Shakespeare and Beyond
PLEASE NOTE: regrettably but understandably, due to issues arising from the coronavirus, the ANZSA conference at the University of Newcastle (2020) has been cancelled. We hope to hold some kind of online event (or events) around the time that the conference would have happened (though not in any way as a substitute for the conference proper). Details are being discussed by ANZSA exec.
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The 2020 ANZSA Conference will no longer be held at the University of Newcastle Australia from Monday 30 November to Thursday 3 December 2020, which would have welcomed all delegates from Australia, New Zealand and other parts of the world.
The 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. The conference was also to be, 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.
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 no longer be held at the University of Newcastle.
Registration has been cancelled.
Lloyd Davis Memorial Prize
The Lloyd Davis Memorial Prize is being reconsidered in light of the conference cancellation. To keep informed, please subscribe to the ANZSA mailing list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and following the instructions.
The Lloyd Davis Memorial Prize would have been 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.
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Postgraduate Travel Bursaries
Please send any enquiries to the ANZSA Treasurer, Dr Darryl Chalk Darryl.Chalk@usq.edu.au.