[UPDATE] First International Conference in Iran on Shakespeare Studies (ICISS) November 26-27, 2014

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University of Tehran
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Being the first specialized conference on Shakespeare in Iran, this aims to attract the attention of Shakespeare scholars and readers from different countries to exchange professional ideas and give critical comments on the diversity, versatility, global facet of Shakespeare. The popularity of his plays in today's world, bespeaks of the fact that Shakespeare's' works have broken cultural and geographical barriers. Many great and outstanding writers have appeared through different ages in literary circles, but he remains unrivaled in history of theatre. All literary schools can apply their basic principles to his plays, the Marxists, structuralists, psychological critics, mythological critics and of course New Historicism which has based its theories on Elizabethan drama. The conference sub-titles should give opportunity for all scholars and admirers of the Bard to participate.
Your topic should be related but not limited to the following:
• Shakespeare and political discourse
• localized view-Iran or any other country
• Film adaptation of the plays
• contemporary understanding/related to contemporary global issues
• Radical Shakespeare
• Shakespeare and post-modern critical theory
• cultural identity
• Shakespeare and religiosity
• demystification of power-monarch or others
• Shakespeare and popular culture
• costumes and disguise
• the art of rhetoric

website: iciss.ut.ac.ir