The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0019  Wednesday, 14 January 2009

From:      B Lei <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:      Monday, 12 Jan 2009 22:28:49 +0800
Subject:   CFP: Shakespeare in Culture (Taiwan)

Shakespeare in Culture
4th Conference of the NTU Shakespeare Forum
National Taiwan University, Taipei
November 26-28, 2009

Call for Papers

The NTU Shakespeare Forum will host its fourth conference, "Shakespeare 
in Culture," in Taipei on November 26-28, 2009.  Keynote speakers 
include Richard Burt (University of Florida), Dennis Kennedy (Trinity 
College Dublin), and Ann Thompson (King's College London).  A Chinese 
opera adaptation of The Merchant of Venice by the Taiwan BangZi Company 
will be premiered in conjunction with the conference.  There will also 
be a pre-conference workshop conducted by C. C. Yang (Taipei Veterans 
General Hospital) on using information technology to resolve authorship 

Our focus: Shakespeare, as well as the reading, teaching, and 
performance of Shakespeare, does not exist outside culture.  Defined by 
OED as "The distinctive ideas, customs, social behavior, products, or 
way of life of a particular society, people, or period," various 
cultures not only inform the Shakespearean corpus, productions and 
scholarship, but are also reciprocally shaped by them.  Proposals for 
20-minute papers are invited on any aspect of the conference theme. 
Topics may include, but are not restricted to Shakespeare and early 
modern culture (such as print culture, Protestantism, material culture, 
gender); Shakespeare and politics; Shakespeare and (post)colonialism; 
Shakespeare and media (theatre, film, television, computer); popular 
Shakespeare; Shakespeare and theory; Shakespeare and other arts and 
sciences; Shakespeare and diaspora; and non-English Shakespeare.

Graduate students are invited to apply to attend the pre-conference 
graduate sessions on the same theme.

Please send a 250-word abstract and a short bio by March 15, 2009. 
Completed papers must be submitted by September 30.  A book based on the 
conference proceedings will be published by the NTU Press in 2010.  To 
facilitate discussion among international scholars, papers in English 
are preferred.  For submissions and queries please contact Bi-qi 
Beatrice Lei at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Updates can be found on 

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