CFP: Shakespeare's Collaborators over the Centuries (Czech Republic) (9/15/05; 2/8/06-2/11/06)

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Pavel Drábek
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The Department of English and American Studies at Masaryk University,
Brno, Czech Republic, is pleased to announce an

International conference:

 Shakespeare and His Collaborators over the Centuries

The conference is intended to provide a forum for diverse critical
explorations of the current state of Shakespearean scholarship in Europe
and beyond. Our main focus will be on investigating Shakespeare's texts
as results of the processes of collaboration between their author and
those who, in different degrees and different centuries, have
contributed to creating the "Shakespeare" as he (it?) has come to be
known. The focus will range from the cultural milieu of Renaissance
theatre, through his first publishers (and occasional editors), later
editors and scholars who worked systematically on the Cult, through
theatre practitioners and adaptors, to translators into other cultures
(whose interference as collaborators has been most lasting).

The topics discussed in conference sessions include the following:

* Shakespeare's collaborators
* Shakespearean apocrypha
* Editing and publishing Shakespeare
* Translating Shakespeare
* Adapting Shakespeare
* Shakespeare as a cultural icon outside Britain

Plenary speaker: Professor Lois Potter, University of Delaware, USA

Venue: Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Dates: February 8-11, 2005

Deadline for submission of 250-word proposals: September 15, 2005

Please send your proposals as MS Word attachments to:

Details at

We encourage the participation of students working on their doctoral
dissertations and Master's theses. The conference will have student
panels. Student contributions should be submitted with their
supervisor's recommendation.

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