2011 – Call for Papers

A Call for Papers



NOVEMBER 3-5, 2011

The planning committee of the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference is seeking abstracts and paper proposals that investigate questions of ethics in the work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. We’re thinking of ethics in a broad sense, to include issues of gender, race, class, culture, religion, labor, economics, justice, environmentalism, and nature. Papers might consider issues of ethics as they are reflected upon within a particular play or more broadly within the dramatic and poetic works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, and may take up questions concerning the role of Shakespeare as a cultural icon and literary figure, his works within the performance tradition or in the English and global literary canons, and in relation to early modern as well as contemporary values.

Abstracts or proposals are due by June 5, 2011 (early decision) or August 28th (final deadline). All inquiries should be directed to: Sandra Logan logans@msu.edu or c/o Department of English / 201 Morrill Hall / Michigan State University / 48824. E-mail abstracts to logans@msu.edu with the subject line OVSC Proposal. Please include contact information, academic affiliation, if any, and status: independent, faculty, grad student, or undergrad.