Shakespeare: Pedagogy and Performance

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Grand Valley Shakespeare Conference: Pedagogy and Performance, hosted by the Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival
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September 28-29, 2012
Grand Valley State University: Grand Rapids and Allendale, Michigan

Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival, Michigan's oldest continuous-running Shakespeare Festival, invites proposals for papers, panels, and workshops on Shakespeare Pedagogy and Performance. We are especially interested in issues that affect the teaching, production, or performance of Shakespeare and early modern drama for secondary or college students. We are seeking proposals from Shakespeare Festival Education Directors, English, Theatre, and Interdisciplinary Professors, Secondary Education Teachers, and Graduate Students specializing in Shakespeare, Theatre, dramaturgy, or the early modern period.

Abstracts of approximately 250 words or panel/workshop proposals (including individual abstracts) must be submitted online at:

Contact Professor Jo Miller with questions at:

Deadline for submissions: May 1st, 2012

Featured Conference Keynote Speaker and Scholar-in-Residence is Professor Carole Levin, Willa Cather Professor of History and Director of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at the University of Nebraska. Professor Levin is an award-winning teacher and the author of several books, including: The Heart and Stomach of a King: Elizabeth I and the Politics of Sex and Power; Dreaming the English Renaissance: Politics and Desire in Court and Country; and Shakespeare's Foreign Worlds (with John Watkins). She has held fellowships at the Newberry Library in Chicago and the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., where in 2009 she curated the exhibit, "To Sleep, Perchance to Dream." She is also co-founder and past president of the Queen Elizabeth I Society.

The conference also features:
• A performance of Richard III by the GVSU Shakespeare Festival
• A performance of Love's Labour's Lost by the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company
• Andrea Jackson, Education Director at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival

Michigan teachers will be able to register for Continuing Education Credits (C.E.U.'s) by attending and / or presenting at this conference, pending approval from the State Board.

We offer attractive, reduced conference rates for Graduate Students.

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