BritGrad Call For Papers 6-8 June 2013
Registration is now open for the Fifteenth Annual British Graduate Shakespeare Conference, June 6-8 2013. We welcome abstracts from graduate students on any topic in the field of Shakespeare and Renaissance Studies. Undergraduate students in their final two years of study are also invited to attend the conference as auditors.
BritGrad is run by students for students, and it provides a friendly and stimulating academic forum in which graduate students from all over the world can present their research and meet together in an active centre of Shakespeare scholarship. The setting for this exciting conference is the University of Birmingham's Shakespeare Institute, in the heart of Shakespeare's home town of Stratford-upon-Avon. This provides a uniquely located campus base from which to visit the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare's Birthplace and historical properties, and the specialised research libraries of the Shakespeare Institute and the Shakespeare Centre archives.
This year's conference will feature talks by Martin Wiggins (The Shakespeare Institute) and Catherine Richardson (University of Kent), Jonathan Slinger (Royal Shakespeare Company), and Mairi Macdonald (Shakespeare Birthplace Trust), among other plenary speakers. Delegates also have the opportunity to attend the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Hamlet, directed by David Farr and starring Jonathan Slinger, at a group-booking price on the 6 June evening. Lunch will be provided on each day, and there will also be a dance and a drinks reception for the delegates.
We invite abstracts of approximately 200 words for papers twenty minutes in length (3,000 words or less) on subjects relating to Shakespeare and/or Renaissance studies. Delegates wishing to give papers must register by Friday 25 April; auditors must register by Thursday 23 May.
Online registration is now open here: http://britgrad.wordpress.com/registration . A copy of the registration form is downloadable as well from http://britgrad.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/britgrad-registration-2013.p... . A printable CFP is also available here http://britgrad.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/britgrad_2013_cfp.pdf for university departmental contacts to display at their institutions. Due to the growing success of this annual conference, we strongly encourage early registration to ensure a place on the conference programme.
We look forward to seeing you at another successful conference.
All the best,
The BritGrad Committee
The Fifteenth Annual British Graduate Shakespeare Conference
6-8 June 2013
The Shakespeare Institute
Mason Croft, Church Street
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