Shakespeare and Beyond
Following cancellation of the 2020 biennial conference of the Australian and New Zealand Shakespeare Association due to the ongoing global pandemic, ANZSA will be hosting an online event for postgraduates and early career researchers (ECR) working in any area of study or practice commensurate with the broader field of Shakespeare Studies. We are calling for expressions of interest for participation from scholars or practitioners who qualify either as postgraduate students or as ECR to discuss your current work and concerns or hopes for the future.
The new event, “Well Met”, will be free of charge to participants and may take the form of involvement in seminar-style discussions or presentation of 15-minute papers in panel sessions of up to three speakers with some time for questions. For further details about lodging your EOI by 26 October 2020, please click here: ANZSA_2020_EOI
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The original conference theme for 2020 was to be “Shakespeare and beyond”, exploring how Shakespeare studies can be a platform, springboard or provocation from which to consider new themes, topics, approaches, theories, engagements, appropriations, performances, materials and/or taxonomies in the early modern period and beyond. EOIs for “Well Met” no longer need to respond to this theme, but can do so if they wish to. The conference was also planned, in part, to serve as a celebration of the groundbreaking work of Emeritus Professor Hugh Craig, whose lifetime of research in digital methods has generated scholarship that has transformed how we think about authorship, the Shakespearean canon and ways of reading early modern texts.
Lloyd Davis Memorial Prize
ANZSA is pleased to announce that the Lloyd Davis Memorial Prize will be awarded to the best graduate essay submitted for consideration by a participant in the “Well Met” online event, 2020.
The prize is a cheque for AUD$500 and includes mentoring support towards peer-reviewed publication of the paper, provided by the President of ANZSA, Professor Laurie Johnson.
The winner and two additional finalists will also be invited to present their paper in a dedicated plenary panel to be scheduled on the “Well Met” program.
You are eligible to enter for the prize if:
- You are registering to participate in the ANZSA “Well Met” Online Event, 2020; and
- You are enrolled as an Honours, Masters, or PhD student or its equivalent. If you have submitted your thesis but it has not been examined, you will still be eligible.
To enter for the prize, please prepare a version of the paper that you will be willing to present at the “Well Met” event in one of the 15-minute Paper panel sessions (a paper of this length would normally be 6-8 double spaced pages or in the range of 1,500 to 2,500 words), along with endnotes/works cited.
Submit your paper to:
Professor Laurie Johnson, ANZSA President (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The deadline for electronic submission is midnight AEST, Monday 26 October 2020.
Your name should be given only in the cover email, not on the paper.