CFP: [Renaissance] CFP: OVSC Smith Student Essay Prizes

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Hillary Nunn
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The Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference


The M. Rick Smith Memorial Graduate Student Essay Prize
The M. Rick Smith Memorial Undergraduate Student Essay Prize

Instituted in memory of Dr. M. Rick Smith of Kent State-Trumbull, these
prizes have been established to recognize outstanding work by students
presenting their papers at the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference. A
prize in the amount of $100 will be awarded to both the winning
undergraduate and graduate paper. Essays will be judged on their 1)
contribution to the scholarly conversation, 2) engagement with secondary
sources, and 3) clarity of writing and presentation.


Those interested in being considered for the Prizes should submit a 300
word abstract to the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference by August 15,
2008. Should the proposal be accepted for presentation at the conference,
student authors will then be invited to submit their papers, as they are
to be presented, to the contest judges by September 12, 2008. Only those
students who present their papers at the Ohio Valley Shakespeare
Conference will be eligible.

This year’s OVSC will be held October 2-5, 2008, at Youngstown State
University. The theme for this year’s meeting, Working Shakespeares, is
meant to solicit a broad range of inquiries into issues of labor and
market, class and status, civic and public in both the works of
Shakespeare and the profession at large. The full CFP is available at

Dr. M. Rick Smith was an active member of the then-Ohio Shakespeare
Conference, serving on its governing board and organizing more than one of
its annual meetings. His devotion to teaching, enthusiasm for Shakespeare
studies, and willingness to give of his time and energy helped make the
Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference what it is today.

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