Wooden O Symposium

deadline for submissions: 
May 10, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Southern Utah University/Utah Shakespeare Festival
contact email: 

The Wooden O Symposium invites panel and paper proposals on any topic related to the text and performance of Shakespeare's plays. The 2019 conference seeks papers that investigate our 2019 theme: The Ties that Bind. Topics could range from familial relationships, playwright associations, or the societal bonds that connect Shakespeare's characters. Consideration will also be given to papers dealing with first folio connections in conjunctions with The Book of Will. We welcome unique interpretations of this theme. This year's symposium encourages papers and panels that speak to the Utah Shakespeare Festival's 2019 season: Macbeth, The Conclusion of Henry VI: parts Two and Three, Twelfth Night, as well as The Book of Will. Abstracts for consideration for the Wooden O sessions and individual presentations should be sent to: usfeducation@bard.org

The deadline for proposals is May 10, 2019. Sessions chairs and individual presenters will be informed of acceptance no later than June 1. Please include 250-word abstracts or session proposals (including individual abstracts) and the following information:

  • name of presenter(s)
  • participant category (faculty, graduate student, undergraduate, or independent scholar)
  • college/university affiliation
  • mailing address
  • email address
  • audio/visual requirements and any other special requestions

For further information, call 435-865-8333