The Eleventh Annual Undergraduate Shakespeare Conference
Assumption College will host the 11th annual Undergraduate Shakespeare Conference on Saturday, April 21, 2012. The conference will feature undergraduate students from across New England presenting papers on Shakespeare, a luncheon followed by a lecture from guest speaker Professor Brian Walsh of Yale University, and a theater presentation of scenes from Shakespeare's plays at the Hanover Theatre.
View the conference program here.
Undergraduate Papers Invited
Papers can focus on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to the following:
Proposals can be submitted online between February 1 and March 22 via the Colleges of Worcester Consortium Shakespeare Conference page.
Brian Walsh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English in the Renaissance Studies Program
Brian Walsh’s research interests have centered on how Shakespeare and his contemporaries used dramatic performance as a means to explore history: not merely the facts of history, or the topical uses to which it might be put, but the very concept of history itself. This work culminated in his 2009 book Shakespeare, the Queen’s Men, and the Elizabethan Performance of History (Cambridge UP), which won the 2010 Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Publication at Yale.
Access Hanover Lyceum Series Performance: “Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits”
Directions, campus map and parking: http://www.assumption.edu/about/visit/map.aspx
(Testa Science Center is building # 7; park in the lower level of the Chapel Parking Deck.)
Free shuttle service to and from the Hanover Theatre will be available.
Registration Fee: $10 (Lunch is included.)
Register online and pay by credit card through PayPal here:
Registration deadline: April 13 (walk-in registration by check or cash only and subject to availability)
This year's conference is sponsored by Assumption College, the Colleges of Worcester Consortium, and the Hanover Theatre.
For more information, contact Professor Allison Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org