A Call for Papers
SHAKESPEARE AND ETHICS
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
NOVEMBER 3-5, 2011
The planning committee of the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference is
seeking abstracts and paper proposals that investigate questions of
ethics in the work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. We’re thinking
of ethics in a broad sense, to include issues of gender, race, class,
culture, religion, labor, economics, justice, environmentalism, and
nature. Papers might consider issues of ethics as they are reflected
upon within a particular play or more broadly within the dramatic and
poetic works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, and may take up
questions concerning the role of Shakespeare as a cultural icon and
literary figure, his works within the performance tradition or in the
English and global literary canons, and in relation to early modern as
well as contemporary values.
Abstracts or proposals are due by June 5, 2011 (early decision) or
August 28th (final deadline). All inquiries should be directed to:
Sandra Logan firstname.lastname@example.org or c/o Department of English / 201 Morrill Hall / Michigan State University / 48824. E-mail abstracts to email@example.com
with the subject line OVSC Proposal. Please include contact
information, academic affiliation, if any, and status: independent,
faculty, grad student, or undergrad.
Emily Bartels – Professor of English, Rutgers University. She is the
author of Speaking of the Moor: Alcazar to Othello (2008), and
Spectacles of Strangeness: Imperialism, Alienation, and Marlowe (1993),
and extensive publications on critical race studies in the early modern
period, as well as questions of early modern gender and desire. She is
currently working on a monograph on Intertextual Shakespeare.
Bradin Cormack – Associate Professor of English, University of Chicago.
He is the author of A Power to Do Justice: Jurisdiction, English
Literature, and the Rise of Common Law, 1509–1625 (2007), and a wide
range of publications on law, drama, and poetry in the work of
Shakespeare and other early modern authors.
OVSC invites graduate and undergraduate students to compete for the M.
R. Smith Prize. Select conference proceedings are published in a juried,
Visit our website (which will soon be updated) for information about
events and entertainments during the conference: http://www.marietta.edu/~engl/OVSC/