UPDATE: [General] Shakespeare's Mardi Gras Conference, Oct 10-11, 2008
****DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS EXTENDED UNTIL APRIL 11****
Announcing the Inaugural Conference of The Louisiana Shakespeare Project,
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, Baton Rouge, October 10-11, 2008.
Featured Speakers include:
Phebe Jensen, Utah State University, Author, Religion and Revelry in
Shakespeareâ€™s Festive World.
Christopher Kendrick, Loyola University Chicago, Author, Utopia,
Carnival, and Commonwealth in Renaissance England.
Richard Rambuss, Emory University, Author, Closet Devotions.
Proposals for twenty-minute papers on Shakespeare, carnival, and early
modern culture are invited. Potential topics might include:
Reconsiderations of the work of Bakhtin, C. L. Barber, and other classic
theorists of carnival;
Shakespeare, performance, and carnival;
Shakespeare, film, and carnival;
Ritual, theatre, and carnival;
Gender and festive culture;
Finding carnival in all the wrong places: sermons, religious polemic,
murder pamphlets, etc.;
Late medieval carnival and transitions into the Renaissance;
Reformation and carnival (or the Reformation and Lent).
300-word abstracts must be received by April 11. Send to: Alison Graham
Bertolini, Department of English, Louisiana State University, Baton
Rouge, LA 70803, or by e-mail to: abert_at_lsu.edu (Please
include â€œabstractâ€ in email title).
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