CFP: [Renaissance] Shakespeare Symposium

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John Kunat
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New Shakespeares
The Sixteenth Annual
 CSU Shakespeare Symposium
April 26, 2008
Sonoma State University

The last decade has witnessed the emergence of a variety of new
approaches to the study of Shakespeare. These new approaches lack the
theoretical coherence of the feminist, cultural materialist and new
historicist movements in the 1980s, but in the long run, they may prove
to have a more significant impact on our understanding of Shakespeare and
the cultural and historical influence his texts have exercised. The
Sixteenth CSU Shakespeare Symposium seeks to bring together scholars and
students interested in exploring these new ways of looking at Shakespeare
in an attempt to broaden our understanding of what they have in common
with each other, as well as how they depart company with older, more
established readings of Shakespeare. We invite papers on any of the
topics listed below; we are also interested in critical assessments of
any or all of these approaches.

Catholic Shakespeare
The British Problem
Multiple Kingdoms
Internal Colonies
Race and Ethnicity
Love and Violence
Political Desire
Forms of Consent
Elizabeth I
Roman Inheritances
Alternative Sexualities
Textual Histories
Jus Gentium
Material Cultures

Please send a short abstract of 100-200 words to The
deadline for abstracts is March 29, 2008.

The symposium will be held in conjunction with an on-campus performance
of Romeo and Juliet and Westside Story. Readings that include or focus
on either play are particularly welcome.

For those who plan to fly into either Oakland Airport or SFO, we have
arranged free ground transportation to the conference. Relatively low-
cost accommodations near Sonoma State are also available for the nights
of April 25th and 26th.

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