24th June 2017
Organised and sponsored by Shakespeare Bulletin at the University of Exeter
This conference is organised and sponsored by Shakespeare Bulletin to mark the end of Pascale Aebischer’s term as General Editor of the journal. It responds to the technological turn in performance studies evident in a significant part of the work submitted to the journal between 2012 and 2017 and aims to bring together a range of scholarly approaches to the technologies of performance that shape the production of Shakespeare and his contemporaries today.
Keynote speakers: Courtney Lehmann (University of the Pacific), Ramona Wray (Queen’s University Belfast), Pascale Aebischer (University of Exeter)
We call for papers on any of the following or related topics in relation to the performance of Shakespeare and/or early modern drama:
- reimagined performance technologies in reconstructed playhouses and Practice-as-Research
- intermedial performance practices
- social media performance
- theatre broadcast technology and spectatorship
- television and feature film adaptation
- digital objects and digital media
- technology of the classroom
- technology and the marketing of performances is
Paper proposals of up to 300 words, accompanied by a short biographical statement, should be submitted to Emma Bessent (E.Bessent@exeter.ac.uk) by Monday 27 February. Up to 6 postgraduate bursaries covering the conference attendance fee plus a standard contribution of £50 to assist with travel expenses are available to encourage contributions to the debate by a new generation of scholars. Please specify in your proposal if you wish to apply for one of these. Early submissions will be preferred.