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Calls for Papers
‘Shakespeare at the Edges’, the 13th biennial international conference of the Australian and New Zealand Shakespeare Association, will be hosted by the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand from 17-19 November 2016. The conference will feature plenary and panel sessions, live performance and film screenings. 1 July 2016 is the deadline to submit an abstract, and more information can be found here.
The Armenian Shakespeare Association is inviting Shakespearean scholars, translators, theatre critics, directors, actors, and research students to Armenia’s capital Yerevan from 1-8 October 2016 for an international conference commemorating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. The organisers will be covering a number of expenses for attendees, including transport between Yerevan International Airport and the hotel, lunches and snacks, sightseeing tours, and guided tours to museums and galleries with multi-lingual guides and evening entertainment. A limited number of free hotel rooms will also be available for international participants on a first come, first served basis. Read more details here, and apply by 30 June 2016.
Shakespeare’s characters and stories played an important role in his own time in a historical and cultural context where a new system of mercantile economy was developing. It should therefore come as no surprise that economic themes and motifs rank high among the pressing cultural concerns to which Shakespeare gave shape in his works. Today, globalization has further contributed to move to the foreground the intercultural dimension to the reproduction and consumption of Shakespeare, a process that is clearly registered in the growing relevance taken on by the ‘new’ economic criticism in the study of his uniquely cosmopolitan afterlife. A conference dedicated to exploring the connections (both material and conceptual) between ‘Shakespeare and Money’ will take place in Pisa, Italy from 5-7 October 2016. Further information can be found here, and the deadline to submit an abstract is 10 July 2016.
The Shakespeare Committee of the Russian Academy of Sciences has announced a conference entitled ‘Shakespeare Readings 2016: 400 Years of Immortality’. This event will take place in Moscow from 26-29 September 2016. The full call is available here, and abstracts are due by 15 June 2016.
‘Confluences, Connections, and Correspondences: Music and Visual Culture’ is a conference that will take place at the University of Toronto, Canada from 13–14 October 2016. Drawing on various theories, methodologies, and frameworks, this conference seeks to bring together wide-ranging, multidisciplinary, and inclusive approaches to the study of these disciplines in conjunction with one another. 17 July 2016 is the deadline to submit an abstract, and full details van be found here.
Call for Manuscripts
On the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, special issue of TEXT will explore the nexus between Creative Writing and Shakespeare Studies, in particular the ways that Shakespeare and his work are being studied and applied in the context of the practice and pedagogy of creative writing (broadly defined). The editors are calling for submissions of research papers that engage with the work of Shakespeare in the context of Creative Writing, including the teaching of writing and playwriting. Creative work (fiction, scholarly non-fiction, plays and essays) may also be acceptable but should be negotiated with the editors by email. 15 June 2016 is the deadline for initial submissions. Full information can be found here.