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World Shakespeare Conference

Published 15.12.08

17-22 July 2011, Prague, Czech Republic. Application deadline: 28 February 2009

The International Shakespeare Association (ISA) has extended the deadline to submit proposals for papers for the Ninth World Shakespeare Congress from 30 November 2008 until 28 February 2009. The congress will be held 17 - 22 July 2011 in Prague, Czech Republic. Pragues Charles University, founded in 1348 by Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV, will serve as host.

According to the organizers, Prague, where Shakespeares plays were most probably performed during his lifetime, provides the opportunity to approach Shakespeares theatre in the context of cultural and political relations between Elizabethan and Jacobean England and Central Europe under the Habsburg Emperor Rudolph II and later on the eve of the Thirty Years War.

The theme of the congress is Renaissance Shakespeare/Shakespeare Renaissances. Participants are encouraged to interpret the theme in terms of geography, history and culture and to consider text and performance in a full range of media. The plenary lectures, seminar, workshop and short paper programs along with the supporting cultural, social, and community activities will all reflect the theme.

Proposals of 500 words should be sent to Dr. Nick Walton, ISA Secretary, preferably by email at isa@shakespeare.org.uk. Proposals can also be sent by postal service to: The Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6QW, United Kingdom. All proposals are due by 28 February 2009.

Those submitting proposals should ensure that their membership of the ISA is current.

Further Information:

www.shakespeare.bham.ac.uk

Copyright 2008 International Shakespeare Association (ISA).

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