The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.1027  Tuesday, 21 November 2006

From: 		Hilde Slinger <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Monday, 20 Nov 2006 17:03:28 +0200
Subject: 	The International Spread of Shakespeare: 2nd Call for 

7th Triennial Congress of the Shakespeare Society of Southern Africa:
24-27 June 2007: Rhodes University, Grahamstown:


We look forward to receiving responses and thank you for giving our notice 
your positive attention.

Hilde Slinger



June 24 - 27, 2007

Rhodes University, Grahamstown
Eastern Province, South Africa

Conference website: www.ru.ac.za/shakespeare

Applications for the Congress are rolling in.  Please don't delay your 
submission.  Accommodation is at a premium and we want our delegates to 
get the best!

Several scholars have pleaded for a stream in the conference simply for 
the discussion of Shakespeare.  This is possibly a reaction to a plethora 
of 'themed' conferences in recent years.  We are happy to oblige. 
Scholars wishing to present on aspects of Shakespearean interpretation or 
textual scholarship are now in from the cold!  We will accept such papers 
on merit until that strand in the programme is full.

In case you are wavering, here is a tribute (unsolicited) from Chris 
Wortham of the University of Western Australia, who gave a plenary paper 
at the last Congress (2003):

The Congress was a great success from all points of view.

The Shakespeare Society of Southern Africa is a vibrant body and seems set 
fair to flourish.  The intellectual quality and spread of papers gave us 
so much to think about and learn from.  The delegates were all such 
positive people and the atmosphere through-out was quite joyously 
convivial.  I have seldom attended a conference so free of strife and 
cross-currents of in-fighting!  No doubt you, your Executive Committee and 
your team of conference organisers must take the credit for this. Such 
good things don't happen by chance or accident!  Of course, it was a great 
joy and privilege to be a keynote speaker at such a gathering.

We are pleased to announce that our Plenary Speakers have been finalised:

Graham Bradshaw (University of Chuo, Japan)
Thomas Cartelli (Muhlenberg College, USA)
John Gillies (University of Essex, United Kingdom)

Please take a look at the Pumba Private Game Reserve website where we will 
be going for our Congress game experience and dinner. 
http://www.pumbagamereserve.co.za/   This is an exceptional opportunity!

If you have queries regarding your visit to the Congress, the Arts 
Festival or South Africa in general, do not hesitate to contact the 
Congress team.

Papers of 25 minutes duration are invited on the following or related 

How Shakespeare uses nation, geography and territory
Shakespeare's impact beyond England in his own time
Connections between Shakespeare and international trade, now and then
The impact of 'travelling Shakespeare' (tours, television and film) on 
local theatre and culture
Indigenous Shakespeare outside Britain: fact or fiction?
Is electronic Shakespeare global Shakespeare?

New conference strand: vii) Interpreting Shakespeare (see announcement 

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent to the conference 
convenor, Ms Hild Slinger (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to reach her by no later 
than 31 January 2007.

Those who wish to coordinate special interest sessions should notify the 
convenor of the proposed topic and participants.  For further information, 
and to answer any queries, please contact the convenor at the email 
address:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Ms Jenny King: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Ms 
Carol Leff: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Sunday 24 June
Flights met (bus times for transfer from Port Elizabeth Airport to 
Grahamstown to be announced)
14h00-16h00   Registration and settling in

Monday 25 June
08h30-10h00 Registration
09h00-10h00 Shakespeare Society AGM
10h00-10h30 Orientation and Meet & Greet Tea
  and Plenary Address followed by papers
18h30	Welcome Cocktail Party

Tuesday 26 June
08h30-12h00  Morning  session: Plenary Address, papers and seminars
12h15	Gamepark and conference dinner (into the evening) onwards

Wednesday 27 June
08h30	Morning and afternoon: Papers & Seminars
19h00	Conference Show

Thursday 28
Delegates not staying for the Arts Festival depart after Breakfast 
(Airport bus departure times to be announced)

NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL (28 June - 8 July 2007)
Delegates are reminded that the conference is arranged to back onto the 
National Arts Festival, South Africa's premier arts events which takes 
place annually in Grahamstown.  Please take the opportunity to enjoy this 
amazing event while you are in South Africa.

Conference and Festival Accommodation
Because of the National Arts Festival, delegates are advised to secure 
their accommodation promptly so as to ensure proximity to the conference 

B&B INFORMATION AND ADVICE is available from the conference organisers.
Budget accommodation in RHODES UNIVERSITY RESIDENCES is available from 25 

Congress Convenor
Shakespeare Society of Southern Africa
C/o ISEA, Rhodes University
P O Box 94, Grahamstown, 6140
Republic of South Africa.

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