The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.013  Monday, 16 January 2012


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

Date:         January 15, 2012 3:46:07 AM EST

Subject:      CFP: Shakespeare across Media


Call for Papers: Shakespeare across Media

6th Conference of the NTU Shakespeare Forum


The National Taiwan University Shakespeare Forum will host its sixth conference, “Shakespeare across Media,” in Taipei on June 7-9, 2012. 


Keynote speakers include Russell Jackson (Allardyce Nicoll Chair in Drama, University of Birmingham), Diana Henderson (Professor of Literature and Dean for Curriculum and Faculty Support, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and Ching-Hsi Perng (Distinguished Professor Emeritus, National Taiwan University).  Alexander C. Y. Huang (George Washington University; Co-Director of Global Shakespeares: Video and Performance Archive) and Yong Li Lan (National University of Singapore; Director of A|S||I|A: Asian Shakespeare Intercultural Archive), along with Japanese and Korean co-directors of A|S||I|A, will offer plenary sessions and hand-on workshops on digital archives.  Taiwan Bangzi Company will present a Chinese opera adaptation of Measure for Measure at the National Theatre and offer post-performance discussion.  There will also be screening of the latest Shakespearean films.  Conference participants can also join the post-conference tours on June 9 and 10 at their own expenses. 


Proposals for 20-minute papers are invited on any aspect of the conference theme.  Topics may include, but are not restricted to: radio, film, television, animation, manga, games, multimedia staging, e-books, children’s books, digital archives, YouTube, Second Life, social networking websites, mobile phone applications, and cross-genre adaptation and translation.  Graduate students are invited to apply to present at the pre-conference graduate sessions.


Please send a 250-word abstract and a short bio by February 15, 2012.  If accepted for presentation, completed papers must be submitted by May 15.  To facilitate discussion among international scholars, papers in English are preferred.  For submissions and queries please contact Bi-qi Beatrice Lei at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Updates can be found on


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