Shakespeare and the Other (August 6-8, 2018)

deadline for submissions: 
May 4, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Wooden O Symposium (Utah Shakespeare Festival)
contact email: 

The Wooden O Symposium (Auguest 6-8, 2018) invites panel and paper proposals on any topic related to the text and performance of Shakespeare’s plays. The conference seeks papers/panels that investigate our 2018 theme: Shakespeare and The Other. Topics could range from marginalized characters, underdogs, and outliers, to inclusivity or diversity in the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. We welcome unique interpretations of this theme. This year’s symposium encourages papers and panels that speak to the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2018 summer season: The Merchant of Venice, Henry VI Part One, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Othello. Abstracts for consideration for the Wooden O sessions and individual presentations should be sent to

The deadline for proposals is May 1, 2018. Session chairs and individual presenters will be informed of acceptance no later than May 15. Please include 250-word abstracts or session proposals (including individual abstracts) and the following information:

  • Name of presenter(s)
  • Participant category (faculty, graduate student, undergraduate, or independent scholar)
  • College/university affiliation
  • Mailing address
  • Email address
  • Audio/visual requirements and any other special requests.

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