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Scholars on the Road, CFPs, and Conferences | The Scrivener

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Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of The Scrivener.  This week we have the Utah Shakespeare Festival welcoming scholars, Calls for Papers from The Shakespeare Association of America, the French Shakespeare Society and more. So, without further ado, let us jump right in to this week’s stories:

Utah Shakespeare Festival Welcomes Scholars:

Paul Edmondson, a member of Shakespeare on the Road team, talks with Utah Shakespeare Festival volunteer Diana Major Spencer during the banquet/reception for the group night. (Photo: Cathy Wentz)

The Utah Shakespeare Festival is currently hosting a contingent of Shakespearean scholars from both the United States and the United Kingdom that have been traveling around the United States as part of a celebration for Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. The project, known as Shakespeare on the Road, is a partnership between The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. the University of Warwick. and  the creative company Misfit Inc.  According to Brian Vaughn, one of the Artistic Directors of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, the group which consists of Paul Edmondson and Paul Prescott from The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and the University of Warwick respectively, as well as. AJ and Melissa Leon owners of Misfit Inc. , the goal of the project  is to be  ‘building a picture of how Shakespeare is performed and celebrated across the United States.’ during a recent Friday night reception for the group.

Shakespeare Association of America Sends Out Calls for Papers:

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The Shakespeare Association of America has sent out a Call for Papers for the following conferences and events

Shakespeare and Canada Symposium:

There is a Call for Papers for “Shakespeare + Canada Symposium.”  The deadline for submissions is 1 September 2014. This event will take place in Ottawa Canada in 2016, and it is a three day bi-lingual conference ( in French and English) which will celebrate  the 400 years of Shakespeare’s afterlife. For more information, please visit here.

International Shakespeare Association- 10th World Shakespeare Conference: 

A Call for Papers for the International Shakespeare Association’s 10th World Shakespeare Conference 2016“Creating and Re-creating Shakespeare.” According to the announcement:

“The tenth World Shakespeare Congress of the International Shakespeare Association will honour Shakespeare’s 400-year legacy and celebrate the continuing global resonance of his work.The Congress’s rich programme of plenary lectures, seminars, panels, workshops, events, and performances will take place across two successive locations: first in Stratford-Upon Avon among the key sites of Shakespeare’s personal life; and subsequently in London, close to the site of his most famous workplace, the Globe theatre.”

 The deadline for submissions 30 September 2014. For more information please visit here 

Bakhtin and Shakespeare:


A Call for Papers  has been posted for the “Bakhtin and Shakespeare“ session at the 2015 NEMLA Conference in Toronto, Ontario Canada. The announcement says that topics for papers can explore both “theoretical and methodological issues, engage in meta-critical surveys of current scholarship, or propose a new application to the Bakhtinian concepts to Shakespeare’s plays and poems.”  The deadline for submissions is 20, September 2014. To find more information about the 2015 NEMLA Conference, please see here.

Reading Love’s Labour’s Lost:

A Call for Papers has been sent  for “Reading Love’s Labour’ s Lost”  Conference in Paris, France, in February 2015. This conference’s “aim is to provide a range of critical readings for the play.” All types of reading are welcome and encouraged, but not limited to exploring studies in the following areas:

  • Textual
  • Historical, Social, and Cultural
  • Gender
  • Linguistic
  • Performance

The deadline for submissions is 30 January 2015. You can find out more information about the conference here.

Shakespearean Theatre Conference: “Language and Text in Performance.”

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A Call for Papers for theShakespearean Theatre Conference“ in Stratford, Ontario, in June 2015 has been sent out. Titled “Language and Text in Performance”, this conference’s goal is to explore “text and performance based approaches to Tudor-Stuart drama.” Approaches exploring ” the relationship between text and performance” are strongly encouraged.  The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2015. To  find out more about the 2o15 Shakespeare Theatre Conference. please visit  here.

The French Shakespeare Society Sends outs CFP  for Papers about “Young Shakespeare”:

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The French Shakespeare Society has just posted a Call for Papers surrounding the topic of “Young Shakespeare” for their annual conference that will be happening in Paris on March 19-21, 2015.  The goal of this conference is “to study and highlight this rejuvenating aspect of the Shakespeare heritage, a resolute stance for more than lessons of youth, a “trust in youth” challenge.” The conference also seeks to explore the “missing years” of Shakespeare before he became famous for his works. The deadline to submit proposal for papers is before September 15, 2014.


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