Shakespeare 450 : Call for Program Proposals (deadline: December 10)

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French Shakespeare Society

SHAKESPEARE 450 : Call for program proposals
21-27 April 2014, Paris

The Société française Shakespeare is organizing in Paris a week-long conference from 21-27 April 2014 to coincide with the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. The program will include plenary lectures, roundtables, workshops, seminars, panels, along with performances at various venues, theatres, concert halls, museums, libraries, artists' studios and bookshops.

The conference is backed by a large number of French and international institutions and organizations.

The international organizing committee welcomes seminar, workshop or panel proposals on all aspects of Shakespeare's works, their reflections in painting, sculpture, opera, on radio and screen, as well as issues of performance, critical theory, poetics, commemorations, textual and scenic rewritings, translation, biography.

For 2014, panel proposals will welcome up to four papers per session. Panels may extend for more than one session. Workshop and seminar/roundtable proposals may include more participants; it is up to the organizers to determine their precise form (open discussion, position papers followed by a roundtable discussion, etc.).

Panel, seminar and workshop proposals should include:
- name and university affiliation of proposed leader(s);
- title of panel, seminar or workshop;
- a 500–750 word description stating topic, relevance and approach;
- a 5-line bio of each seminar leader including their email address(es).

Please send your proposals by 10 December 2012 to

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