Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0606. Tuesday, 12 July 1994.
Date: Monday, 11 Jul 1994 10:50 EDT
Subject: Call for Papers: Shakespeare at Kalamazoo
Announcement for SHAKSPER and other lists; please forward as appropriate:
"Shakespeare at Kalamazoo," a group that sponsors sessions at the annual
International Conference on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University
during the first weekend in May, announces its sessions for May 4-7, 1995.
Please post the following call for papers and forward to other appropriate
Session 1 "Medieval/Renaissance Looks and Sounds in Shakespearean Films"
An invitation to scholars in all disciplinesQincluding but not limited to
architecture, art, art history, music, theater history, theater arts, cinema
studies and literature. The topic is meant to be as open as possible, to
invite contributions that enrich the discussion of Shakespeare on film. Papers
on films from non-English speaking countries are welcome; feature and
documentary films, full length and short, are acceptable subjects for papers.
Papers might discuss the interpretive use of dance, music, song, and other
aspects of movement and sound; costume, setting, stage space, color, and other
aspects of design; the problems of contemporary acting style in a medieval or
Renaissance setting; modern interpretive choices and historical design; and
more. Papers should plan to use visual or aural aids (e.g., video clips,
Session 2: "Persuasive Speech/ Persuasive Silence in Shakespeare"
Papers discussing such topics as medieval and Renaissance rhetorical
traditions; staging strategies for speech (including formal oratory) and
silence; editorial treatment of silences and potential silences; ethnic, class
and gender issues (women speaking/women silent); and more.
Four copies of abstracts (or, preferably, complete papers) are due by
September 10, 1995). A committee of four selects the program. The Medieval
Institute at WMU asks that each proposal be accompanied by an agreement to
present the paper in person if it is accepted, a pledge to adhere to a
twenty-minute limit for papers, and a statement about the need for A-V
equipment. In addition, graduate students, who are encouraged to propose
papers, are requested to include a statement of approval by their professors or
Please send abstracts, papers &c. to Bernice W. Kliman, 70 Glen Cove Drive,
Glen Head, NY 11545.