Shakespeare Association of America

Recent Calls for Papers

  • International Conference: Dante and Shakespeare: Cosmology, Politics and Poetics (4-6 April 2019, University of Poitiers, France) invites a comparative approach of both writers’ works according to three main lines: cosmology (a meditation on the divine and on the natural order); politics (a reflection upon human society and political constitution); and poetics (a reflection upon the art of writing). Abstracts and a brief biographical notice are to be sent by 30 June 2018 to both Isabelle Battesti ( and Pascale Drouet ( Please see the attachment for further information. (Deadline: 30 June 2018)
  • 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)
  • Borrowers and Lenders: Shakespeare and Gaming (special issue): Using games to foreground the notion of interactivity at the heart of appropriation, this special issue of Borrowers and Lenders invites multimedia projects, including original creative-critical games, and theoretically-oriented essays of between 5,000 and 9,000 words to explore how games and games studies impact the study and circulation of Shakespeare, offering new models of reading through appropriative acts. Please submit a 250-word abstract to by 15 August 15 2018. Selected essays will be due February 1st, 2019 for publication in early 2020. For more information, please visit: (Deadline: 15 August 2018)
  • Shakespeare and Digital Pedagogy, an edited volume comprehensively exploring the newest digital tools, resources, and approaches for teaching Shakespeare to undergraduates, seeks contributors. The volume represents a range of diverse international scholar-teachers who have developed and taught with digital resources in emergent pedagogical, technological, institutional, and sociopolitical contexts of Shakespeare studies. Essays integrate useful observations on the design and collaborative development of resources with descriptions of pedagogical use and learning gained. Abstracts are due by 15 July 2018. More information about the volume and submissions is here, and contributors can e-mail for more information. Kyle Vitale (Yale) and Diana Henderson (MIT), editors. (Deadline: 15 July 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)