Tuesday, April 21, 2015
French Shakespeare Society 2016 Conference Paris, 21-23 January 2016
On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the Société Française Shakespeare is dedicating its annual conference to “Shakespeare after Shakespeare”. The conference will be the occasion for academics, theater, performance and arts practitioners to discuss the playwright’s long-lasting legacy. We welcome proposals (in English or in French) on topics such as:
- Shakespearean adaptations and appropriations from the 17th to the 21st century in print, in paintings, on stage, or in the media, new and old (radio, film, television, comics, Internet…)
- The posthumous reputation and portrayals of Shakespeare: how has ‘Shakespeare’ been portrayed after his death?
- The issue of serial writing and directing: dramatic links from one play to the next; productions presented as sequels or prequels.
- Dramatic and poetic aesthetics after Shakespeare: what does it mean to write poetry or drama after Shakespeare?
- Recapturing the ‘original’ Shakespeare post-facto: his work, the creative process, the publishing process, the staging and pronunciation of his plays…
- Studying Shakespeare’s works from the viewpoint of contemporary theories of language and literature: how does Shakespeare help us to create new concepts or review old ones?
Selected proceedings will be published in the Société Française Shakespeare’s peer-reviewed online journal: http://shakespeare.revues.org.
Please send proposals by June 25, 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals should include a title, an abstract (750-word max.), and a short bio.