The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0366  Friday, 10 September 2010

From:         Jean-Christophe MAYER <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:         Friday, 3 Sep 2010 12:43:02 +0200
Subject:      Conference Announcement: Shakespearean Configurations

An International Symposium on Shakespearean Forms from the 16th to the 21st century

Salle Jourda, Batiment de Recherche Marc Bloch (BRED)
University of Montpellier (France),
Wednesday 29 September to Friday 1 October 2010

Jointly organised and funded by the Universities of Montpellier (IRCL), York and Bergen

Shakespearean Configurations is a follow-up from last year's conference held at the University of 
York (UK) during which participants took a fresh look at configurations-and reconfigurations-of 
Shakespeare from the first quartos to the most recent visual incarnations. They also offered new 
materials and new approaches for studying the packaging of the plays and poems through time, between 
cultures and across media.

The theme of the conference was prompted by two sweeping developments in Shakespeare studies: the 
sustained attack on the idea of an authentic, original text produced by a single, isolated author; 
and a corresponding attention to the reformulation and assimilation of Shakespeare's texts in 
cultures very different from the one in which they were created.

Participants in this year's conference are invited to continue investigating these themes. They are 
also encouraged to explore more specifically the relation between the editing and/or configuring of 
Shakespeare's works through time and the various ways in which these works were appropriated by 
readers and audiences.

Contributors will employ a range of materials, including early printed versions, bindings, 
illustrated editions and paintings, library and museum collections, stage sets and later forms 
including photography and Manga Shakespeare.

Agnes Lafont and Jean-Christophe Mayer, Montpellier
Bill Sherman, York
Stuart Sillars, Bergen

Conference organisers
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Wednesday 29 September

Theatrical Adaptations and Configurations

Atsuhiko Hirota (Kyoto University), "Kingdoms of Tate's Lear and Shakespeare's Lear: A Restoration 
Reconfiguration of Archipelagic Kingdoms"

Agnes Lafont (University of Montpellier), "Mythological Reconfigurations on the Contemporary Stage: 
Giving A New Voice to Philomela in Titus Andronicus"

Varsha Panjwani (University of York), "'What is the chance?': Shakespeare fighting for limelight at 
the Swan"

Florence March (University of Avignon), "Richard II in la cour d'honneur of the Popes' Palace, 
Festival d'Avignon 2010"

Thursday 30 September

Visual Configurations: Painting, Architecture, Photography, Mangas

Dympna Callaghan (Syracuse University), "From the Colossal to the Diminutive: Anthony and Cleopatra 
Versus Hamlet"

Stuart Sillars (University of Bergen), "Photography and Victorian Shakespeare"

Svenn-Arve Myklebost (University of Bergen), "Abbreviation and Ekphrasis: Iconotextual Shakespeare 

Textual Configurations: Editing, Publishing, Educating

Bill Sherman (University of York), "Standing upon Points: Re-configuring Shakespeare's Punctuation"

Erica Sheen (University of York), "Un-American Shakespeare" (title t.b.c.)

Sarah Stanton (Cambridge University Press), "Publishing Shakespeare"

Emma Smith (Hertford College, Oxford), " 'Read it, but buy it first': Buying Shakespeare"

Planning Session - The Future of the Shakespeare Configured Project

Friday 1 October

The Material Text-Reading, Collecting, Curating

Jean-Christophe Mayer (CNRS and University of Montpellier), "Shakespeare and the Order of Books"

Alan H. Nelson (University of California at Berkeley), "Shakespeare and the Bibliophiles: The Next 

Noriko Sumimoto (Meisei University, Tokyo), "Updating Folios: Customising Readers' Reconfigurations 
of Shakespeare"

Jeffrey Knight (University of Michigan), "Shakespeare's Early Curators"

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