CFP: Shakespeare's Cultural Capital (4/15/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Heidi Kathleen Kim
contact email: 
heidikim@northwestern.edu

M/MLA; Chicago, 11/9/06-11/12/06
Conference theme: High & Low Culture

"After Highbrow/Lowbrow: Shakespearean Cultural Capital" (Proposed
Special Session)

In a conference centered on the theme of highbrow/lowbrow, it seems
eminently appropriate to revisit the theme of Lawrence Levine’s seminal
work of criticism, Highbrow/Lowbrow, which contextualized the shift in
Shakespearean production from the nineteenth to twentieth centuries in
America. As Levine’s work partly argues and continuing ‘lowbrow’ or
popular adaptations of Shakespeare continue to show, ‘Shakespeare’ is a
malleable value capable of bestowing cultural capital without being
adulterated. This panel seeks to bring together considerations of the
various editions, productions, adaptations, or corporations built on or
building up Shakespeare’s status. What do these works tell us about the
ways in which their audiences conceptualize and consume culture? Papers
from all periods and genres are welcomed, including those focusing on
the non-Anglophone world.

Please send abstracts (500 words max.) and brief vita by 4/15/06 to
heidikim_at_northwestern.edu

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cfp categories: 
renaissance