Wooden O Symposium

deadline for submissions: 
July 1, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Southern Utah University/Utah Shakespeare Festival
contact email: 

The Wooden O Symposium invites panel and paper proposals on any topics related to the text and performance of Shakespeare’s plays. The 2020 symposium (our first virtual conference) seeks papers that investigate our 2020 theme: Shakespeare, Story, and Adaptation, as well as Shakespeare in times of hardship. 

Topics could range from the art and power of story-telling, legends and tales, or the drive to adapt stories. Papers may also cover the topics of playmaking in times of war, plague, and other hardships, digital or virtual playmaking, and the importance of theatre during these times. We welcome unique interpretations of these themes.

Abstracts for consideration for the Wooden O sessions and individual presentations should be sent to usfeducation@bard.org.

The deadline for proposals is July 1, 2020. Session chairs and individual

presenters will be informed of acceptance no later than July 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