The Programme Committee of the 2021 World Shakespeare Congress welcomes proposals for panels, roundtables, seminars, and workshops responding to the conference theme ‘Shakespeare Circuits’.
The trope of circuits draws attention to the passage of Shakespeare’s work between places and periods, agencies and institutions, positionalities and networks of production, languages and mediums. Topics may include, but are not restricted to:
- Renaissance circuits: socio-cultural economies, ecologies, and performance practices
- Transmissions: textual transfer, translation, intermediaries
- Colonial and postcolonial Shakespeares and their intertwining
- Shakespeare in virtual networks, computing, and the digital humanities
- Intercultural, transnational, diasporic engagements
- Media, intermedial and cross-platform circulations
- Relationships among performances and texts over four centuries of afterlives
- Tracking and tracing: quotation, allusion, echo, revision, reference
- Circulations of identity and difference within or between plays and their appropriations
- Failures, distortions and blockages in transmission
- Nodal points and their relations: festivals, centres, exhibitions, venues, and archives
- Relations conducted via Shakespeare among broader historical events, eras, or period
All proposals must be submitted to http://wsc2021.org
The deadline for all proposals is 1 July 2019.
Please see the guidelines (downloadable PDF) for full details on submitting programme proposals.