COLONIAL SHAKESPEARE: PERFORMANCE, TRANSLATION and RECEPTION
The Conference will interpret the term 'Colonial' very broadly to include all cultural participation in the Shakespearean diaspora. Papers are invited on the following topics:
Comparative performance and production at different times and places
The indigenisation of Shakespeare
Colonial Shakespeare in film and television
The Shakespeare text and colonial politics
Shakespeare and the colonial book trade
The colonial touring companies
Shakespeare and colonial education
Shakespeare reviewing in the colonies
The influence of metropolitan Shakespeare companies on colonial Shakespeare performances
Other relevant topics
Please send abstracts of approximately 250-500 words, giving the title of the paper plus a short CV. Abstracts should be received by 30 NOVEMBER 2002, and papers by 31 MAY 2003. Papers should be 30 minutes in length.
Those who wish to co-ordinate special interest sessions should notify the convenor of the topic and participants at the address below.
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Keynote Speakers confirmed so far include: Jacques Berthoud (University of York) Chris Wortham (University of Western Australia) Manfred Schroenn (Independent Schools Movement)
PLEASE NOTE: CONGRESS REGISTRATION FEE, DUE BY THE 15 MAY, 2003, IS REQUIRED BY OUR BANK TO BE PAID ELECTRONICALLY. Registration fee: South African delegates: R600 Overseas delegates: R700 (includes R100 forex charge) The Registration fee is payable by all those attending the conference (presenters of papers, members of seminars, ordinary and branch members, non-members, observers and other participants). Visitors attending single lectures pay R30 at the door.
Saturday 28 June: The 4th day of Congress: Theme: "Why Shakespeare?" In addition to registered Congress delegates, teachers and High School pupils (grade 10-12) are invited to attend the Educational Forum "Why Shakespeare?" The fee per person for the day's programme (inclusive of entertainment, light refreshments and lunch) will be R75. Booking is advisable. Dr Manfred Schroenn's opening address will be followed by a Plenary Session, chaired by Dr Hennie van der Mescht. The theme will be further explored through the medium of a workshop and theatrical entertainment.
Delegates requiring acceptance of a paper or confirmation of registration in order to apply for funding from their home institutions should request this as soon as possible.
Congress Travel Agent Marian Lanham, Senior Travel Consultant and Registered South African Tour Guide is available to help with all your travel and accommodation arrangements. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Congress Convenor, Colonial Shakespeare
c/o The Institute for the Study of English in Africa
P O Box 94
Republic of South Africa
E-mail: H. Slinger@ru.ac.za
Tel: + 27 (0)46-603-8335 Fax: + 27 (0)46-603-8566
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