The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0288  Wednesday, 12 June 2013


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

Date:         June 12, 2013 8:37:29 AM EDT

Subject:     SGC 2014 - Call For Papers


The British Institute of Florence 

Shakespeare and His Contemporaries 

Graduate Conference 2014 



Call for Papers 

6th Annual Postgraduate Conference 10th April 2014 


 The British Institute of Florence’s annual Shakespeare Graduate Conference is a one-day interdisciplinary and bilingual English- Italian forum open to PhD students and researchers who have obtained their doctorates within the past 5 years. This year’s conference theme is Shakespeare and His Contemporaries: Forms of Nationhood. Contributions are welcomed on the topic of national identity and representations of Elizabethan England in the literary production of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries (playwrights, poets and others) across different disciplines (not limited to): literature, comparative studies, history, art history, cinema and theatre history. 


Candidates are invited to send a description of their proposed contribution according to the following guidelines: 

  • the candidate should  provide  name, institution, contact info, title and short abstract of  the proposed contribution (200-300 words for 20-minute paper), explaining  the content and intended structure of the paper, and including a short bibliography.
  • abstracts are to be submitted by Wednesday 30 October 2013 by email to
  • all proposals will be blind-vetted. The list of selected papers will be available by the end of November 2013.
  • each finished contribution is to last no longer than 20 minutes and is to be presented in English (an exception will be made for Italian candidates of  departments other than English, who can present   papers in Italian). Candidates whose first language is not English will need to have their proposals and final papers checked by a mother-tongue speaker.
  • participants will be asked to present a final draft of the paper a week before the Conference.
  • participants must be members of the Harold  Acton Library choosing between a 3, 6 or 12 month membership. Memberships can be paid for on the day of conference. For details on Library Membership rates and benefits please visit the website
  • The British Institute cannot reimburse any travel or accommodation expenses.
  • paper submitted will be considered for publication in the onlin proceedings edition of the ‘Shakespeare  and  His Contemporaries Graduate Conference (see the website for previous volumes of the proceedings).


Deadline for abstracts Wednesday 30 October 2013. 


For more information contact Sofia Novello at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  



Sofia Novello

Library Assistant & Co-ordinator of the Shakespeare Graduate Conference

The British Institute of Florence

Palazzo Lanfredini

Lungarno Guicciardini 9

50125 Firenze




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