The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0157 Monday, 24 January 2000.
Date: Monday, 24 Jan 2000 16:12:10 +0200
Subject: RENAISSANCE 2000
RENAISSANCE 2000: FIFTH TRIENNIAL CONGRESS
OF THE SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN AFRICA
This is a reminder for those who may still be making up their minds
whether or not to deliver a paper. We would welcome your abstracts by 15
A wide variety of topics have already been submitted. Our guest speakers
are as initially announced: Jonathan Bate, Meredith Skura and Thomas
Should you require assistance with funding for accommodation and travel
the Shakespeare Society of Southern Africa is able to endorse your
request with a written statement depending on the acceptance of your
paper by the selection committee. The abstract of your paper and a brief
CV should be sent to me, the convenor, for transmission to the
A copy of the initial invitation is pasted below. It includes the
conference website address. Online registration and other services are
available at that address.
To those in other countries who cannot come and have written to say so,
many thanks. We hope you will cross our shores for the next congress.
COPY OF INITIAL LETTER OF INVITATION
I would like to invite you to attend and to contribute a paper to the
Triennial Congress of the Shakespeare Society of Southern Africa
entitled Renaissance 2000.
The event will provide delegates with an opportunity of re-examining the
renaissance and the literary and theatrical relations among Shakespeare
and his contemporaries.
The conference will take place from Monday evening 26 June to Wednesday
afternoon 28 June 2000. The guest speakers include Jonathan Bate
(Liverpool), Meredith Skura (Rice) and Thomas Docherty
Please note that the National Arts Festival of South Africa, held here
in Grahamstown, will begin the day after the conference ends. It
will include the launch of WordFest 2000, a new national festival of
language and literature. This could be of particular interest to some
For more information on the conference and for online registration
please visit the conference webpage:
Our local travel agent informs us that a stay in South Africa of eight
days more than halves the airfare. Secondly, Rhodes University and KLM
have negotiated a discounted travel scheme. Should you require further
information about travel and touring, please contact Marian Lanham at:-
Should you have any queries do not hesitate to contact me.
PS While strenuous attempts have been made to contact those who work in
this field it has not been possible to obtain full coverage. It would
thus be appreciated if you would forward this email to others who might
find the conference or the events that follow it of value. Thank you.