Shakespeare and Waste: Inaugural KiSSiT event

Welcome to the first KiSSiT event on Saturday, May 23rd at held the Rose Theatre in Kingston-upon-Thames.

The conference (programme below) is free but due to the limited seating registration is essential. Please register by Thursday (21 May) at kingstonshakespeareintheory@gmail.com to ensure a seat.

The conference is followed by a Northern Broadsides production of King Lear: book tickets here.

If you haven’t been to the Rose, check out the directions.


Shakespeare and Waste:

Inaugural Conference for Kingston Shakespeare Seminar in Theory (KiSSiT)

The Rose Theatre, Kingston, 23 May, 2015

11.00-11.15. Welcome (Rose Theatre, the Gallery)

11.15-13.00. Panel 1 (Gallery)
Christian Smith (University of Warwick), Venting the musty superfluity: Necrophilious wasting in Coriolanus
David Weinberg (Kingston University), Economic concerns relating to Shakespeare
Sam Hall (Royal Holloway), The Finite Jest of a ‘life in excrements’: Abjection and Identity in Hamlet
Stefanie Bauerochse (independent researcher), Waste is becoming – wrath is not
Chair: Paul Hamilton (The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham)

13.00-14.00. Lunch Break (individual arrangements)

14.00-15.00. Plenary 1 (Gallery)
Scott Wilson (Kingston University), ‘Vile Jellies’: Bataille, Shakespeare and the Exhumanities
Chair: Johann Gregory (University of East Anglia)

15.00-16.30. Panel 2 (Gallery)
Ildiko Solti (independent researcher), Waste of space?: theatre architecture and the (de)construction of meaning in Measure for Measure
Katrina Marchant (University of Sussex), ‘To thinke these trifles some-thing’: Theatrical ‘Trash’ and the Defence of the Value of Playing
Ronan Hatfull (University of Warwick), ‘Ruined Piece of Nature’ – King Lear’s Legacy within American Landscapes of Waste
Chair: Anne Sophie Refskou (Kingston University)

16.30-17.00. Tea (Upper Circle Bar)

17.00-18.00. Plenary 2 (Gallery)
Peter Smith (Nottingham Trent), ‘Rude Wind’: King Lear – Canonicity versus Physicality
Chair: Timo Uotinen (Royal Holloway)

18.00-18.45. Roundtable discussion (Gallery)
Andrew Jarvis, Peter Smith, Stephen Unwin, Scott Wilson
Chair: Richard Wilson (Kingston University)

19.30. Northern Broadsides King Lear directed by Jonathan Miller in the Rose Auditorium


See you there!

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