Call for Papers
for the Nineteenth Annual
California State University Shakespeare Symposium
May 5-6, 2011
California State University, Stanislaus
Keynote Speaker: Professor Frances Dolan, University of California, Davis
Proposal submission deadline extended to: January 20th, 2011
Conference hotel: Candlewood Suites
1000 Powers Court
Turlock, CA 95380
Phone: (209) 250-1501
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 graduate students or professors. 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. A selection of papers presented at the conference will be published in a special fall edition of The San Joaquin Valley Journal, a refereed online journal published by graduate students and professors in CSU Stanislaus’ English Department (http://sjvjcsustan.com/).
The symposium will be held on the campus of California State University, Stanislaus, on Thursday, May 5th and Friday, May 6th. 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 Romeo and Juliet, which will be performed in the evening in an outdoor amphitheatre. Conference attendees are invited to performances of the play at no additional cost. Additionally, guest director Daniel Gately will address the conference at a reception preceding the Thursday night performance.
If you are interested in presenting at this year’s symposium, please send a 250-word abstract and a brief (one-page) CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Finished papers should have a presentation time of no more than twenty minutes. Though the conference welcomes all graduate students and college educators, submissions are particularly encouraged from current and former faculty, instructors, and students of any California State University campus. The deadline for submissions will be January 20th, 2011. If you want to chair a special session, please submit your session title, a brief description and justification for the session, and three abstracts (including CVs) from session participants.