Wooden O Sympoisum - August 8-10

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Southern Utah Univesity and Utah Shakespeare Festival
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The 2011 Wooden O Symposium is a cross-disciplinary conference exploring Medieval through Early Modern Studies, through the text and performance of Shakespeare's plays.

The symposium is sponsored by the Utah Shakespeare Festival and Southern Utah University's Gerald R. Sherratt Library, College of Visual and Performing Arts and the Department of English.

Conference Priorities - The Wooden O Symposium invites papers on any topic related to Shakespeare and early modern drama, but gives priority to those relating to the Utah Shakespeare Festival's 2011 summer season: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Richard III and Romeo and Juliet. Also, in celebration of their 50th anniversary the USF in cooperation with SUU's Sherratt Library will be hosting an exhibit featuring a First Folio (Folger Library). In recognition of this singular event the Symposium is also encouraging authors to submit papers on subjects related to early Shakespeare texts.

Submission deadline is May 1, 2011

Scholars attending the conference will have the unique opportunity of immersing themselves in research, text, and performance in one of the most beautiful natural settings in the western U.S.

Selected papers from the symposium are published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the Wooden O.

For more information see: http://www.li.suu.edu/woodeno/