2010 – Program

Thursday, October 14th


Registration, continuous


1. Sexual Indeterminacies: Room 133: Chair, Laurie Fathe

  • Victor Kulinski, University of Windsor “Hermaphroditism vs Androgyny: The Function of Cross‐dressing in Shakespeare’s As You Like It”
  • Maria Bastien, University of Windsor, “Mixing Metaphors: Horses, Riders and Hermaphrodites in The Taming of the Shrew”
  • Katherine Donovan, University of Windsor, “Twelfth Night: A Close Reading of the Plato‐Ovidian Characters”

2. Inwardness and Character: Room 135: Chair, Russ Bodi

  • Charles Conaway, University of Southern Indiana, “Othello’s Other Visage”
  • Donald Cleary, University of the West Indies, Mona, “The Fair Black Woman: The Politics of Beauty in Shakespeare’s Sonnets”
  • Andrew Hartke, Owens College, “Emelia: Iago’s Marionette or Fellow Puppeteer”


3. Staging and Editing: Room 133: Chair, Gabriel Rieger

  • Matthew Vadnais, The Ohio State University, “Shakespeare’s Stage Directions”
  • Hsiang‐chun Chu, National Changhua University of Education, “From Man to Wolf: On Lycanthropic Ferdinand and Illicit Desire”
  • Byron Bailey, University of Cincinnati, “’Hold thy stumps to heaven’: Should Lavinia Carry Titus’ Hand in Her Arms”

4. Interiority and Landscape: Room 135: Chair, Shelby Pierce

  • Amy Horvat, Marietta College, “Playwright as Gardener: Planting Metaphors in The Winter’s Tale”
  • Rachel Zlatkin, University of Cincinnati, “The Bear by Sea, by Land, by Sky”
  • Robert Pierce, Oberlin College, “The Gaps in Shakespeare’s Marlovian Imitation”


Dinner on your own

  • Tony Packo’s anyone?


A Merry Regiment of Women, Toledo Repertory Players, Performing Arts Center Room 111 

  • Reception following

Friday, October 15th

8:00 a.m.

Registration, continuous


5. “He Never Blotted Out a Line!” : Room 133: Chair, Eva McManus

  • Mira Assaf, The Ohio State University, “Caroline Shakespeare: A Reassessment of the Second Quarto of Othello (1630)
  • Andrea Crow, The Ohio State University, “Reassessing Q1 Romeo and Juliet’s Stage Directions”
  • Colleen Kennedy, The Ohio State University, “A/The Taming of the Shrew: Shakespeare’s Source and Revision”

6. “A Scholarly Conversation Concerning the Composition of the Shakespearean Corpus:

Twentieth Century Theatrical Practice Versus Conventional Literary Assumptions” : Room 135: Chair, Robert Pierce

  • Norbert Wethington, Oberlin College
  • Mark Wethington, University of Nebraska/Kearney
  • Kristin Distel, Ashland University

10:00‐11:15 a.m.

7. Omissions and Potentialities: Room 133: Chair, David George

  • William L. Godshalk, University of Cincinnati, “Troilus and Cressida: No Sense of an Ending”
  • Peter Byrne, Kent State University, Trumbull Campus “’I am dumb’ Comic Murders”
  • Jim Lewin, Shepherd University, “Who Needs Shylock”

8. Gaps and Indeterminacies: Room 135: Chair, Joe Sullivan

  • Robert Dugan, Keystone College in La Plume, Pennsylvania “The Distances Between Fathers and Daughters In Shakespeare’s Comedies, Tragedies, and Romances”
  • David George, Urbana University, “Political Backgrounds”
  • Sandra Logan, Michigan State University, “Ten Plays in Search of Coherence”


Plenary Session: ( Main‐stage Theater)

  • Matthew Wikander, “’This is not the man’: Falstaff and Martrydom”


Lunch, on your own


Special acting workshop for scenes from Twelfth Night. Room 137 (Acting Studio): Chair, Jeremy Meyer

2:00‐3:15 p.m.

9. Identity: Room 133: Chair, Tim Francisco

  • Steven Culbertson, Owens College, “Our British Cousin: Shakespeare in the American Stage and Imagination, 1860‐1865″
  • Joy Ellen Parker, Owens College, “Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men, Shakespeare’s Mad Men and the Undecidability of Identity”
  • Emily Sloan‐Pace, University of California at Santa Cruz “Banishing Plump Jack: A Reconsideration of Falstaff and Mistress Quickly”

10. Loose Ends and Film Adaptations: Room 135: Chair, Hillary Nunn

  • Emily Detmer‐Goebel, Northern Kentucky University, “Lavinia as Loose End”
  • Stephannie S. Gearhart, Bowling Green State University, “’For Every Generation There is a Gap’: Youth‐Elder Conflict in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet and Michael Almereyda’s Hamlet”
  • Curtis Breight, University of Pittsburgh, “Whatever Happened to Lady Anne?: Some Cinematic Renditions of the Queen’s Disappearance”

11. Key Roles: Room 138: Chair, Sandra Logan

  • Michael Mackey, University of Akron, “’I do but keep the peace’: Benvolio’s Dramatic Revealed”
  • Geoffrey A. Johns, Michigan State University, “’The smallest monstrous mouse’: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the Renaissance Theatrical Debate”
  • Amrita Sen, Michigan State University, “Gaps, Indian Boy, and Changelings: Staging India in A Midsummer Night’s Dream”


