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and Anachronism. KiSSiT (Kingston Shakespeare Seminar in
Theory) one-day conference, Rose Theatre, Kingston, 18 February
2017. Speakers include: Professor Tiffany Stern, Dr Erik Roraback.
We look forward to paper proposals discussing
various aspects of Shakespearean drama, performance or theorisation,
characterised by anachronistic aspects such as:
Theorisation: Presentism vs ‘the
levers of form’ (Kiernan Ryan)
1. ‘The Globe phenomenon’: aspects
of anachronism of Elizabethan/Jacobean working theatre
reconstructions and their use – their cultural, institutional,
2. Theatre production: ‘updating’ vs
‘meshing’ of time periods (modernising today vs the Elizabethan use
of ‘modern dress’); costume, set and possible
3. Thematic: purposeful anachronism as
creative tool of playwrights’ composition
4. Methodologies of reflection and analysis:
ad hoc vs post hoc – practice-as-research in performance (PaR) vs
discursive forms of criticism
5. The relationship of the plays to their
historical time as e.g. political interventions/anachronistic
theatricalisation of politics and culture in Early Modern times
(such as HenryVIII’s jousting)
Please submit abstracts and brief CVs
by emailing the organizers at
email@example.com before January 30, 2017.
Offensive Shakespeare conference Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon
Tyne, UK 24 May 2017 Sponsored by the British Shakespeare Association.
Keynote speakers: Prof. Douglas Lanier (University of New Hampshire) Dr
Peter Kirwan (Nottingham University). Call for papers.
Please submit abstracts to Monika Smialkowska
or Edmund King (firstname.lastname@example.org)
by 15 February 2017. To register, visit
University of Exeter, 24 June 2017
This conference will examine the recent
significant changes in how Shakespeare’s plays are performed and
disseminated through old and new technologies and media. At one end
of the spectrum, through performances in reconstructed early modern
theatres, early modern performance technologies have re-entered
mainstream culture. The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is only the most
recent example of how early modern technologies and the plays
written by Shakespeare’s contemporaries and successors have returned
to the cutting edge of present-day theatre. At the other end of the
spectrum, the current production of The
Tempest by the RSC in
partnership with Intel exemplifies how mainstream theatre companies
have, in the wake of productions by smaller companies experimenting
with digital and virtual theatre, embraced digital media. Full
information on: http ://www . britishshakespeare . ws/cfp-shakespeare-technology-media-performance/
This conference is organised and
sponsored by Shakespeare
Bulletin to mark the
end of Pascale Aebischer’s term as General Editor of the journal.
Keynote speakers include Courtney Lehmann (University of the
Pacific), Ramona Wray (Queen’s University Belfast), and Pascale
Aebischer (University of Exeter).
We call for papers on any of the following or
related topics in relation to the performance of Shakespeare and/or
early modern drama:
reimagined performance technologies in reconstructed playhouses and
intermedial performance practices
social media performance
theatre broadcast technology and spectatorship
television and feature film adaptation
digital objects and digital media
technology of the classroom
Paper proposals of up to 300 words,
accompanied by a short biographical statement, should be submitted
to Emma Bessent (E.Bessent@exeter.ac.uk)
27 February. Up to
6 postgraduate bursaries covering the conference attendance fee plus
a standard contribution of £50 to assist with travel expenses are
available to encourage contributions to the debate by a new
generation of scholars. Please specify in your proposal if you wish
to apply for one of these. Early submissions will be preferred.
Before Shakespeare. University of Roehampton, 24 - 27 August 2017.
Exploring the first three decades of the London playhouses c. 1565-95.
Call for papers will follow soon. For more information see
https://beforeshakespeare.com/events/conference/ or email