15/mysterious-shakespeare-box/) and by several other panjandrums, including Neil MacGregor (‘fascinating’) and Stephen Greenblatt (‘marvellous’). The doyen (I believe) of Italian Shakespearians, Fausto Cercignani, has been kind enough to weigh in - although he thinks it reads ‘Mr Shackspr’ rather than ‘Mr Shuckspr’ - which may well appeal to you, in particular, given the name of your site!

 

[Editor’s Note: SHAKSPER is spelled the way it is because when it was founded only eight characters were allowed in a name. It has remained that way for the past close to thirty years. -Hardy]

 

It’s an interesting Tudor artefact, to say the least, and I’m (slowly) putting together a blog (www.theshakespearebox.com password: palimpsest - all lower case) to fill out various other aspects of the story of the box and its ‘interrogation’ (there’s lots, and many more high resolution photographs, even unto microphotography).

 

I’m very much of the view that ‘the wisdom of the crowd’ might have some useful things to add to the enquiry - my own thoughts have been somewhat haphazard and fitful: for instance, I only realised after the last time I saw the box (with Eve McLaughlin) that the reverse of the lockplate is caked in (centuries of?) grime, and wondered whether, if either of these theatrical giants did have a hand in it, there might be a further ‘reveal’? 

 

Anyway, I do hope you enjoy the piece, and attach some (slightly higher) resolution photos for your amusement. I find the ‘W’ rather evocative, and somehow slightly festive, as I imagine the son of a glover and whittiwer personally punching the metal and send it in that spirit!

 

Attached Photo 1: 

 

 

Attached Photo 2:

 

Attached Photo 3:

 

Attached Photo 4:

 

 

Links to Additional Photos:

 

High resolution photos of the box and its inscriptions here https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fh69h15j7vy8e7d/AACJP7pK2AcVDMip-pE8NGx8a?dl=0 as well as infra-red of the “Shuckspr” writing inside https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1a0p68j78p43h5l/AADGFJfQJrvusx3h7lmEUzw6a?dl=0 and some rather beautiful microphotography https://www.dropbox.com/sh/axrcyky07i9vblw/AADoX8yU-RxRecQypGjtTON5a?dl=0 That’s before one gets on to Ben Jonson signature comparison! 

 

With best regards,

John 

 

 

 

Boycott International Journal of English and Cultural Studies

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 29.0439  Thursday, 13 December 2018

 

From:        John Cox <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:         Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 10:15 AM
Subject:     Boycott International Journal of English and Cultural Studies

 

I received an unsolicited invitation to publish in a new journal called the International Journal of English and Cultural Studies. Its web address is http://redfame.com/journal/index.php/ijecs. I responded with a determined refusal to accept the invitation, because the journal charges US$300 to publish an article. The only scholars who need to pay to publish are those who can least afford to, i.e., those who are earliest in their careers. The fee is exorbitant and exploitative. Please assist in boycotting it.

 

 

 

CFP: 'Shakespeare in Central and Eastern Europe: Then and Now', ESRA 2019

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 29.0431  Tuesday, 11 December 2018

 

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

Date:         December 9, 2018 at 2:14:09 PM EST

Subject:    Call for Papers: 'Shakespeare in Central and Eastern Europe: Then and Now', ESRA 2019

 

Dear colleagues

 

Following successful seminars on Shakespeare and Central/Eastern Europe in Paris450 and WSC2016, this seminar, (within the 2019 ESRA Conference, 9-12 July in Rome) will study Shakespeare’s appropriation in Eastern and Central Europe, including those countries comprising the former USSR. 

 

The seminar welcomes all disciplinary approaches to the question of adaptation, as well as discussion regarding the fate of Shakespeare’s texts and performances against relevant political and cultural backdrops.  

 

A selection of papers from this seminar and from previous ones are planned for publication by a major UK publishing house. 

 

Please send a short abstract accompanied by a brief bio note no later than 15 December to michelleassay@gmail.com.

 

For more information on the seminar please see: http://esra2019.it/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Shakespeare-and-Central-Eastern-Europe_Seminar_ESRA2019.pdf

 

With best wishes

Michelle Assay

Université Paris Sorbonne, 

Hon. Research Fellow, University of Sheffield

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

 

 

 

Call for proposals 'Shakespeare and Music' Seminar at ESRA 2019

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 29.0430  Tuesday, 11 December 2018

 

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

Date:         December 9, 2018 at 2:06:11 PM EST

Subject:    Call for proposals 'Shakespeare and Music' Seminar at ESRA 2019

 

Dear colleagues

 

The deadline for call for proposals for our ‘Shakespeare and Music’ seminar is approaching fast (15 December). The Conference is taking place 9-12 July in Rome. 

 

We are welcoming papers dealing with all aspects of Shakespeare in music (barious genres and styles) and music in Shakespeare. For more information please see: 

 

http://esra2019.it/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Shakespeare-and-Music_Seminar_ESRA2019.pdf

 

A selection of the seminar papers will be proposed for publication in a special issue of a peer-reviewed journal. 

 

Please, send a short abstract and bio to me by the deadline of 15 December, 2018. 

 

Should you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me and/or my colleagues professor David Fanning and Dr. Suddhaseel Sen.

 

With best wishes

Michelle Assay

Université Paris Sorbonne, 

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