Wednesday, November 19, 2008

"No other but a woman's reason": Women on Shakespeare


[this via S H A K S P E R: The Global Shakespeare Discussion List]

It is a common practice nowadays to look at various areas of academic activity
from a gender-specific perspective. However, a publication that would focus on
often marginalized women, standing in the shadow of Shakespeare's genius and his
male commentators' fame, as far as we know, has never been ventured. Thus, our
aim is to illuminate these often neglected, forgotten and seldom appreciated
women placing them in the spotlight of attention on the international stage.

We are planning to publish a collection of essays devoted to Shakespeare and
women -- women who made a significant contribution to Shakespearean studies and
performance as actresses, directors, designers, translators, and scholars.

We expect essays ca 5000 words (or 15 pages), in MLA format, with all the titles
and references in foreign languages to be translated into English. Illustrations
and photographs are welcome, but please remember to include copy right waivers
for any images.

The deadline for proposals is 30 March 2009, however, we would appreciate your
earlier response concerning your contribution and possibly an abstract of your

Your suggestions, response, enquiries about contributions should be addressed to
Prof. dr hab. Krystyna Kujwinska Courtney at or Dr Katarzyna
Kwapisz Williams at

British and Commonwealth Studies Department Institute of International Studies
University of Lodz
ul. Narutowicza 59a
90-131 Lodz, Poland
Phone: (+48) 42 665 515, Fax: (+48) 42 665 516


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