The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0065  Monday, 9 May 2011

From:           Matt Nickerson <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:            April 26, 2011 5:40:24 PM EDT
Subject:       Wooden O Symposium, August 8-10, 2011

Southern Utah University - Utah Shakespeare Festival
August 8-10, 2011

Conference Priorities - The Wooden O Symposium invites papers and sessions on any topic related to Shakespeare and early modern drama but gives priority to those relating to the Utah Shakespeare Festival's 2011 summer season: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Richard III and Romeo and Juliet. Also, in celebration of their 50th anniversary the Utah Shakespeare Festival, in cooperation with Southern Utah University Sherratt Library, will be hosting an exhibit featuring a First Folio and other original Shakespeare texts on loan from the Folger Library. In recognition of this singular event the Symposium is also encouraging authors to submit papers on subjects related to early Shakespeare texts.  In support of SUU's mission to promote undergraduate research, the Wooden O Symposium regularly includes at least one undergraduate panel as part of the program

Scholars attending the conference will have the unique opportunity of immersing themselves in research, text, and performance in one of the most beautiful natural settings in the western U.S.

Selected papers from the symposium are published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the Wooden O Symposium.
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Submission - Conference co-chairs are Jessica Tvordi, Department of English, Southern Utah University and Michael Don Bahr, Education Director, Utah Shakespeare Festival.

Deadline for proposals is April 1, 2011. Session chairs and individual presenters will be informed of acceptance no later than May 15, 2011. 250-word abstracts or session proposals (including individual abstracts) should include the following:

  • author's name
  • participant category (faculty, graduate student, undergraduate, aficionado)
  • mailing address
  • college/university affiliation (if any)
  • email address
  • day time phone number.

Send 250 word abstract or session proposal to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or:
Wooden O Symposium 
c/o Utah Shakespeare Festival 
351 W. Center St. 
Cedar City, UT 84720 
ph. 435-586-7880
fax 435-865-8169
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