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CFP: Offensive Shakespeare Conference, Northumbria University

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.340  Monday, 17 October 2016

 

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

Date:         October 17, 2016 at 11:56:13 AM EDT

Subject:    CFP: Offensive Shakespeare Conference, Northumbria University

 

CFP: Offensive Shakespeare Conference, Northumbria University, UK, 24 May 2017

 

Dear all,

 

We invite abstracts for the forthcoming “Offensive Shakespeare” conference, to take place at Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, on 24 May 2017. This conference is sponsored by the British Shakespeare Association.

 

Offensive Shakespeare

 

Keynote speakers:  Prof. Douglas Lanier (University of New Hampshire)

                                  Dr. Peter Kirwan (Nottingham University)


‘Outrage as BBC bosses “use Shakespeare to push pro-immigration agenda”’.
This was a headline in The Daily Express on 25th April 2016, after the BBC included what has become known as the ‘Immigration Speech’ from Sir Thomas More in a programme celebrating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. From Thomas and Henrietta Bowdler expurgating passages from their Family Shakespeare, through campaigns in the early 20th century to remove The Merchant of Venice from American classrooms, to this recent ‘outrage’, people have been offended by what Shakespeare wrote or by the uses to which others have put him. But what is it that offends us and how do we deal with it? What makes Shakespeare and his appropriations such a sensitive issue? We welcome 200-word abstracts for 20-minute papers that might address the following (or related) topics:

 

  • Case studies of individuals or groups taking offence at Shakespeare’s texts.
  • Examples of Shakespearean rewritings aimed at addressing ‘offensive’ issues. 
  • Shakespearean plays or performances which have been banned, censored, or campaigned against. 
  • Debates around removing Shakespeare from educational curricula, or making the study of his work mandatory. 
  • Appropriations of Shakespeare by anti-democratic or repressive movements (e.g. ‘Nazi Shakespeare’, ‘racist Shakespeare’). 
  • Iconoclastic uses of Shakespeare that ‘offend’ against established orthodoxies. 
  • Adaptations of Shakespeare into popular genres or idioms. 
  • Means of teaching or tackling plays which include morally, ethically, or politically problematic passages (e.g. The Taming of the Shrew, Othello, The Merchant of Venice).
  • Uses of Shakespeare in propaganda, inflammatory speeches, or heated political debates.
  • Authorship controversies.
     

    Read more: CFP: Offensive Shakespeare Conference, Northumbria University

Hiatus

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.339  Monday, 17 October 2016

 

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

Date:         Monday, October 17, 2016

Subject:    Hiatus 

 

Dear Subscribers,

 

I will leave for Devon in the afternoon of October 21 and will return late on the 26th. Please continue to submit postings and announcements.

 

 

Hardy

 

Shakespeare Colloquium This Saturday

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.337  Wednesday, 12 October 2016

 

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

Date:         October 11, 2016 at 12:37:53 PM EDT

Subject:    Shakespeare Colloquium This Saturday

 

24th Annual Shakespeare Colloquium, “Shakespeare’s ‘Other’ Worlds: Politics, Sound, Misogyny and Pop Culture”

 

WHEN:

Saturday, October 15, 2016, 9:30am – 3:30pm

 

TYPE OF EVENT:

FDU Community

 

CAMPUS:

Florham Campus

 

CAMPUS BUILDING (LOCATION):

Science Building

 

ROOM:

Sturchio Hall (room S-11)

 

AUDIENCE:

Alumni, Current Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff, Visitors/General Public

 

SPONSOR:

Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences With support of Columbia University Seminar on Shakespeare and Columbia Seminars Office

 

MORE INFO CONTACT PHONE:

973-443-8711

 

MORE INFO CONTACT EMAIL:

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NOTE:

John Mahon, emeritus, English, Iona College New Rochelle, NY, and senior editor “The Shakespeare Newsletter,” Laury Magnus, English, US Merchant Marine Academy, King’s Point, NY, and editor, “The New Variorum Hamlet” and Hamletworks.org; Margaret Mikesell, emerita, English, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of NY; Louise Geddes, English, Adelphi University, and digital appropriations editor, Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation;” and moderator Harry Keyishian, emeritus, English

 

 

 

NEH Seminar: KING LEAR

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.336  Wednesday, 12 October 2016

 

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

Date:         October 11, 2016 at 3:53:33 PM EDT

Subject:    NEH Seminar: KING LEAR

 

Richard Strier will be offering an NEH Seminar for college teachers on King Lear at the University of Chicago this coming July.  All college instructors (but not graduate students) are welcome to apply.  For a full description, stipend information, and application instructions, please go to:

 

https://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/neh2017lear/

 

Richard Strier

Sulzberger Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus

Department of English

University of Chicago

 

 

 

