New issue of Etudes Epistémè

From our friends at Etudes Epistémè:
We are very pleased to announce the publication of Etudes Epistémè (33): “Profane Shakespeare – Perfection, Pollution and the Truth of Performance,” (https://journals.openedition.org/episteme/2445)

Edited by Anne-Marie Miller-Blaise, Karen Britland and Line Cottegnies, with contributions by Stella Achilleos, Sophie Emma Battell, Sophie Chiari, John Gillies, Sean H. McDowell, Clotilde Thouret and Harvey Wiltshire.

The focus in the present collection of articles was born from a double sense of urgency, one prompted by a global context marked by the resurgence of religious discourses on purity and condemnations of alleged impurity, and, on a smaller scale, by a critical context which has led to the polarization of the debate around Shakespeare’s religious beliefs. This collection argues that the playwright and poet situates his own truth elsewhere, in his art of poetry and drama, and in the time and act of performance, rather than in any sort of religious affiliation or eschatological horizon, which imply the notions of completion and perfection as well as a belief in unchanging truth. If Shakespeare so broadly and keenly “speaks to us” to this day, it is perhaps because of how profane his art is.

Founded in 2002, Etudes Epistémè (https://journals.openedition.org/episteme/) is an electronic, international, peer-reviewed, MLA-indexed, OpenEdition-distributed journal, devoted to the study of 16th to 18th century European literature and culture. It is bi-annual (Spring and Autumn) and publishes thematic issues with a stress on multidisciplinarity. The journal issues specific calls for contributions but also welcomes individual articles. It is an open-access and independently-managed journal.

The table of contents for this issue:
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Garrick and Hogarth Colloquium, Oct 13

Garrick Hogarth compilation w logosGARRICK AND HOGARTH:
A COLLOQUIUM

 

ROSE THEATRE KINGSTON

Saturday October 13 2018: 09.30 – 13.30

 

09.30 Registration

10.00

Welcome: Richard Wilson (Kingston University)

Robin Simon (University College London): ‘Greasepaint and Oils: Garrick and the Artists’

11.00: Coffee (Rose Café)

11.30

Rupert Nichol (Garrick’s Temple): ‘Garrick’s Temple to Shakespeare’

12.00

Norma Clarke (Kingston University): ‘Garrick and the Macaronis’

13.00

Nick Dear: A conversation with the author about his Hogarth plays

14.30 and 19.30: Performances of ‘Hogarth’s Progress’ (Rose Auditorium)


Register for this free event at the Rose Theatre

24-26 High Street, Kingston-upon-Thames

Box Office (10.00 – 18.00) 0208 174 0090 / rosetheatre.org

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Barton, Hall and Shakespeare conference final programme

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BARTON, HALL AND SHAKESPEARE

ROSE THEATRE KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES SEPTEMBER 8 2018

10.00:  Barton and Hall

Chair: Richard Wilson

Michael Cordner : John Barton

Stuart Hampton Reeves: Peter Hall

11.30: Coffee

12.00: Michael Pennington and Janet Suzman in conversation with Andrew Jarvis

13.00: Lunch

14.00: Trevor Nunn in conversation with Russell Jackson

15.00: The Wars of the Roses

Chair: Lois Potter

Michael Hattaway: ‘A Retrospect: The Wars of the Roses: the Original Performances and their Effects’

Dominique Goy-Blanquet: ‘Black Princes and Blood-Red Roses: Barton / Hall versus Shakespeare’

Gerald Baker: ‘An Age of Roses: Contending for The Contention

16.30: Tea

17:00: Shakespeare’s Advice to the Players

Chair: Michael Dobson

Ben Naylor: ‘Advice to the Players: Peter Hall and Antipathy to Stanislavsky and the Method’

Ildiko Solti: ‘Rocking the Boat: Peter Hall, the Kingston Rose, and the status of the Text’

Frank Whately: ‘Peter Hall at the Rose: An Indian Summer?’

