CFP: [Renaissance] Shakespeare's Mardi Gras Conference, October 10-11, 2008

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Alison Graham Bertolini
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Announcing the Inaugural Conference of The Louisiana Shakespeare Project,
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, Baton Rouge, October 10-11, 2008. Proposals
for twenty-minute papers on Shakespeare, carnival, and early modern
culture are invited.

Featured speakers:
Phebe Jensen, Utah State University, Author, Religion and Revelry in
Shakespeare’s Festive World.
Christopher Kendrick, Loyola University Chicago, Author, Utopia,
Carnival, and Commonwealth in Renaissance England.
Richard Rambuss, Emory University, Author, Closet Devotions.

Potential topics might include:
Reconsiderations of the work of Bakhtin, C. L. Barber, and other classic
theorists of carnival;
Shakespeare, performance, and carnival;
Shakespeare, film, and carnival;
Ritual, theatre, and carnival;
Gender and festive culture;
Finding carnival in all the wrong places: sermons, religious polemic,
murder pamphlets, etc.;
Late medieval carnival and transitions into the Renaissance;
Reformation and carnival (or the Reformation and Lent).

300-word abstracts must be received by March 28. Send to: Alison Graham
Bertolini, Department of English, Louisiana State University, Baton
Rouge, LA 70803, or by e-mail to: (Please
include “abstract” in email title).

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