Wednesday, April 12, 2006

CFP: Shakespeare and Popular Culture

The Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture will hold its annual conference in Baltimore, MD, October 27-29, 2006.

Shakespeare’s position in popular as well as high culture remains strong, with new works in fiction, film and other areas. But Shakespeare is not the only Renaissance figure to have a presence in modern popular culture. Other writers, historical figures, events and debates are still part of the popular landscape. This area welcomes topics on any aspect of the overlap or intersection between the Early Modern period (roughly 1500-1700) and the Postmodern one. Topics for this area can include, but are not limited to:

–Shakespeare on film, in TV, comics or fiction
–modern versions or adaptations of other Renaissance writers in fiction or film
–modern investigations of historical figures such as Henry VIII, Elizabeth I or Mary, Queen of Scotts
–teaching Renaissance texts to modern students
–Renaissance fairs
–the Renaissance on the Internet

Presentations can be in the form of individual papers, panels, workshops, roundtables or other formats, and presenters are urged to consider choosing an alternative format if it would better suit their topic. Please send abstracts (250 words) and contact information via email to by June 15, 2006.

Annalisa Castaldo, Assistant Professor of English, Widener University, Chester, PA 19013


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