18.30: Judi Dench in conversation with Stanley Wells

19.30: Drinks Reception hosted by Oberon Books

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Derrida and Shakespeare, 1 September

KINGSTON SHAKESPEARE SEMINAR AT GARRICK’S TEMPLE

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 1 2018

DERRIDA AND SHAKESPEARE

09.30: Registration and coffee (Temple Pavilion) 

10.00:  Chair: Richard Wilson (Kingston University)

Nicholas Royle (Sussex University):
‘Shakespeare Dreaming’

11.00: Coffee (Temple Pavilion)

11.30:  Chair: Paul Kottman (New School, New York)

Tina Chanter (Kingston University):
‘What’s in a name? Death, anteriority, iterability’

Christopher Prendergast (University of Cambridge):
‘Derrida’s Hamlet: Ghosts, Being and Justice’

13.00 Lunch (Bell Inn, Hampton)

14.30 Chair: Oliver Harris (Manchester Metropolitan University)

John Joughin:
‘Derrida starting again with Garrick’

Andrew Cutrofello (Loyola University Chicago):
‘“Give Me Thy Hand”: Antinomianism and Countertime in Antony and Cleopatra.’

16.00: Tea (Temple Pavilion) 

16.30: Chair: Stuart Elden (Warwick University)

Howard Caygill (Kingston University):
‘“All the Grandfathers”: Derrida’s “Infinite Admiration” of Shakespeare’

17.30: Round Table Discussion


David Garrick built his Shakespeare Temple beside the Thames at Hampton in 1755 as a place where ‘the thinkers of the world’ would meet to reflect on the plays. He hoped Voltaire would come. Now the Kingston Shakespeare Seminar is realising the great actor’s vision, with a series of symposia on Shakespeare in Philosophy.

This event, open to all, will include talks by leading philosophers and Shakespeare scholars, coffee and tea in the riverside garden designed by Capability Brown, and lunch at the historic Bell Inn.

Tickets are £20. All proceeds go to support the Temple. Get tickets at:
Kingston Shakespeare Series Conference: Shakespeare and Derrida

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Shakespeare and Presentism -programme

KINGSTON SHAKESPEARE SEMINAR

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA LAS VEGAS

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SHAKESPEARE AND PRESENTISM

ROSE THEATRE KINGSTON – SATURDAY JULY 28

9.30: Registration (Rose Foyer)

10.00 (Rose Gallery): Welcome: Richard Wilson (Kingston University)

Lecture: Evelyn Gajowski (University of Nevada Las Vegas)
‘The Shakespearean Future: A History’ 

 

11.00: Coffee (Rose Café)

 

11.30 (Rose Gallery): Seminar 1: Performance

Ildiko Solti (Kingston University):
‘Theorising the bear-pit: Terence Hawkes and the present of performance’

Sarah McCourt (Royal Holloway University London):
‘Baring the Bard: Brite Theatre’s Richard III: One-Woman Show’

Annalisa Palmer (University College London):
‘Something Rotten in the State of Denmark:
King Kendrick, Prince Hamlet, and Politicized Verse’

Zorica Jelic (University of Belgrade):
‘The Future of Presentism’

 

11.30 (David Jacobs Room): Seminar 2: Identity

Dorothy Vanderford (University of Nevada Las Vegas):
‘Presentist analysis of gender and race
in two modern adaptations of Antony and Cleopatra’. 

Remedios Perni (University of Alicante):
‘Lucrece, Ophelia and all Women’s Bodies:
The Iconography of Violence in the #MeToo Era’

Will Stockton (Clemson University):
‘How Many Lovers Did Shakespeare Have?’

Kelsey Ridge (University of Birmingham):
‘Thy spirit within thee hath been so at war: Hotspur and PTSD’

13.30: Lunch

14:30 (Rose Studio): Lecture: Jyotsna Singh (Michigan State University)
‘Presentism and the Challenge of History:
Reading Race on the British Shakespearean stage’

 

15.30 (Rose Gallery): Seminar 3: Representation

Nigel Wood (Loughborough University):
‘The Dramatic Present of Twelfth Night

Caroline Lion (University of Birmingham):
‘Peace in an Age of Reproducibility’

Richard O’Brien (University of Birmingham):
‘A New Way to Get Old Plays, or,
An Apology for Live-tweeting Philip Massinger’

15.30 (David Jacobs Room): Seminar 4: Politics

Richard Ashby (Royal Holloway University London):
‘Retailed to all Posterity:
Post-Truth, Oral History and the Popular Voice in Richard III’

