Community in Shakespeare's Tragic Plays: "The Great Image of Authority"

deadline for submissions: 
June 20, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Alfred J. Drake / PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
contact email: 

118th PAMLA Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by UNLV.Thursday, November 12 - Sunday, November 15, 2020.Special Session: "Community in Shakespeare's Tragic Plays: 'The Great Image of Authority.'" Chair: Alfred J. Drake, CSU Fullerton (Retired).Short Description: Shakespeare’s tragedies are as much social and collective as they are individual. Many of the tragedies stage not only the downfall of an erring protagonist but the lasting damage done to an entire society in the wake of grave errors and violent conflict. This panel will concentrate on Shakespeare’s exploration of the fragility of human community and polity in his tragic plays. (Papers that adapt this theme to the histories, romances and comedies will be considered as well.)To submit an abstract beginning March 20, 2020, please visit Community in Shakespeare’s Tragic Plays: “The Great Image of Authority,” please visit Although you’re welcome to contact me directly with questions, please don’t submit your abstract directly to me -- it needs to be submitted through PAMLA’s online process.