California State University Shakespeare Symposium (April 30th-May 1st, 2015)

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California State University, Stanislaus
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The symposium committee invites proposals for papers and presentations on any aspect of the works of William Shakespeare. We are currently accepting submissions on a wide range of topics, discipline-specific or interdisciplinary, authored by faculty, graduates, and undergraduates. General topics may include, but are not limited to, Shakespeare and early modern culture; Shakespeare's influence on or appropriation by contemporary culture; Shakespeare on film or television; digital Shakespeare; Shakespearean sources or adaptations; aesthetic approaches to Shakespeare's work; the Shakespearean stage; Shakespeare in performance; teaching Shakespeare; Shakespeare in the high school classroom. Dympna Callaghan will deliver the keynote address at this, the twenty-second annual meeting of the CSU Shakespeare Symposium.

The symposium will be held on the campus of California State University, Stanislaus, on Thursday, April 30th and Friday, May 1st. The beautiful 228-acre campus is situated in the heart of California's great Central Valley—a short distance from the San Francisco Bay Area, Monterey, and Sacramento. The conference will coincide with the University Theater Department's production of King Lear, which will be performed in the evening in an outdoor amphitheater. Conference attendees are invited to performances of the play at no additional cost.

If you are interested in presenting at this year's symposium, please send a presentation title, a 250-word abstract, and a brief (one-page) CV to Tony Perrello at Finished papers should have a presentation time of no more than twenty minutes. Submissions are particularly encouraged from current and former faculty, instructors, and students of any California State University campus. The deadline for submissions is December 31st, 2014. To chair a special session, please submit the session title, a brief description and justification for the session, and three abstracts (including individual paper titles and CVs) from session participants. Select papers presented at the conference will be published in the San Joaquin Valley Journal, the English Department's peer-reviewed online academic journal.