Miguel Ramalhete Gomes (University of Lisbon):
‘Learned Goths and Roman Exports:
Titus Andronicus and Presentism in the 2010s’

Christian Smith (Kingston University):
‘A New Imperative for Shakespeare Studies: From Presentism to Activism’

17.00: Tea (Rose Café)

17.30 (Rose Studio): Lecture: Avraham Oz (University of Haifa)
‘Nomadic Shylock: Nationhood and Its Subversion in The Merchant of Venice

18.30: Drinks reception (Rose Café) hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 


 

Register for this free event at the Rose Theatre Kingston

24-26 High Street, Kingston-upon-Thames, KT1 1HL

Box Office (10.00 – 18.00) 020 8174 0090 / rosetheatrekingston.org

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CFP: Barton, Hall and Shakespeare, Sept 7-8, 2018

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BARTON, HALL AND SHAKESPEARE

ROSE THEATRE KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES

SEPTEMBER 7 / 8 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Kingston Shakespeare Seminar and British Shakespeare Association announce a conference to celebrate and explore the work of John Barton and Peter Hall, focused on their productions of Shakespeare. The aim of this commemorative event will be to bring together theatre practitioners, scholars, critics and audience members from around the world, to reconsider the achievements of the two great Shakespeare directors. The venue will be the Shakespearean auditorium of the Rose Theatre that saw some of Peter Hall’s last productions, and John Barton’s final public appearance at Trevor Nunn’s restaging of their Wars of the Roses.

Proposals are invited for 25-minute presentations on all aspects of the lives and work of Barton and Hall, including work in film, TV and opera. Presentations will be particularly welcome on their productions in relation to the Cambridge intellectual background; Stratford institutional environment; British political context; international reception; performance practice; verse speaking; place of the text; impact on literary and theatre criticism; influence on drama teaching and training; input of composers and designers; role of the director; archival heritage; and conception of Shakespeare.

Proposals of up to 200 words, together with a brief cv., should be sent by July 31 to Professor Richard Wilson at r.wilson@kingston.ac.uk

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LITTLE STARS AND GALLOPING STEEDS: SEX IN SHAKESPEARE Friday June 22 2018

KINGSTON SHAKESPEARE SEMINAR Donkey ears

LITTLE STARS AND GALLOPING STEEDS

SEX IN SHAKESPEARE

Friday June 22 2018

Rose Theatre Kingston 

09.30 Registration 

10:00 Opening remarks: Christian Smith (Kingston University)

10:15 Desire
Nell McKeown (King’s College London)
‘Emilia’s Phoenix Love: Female Eroticism in The Two Noble Kinsmen

Elena Pellone (Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham)
‘“How might one do, sir, to lose it to her own liking?”: Shakespeare and the female gaze.’

Phoebe Murphy-Brown (Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham)
‘Queer Theory and Cross Gender Casting in Modern Adaptations of Shakespeare’

11:35 Coffee

12:00
Jonathan Dollimore
‘Shakespeare and Sex at Sussex University’

13:00 Lunch 

14:00 Language and Form
Jerzy Limon (University of Gdańsk)
Visiting Netherlands: verbal and visual sexual punning
in Shakespeare and contemporary art’

Richard O’Brien (University of Birmingham)
’“No gentle chase”: Venus and Adonis in a post-Weinstein world’

15:20 Theory
Christian Smith (Kingston University)
‘Dialectical Eros, or Do Bottom and Titania have sex?’

Paul Hamilton (Kingston University)
‘The perverse dynamic and state power’

16:30 Tea

17:00
David Schalkwyk (Queen Mary University London)
‘“Ever a merry war”: Love, sex and war in Shakespeare’ 

18.00 Closing remarks: Richard Wilson (Kingston University)

 

Register for this event at the Rose Theatre

24-26 High Street, Kingston-upon-Thames

Box Office (10.00-1800) 020 8174 0090 rosetheatrekingston.org

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Foucault and Shakespeare programme June 23

KINGSTON SHAKESPEARE SEMINAR AT GARRICK’S TEMPLE

SATURDAY JUNE 23 2018

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FOUCAULT AND SHAKESPEARE

10.00: Chair: Richard Wilson (Kingston University)