12. History and the Histories: Room 133: Chair, Steven Culbertson

  • Jennifer Whalen, Northern Kentucky University, “Repressed Conscience and Unsought
  • Redemption: Uncovering the Tragic Protagonist in Richard III
  • Wai Fong Cheang, Chang Gung University, Taiwan “Between Lion and Pupil: Gaps in Shakespeare’s Richard II”
  • Kirstin Bone, Southern Utah University, “The Forgotten Fool: Geoffrey Chaucer”

13. Music and other Ornaments: Room 135: Chair, Susan Oldrieve

  • Katherine Steele Brokaw, University of Michigan, “Shakespearean Musical Theater: The Winter’s Tale”
  • Byron Nelson, West Virginia University, “’When I have required some heavenly music’: Marina’s Missing Song in Pericles”
  • Carol Mejia Laperle, Wright State University, “William Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra and the Ornaments of Opacity”

14. Refiguring Comedy: Room 138, Chair, Joe Sullivan

  • Jon Kamholtz, University of Cincinnati, “The Traffic in Men: The Problems in Comic Closure in All’s Well that Ends Well”
  • Tony Tambasco, Mary Baldwin College, “Textual Necromancy: Conjuring a Fringe Festival Performance from the Corrupt and Contradictory Text of The Merry Devil of Edmonton”
  • Gabriel Rieger, Concord University, “The Revenger’s Comedy: Feste, Malvolio and the Politics of Melancholy”


Dinner, on your own

7:00 p.m.

Concert of Renaissance Music by Tapestry, Center for Performing Arts Atrium

7:30 p.m.

National Players in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Saturday, October 16th

8:00 a.m.

Registration, continuous


15. Gaps and Authority: Room 133: Chair, Tim Francisco

  • Megan D. (Urlage) Kessler, Northern Kentucky University, “Three Women in Elizabeth Cary’s The Tragedy of Mariam”
  • Kathleen Davies, University of Pittsburgh, “Illegitimate Constructions: Bastardy, Authority, and Identity in Shakespeare’s King John”
  • James Wells, Muskingum University, “Tantalizing Prospects in Shakespeare’s Hamlet”

16. Gender Issues: Room 135: Chair, Eva McManus

  • Andrea Leslie, Cincinnati State Community College, “Melancholy, Gender, and Violence in ‘The Rape of Lucrece’”
  • Mary Towers, University of Windsor, “Anxious Intuitions and Invisible Women: A Sociopolitical Reading of As You Like It and Twelfth Night”
  • Kelly Park, Marietta College, “A Loosening of Vows, Bands and Beds: The Unresolved Idea of Marriage in Measure for Measure and All’s Well That Ends Well”

17. Reconsidering Gender Roles: Room 138: Chair, Susan Oldrieve

  • Megan M. Inbody, Michigan State University, “Gender Controversy in England”
  • Kate Hargreaves, University of Windsor “’Under Layers of Maiden Weeds’: Revealing Female‐Female Desire in William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night”
  • Cathrine Bonham, Owens College Graduate, “Lord Petruchio: Shakespeare’s Use of Meta Theater and Why Christopher Is Not the Star if The Shrew”


18. Edition: Room 133, Chair, David George

  • Leslie Anderson, Ohio University, “Illustrating Editorial Change: Gower and Pericles in the 1902 Chiswick Shakespeare Edition”
  • Richard Dutton, Ohio State University, “A Jacobean Merry Wives of Windsor”
  • Jonathan Holmes, Ohio University, “The Indeterminacy of Determinacy in Alexander Pope’s Edition of The Taming of the Shrew”

19. Staging the Unusual: Room 135: Chair, Robert Pierce

  • Peggy Russo, Pennsylvania State University, “Hamlet the Dame: Actresses Who Presume Too Much?”
  • Joseph Sullivan, Marietta College, “’Spell it Wrong to Read it Right’: Ariel as Surrogate Daughter/Wife in The Tempest”
  • Amanda Devlin Knowlton, Mary Baldwin College, “Sweet Remembrancer: The Absence of Banquo’s Ghost in Macbeth”


Plenary Session: (Main‐stage Theater)

  • Katharine Maus, “The Properties of Friendship in The Merchant of Venice”


Luncheon in the Center for Performing Arts Grand Hallway


20. Comedy in Theory: Room 133: Chair, Richard Dutton

  • James H. Forse, Bowling Green State University, “The Consistency of Inconsistency in the ‘Falstaff Trilogy’”
  • Peter Kanelos, Loyola University Chicago, “What Should That Alphabetical Position Portend?: Language and Will in Twelfth Night”
  • Jean‐Francois Bernard, University of Montreal, “The Last Laugh: Shakespeare’s Comic Ambiguity”

21. Gender and Interiority: Room 135: Chair, Joy Parker

  • Lauren Shook, University of North Carolina‐Greensboro, “Julius Caesar and the Limitations of Feminist Politics”
  • Hillary Nunn, University of Akron, “Barbary and Botany: Domesticating Desdemona’s Willow Song”
  • Predrag Rogan, University of Windsor, “The Merchant of Venice and Jewish Identity: The Case of the Traded Ring”