Shakespeare Job Posting

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0280  Thursday, 27 October 2011

From:         Laura Shea <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         October 16, 2011 6:51:26 PM EDT

Subject:      Shakespeare Job Posting


Iona College

Assistant Professor of English


The English Department seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting in August 2012, to teach courses in Shakespeare (undergraduate and graduate) as well as core courses in writing and literature. PhD required. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to teaching in addition to promising scholarship. 4/4 load with one course remission per semester to serve as co-editor of The Shakespeare Newsletter.  Secondary areas of interest include Irish Literature and Film. Send cover letter and vita, including the names of three references (hard copy only), by November 16, 2011 to Dr. Laura Shea, Chair, Department of English, Iona College, 715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801.   



Laura Shea

Chair, Department of English

Iona College


Stage on Screen Ltd

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0279  Thursday, 27 October 2011

From:         Phil Rees <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         October 17, 2011 9:10:51 AM EDT

Subject:      From Phil Rees at Stage on Screen Ltd


We are a UK based company producing DVDs of Classic English Stage plays. We currently have no recordings of Shakespeare (it’s a crowded market), but we do concentrate on his contemporaries. We have released critically acclaimed recordings of Doctor Faustus, Volpone, and The Duchess of Malfi, and in the New Year hope to be producing and recording The Spanish Tragedy and The White Devil – if sufficient quantities of stage blood can be purchased in time . . . 


We launch officially in the US on November 22nd, as you’ll see from the Press release attached. 


Yours sincerely,

Phil Rees


Press Release:  pdf  Stage on Screen Press Release


Special Issue of Early Theatre (Dec 2011)

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0278  Thursday, 27 October 2011

From:         Helen M Ostovich <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         October 16, 2011 12:09:46 AM EDT

Subject:      Special Issue of Early Theatre (Dec 2011)


Forthcoming Special Issue of Early Theatre (14:2)

Circles and Circuits: Drama and Politics in the Midlands


Guest editors: Mary Polito and Amy Scott


In 2004, many scholars were aware of the book of four anonymous, undated manuscript plays held at Arbury Hall Warwickshire; very few had read them. In that year another manuscript version of one of those plays was discovered in the Special Collections Library at the University of Calgary. Led by scholars at Calgary, a team of national and international faculty and graduate students have been investigating the provenance and significance of these decidedly Caroline plays. They point to literary circles in the midlands, probable country house performances, careful political critiques of the personal rule and ‘circuits’ that pay heed to estates, the authority of patrons and the mobility of people and ideas.




Kirsten Inglis and Boyda Johnstone          

‘The Pen lookes to be canoniz’d’: John Newdigate III, Author and Scribe   


Siobhan C. Keenan                

Staging Roman History, Stuart Politics, and the Duke of Buckingham: The Example of The Emperor’s Favourite   


Margaret Jane Kidnie            

Trying to be Diplomatic: Editing The Humorous Magistrate     


Louis A. Knafla                      

The Magistrate — and Humorous Magistrates — in Early Seventeenth-Century England        


Vimala C. Pasupathi              

Jockeying Jony: Horse-Racing and Regional Identity in The Humorous Magistrate   


Laura Estill                             

Politics, Poetry, and Performance: The Miscellaneous Contents of Arbury Hall MS 414   


Paul L. Faber                         

Imported Popular Song in The Humorous Magistrate: 'The Noble Acts of Arthur of the Round Table' and  'Come Heare, Lady Muses'


Owen Stockden                      

John Newdigate III, Gilbert Sheldon, and MS A414 106r            


Amy Scott                               

Events and Texts: The Prologues and Epilogues for the Arbury Hall 414 Plays         


Mary Polito                            

‘this rare Poetesse’: the Remains of Lady Jane Burdett



Dr H M Ostovich  <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Editor, Early Theatre

Professor, English and Cultural Studies

McMaster University

Hamilton ON L8S 4L9  



Stylistics and Shakespeare's Language

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0277  Thursday, 27 October 2011

From:         Mireille Ravassat <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         October 15, 2011 11:11:06 AM EDT

Subject:      Stylistics and Shakespeare's Language


Dear colleagues,


We are glad to inform you that Stylistics and Shakespeare's Language --

Transdisciplinary Approaches has been published by Continuum in the

Advances in Stylistics Series.


Editors: Mireille Ravassat (Valenciennes University, France) and Jonathan

Culpeper (Lancaster University, UK). See link below.


Table of contents


Introduction Mireille Ravassat and Jonathan Culpeper


Chapter 1: 'Strange deliveries': Contextualizing Shakespeare's First

Citations in the OED

Giles Goodland


Chapter 2: Shakespeare's Vocabulary: Did it Dwarf All Others?

Ward E. Y. Elliott and Robert J. Valenza


Chapter 3: A New Kind of Dictionary for Shakespeare's Plays: An Immodest Proposal

Jonathan Culpeper


Chapter 4: 'If I break time': Shakespearean Line Endings on the Page and

the Stage

Peter Kanelos


Chapter 5: Subject-Verb Inversion and Iambic Rhythm in Shakespeare's

Dramatic Verse

Richard Ingham and Michael Ingham


Chapter 6: Shakespeare's 'Short' Pentameters and the Rhythms of Dramatic Verse

Peter Groves


Chapter 7: Wholes and Holes in the Study of Shakespeare's Wordplay

Dirk Delabastita


Chapter 8: 'a thing inseparate/Divides more wider than the sky and

earth' - of Oxymoron in Shakespeare's Sonnets

Mireille Ravassat


Chapter 9: 'Rue with a difference': a Computational Stylistic Analysis of

the Rhetoric of Suicide in Hamlet

Thomas Anderson and Scott Crossley


10: Shakespeare's Sexual Language and Metaphor: a

Cognitive-Stylistic Approach

José L. Oncins-Martínez


Chapter 11: Cognitive Interplay: How Blending Theory and Cognitive Science

Reread Shakespeare

Amy Cook


More details and preview:


Best regards,

Mireille Ravassat and Jonathan Culpeper


Korean Tempest Coming to DC, Nov 4-5

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0276  Thursday, 27 October 2011

From:         Alexander Huang <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         October 12, 2011 2:33:51 AM EDT

Subject:      Korean Tempest Coming to DC, Nov 4-5


The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., will host the renowned Korean director Oh Tae-suk and screen his award-winning production of The Tempest


Friday, November 4, 2011, 4 p.m.–6 p.m.: The Tempest, dir. Oh Tae-suk, Mokwha Company, Seoul, South Korea


OPENING REMARKS by DAVID SCHALKWYK, Director of Research, Folger Shakespeare Library, and Editor of Shakespeare Quarterly


Saturday, November 5, 2011, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.: Colloquium on "Staging Korea"


EVENTS on both days are held in the Harry Harding Auditorium, 1957 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052  (nearest metro station: Foggy Bottom-GWU)


The event celebrates the beauty of Korean performance traditions. Distinguished scholars and directors will discuss performances in South Korea, North Korea and in the Korean Diaspora, and the internationalization of Korean theatre. The highlight of this year's event is the visit of Master Oh Tae Suk from Seoul (, and on the eve of the Colloquium, the screening of his award-winning production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest (Herald Angel’s Award at the 2011 Edinburgh International Arts Festival), to be followed by a Q&A session. 


Co-sponsored by GW’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Institute for Ethnographic Research, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Department of Theatre and Dance, Film Studies Program, and Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute (MEMSI); the Korean Embassy; and the Korea Foundation.


RSVP Lunch is served. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required for the Colloquium (but not for film screening). RSVP with your name, affiliation, address, and phone number, and e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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