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the quint DEADLINE September 15, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013 - 12:07pm
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north

The quint's nineteenth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th September 2013—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

The Theater as an Art of Memory -- ASECS -- 03/18 to 23

Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 4:01pm
Yann Robert, University of Illinois at Chicago

In his Pratique du théâtre (1657), d'Aubignac writes that "C'est une pensée bien ridicule d'aller au théâtre apprendre l'histoire." Yet by the end of the eighteenth century, the notion that the theater could serve to immortalize historically significant events, both past and present, was widely accepted and practiced.

[UPDATE] Deadline approaching for 'Neo-Victorian Villains' edited volume

Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 1:08pm
Benjamin Poore, University of York, UK

Chapter proposals are still being accepted for contributions to this edited collection.
Deadline for proposals: 31st August 2013

The collection will provide an innovative and wide-ranging exploration of the afterlives of the Victorian villain, in fiction, and stage and screen performance.

Subjects covered may include, but are not limited to:

Direct transmedia adaptations - from nineteenth-century classic fiction and neo-Victorian novels, to stage, screen, console and graphic novel.

Intertextuality – including allusion, pastiche and crossover fiction and film.

Biology through Shakespeare

Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 4:29am
Shakespeare 450

Seminar 2: Biology through Shakespeare

Call for papers.
This seminar is part of the Shakespeare 450 conference in Paris, April 21-27, 2014.

Seminar leader: Rachel Rodman (USA)

[UPDATE] The Cult of Shakespeare and the Father Figure (extended deadline)

Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 4:05am
Shakespeare 450

Workshop 2: "So Rare a Wonder'd Father": the Cult of Shakespeare and the Father Figure

Call for papers

Seminar leaders: Shaul Bassi (University of Venice), Rocco Coronato (University of Padua), Denis Lagae-Devoldère (Paris IV), Laura Tosi (University of Venice)

This seminar is part of the Shakespeare 450 conference, Paris, 21-27 April 2014. For more information on the conference:

The Celebrated Shakespeare: public commemoration and biography

Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 3:53am
Shakespeare 450

Seminar leader: Michael Dobson (Shakespeare Institute, Birmingham).

This seminar is part of the Shakespeare 450 conference. Paris, April 21-27, 2014.

This seminar welcomes short papers (up to 3,000 words) on the ways in which festivals, anniversaries and other public celebrations of Shakespeare's achievements have required or prompted particular accounts of who Shakespeare was. Which versions of Mr William Shakespeare have great civic and international occasions preferred? Have these periodic attempts to interest a larger public in Shakespeare been valuable stimulants to the study of his life, or regrettable fountains of hearsay?

REMINDER: Courtliness and Convention (9/1/13; 10/10/13-10/12/13)

Saturday, August 17, 2013 - 11:39am
The Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference

The planning committee of the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference seeks proposals for papers or panels from across today's theoretical and methodological landscape that engage Courtliness and Convention in the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. How do Shakespearean plays illustrate and critique early modern conceptions of conventional courtly behavior? More broadly, how do the era's plays and poems incorporate, problematize, and establish social convention – political, literary, educational, rhetorical, or otherwise? How do we understand the conventions of courtliness in today's theaters and classrooms?