Neema Parvini on Thurs Oct 6 + KiSS Autumn Schedule

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.330  Monday, 3 October 2016

 

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

Date:         October 2, 2016 at 2:41:41 PM EDT

Subject:    Neema Parvini on Thurs Oct 6 + KiSS Autumn Schedule

 

Dear SHAKSPERians,

 

Here is an update on Kingston Shakespeare events:

 

KiSS: Shakespeare and New Historicist Theory with Neema Parvini, Oct 6

 

Our first session on Thursday October 6 features Dr Neema Parvini discussing his book Shakespeare and New Historicist Theory, published by Bloomsbury in Arden Shakespeare’s Shakespeare and Theory series, coming out in January 2017. In our new format, the session will be an informal roundtable discussion with the author, chaired by Richard Wilson. We will convene at 6.30 pm at the Gallery of the Rose Theatre, Kingston. These sessions are free and open to everyone. See also the event page!

About Shakespeare and New Historicist Theory (from the publisher’s website):

 

Over the past three decades, no critical movement has been more prominent in Shakespeare Studies than new historicism. And yet, it remains notoriously difficult to pin down, define and explain, let alone analyze. Shakespeare and New Historicist Theory provides a comprehensive scholarly analysis of new historicism as a development in Shakespeare studies while asking fundamental questions about its status as literary theory and its continued usefulness as a method of approaching Shakespeare’s plays.

 

Dr Neema Parvini is a Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Surrey. He is the author of three books alongside the aforementionedShakespeare and New Historicist TheoryShakespeare’s History Plays: Rethinking Historicism (Edinburgh University Press, 2012), Shakespeare and Contemporary Theory: New Historicism and Cultural Materialism (Bloomsbury, 2012), and Shakespeare and Cognition: Thinking Fast and Slow Through Character(Palgrave, 2015). Moreover, check out his fantastic podcast series on Shakespeare and Contemporary Theory. For more information see his staff page.

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Kingston Shakespeare Autumn programme

Kingston Shakespeare has a new roundtable format featuring three different types of session: firstly, authors discussing their recent books; secondly, playreadings focusing on ‘Shakespeare, volume one’, three apocryphal texts; and thirdly, work-in-progress seminars with scholars discussing their recent work in and around all things Shakespeare.

 

Here is the programme for this Fall (with amendations forthcoming as soon as possible):

  • Oct. 6: Booktalk: Shakespeare and New Historicist Theory with Neema Parvini (Surrey)
  • Oct. 13: Playreading Shakespeare, volume one: Fair Em
  • Oct. 20: Work-in-Progress with Harry Newman (Royal Holloway)
  • Oct. 27: Booktalk: TBC
  • Nov. 3: Playreading Shakespeare, volume one: Mucedorus
  • Nov. 17: Work-in-Progress with Ildiko Solti
  • Nov. 24: Booktalk: TBC
  • Dec. 1: Playreading Shakespeare, volume one: The Merry Devil of Edmonton
  • Dec. 8: Work-in-Progress: TBC

All sessions are free and open to the public. They take place at our usual spot (the Gallery) in the Rose Theatre, Kingston. The sessions start at 6.30 pm unless otherwise specified.

See our homepage for more and up-to-date information. See you there!

 

Kingston Shakespeare Seminar

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If you want on or off our email list, send us an email and we will act accordingly.

 

Timo Uotinen

PhD Candidate in English Literature

Royal Holloway, University of London

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http://royalholloway.academia.edu/TimoUotinen

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Speaking of Shakespeare with NYU's Louis Scheeder

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.329  Monday, 3 October 2016

 

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

Date:         October 2, 2016 at 12:44:32 PM EDT

Subject:    Speaking of Shakespeare with NYU's Louis Scheeder 

 

Speaking of Shakespeare 

With Louis Scheeder of NYU's 

Tisch School of the Arts 

 

Wednesday, October 5, at 8 p.m.

The National Arts Club

15 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan

Admission Free, and Open to the Public

 

We hope you’ll join us for a wide-ranging conversation with one of America’s most influential directors and drama instructors. Louis Scheeder teaches at NYU’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts. He founded and now oversees its Classical Studio, an advanced training program, and he also serves as Associate Dean of Faculty. During the 1970s Mr. Scheeder won plaudits as Producer of the Folger Theatre Group, a vibrant company that performed both Renaissance classics and cutting-edge contemporary works on an Elizabethan stage that became of of the most dynamic venues in the Nation’s Capital. In subsequent years he has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon and with The Factory in London, and he conducts workshops in settings such as California’s Huntington Library. He has delighted audiences with three Off Broadway shows, among them Amlin Gray’s How I Got That Story. He has contributed to a widely-admired volume about Training the American Actor. And in collaboration with our December guest, Shane Ann Younts, he has compiled All the Words on Stage: A Complete Pronunciation Dictionary for the Plays of William Shakespeare.   

