Thursday, April 30, 2009

Shakespeare, Ireland, Scotland, Wales

A conference entitled 'Shakespeare, Ireland, Scotland, Wales' will be held in Trinity College Dublin on June 23rd. This event is sponsored by the Centre for Irish-Scottish and Comparative Studies (CISCS). Confirmed distinguished speakers include:

Professor Willy Maley (University of Glasgow)
Professor Andrew Murphy (University of St. Andrews)

We are currently seeking 250 word abstracts from potentially interested speakers (final deadline 22nd May). Papers given at the conference will be 25-30 minutes long.

Papers are sought on any of the following themes:

This conference will investigate representations of Ireland, Scotland and Wales in Shakespeare's writing. Papers will be welcomed on any of the following subjects: the construction of national and cultural identities – "non-Englishness"; politicized writing and satire; characterisation and stereotyping; the Essex crisis; the incumbency conflict and the Stuart line; colonial discourse; Ireland/Scotland/Wales and the New World; subjectivity in historical renderings; censorship; Shakespeare's sources and contemporary writing on Ireland/Scotland/Wales; and Irish, Scottish, or Welsh productions of Shakespeare.
If you have any further queries, please don't hesitate to contact us at or

Further details and speaker updates are available at

We look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

Rory Loughnane & Crawford Gribben


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