CFP: Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference (8/15/07; 10/11/07-10/13/07)

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Call for Papers: The Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference 2007
Topic: Appropriating Shakespeare
Date: October 11-13, 2007
Location: The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio

The Ohio Shakespeare Conference has changed its name with the addition
of West Virginia's Marshall University to its consortium.

Submissions for our first joint theme-focused conference should explore
the ways that Shakespeare and other early modern writers invoke sources,
both literary and cultural, to create meanings for their original
audiences, as well as how these early modern works have been
appropriated for use in later eras. We welcome 300 word abstracts or
proposals. Proposals for panels are also welcome. Submissions may
include treatment of Shakespeare and/or his contemporaries and their
culture, and all publications are eligible for submission to the
conference's published, juried Proceedings.

Submissions may include, but are certainly not limited to, the

Classical and Medieval sources
Early Modern collaboration
Shakespearean imitators
Shakespeare's borrowing
Misappropriations of Shakespeare
Drama in colonial situations
Digital Shakespeare
Early Modern literature in translation
International Shakespeare
Renaissance popular culture
Shakespeare in the public sphere
Quoting Shakespeare
Film adaptations
Children's editions
Shakespeare and rehabilitation
Musical Shakespeare
Shakespeare in public education

Submission Deadline: 15 August 2007
If enough interest is shown, we will provide special undergraduate paper

Please include the following information in your conference proposals or

Name, e-mail address, college or university affiliation, mailing
address, audio visual needs, and times when it is impossible for you to
present your work during the October timeframe. Also please indicate if
you are an undergraduate student or if you are part of a pre-arranged

E-mail submissions, sent to both organizers, are encouraged, although
mailed submissions will be accepted as well.
Conference Organizers: Hillary Nunn,, 330-972-7601,
Department of English, 301 Olin Hall, The University of Akron, Akron, OH
Timothy Francisco,, 330.941.3425, Department of
English, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown,
OH 44555.

OVSC Chairperson: Kara Northway,, Xavier University
OVSC website:

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