The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.381 Thursday, 28 August 2014
Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Subject: IMPORTANT SHAKSPER Appointments
During the summer, I have been seeking volunteers to assist me with some of the SHAKSPER operations.
Since I was away for most of the summer, I have not had a sustained period to work through those who have volunteered and how I might use those persons.
Tonight, I am announcing my first two appointments of SHAKSPER Contributing Editors.
Assistant Professor of English, Louise Geddes of Adelphi University in Garden City, NY, will be Contributing Editor in change of the Festivals and Plays section of the SHAKSPER web site.
Louise Geddes is an Assistant Professor of English at Adelphi University. She has just completed her first manuscript, Pyramus and Thisbe: The Stage Histories of Shakespeare’s Unruly Play, which reflects her interests in Shakespeare’s role as a maker of theatrical manners. One article from this monograph has been published in Shakespeare Bulletin and another is forthcoming in MaRDiE. Her current research centers on the death of political theatre in contemporary British drama. Her article “The Bite of the Right in Thatcher’s England: Jacobean Presentism and Howard Barker’s Women Beware Women” was recently published in Upstart: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies, and “A Mad Art, My Masters: Theatre and Usable Culture in Late Twentieth-Century Britain” is forthcoming in ILS. Beginning this year, Louise is also a contributor at YWES.
Associate Professor of English Annalisa Castaldo from Widener University in Chester, PA, will be SHAKSPER Contributing Editor in charge of coordinating the SHAKSPER Book Review Panel for the SBReviews.
Annalisa Castaldo received her PhD from Temple University. She is an associate professor of English at Widener University in Chester, PA where she teaches Shakespeare and other early modern works. She has worked closely with the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater in Philadelphia in numerous roles and has edited Henry V, Henry VI: 1-3 and Macbeth (Focus editions). Her scholarly interests include performance history, Shakespeare in pop culture, and gender representations on the early modern stage.
Please join in welcoming Louise and Annalisa to what I hope will be the ever expanding family of SHAKSPER Contributing Editors.