CFP: Politics of Shakespeare (8/30/08; 12/18-20/08 India)

by Jessica C. Murphy


International Conference

18-20 December 2008: Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

The Centre of Advanced Study in English, Jadavpur University, invites abstracts of papers for an International Conference on ‘The Politics of Shakespeare’, to be held on 18-20 December 2008. The conference is being
held with active participation from the Shakespeare Association of America, several of whose members are expected to attend. The purpose of the partnership is to open new Shakespearean exchanges between West and East.

The title has deliberately been left open, to cover both political themes and concerns in Shakespeare’s own plays, and the political implications (in the widest sense) of the study, staging and reception of Shakespeare.
Abstracts (maximum of 500 words) are invited for presentations in half-hour slots, affording 20 minutes paper-reading time plus ten minutes for questions and discussion.

Details of plenary sessions and a proposed panel discussion will be announced later.

We regret that we cannot offer travel assistance, but will provide hospitality over the days of the conference to most participants. Members of the SAA are requested to inform Lena Orlin, Executive Secretary, SAA, in
addition to the conference directors at Jadavpur.

Email abstracts by 30 August 2008 for responses by 15 September 2008, to the conference directors:

Amlan Das Gupta,


Paromita Chakravarti,