European Shakespeare Research Association 2017- final call
ESRA2017: Preliminary congress announcement
Shakespeare and European Theatrical Cultures: AnAtomizing Text and Stage
27 – 30 July 2017 at the University of Gdańsk and The Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre, Poland http://esra2017.eu
This conference will convene Shakespeare scholars at a theatre that proudly stands in the place where English players regularly performed 400 years ago. This makes us ponder with renewed interest the relation between theatre and Shakespeare. The urge to do so may sound like a commonplace, but it comes to us enhanced by the fact that in the popular and learned imagination alike Shakespeare is inseparable from theatre while the theatre, for four centuries now, first in England, then on the continent (Europe) and eventually in the world, has been more and more strongly defined and shaped by Shakespeare. Shakespeare has become the theatrical icon, a constant point of reference, the litmus paper for the formal, technological and ideological development of the theatre, and for the impact of adaptation and appropriation on theatrical cultures. Shakespeare has served as one of the major sources for the development of European culture, both high and low. His presence permeates the fine shades and fissures of a multifarious European identity. His work has informed educational traditions, and, through forms of textual transmit such as translation and appropriation, has actively contributed to the process of building national distinctiveness. Shakespeare has been one of the master keys and, at the same time, a picklock granting easier access to the complex and challenging space of European and universal values.
We are happy to announce the conference fee and conference package:
Please send your abstracts and biographies to seminar organisers (and cc conference organisers at email@example.com) not later than 31 January 2017.
Organising committee, ESRA 2017:
Prof. Jerzy Limon, convenor | University of Gdańsk and the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre
Prof. Jacek Fabiszak, co-convenor | Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and the Polish Shakespeare Society
Prof. Olga Kubińska | University of Gdańsk and the Polish Shakespeare Society
Dr. Aleksandra Sakowska | The Shakespeare Institute (UK)
Marta Nowicka | Conference Coordinator for the University of Gdansk
Anna Ratkiewicz-Syrek | Conference Coordinator for the Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre
Confirmed PLENARY LECTURES:
Professor Małgorzata Grzegorzewska, University of Warsaw
Professor Diana Henderson, MIT
Professor Peter Holland, University of Notre Dame
Luc Perceval, the Hamburg Thalia Theatre
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