2011. február 14.

The Thirteenth British Graduate Shakespeare Conference: CFP

26-28 May 2011, The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham


We invite graduate students with interests in Shakespearean and Renaissance studies to join us in May at the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon for The British Graduate Shakespeare Conference.

The conference is run by students, for students, and is now in its thirteenth year. It has a reputation for providing a friendly but stimulating academic forum and attracts delegates from around the world. Delegates have the opportunity to present their research in front of an audience of peers, to attend several plenary sessions organised across the three days of the conference, and to see the RSC production of The Merchant of Venice, starring Patrick Stewart, at group-booking price. The Institute is also ideally situated for students who want to visit the beautiful and historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon, to explore the world-class resources of the Shakespeare Institute Library and the Shakespeare Centre Library or to watch further exciting shows at the new Royal Shakespeare Theatre (see www.rsc.org.uk for the full season).

The conference will feature talks by Martin Wiggins (The Shakespeare Institute), Catherine Richardson (The University of Kent), Matthew Frost (Manchester University Press), Jacquelyn Bessell (The Shakespeare Institute) and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, who will provide First Folio and archive viewing. Jacque MacDonald will direct a performance of a court masque. Lunch will be provided on each day.
We invite abstracts of approximately 200 words for papers of twenty minutes length (3,000 words or less). Delegates wanting to give papers must register by April 15 2011. Undergraduates in their final two years may attend the conference as auditors, as indeed may postgraduates. We encourage early registration to ensure a place on the conference programme.

The website contains more information about the event and the venue, including prices and downloadable registration forms. See www.shakespeare.bham.ac.uk/BritGrad or email us at britgrad@yahoo.com

Registration Opens: 1 March 2011
Deadline for Papers: 15 April 2011
Deadline for Auditors: 10 May 2011

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