Jonathan Dollimore
‘Foucault, Shakespeare and Cultural Materialism’

11.00: Coffee (Temple Pavilion)

11.30: Chair: David Schalkwyk (Queen Mary University London)

Kélina Gotman (King’s College University of London)
‘Foucault, Theatre, Critique’

Thomas Brockelman (Le Moyne College)
‘Foucault and Lacan Interpret Las Meninas:
On the virtues and limitations of philosophical reading’

13.00: Lunch (Bell Inn, Hampton)

14.30: Chair: Bjorn Quiring (Trinity College Dublin)

Duncan Salkeld (University of Chichester)
King Lear and Foucault’s History of Madness

Jennifer Rust (Saint Louis University)
‘Of Government the Properties to Unfold:
Foucault’s Genealogy of Governmentality and Measure for Measure

16.00: Tea (Temple Pavilion)

16.30: Chair: Howard Caygill (Kingston University)

Stuart Elden (University of Warwick)
‘Contagion in Troilus and Cressida

17.30: Round Table Discussion

 

To register for this event go to:

https://foucaultandshakespeare.eventbrite.co.uk

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CFP: Shakespeare and Presentism, July 28, 2018

KINGSTON SHAKESPEARE SEMINAR
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CALL FOR PAPERS

SHAKESPEARE AND PRESENTISM

at the Rose Theatre, Kingston, on Saturday July 28 2018

A decade and a half since Terence Hawkes published Shakespeare in the Present, and Helen Moore named presentism as the “new kid” on the theoretical block, and more than two decades since Hugh Grady applied the term “presentism” to Shakespeare studies in Shakespeare’s Universal Wolf, this colloquium will provide a forum for examining the richness and the variety of the ways in which presentism has come of age, its theoretical and critical development, and its continuing impact on Shakespeare and early modern English studies.

We particularly welcome papers that address the following issues: definitions and explanations of presentism; applications of presentist analysis to the texts of Shakespeare and his contemporaries; (new) meanings that presentist analysis opens up in the texts of Shakespeare and his contemporaries; (new) meanings that presentist analysis opens up in 21st-century contexts; considerations of temporality vis-à-vis presentist thought; speaking with the living vs. speaking with the dead; distinctions between literary presentism and philosophical presentism; the Frankfurt School and presentist thought; the significance of aesthetics in presentist thought; the significance of subjectivity in presentist thought; anti-positivism vs. positivism; the relationship between presentism and new historicism; anachronizing vs. historicizing; the relationship between presentism and cultural materialism; the significance of politics in presentist thought; the role of the literary critic in presentist thought; feminist, queer, transgender, race, postcolonial, global, ecocritical, or ecofeminist theory and criticism as inherently presentist developments; the impact of presentist thought on Shakespeare in performance; the relationship between presentist analysis of Shakespeare’s texts and contemporary activism.

200-word proposals for 25-minute presentations at this free event,
together with a brief cv., should be sent by

June 29 2018 to Evelyn Gajowski:

shakespe@unlv.nevada.edu

 


 

Shakespeare and Presentism CFP

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Foucault and Shakespeare Symposium, June 23 [Shakespeare at the Temple]

SHAKESPEARE AT THE TEMPLE

David Garrick built his Shakespeare Temple beside the Thames at Hampton in 1755 as a place where ‘the thinkers of the world’ would meet to reflect on the plays. He hoped Voltaire would come. Now the Kingston Shakespeare Seminar is realising the great actor’s vision, with a series of symposia on Shakespeare in Philosophy. Each of these Saturday events features talks by leading philosophers and Shakespeare scholars, coffee and tea in the riverside garden designed by Capability Brown, and lunch at the historic Bell Inn.

 Foucault and Shax flyer image

On Saturday June 23 2018 the Temple symposium will be on

FOUCAULT AND SHAKESPEARE 

with participation from

Tom Brockelman, Jonathan Dollimore, Stuart Elden,

Kelina Gotman, Jennifer Rust, Duncan Salkeld

 

To register for the symposium go to:

https://foucaultandshakespeare.eventbrite.co.uk

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