The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.367 Friday, 21 August 2015
Date: August 20, 2015 at 11:34:54 AM EDT
Subject: Revised CFP for #Bard
CALL FOR PAPERS: Shakespeare Quarterly Special Issue, Fall 2016
#Bard: Shakespeare and the History of Media
Guest Editor: Douglas M. Lanier, University of New Hampshire
From the printing of play quartos to the development of Shakespeare apps, the history of Shakespeare and the history of media have been intimately entwined in a feedback loop of considerable cultural and technological influence. With the emergence of each new media format, the objects of our study (poet, playwright, playtext, promptbook, screenplay, etc.) morph—sometimes unpredictably—into things both various and new.
This special issue, guest edited by Shakespeare Quarterly Board Member Douglas Lanier, will investigate the myriad linkages between Shakespeare and the history of media with topics that might include the following: Shakespeare and the future of media; digital Shakespeare; Shakespeare data collection; Shakespeare, media, and the formation of community; Shakespeare and theater/movie/television technology; Shakespeare in 140 characters; Shakespeare and revisionist approaches to media history (post-McLuhan); Shakespeare as “transmedia” artist; autopoietic Shakespeare; Shakespeare and the history of photographic reproduction; Shakespearean mash-ups/samplings/applications.
Jennifer Linhart Wood, Ph.D.
Folger Shakespeare Library