Wooden O Symposium

deadline for submissions: 
March 15, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Southern Utah University - Utah Shakespeare Festival
contact email: 

August 7-9, 2023

Southern Utah University - Utah Shakespeare Festival

The 2023 Wooden O Symposium invites panel and paper proposals on any topic relating to Shakespeare and his plays:

  • Literary Analysis & Theoretical Approaches
  • Shakespeare and Adaptation
  • Shakespeare on Screen
  • Shakespeare and History, Culture, and Society
  • Shakespeare and his Contemporaries
  • Shakespeare and Rhetoric
  • Shakespeare in Performance
  • Shakespeare and the Arts

We encourage papers and presentations that speak to the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2023 summer season: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Coriolanus, Timon of Athens, and Romeo and Juliet

This year’s meeting will be face-to-face with 1-2 panels reserved for virtual participants. Submit your proposals utilizing the linked form: Wooden O Symposium Submission Form.

The deadline for proposals is March 15, 2023. Session chairs and individual authors will be informed of acceptance no later than May 1. Please include a 250-word abstract or session proposal (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. 

For more information, please contact the conference co-organizers, Scott Knowles at scottknowles@suu.edu or Jessica Tvordi at tvordi@suu.edu