Shakespeare and Beyond
The 2020 ANZSA Conference will be held at the University of Newcastle Australia from Tuesday 1 December to Friday 4 December 2020 and we welcome all delegates from Australia, New Zealand and other parts of the world.
ANZSA invites you to submit proposals for a 20 minute paper, a panel or panel series, interactive workshop and/ or a roundtable discussion.
Our conference theme is “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. The conference is, in part, 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. In this spirit, we encourage papers from the wilder side of early modern studies, whether focused on Shakespeare or on broader topics within the field.
Please submit an abstract or panel/workshop/roundtable proposal of 250 words with a short biography of 100 words to email@example.com by April 30, 2020. (A fuller call for papers is also available here.)
Wendy Wall, Avalon Professor of the Humanities and Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence at Northwestern University, specializes in early modern literature and culture; food studies; gender studies; women’s writing; poetry; recipe culture; theater; and manuscript / print studies.
Emma Smith is Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Hertford College. Her work focuses on the reception of Shakespeare and other early modern dramatists in print, performance, and criticism.
Ray Siemens is Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Victoria Canada, in English with cross appointment in Computer Science, appointed also 2004-15 as Canada Research Chair in Humanities Computing.
Emily Shortslef is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Kentucky. Her research interests include early modern drama and poetry, critical theory, and questions of affect, poetics, and aesthetics.
The conference will be held at the University of Newcastle Australia’s city campus, NeW Space, located on the corner of Hunter and Auckland Streets, Newcastle. The City of Newcastle is approximately 200 kms north of Sydney and offers beautiful beaches for swimming and surfing as well as a great arts and food scene. Newcastle is home to Australia’s oldest wine growing region―the Hunter Valley―and is a city in transition as it moves from heavy industry and coal mining to a university city with a strong emphasis on the creative industries.
Registration is now open. The fee covers morning/afternoon tea and lunch every day as well as a two-year ANZSA membership: https://payments.newcastle.edu.au/onestopweb/ANZSA
Lloyd Davis Memorial Prize
ANZSA is pleased to announce that the Lloyd Davis Memorial Prize will be awarded to the best graduate essay presented at the ANZSA 2020 Conference.
The prize is a cheque for AUD$500 and includes mentoring support towards the 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 at the Conference in Newcastle.
The deadline for electronic submission is midnight, Monday 5 October 2020. Please click here for full details.
Postgraduate Travel Bursaries
A small number of travel bursaries will be available to Australian and New Zealand students presenting papers at ANZSA to help defray the costs of travel. Bursaries will be awarded on a competitive basis and are scaled on the basis of distance from the venue (up to $600 for recipients travelling from WA, NT or New Zealand; $300 from other Australian states and territories).
Delegates from Newcastle are ineligible to apply. Bursaries will be available via reimbursement after arrival at the conference and are not available in advance of travel. Bursary holders are expected to be present for the full duration of the conference.
To apply, prepare a CV (maximum 3 pages) and a 250 word statement addressing the benefit that attendance at the conference will give to the applicant’s research goals. Please send applications, and any enquiries, to the ANZSA Treasurer, Dr Darryl Chalk (Darryl.Chalk@usq.edu.au) by April 30, 2020.