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The Scrivener | Calls for Papers: The Asian Shakespeare Association, The Paris Anniversary Conference and more| Scholarship News for the week of June 30, 2013

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Hello all, and welcome to another edition of The Scrivener. Steven here, to bring you all everything that you ever wanted to know Shakespeare and Scholarship for this week. On deck this week we have Shakespeare and Girls, A review of a new scholarly work and so much more. So, without further ado, let us jump right in:

First Annual Asian Shakespeare Association Conference:

A Call for Papers and Seminar Proposals has gone out for the first ever Asian Shakespeare Association Conference in  Taipei, Taiwan. This conference’s aim is to look at Shakespeare and how journeys impact his stories. Exploring the use of  traveling/journeying in Shakespeare, this conference’s aim is to show the various ways that Shakespeare uses travel as a motif in his plays and the various types of journeys his character’s can go on during the various plays. Journeys of many types will be explored at this conference-whether they be physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual in nature.

Following is a brief explanation of the guidelines for the Asian Shakespeare Association Conference:

Submission Guidelines:

The conference includes both paper sessions and seminars. Graduate students are welcome.

(1)   Paper: please submit a 250-word abstract, plus a short bio.

(2)   Seminar: please submit a 250-word description of the seminar, plus a short bio including a summary of your previous seminar experience.


All conference participants must be registered members of the ASA and must remit the conference registration fee. If you wish to apply for a need-based fee waiver or a travel grant, please add a paragraph of explanation.


Deadline for submission is 15 August 2013. Results will be announced in September.


Submissions and queries should be sent to


For conference updates, please visit here.

You can find out further information from the announcement here.


Shakespeare and The Slavs- A Call For Papers:

A Call for Papers for a panel at the Paris Shakespeare Anniversary 2014 Conference has gone out. The topic of this panel revolves around Shakespeare and his impact on the Slavic countries. Primarily, this panel will be studying the adaption and use of Shakespeare within the countries that comprise the regions of Eastern and East-Central Europe-mainly in the countries that make up the former USSR. More information about the conference can be found on the announcement here.

Shakespeare Institute Review- A Call for Papers for the Third Issue:

The Shakespeare Institute Review recently released its second issue at the end of the most recent Brit Grad Conference. The second issue explores Shakespeare in relation to the concept of the superhuman.  The Shakespeare Institute now has sent out a Call for Papers for its third issue, which explores Love and Lust in Shakespeare. Deadline for submission is August 31, 2013. More information about guideline and style may be found here and here respectively.

Shakespeare 450: Shakespeare and Global Girlhood- Call for Papers:

A Call for Papers has gone out on the topic of Global Girlhood and how Shakespeare adapts, impacts, and uses that concept in many ways. This seminar, according to the announcement, ” explores the ways in which Shakespeare is employed to define girlhood within and across national and cultural boundaries. When, how, and why does Shakespeare intersect with questions of girlhood? How does Shakespeare reflect, validate, or undermine debates over girls and girlhood? How are representations of girls in relation to Shakespeare (in adaptation, popular citation, or pedagogical practices) employed in conversations on global citizenship and/or national identity?” Papers should be 3000-5000 words. Deadline for proposals is July 15, 2013.

You can find out more information on the conference website found here and the seminar website found here.

Special Announcement: TSS Editor Mentioned on

I would like to congratulate our own Global Shakespeare Editor, Colleen Kennedy, whose article and name just got mentioned on So, congratulations Colleen.


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Steven has been with The Shakespeare Standard since its inception in 2009. He has had an interest in Shakespeare since acting in A Midsummer Night's Dream in college. You can reach him directly at He currently works as an editor for Foolery with the column of MEMEnto Merry.

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