UPDATE: Shakespeare and His Collaborators over the Centuries (Czech Republic) (no deadline; 2/8/06-2/11/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Pavel Drábek
contact email: 

Although the deadline for proposals has passed, later submissions will be

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
* National Shakespeares
* Adapting Shakespeare
* Shakespeare as a cultural icon outside Britain

Plenary speakers:
Professor Lois Potter, University of Delaware, USA
Professor John Russell Brown, Middlesex University

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

Dates: February 8-11, 2006

Conference Fee: €75 (€60 for full-time graduate students)

Deadline for submission of 250-word proposals: October 25, 2005
Please send your proposals as MS Word attachments to: kapradi_at_phil.muni.cz

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

More information at http://www.phil.muni.cz/angl/conference/shakespeare2006/

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