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The conference will explore how Shakespeare's work influenced and inspired other works in literature, art, music. The event hopes to unite academics, teachers and students, theatre practitioners and critics, in a series of presentations, roundtables and performances.

Participants from a range of disciplines – English, Drama, Education, Music, Modern Languages, Classics, History, Art and Film are encouraged to participate.
The conference will include an exhibition of books, stage design and theatrical costumes showing the history of Shakespearean studies and performances in Georgia.

We propose discussion of the following broad themes in contemporary and historical perspective, but we also welcome proposals for the conference with a different focus which nevertheless transgress disciplinary boundaries:

Shakespeare's influence on literature
Shakespeare on stage and in movies
Shakespearean criticism
Shakespeare in other countries (translations, research, staging and filming)
Shakespeare in Georgia
Shakespeare and tradition
Teaching Shakespeare

Conference proposals, including a short abstract (250 words) and a short CV should be submitted by 15 September, 2012
Please send conference proposals to