[Kategorie: Calls, Shakespeare-Tagungen]
Freitag, 14. Oktober 2016

Call for statements - Shakespeare Seminar 2017

CFP Shakespeare-Seminar 2017
Shakespeare Reformed – Shakespearean Reformations

In the year of the 500th anniversary of the publication of Luther’s theses, the Shakespeare-Seminar 2017 calls for papers that address ideas of reform and reformation in Shakespeare's works. We invite papers on the literary and cultural repercussions of the two major early modern reformations – the one prompted by Martin Luther and the one initiated by Henry VIII. Taking our cue from Hamlet's famous charge to the players to “reform it altogether”
(Hamlet 3.2.36), the seminar seeks to address both questions of religious reformation and of more widely conceived notions of personal, political, cultural, or literary reform in Shakespeare's poems and plays. Topics may include, but are not restricted to the reform/reformation of
• religious rites and iconography
• characters in Shakespeare’s plays
• religious language
• performance practices and venues
• genres
• history
• gender roles in the context of the Reformation
• costumes that carry religious connotations
• appropriations of Shakespeare and his work in the service of religious agendas
The Shakespeare-Seminar is part of the annual conference of the German Shakespeare Association, which will take place in Weimar, Germany, from 21 to 23 April 2017. As critical input for the discussion and provocation for debate, we invite papers of no more than 15 minutes that present concrete case studies, concise examples and strong views on the topic.
The seminar provides a forum for established as well as young scholars to discuss texts and contexts. Please send your proposals (abstracts of 300 words) by 30 November 2016 to the seminar convenors
Lukas Lammers, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg: lukas.lammers@fau.de
Kirsten Sandrock, University of Göttingen: ksandrock@phil.uni-goettingen.de
We hope to be able to publish extended versions of the papers in Shakespeare Seminar Online (SSO). While we cannot offer travel bursaries, the association will be able to assist with accommodation. For more information, please contact Kirsten Sandrock and Lukas Lammers. More information about the event and publication can also be found on: shakespearegesellschaft.

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