CFP: [Renaissance] CFP: Shakespeare in Culture (Taiwan) (3/15/09; 11/26/09-11/28/09)

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Bi-qi Beatrice Lei
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Shakespeare in Culture
4th Conference of the NTU Shakespeare Forum

National Taiwan University, Taipei
November 26-28, 2009

Call for Papers

The NTU Shakespeare Forum will host its fourth conference, “Shakespeare
in Culture,” in Taipei on November 26-28, 2009. Keynote speakers include
Richard Burt (University of Florida), Dennis Kennedy (Trinity College
Dublin), and Ann Thompson (King’s College London). A Chinese opera
adaptation of The Merchant of Venice by the Taiwan BangZi Company will be
premiered in conjunction with the conference. There will also be a pre-
conference workshop conducted by C. C. Yang (Taipei Veterans General
Hospital) on using information technology to resolve authorship

Our focus: Shakespeare, as well as the reading, teaching, and performance
of Shakespeare, does not exist outside culture. Defined by OED as “The
distinctive ideas, customs, social behaviour, products, or way of life of
a particular society, people, or period,” various cultures not only
inform the Shakespearean corpus, productions and scholarship, but are
also reciprocally shaped by them. Proposals for 20-minute papers are
invited on any aspect of the conference theme. Topics may include, but
are not restricted to: Shakespeare and early modern culture (such as
print culture, Protestantism, material culture, gender); Shakespeare and
politics; Shakespeare and (post)colonialism; Shakespeare and media
(theatre, film, television, computer); popular Shakespeare; Shakespeare
and theory; Shakespeare and other arts and sciences; Shakespeare and
diaspora; and non-English Shakespeare.

Graduate students are invited to apply to attend the pre-conference
graduate sessions on the same theme.

Please send a 250-word abstract and a short bio by March 15, 2009.
Completed papers must be submitted by September 30. A book based on the
conference proceedings will be published by the NTU Press in 2010. To
facilitate discussion among international scholars, papers in English are
preferred. For submissions and queries please contact Bi-qi Beatrice Lei
at Updates can be found on

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