CFP: [Renaissance] Undergraduate Shakespeare Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Sharon R. Yang
contact email: 
syang@worcester.edu

Undergraduate Shakespeare Conference of New England
“Shakespeare: The Natural, The Unnatural, The Supernatural”
Saturday, April 19th 8:30-5:00
Worcester State College, Worcester, MA

Papers may explore:
 how Shakespeare and his contemporaries confirm, interrogate,
challenge sixteenth- and seventeenth- century views of the natural and
the
unnatural.
 how stagings, criticisms, films, and interpretations of works over
time reflect changing perspectives on what is natural or unnatural.
 how the supernatural, especially, embodies views on what is
natural or unnatural, what is the proper order of creation.
 how do Gods, (Christian and PreChristian), wise/holy men and
women, mages, visions and visionaries, demons, witches, and fairies
embody or define conceptions of Self and Other, fears about gender,
racial, national or religious differences.
 how does the supernatural represent the power of the imagination
to serve as a conduit to the transcendent or the demonic.

Proposals
• due March 8, 2008
• should run to 300 words
• must include contact information of student’s name, address,
telephone number, school, and faculty sponsor
Papers should be geared for a fifteen minute presentation.

web site http://www.worcester.edu/shakespeare/
Worcester State College Contact: Dr. Sharon Yang, syang_at_worcester.edu;
(508)529-8711

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cfp categories: 
renaissance