 

Visit www.shakesguild.org for more details about this and a variety of other Guild offerings, among them our 2016 Gielgud Award presentation, to occur on Sunday, October 9, at London’s historic Guildhall, with Vanessa Redgrave as this year’s honoree. 

 

 

 

 

Music from Shakespeare’s Time with Collectio Musicorum

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.325  Friday, 30 September 2016

 

From:        Gene Murrow - GEMS <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         September 29, 2016 at 12:57:27 PM EDT

Subject:    Music from Shakespeare’s Time with Collectio Musicorum

 

Jeff Dailey has had a distinguished career as a musicologist and performer, with a keen interest in music of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.  This concert of music from Shakespeare’s time by his group Collectio Musicorum includes works that were featured in Shakespeare’s plays as well as music by Shakespeare’s friend, Thomas Morley, among others.

 

Gotham Early Music Scene, Inc. (GEMS), the service and advocacy organization for early music in New York City, is forwarding the following information to Shaksper on behalf of Collectio Musicorum.  We thank you for your attention!   

 

Gene Murrow, Executive Director

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, September 29, 2016

 

CONTACT:                                                                                                  -OR-

 

Dr. Jeff S.Dailey                                                         

Gene Murrow or Naomi Morse

Collectio Musicorum                                                   

Gotham Early Music Scene, Inc.        

917-796-6112                                                              

(212) 866 – 0468

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http://collectio-musicorum.blogspot.com/ 

 

 

Collectio Musicorum

 

MUSIC FROM SHAKESPEARE’S TIME

 

Date: Friday, October 21, 2016

Time: 8 pm

 

Location:        Christ and St. Stephen’s Church

120 West 69th Street  

New York, NY 10023

 

Cross Street:  Between Broadway and Columbus Avenue

 

Subway/Bus: #1 train to 66th Street station 

#2/3 trains to 72nd Street station

B/C trains to 72nd Street station

M5, M7, M104, M11, M20, M10, M66, or M72 buses 

 

Tickets:           Admission is free

Details online at http://collectio-musicorum-upcoming.blogspot.com/2016/09/celebrating-shakespeare.html 

 

Performers:

 

Elizabeth Bates, soprano; Patrick Fennig; countertenor, Christopher Thompson, tenor; Jeff Dailey, recorder; Christopher Morrongiello, lute; and Patricia Neely, viol

 

Description:

 

Collection Musicorum, a New York-based early music ensemble, presents a concert of music from 16th and 17th century England, commemorating the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare.  The program will feature music from Shakespeare’s plays, as well as works from the plays of Shakespeare’s contemporaries Ben Jonson and Christopher Marlowe.  In addition, the program will include Elizabethan ballads and chamber music by Shakespeare’s friend Thomas Morley and will feature rarely heard music by Nicholas Lanier, who became Master of the King’s Music after Shakespeare’s death.

 

About the ensemble:

 

Collectio Musicorum (“Collection of Music”) is an ensemble devoted to giving the best possible performances of music from the earliest of times.  While realizing it is not possible to replicate medieval performances with complete accuracy, the ensemble strives to achieve a reasonable reproduction of the sounds and performance practice of the Middle Ages by examining all available evidence—codicological, organological, linguistic, iconographic, etc.   This musicological approach is combined with the highest possible level of musicianship to present historically informed concerts that are both scholarly and entertaining.  Collectio also strives to resurrect music that, although written about, is rarely, if ever, performed.   

 

Music Director Jeff Dailey studied musicology and theatre history at NYU, where he received his PhD in 2002.  He is an active instrumentalist, musicologist, conductor, and stage director.  His publications include studies of medieval and Renaissance music and theatre, Eugene O’Neill, Beowulf, Donizetti, and Gilbert and Sullivan.  He has been president of the Greater New York Chapter of the American Musicological Society since 2008.

 

For further information or to set up an interview:

 

Call 718-745-4794 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Website: http://collectio-musicorum.blogspot.com/

 

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Media services provided by: Gotham Early Music Scene, Inc. 340 Riverside Drive # 1-A, New York, NY  10025   www.gemsny.org

 

 

 

Podcast on Shakespeare and Posthumanist Theory

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.324  Friday, 30 September 2016

 

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

Date:         September 30, 2016 at 6:29:37 AM EDT

Subject:    Podcast on Shakespeare and Posthumanist Theory

 

http://blogs.surrey.ac.uk/shakespeare/2016/09/30/shakespeare-and-contemporary-theory-28-shakespeare-and-posthumanist-theory-with-karen-raber/

 

Neema interviews Karen Raber (University of Mississippi) about her forthcoming book Shakespeare and Posthumanist Theory, part of the Arden Shakespeare and Theory series. Topics include: the difference between "The Posthuman" and posthumanism, and animals in Shakespeare. 

