A Conference in Honor of Barbara Hodgdon (Abstract Submission Deadline August 30, 2011)

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Early Modern Colloquium at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

A Conference in Honor of Barbara Hodgdon (Abstract Submission Deadline August 30, 2011)
Held by the Early Modern Colloquium
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
October 15, 2011

Keynote speaker: Peter Holland (University of Notre Dame)

This conference will engage questions and insights inspired by the distinguished works and career of Barbara Hodgdon, Professor of English at the University of Michigan and Ellis and Nelle Levitt Distinguished Professor Emerita at Drake University. Spanning almost four decades, Hodgdon's innovative work has explored a variety of fields and methodologies, including, but not limited to, studies of Shakespeare and the "Shakespeare Trade"; Shakespeare and performance (film, television, and theatre); performance theory; historicism, historiography, and the archive; theater history and theatrical memory; the Royal Shakespeare Company; psychoanalytic theory and criticism; editing theory; feminist theory and criticism; early modern to present-day drama; and contemporary pedagogy. The author of influential monographs such as The Shakespeare Trade: Performance and Appropriations and The End Crowns All: Closure and Contradiction in Shakespeare's History, Hodgdon has also edited several highly esteemed editions and companions—including the Arden Shakespeare's third edition of The Taming of the Shrew and A Companion to Shakespeare and Performance. Additionally, Hodgdon has provided years of service on the editorial boards of refereed journals such as Shakespeare Quarterly and Shakespeare Bulletin. Not only are Hodgdon's feats as an author and editor remarkable, so too are her achievements as a collaborator and mentor. Especially generous with her time, Hodgdon has played productive, pivotal roles in guiding numerous projects undertaken by her undergraduate students, graduate students, and colleagues, regardless of whether these projects directly or indirectly relate to her own interests.

The Early Modern Colloquium, a graduate interdisciplinary group at the University of Michigan, is therefore pleased to announce that it will hold a conference in celebration and honor of Barbara Hodgdon on October 15, 2011. We welcome papers that draw upon, or are inspired by, any part of Hodgdon's extensive work. Papers may—but need not—address the topics listed above. The EMC will give priority to abstracts submitted by graduate students. Please send 250-300 word proposals to Sarah Linwick at slinwick@umich.edu by August 30, 2011.