Shakespeare Association of America

Recent Calls for Papers

  • Shakespeare’s Things: Agency, Materiality, and Performance, a peer-reviewed essay collection co-edited by Brett Gamboa (Dartmouth College) and Larry Switzky (University of Toronto), is inviting contributions on the liveliness, actual or apparent sentience, and uncanny autonomy of objects in Shakespeare’s plays. Please click here for more information. Please send abstracts of 250-500 words (for essays of 5000-6000 words in length) and a brief c.v. by no later than November 15, 2016.
  • Cahiers Shakespeare en devenir (Numéro Anniversaire 2017), Shakespeare and Africa would like to explore the relationship between Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, that of Shakespeare but also his contemporaries, and the representation of Africa, or, from a contextual viewpoint, the perception of the African continent in early modern England. The issue will also discuss 19th-21st c. re-writings, appropriations and adaptations of Shakespeare by African and African-American writers, stage directors and film directors. Click here for a full description of the call. Completed papers, in English or in French, should be sent by late April 2017 along with an abstract, a contributor’s bio and a list of keywords, to Yan Brailowsky and Pascale Drouet.
  • Lever Press, a peer-reviewed, open access publisher of scholarly monographs in the humanities, the arts, and the humanistic social sciences, has officially launched. Proposals for new works and new series are now being welcomed at the Lever Press website. Information and instructions for submissions may be found here.
  • The Asian Shakespeare Association is calling for seminar papers for its second conference “All the World’s His Stage” to be held in New Delhi, 1-3 December 2016. The deadline for submissions is 15 July. Click here for a description of the seminars.
  • The Medieval and Early Modern Folklore section of the American Folklore Society is organizing two panels at this year’s joint meeting of the American Folklore Society and ISFNR, to be held in Miami 19-22 October 2016. The sessions are “‘Into the Vale of Years’: Musings on ‘the Incomplete’ on the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Passing” (on the idea of incomplete/revised texts, the idea of the incomplete, etc. in the works of Shakespeare) and “‘Tell My Story’: Musings on Narrative on the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Passing” (on the theme of the idea of the construction of narrative, false narrative, etc.) Contact information, a short abstract (100 words), and a long abstract (300) for 15-20-minute papers should be sent to to Kerry Kaleba by 25 March 2016.
  • The journal Romanesques invites contributes to a special volume on “Shakespeare and the Novel,” to be published in spring 2017. The deadline is 1 November 2016.
  • Michael LoMonico, the Folger Library’s Senior Consultant on Nation Education, will be guest editing a forthcoming issue of Critic, the College English Association’s journal, on “Teaching Shakespeare in Today’s Classrooms.”