 

 

CFP: "Shakespeare and European Theatrical Cultures”

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.323  Friday, 30 September 2016

 

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

Date:         September 30, 2016 at 11:52:32 AM EDT

Subject:    CFP: "Shakespeare and European Theatrical Cultures”

 

Seminar accepted for "Shakespeare and European Theatrical Cultures: An Atomizing Text and Stage," European Shakespeare Research Association Biennial Convention University of Gdansk and the Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre, Poland, July 27-30, 2016.

 

Co-organizers: Christy Desmet and Sujata Iyengar, University of Georgia (USA)

 

Ira Aldridge, the well-known nineteenth-century African American Shakespearean actor, found it impossible to work professionally in the United States, the land of his birth, because of racial and color prejudice. He took refuge in Europe, eventually dying in Łódź, where he is buried. Aldridge crossed not only geographical but also methodological boundaries in his work, deploying what we might now call color-blind or rather color-conscious casting. His first role was Rollo, the hero of Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s Pizzaro, who was of Peruvian descent. In addition to Othello, the Shakespearean role for which he was most famous, Aldridge played in Titus Andronicus, and (perhaps) Romeo and Juliet. He sometimes played caricatured figures, such as Mungo the black servant in the afterpiece The Padlock. But he also played white characters, wearing white-face make-up to play Bertram, the title roles in Richard III and Macbeth, and Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, and adding a long white prosthetic hair-piece to play Lear (for which, as Théophile Gautier noted, he carefully and symbolically refused to whiten his hands).

 

This brief account of Aldridge’s life and work foregrounds some of the major research questions surrounding the study of race in European theatre: What are the functions of and future of white- and blackface makeup on European stages? How does the concept of race change with transatlantic or transnational movement? How are both color-blind and color-conscious casting choices complicated by a change of place? How do celebrity and star-power inflect an actor’s or character’s perceived race, ethnicity, or national affiliation in different locales and contexts?

 

Send 200-word abstracts and a 3-5 sentence author biography to both Christy Desmet (cdesmet [at ]uga.edu) and Sujata Iyengar (iyengar [at] uga.edu) by 31 January, 2017. Completed papers will be due no later than 31 May, 2017. Accepted seminar members must join ESRA, the European Shakespeare Research Association, in order to participate in the seminar.

 

Sujata Iyengar, Professor of English

Co-general editor of Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation

Department of English

Park Hall

University of Georgia

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Announcement: Shakespeare: explorations over time and across disciplines

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.314  Wednesday, 28 September 2016

 

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

Date:         September 27, 2016 at 11:17:07 AM EDT

Subject:    Announcement: Shakespeare: explorations over time and across disciplines

 

Special issue launch

Shakespeare: explorations over time and across disciplines

 

Palgrave Communications is a multi-disciplinary open access journal publishing peer-reviewed original research across all areas of the humanities & the social sciences.

 

To mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, Palgrave Communications is pleased to announce the launch of a special issue on Shakespeare studies.

 

This special issue presents diverse scholarly perspectives that aim to illuminate academic thinking about Shakespeare, his writings, the social and political contexts that shaped him, as well the enduring cultural (and other) influences of his creative achievements to the present day.

 

Read all published papers in the collection: 

http://www.palgrave-journals.com/palcomms/article-collections/shakespeare

 

Additional papers will be published in this collection over the coming months – sign up for our e-alerts to remain up-to-date:

http://www.palgrave-journals.com/nams/svc/myaccount/save/ealert?list_id=338

 

About open access:

http://www.palgrave-journals.com/palcomms/about/openaccess

 

Best wishes,

Angelina Wangsha

Open Research Marketing Executive

 

 

 

 

PhD Position

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 27.313  Wednesday, 28 September 2016

 

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

Date:         September 25, 2016 at 8:49:38 AM EDT

Subject:    PhD Position

 

Dear Shakespeareans,

 

Here is a copy of PhD position at my department.

 

Doctoral position

 

Uppsala University invites applications for a doctoral position in English, specialising either in English Linguistics, English Literature, or American Literature, as funding allows. Read more about the position.

 

Full information can be found here: http://www.uu.se/en/about-uu/join-us/details/?positionId=114032&subcompany=All 

 

Our PhD students study at no charge and for four years receive a generous salary with benefits.

 

Spread the word, if you would.

 

Robert Appelbaum

Professor of English Literature

Engelska Institutionen

Uppsala Universitet

Box 527 

Uppsala, Sweden 75120

http://www.engelska.uu.se/Personal/Appelbaum

www.robertappelbaum.com

 

 

 

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