Student conference: Julius Caesar, Shakespeare, and the Legitimacy of Rule
CALL FOR PAPERS for "Julius Caesar, Shakespeare, and the Legitimacy of Rule," a multi-disciplinary conference for graduate students and advanced undergraduate students.
Conference: Friday, November 4, 2016 at the Mansfield campus of Ohio State (Mansfield, OH).
Proposals due: September 26, 2016.
Papers, panels, roundtables, paired presentations, short performances, multi-media experiences, static displays, and other entries of the widest possible submission style are encouraged for this academic conference. One session will include faculty-led discussion tables for work-in-progress.
Presentation time limit: 10-15 minutes. Proposals (300 words max) can be based on works in-progress. Include student’s name, address, telephone number, school, and faculty sponsor. Participants will be notified of acceptance by October 3, 2016.
Using Julius Caesar and/or Shakespeare’s other works as a starting point, submissions might explore topics as varied as:
• Legitimacy and Authority: What Makes a Leader Legitimate?
• Law and Literature
• The Body-‐Politic and Mass Persuasion
• The Rule of Law
• Tensions Between the Values of a Republic and the Values of an Empire
• The Popularization of Brutality in Contemporary Political Fiction Such as Game of Thrones and House of Cards
• Demagoguery and Mass Media
• The Current Political Environment in the United States and Elsewhere
Or explore other interpretations of Shakespeare and Politics, Leadership, Authority, and Legitimacy.
Email inquiries and submissions to: Susan H. Delagrange, Ph.D. Assistant Dean, Associate Professor of English (Rhetoric & Digital Media), The Ohio State University at Mansfield, firstname.lastname@example.org.