The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0856  Wednesday, 19 April 2000.

From:           Albert J. Geritz <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 18 Apr 2000 11:34:06 -0500
Subject:        Call for Proposals for Shakespeare at Kalamazoo 2001

I encourage you to review the call for proposals for two sessions
sponsored by the Shakespeare at Kalamazoo organization at the 2001
International Congress on Medieval Studies.  I hope you will want to
submit a proposal.


Call for Papers 2001
Thirty-sixth International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI
3-6 May 2001

PROPOSED sessions for the Thirty-sixth Congress in 2001 are subject to
approval by the Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University.
SHAKESPEARE AT KALAMAZOO has organized programs at the International
Congress since 1989.

Session 1: Women's Matters:  Politics, Gender, and Nation in Shakespeare
This round table panel invites scholars from a variety of disciplines to
discuss politics, gender, and civic responsibilities in the late
medieval and early modern periods.  Panelists will focus their
discussions on how the voices of Shakespeare's women reflect, undermine,
and transcend politics, gender, class, civic duties, and societal
expectations and convey a feminist ideology that developed over the late
medieval and early modern periods.  Topics for this panel may include
family, domestic relations, class structure, marriage, kinship, domestic
settings, service, and others.  To enable greater participation in this
session, presentations should be no longer than ten minutes.

Session 2: Shakespeare's Plays Written Circa 1601 (excluding Hamlet)
This session invites scholars from a variety of disciplines to discuss
issues in Shakespeare's plays written circa 1601 that represent late
medieval and early modern cultural trends.  Papers might consider
contemporary events, ideas of theatre, performance practices, dramatic
conventions, sense of place, self-fashioning, identity, power, gender,
masculine/feminine negotiation, masculine desire, cross-dressing, and
other topics that address questions central to the late medieval and
early modern periods.  To enable greater participation in this session,
papers should be limited to twenty-minutes reading time.

The Congress on Medieval Studies provides a unique milieu for an
exchange of insights on Shakespeare's place in the continuum of
culture.  The following rules corresponding to those established by the
Board of the Medieval Institute should be strictly adhered to if you
intend to submit an abstract:
All abstracts must include the following information at the top of the
front page:  title of paper; author's name; complete mailing address,
including e-mail and fax if available; institutional affiliation, if
any, of the author; confirmation of the ten- or twenty-minute reading
length; statement of need for audio-visual equipment.

Abstracts or papers must be typed, double-spaced, not more than 300
words long, and clearly indicate the paper's thesis, methodology, and
conclusions.  Accepted abstracts will be submitted for publication to
the Shakespeare Newsletter and other periodicals.  Publication of
abstracts does not preclude publication of complete papers.

SUBMITTED BY 1 SEPTEMBER 2000.  Abstracts or papers submitted after the
deadline cannot be considered.  Three members of the governing board of
SHAKESPEARE AT KALAMAZOO will select the papers.  Electronic submission
is encouraged to facilitate transmission among the selection panel.

Submission of an abstract or paper will be considered agreement by the
author to attend the Congress if the paper is accepted.

It is understood that papers submitted will be essentially new and not
have been presented in public before.

Graduate students who wish to submit an abstract should consult their
advisors about the suitability of their work and the regulations (if
any) of their university.

Papers submitted may not require more than TEN MINUTES OF READING TIME
for Session 1 or TWENTY MINUTES OF READING TIME for Session 2, including
slides, films, or other audio-visual support.  Session leaders will hold
papers strictly to this limit to facilitate discussion.
In order to allow as many scholars to participate in the program as
possible, ONE ABSTRACT ONLY should be submitted to the Thirty-sixth

Send inquiries, abstracts, and papers to Albert J. Geritz, Department of
English, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS 67601.  Phone: (785)
628-4285/5358 / Fax: (785) 628-4087 / e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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