Shakespeare on Film and Television, April 20-23, 2011

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Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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The Shakespeare on Film and Television Area of the National Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association is calling for papers for its annual conference. This year the National Popular Culture Conference will join with the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Conference to meet Wednesday April 20 through Saturday, April 23, 2011 in beautiful San Antonio, Texas at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter & Riverwalk Hotels, 101 Bowie Street, San Antonio, TX 78205. For further information, contact the conference website

We have previously had panels on the following topics and invite new ideas all the time.

-What is a Shakespeare Adaptation?
-The Future of Shakespeare Adaptations
-Translating Shakespeare into Film: Additions and Omissions
-Shakespeare and the Genre Film
-Shakespearean Auteurs
-Shakespeare in Silent Film
-Shakespeare biopics
-Shakespeare in the Global Marketplace
-Bollywood Shakespeare
-Latino Shakespeare
-Sitcom Shakespeare
-Shakespeare Retold on British Television
-The BBC Television Productions
-Slings and Arrows, Shakespeare on Canadian Television
-Apocalyptic/Millennial Shakespeare
-Metatheatrical Shakespeare: Putting on the Plays
-Transgressive Shakespeare
-Shakespeare and Technology: does the DVD change everything?
-Acting Shakespeare
-Shakespeare and Sexuality
-Shakespeare's Families
-Shakespeare for the Classroom

Please email a 250 word proposal and a brief CV no later than December 15, 2010 to:

Richard Vela
Area Chair, Shakespeare on Film and Television
English and Theatre Department
The University of North Carolina, Pembroke
Pembroke, NC 28372

Graduate students, faculty who are early in their career, and those who are traveling internationally are especially encouraged to check the travel grants section of the conference website as soon as possible, Early Bird Registration ends January 31, 2011