Shakespeare Association of America

Recent Calls for Papers

  • How to Teach a Play: 75 Exercises for the College Classroom (Bloomsbury 2018) co-editors Miriam Chirico (Eastern Connecticut State University) and Kelly Younger (Loyola Marymount University) are currently seeking submissions of teaching exercises that nourish the performative imagination. Visit the submission form for more information. (Deadline: January 2019)
  • “Exploring the Renaissance: An International Conference” (April 11-13, 2019, Texas Tech University), a South-Central Renaissance Conference (SCRC), welcomes 15- to 20-minute papers on all aspects of Renaissance studies. Proposals for special sessions are also welcome. Visit the SCRC website for detail. (Deadline: 15 December 2018)
  • 2019 Shakespearean Theatre Conference: Festival and Festivity (10-11 June 2019, Stratford, Ontario) invites proposals for 20-minute papers, full sessions, and workshops. The conference is a joint venture of the University of Waterloo and the Stratford Festival, and will bring together scholars and practitioners to talk about how performance influences scholarship and vice versa. Paper sessions will be held at the University of Waterloo’s Stratford campus, with plays and special events hosted by the Stratford Festival. By 1 February 2019, please send proposals to (Deadline: 1 February 2019)
  • Baths and Spa Waters in the Culture and Literature of Early Modern England (11-13 October 2019 Vichy, Universit Clermont Auvergne, France) welcomes a diversity of approaches and a wide variety of sources, such as pamphlets, poems and plays extolling, condemning or deriding baths, travel narratives that depict baths, and scientific treatises that either praise or criticize the curative use of water. Please send your 500-word abstract along with a short biographical note to Sophie Chiari ( and Samuel Cuisinier-Delorme ( by 15 September 15 2018. More information can be found here. Participants will be notified in November 2018. (Deadline: 15 September 2018)
  • Shakespeare FuturEd Conference (Sydney, 1-2 February 2019) is now accepting proposals for papers, panels and workshops that interrogate and experiment with new directions in Shakespeare pedagogy in theory and practice. They welcome proposals from primary and secondary teachers, tertiary educators, researchers, theatre practitioners, and anyone with an interest in Shakespeare and education. Find details here. Please send 250 word proposals and a short biography to (Deadline: 31 October 2018)