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The Scrivener| Scholarship News for the Week of November 6, 2011

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Hello all, Steven here this week with your weekly Scrivener. Your place  for all things Shakespeare and Scholarship related.  So without further ado, let’s get to it:

A Shakespeare Brain Teaser:

So as I was combing through this week looking for stories of a scholarly nature I came across a fun little Questionnaire for anyone looking for a good test of knowledge on Shakespeare. It can be found here.

Books and Books:

So I have not come across a good looking scholarly in a long time until this week. I was elated. So the next title you can add to your scholarly collection is THE NINE LIVES OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE BY GRAHAM HOLDERNESS which you can buy here.

Professor James Sutton discusses Anonymous:

It has been  over a week since  the film Anonymous was released and as you can imagine the scholarly community of Bardophiles has weighed in heavily on this topic One such person is Professor James Sutton at Florida International University. You can see his interview about Anonymous here.

Blogging Shakespeare explores North by Northwest:

The Blogging Shakespeare crew this week started a new series in which they take lines from each of Shakespeare’s plays and help solve their meaning. This week’s lines come from Hamlet Act 2 Scene 2 in which he is discussing his madness and its direction. You can see the full analysis of these lines here.

Fall 2011 Shakespeare Quarterly:

The new issue of Shakespeare Quarterly is out. It is entitled Shakespeare and Performance. You can find out more here.

Renowned Theatre Scholar Passed Away:

The Shakespeare Scholarship and Theatre Scholarship communities at large have lost one of their own this week with the passing of Professor Ruby Cohn who sadly died after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. You can read her obituary here.

Conferences, Calls for Papers, Discussions and More:

Early Modern Intelligencer: A Series of Lectures from the Birkbeck Early Modern Society:

The Birkbeck Early Modern Society has released its schedule for its upcoming events for the 2011-2012 year. To learn more you can visit here.

Call for Papers: Skepsi

The online journal Skepsi run by the University of Kent’s School of European Culture and Language has sent out a call for papers discussing the (De) parsing of Bodies for a future issue of Skepsi. To learn more you can see the announcement here.

Call for Papers Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance:

A Call for Papers for a collection of essays has gone out. The topic for this collection of Essays is Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissance. To learn more please see the announcement here.

Cardiff University’s Centre for Life Long Learning to Offer Course on Magic and Folklore:

Cardiff University, through its Centre for Life Long Learning will be offering a course entitled Folklore and Magic in the Age of Shakespeare. To learn more about the course you can see the announcement here.

British Shakespeare Association to Hold a Round Table on Shakespeare and his Collaborators:

The British Shakespeare Association will be holding a Roundtable that will be discussing Shakespeare and his collaborators on November 25, 2011. To learn more please visit the BSA website here.

Links of Interest

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Shakespeare

City of London

Smart Phones and Shakespeare

Tales from Shakespeare

Stylistics and Shakespeare’s Language — Transdisciplinary Approaches.

Discussion Questions:

How do you as a scholar get most of your information about Shakespeare?

What is your favorite Scholarly book or publication when it comes to studying Shakespeare?

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