CFP: Shakespeare's Jests and Jesters (12/15/04; journal issue)

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The Upstart Crow is currently accepting submissions for Volume XXIV
(2004), on "Shakespeare's Jests and Jesters." Diverse critical approaches
to this subject are welcome, especially performance-based, historical, and
theoretical methodologies. Relevant topics might include, but are not
limited to:

•the stage and performance history of jesters in Shakespeare's theater

•early modern actors who played jests and jesters

•modern and contemporary performance history of jests and jesters

•jest books and other sources for Shakespeare

•early modern royal and court jesters

•relation of wit to jesting and clowning

•gender and jesting; female jesters and clowns

•social position and mobility of jesters and clowns

•genre and "low comedy"

•jesting in relation to colonial or inter-cultural encounters

Submissions that address any aspect of Shakespeare's work, and performance
reviews of Shakespeare plays and festivals, will also be considered.

Deadline for priority reading of submissions: December 15, 2004

Submissions should follow Chicago Manual guidelines, with notes instead of
Works Cited. Author's name, address, phone and fax numbers, and email
address should appear on a separate sheet, not on the manuscript itself.
Submissions should not exceed twenty-five typed pages, including notes.
The entire manuscript, including quotations and notes, should be
double-spaced. Photocopies of illustrations are acceptable for submission
purposes. Send submissions to:

The Editor, The Upstart Crow
Department of English
Strode Tower, Box 340523
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634-0523

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The Upstart Crow: A Shakespeare Journal, now in its twenty-fourth year, is
a peer-reviewed journal published annually under the auspices of the
Center for Electronic and Digital Publishing for Clemson University
Digital Press. The Upstart Crow is dedicated to publishing new and
contemporary approaches to the reading, performing, and teaching of
Shakespeare. Each issue includes critical essays, performance reviews, and
book reviews surveying the current state of the field of Shakespeare

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