The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0327  Tuesday, 8 May 2007

From: 		Don Weingust <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Friday, 04 May 2007 11:14:44 -0400
Subject: 	CFP: Shakespearean Performance Research Group

American Society for Theatre Research
Shakespearean Performance Research Group Initial Call for Participants

The American Society for Theatre Research seeks participants for the 
founding of a Shakespearean Performance Research Group at the 2007 ASTR 
conference at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix, Arizona November 15-18. 
Scholars are invited to submit abstracts of papers or descriptions of 
other work they are currently doing in various areas of Shakespearean 
performance.  Research Group members will be chosen based upon these 
abstracts / descriptions, and organized into subgroups of scholars whose 
work is most closely affiliated or likely to prove beneficial for mutual 
consideration.  Research Group members will then be asked to distribute 
completed or in-progress papers or work in other media to the Research 
Group.  Group communication will be enhanced both before and after the 
conference through the use of a member listserv and web site.

Shortly after convening the Research Group's meeting in Phoenix, the 
subgroups mentioned above will gather in breakout sessions, so that 
members in small groups can provide in-depth feedback on one another's 
work.  Following the breakout sessions, the Research Group as a whole will 
consider the larger disciplinary issues raised by the submitted papers and 
other materials, with the topics for that larger discussion proposed in 
advance of the meeting.

Goals of this Research Group will include helping to facilitate the work 
its members are engaged in and using that work as a base for better 
understanding larger issues and directions of scholarship in our field. 
The group will seek to continue beyond the Phoenix meeting and provide an 
ongoing home for the study of Shakespearean Performance within ASTR.

Please submit an abstract of up to 250 words (or similar-length 
description, or brief representation in other media as appropriate), plus 
an academic biographical statement, including affiliation, of no more than 
75 words, to Don Weingust (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by 31 May 2007.  For 
abstracts or descriptions, either Microsoft Word or WordPerfect will be 
fine.  Media more easily sent by conventional mail may be addressed to: 
Don Weingust, Department of Drama and Dance, Aidekman Arts Center, Tufts 
University, Medford, MA 02155.

Research Group members are also eligible to join either a conference 
seminar or plenary panel.  ASTR membership will be required for Research 
Group participation at the conference.  More information about the 
American Society for Theatre Research is available at http://www.astr.org.

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