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.
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.
Call for Papers
The call for papers, entrants for the Lloyd Davis Prize and applications for Postgraduate Travel Bursaries will open from 1 November 2019. Please click this link for full details.
Lloyd Davis Prize
The Lloyd Davis Prize prize is valued at $500 and includes mentorship on publication of the winning paper. The first three place-winners will present their work in the Lloyd Davis Memorial Prize Plenary session. Entries for the best postgraduate paper are open from 1 March 2020 through to 30 June 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.