CALL FOR PAPERS
OHIO SHAKESPEARE CONFERENCE 2005

TOPIC: SHAKESPEARE AND THE LAW
10TH through 12TH NOVEMBER 2005
TOLEDO, OHIO

Sponsored by Owens Community College
Featuring Keynote Speaker, DAVID BEVINGTON, University of Chicago
Plenary Speaker, LAURIE SHANNON, Duke University
and THE SHENANDOAH SHAKESPEARE BLACKFRIARS STAGE COMPANY
Much Ado About Nothing, Richard III and Return to the Forbidden Planet

Submissions for this theme-focused conference should explore the many aspects of law in early modern culture. We welcome 300 word abstracts or proposals. Proposals for panels are also welcome. Submissions should include treatment of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

Submissions may include, but are certainly not limited to the following:

Laws of Governance; Order-Disorder; Mercy-Justice
Ambition; Crime-Punishment; Tyranny
Usurpation-Overthrow; Power Relationships; Primogeniture
Arbitration; Negotiation; Neglect of Power
Abuse of Power; Equality Under Law; Gendered Equality
Censorship; Incrimination; Cruelty
Loyalty; Usury; Empowerment
Hegemony; Complicity; Conspiracy
Policing Crime; Property Rights; Bequests
Lawlessness; Commutation; Execution
Contract; Civil Procedure; Common Practice
Military Law; Feudal Laws; Laws for Aliens
"Natural Law"; Laws of Nature; Religious Law

If enough interest is shown, we will provide special undergraduate paper sessions.

Submission Deadline 30 September 2005. Please include the following information in your conference proposals or abstracts: Name, e-mail address, college or university affiliation, mailing address, audio visual needs, if you are part of a panel, and times when it is impossible for you to present your work during the November 10th-12th timeframe. Also indicate if you are an undergraduate student. E-mail submissions are accepted.

Conference Director: Russ Bodi, rbodi@owens.edu Phone: 567-661-7524
Submissions Director: Marilee Motto, mmotto@owens.edu
Owens College, PO Box 10,000, Toledo, OH, 43699-1947
Web Address: http://www.marietta.edu/~engl/OSC/

 

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