Reading 'Love's Labour's Lost', deadline 9/15/14

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Société Française Shakespeare

Reading Love's Labour's Lost
13-14 February 2015
Paris, France

Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost, sometimes described as euphuistic because of the importance of language games, also stages a revision of neopetrarchanism. This conference aims at providing a whole range of critical readings of the play and its "so sweet and voluble… discourse" (II.1.562).

All approaches will here be welcome, including – but by no means exclusively:

- performance studies
- textual studies
- gender studies
- neo-historicist approaches
- historical / social studies / cultural studies
- visual studies
- linguistic studies

This conference, sponsored by the Société française Shakespeare, is organized as part of a collaboration between the five Paris universities which prepare graduate students for the 'Agrégation' examination.

Please send proposals of 200 words for 25-minute papers, along with a short one-page CV by 15 September 2014 to:

A selection of papers from the Paris conference will be published alongside proceedings of the first conference on Love's Labour's Lost scheduled in Lyons on 30 January 2015.

Scientific committee :

  • Yan Brailowsky, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
  • Anny Crunelle, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
  • Charlotte Coffin, Université Paris-Est Créteil
  • Line Cottegnies, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3
  • Laetitia Coussement, Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7
  • Anne-Valérie Dulac, Université Paris 13- Nord
  • Pierre Iselin, Université Paris-Sorbonne
  • Denis Lagae-Devoldère, Université Paris-Sorbonne
  • Anne-Marie Miller-Blaise, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3
  • Ladan Niayesh, Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7