CFP: [Theatre] Renderings: Shakespeare across Continents

full name / name of organization: 
Roshni Mooneeram
contact email:

Renderings: Shakespeare across Continents. An international conference
at the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China, 10-12th September 2008.

This conference explores current trends and possible shifts of paradigms
in the translation, performance and teaching of Shakespeare.

Paper sessions are 20 minute slots with 10 minutes for

Presentations are invited in particular on the following themes:
Shakespeare in translation
• The impact of translation on linguistic legitimisation and
linguistic extension.
• The use of local dialects and other linguistic resources in
representing Shakespeare’s slang.
• The impact of changing political climates on contemporary
translations of Shakespeare.
Shakespeare in performance
• The making of regional Shakespearean canons in theatre, opera and
• Demystifying the bard: Shakespeare as a world wide cultural
• The impact of changing audience expectations on form and language.
Teaching Shakespeare
• The role of Shakespeare in education (in particular, in East Asia
and postcolonial contexts).
• The implications of teaching Shakespeare through translation.
• The role of performance in teaching Shakespeare.
• Using Shakespeare for language teaching.

Keynote speakers

Professor Peter Holland (University of Notre Dame)
Dr Li Ruru (University of Leeds)
Professor Kate McLuskie (Shakespeare Institute)
Professor Martin Orkin, (University of Haifa)
Professor Julie Sanders (University of Nottingham)

Submission guidelines
Abstracts should not exceed 300 words and should also contain the
following information: author name, affiliation, postal address and email
The abstract must be in Microsoft Word or PDF file format and submitted as
an email attachment to:

Important dates
Abstract submission deadline: 15th of April 2008.
Deadline for the submission of a 1000 word camera-ready synopsis of the
15th of August 2008.

These synopses will form part of the conference literature handed out to

Web address

Conference organizers:
Roshni Mooneeram ( and John McKenny
( University of Nottingham Ningbo China.

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