CFP: Practical Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare through Performance (6/4/07; BSA, 8/31/07-9/2/07)

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Fogerty, Hillary
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The 3rd British Shakespeare Association Conference

Bringing together academics, students, theatre practitioners, teachers
and enthusiasts.

Interpreting Shakespeare: the director, the actor, the editor, the
teacher, the critic

The CAPITAL Centre, University of Warwick 31 August - 2 September 2007

CFP: Practical Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare through Performance

Those interested in contributing should send abstracts of 150-200 words
to the seminar leader for consideration by 4 June 2007. The deadline for
completion and pre-circulation of accepted papers will be 30 July. All
delegates are invited to register for any seminar, and auditors will be
welcome at all seminars.

Over the course of the past twenty years teaching through classroom
performance has become an acceptable, if not standard, approach to
Shakespeare. A number of scholars have set forth valuable practical
suggestions and theoretical rationalizations for introducing/including
performance. Performance approaches can be extraordinarily enlightening
and conducive to student learning. However, what are the drawbacks and
limits of performance approaches in the classroom? How can we establish,
especially for resistant administrators or students, the value of
experiential learning? What can we do, as instructors, when it simply
isn't working? Further, how can we tell when it is? Participants are
encouraged to share assignments and syllabi, as well as practical tips
and advice. Both scholars with a lengthy history of employing
performance in the classroom and those just beginning to experiment, as
well as elementary, secondary or university instructors, are welcome.
Scholars from both within and outside of North American and Britain are
encouraged to contribute.

For more information contact Dr. Hillary Fogerty:
visit the BSA website at
<> .

Dr. Hillary Fogerty
Department of English
Mercyhurst College
Erie, Pennsylvania
(814) 824-3105

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