Shakespeare Association of America

Recent Calls for Papers

  • 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 (Deadlines: 31 October)

  • Shakespeare between the Crossroads of East and West: 2nd Armenian Shakespeare Association International Conference (Yerevan, 27-30 September 2018) is now accepting abstracts and panel proposals. The conference is organised in partnership with the American University in Armenia (AUA) and the National Museum of Theatre and Literature (NMTL), where seminar discussions will take place. At the same time, conference guests will be able to attend HIFEST, an annual International Theatre Festival in the capital of Armenia since 2003. ASA will also arrange sightseeing tours and evening entertainment each day during the conference. Find details here or contact Application form can be found here.  (Deadlines: 30 April 2018 for abstracts; 30 March for panel proposals)

  • Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance is now accepting submissions for their themed issue, ‘Teaching Shakespeare: Digital Processes.’ This themed issue seeks to prompt an investigation and demonstration of the impact of digital technology: on educational processes related to Shakespeare; on the reception of performances for people in a Shakespeare learning environment; and on the studying of Shakespeare in non-English speaking countries and educational institutions. They welcome international submissions from a diversity of backgrounds in pedagogy (teachers, lecturers, learners and practitioners) as well as a diversity of critical backgrounds, methodologies and subject areas including theatre and performance studies, education studies, cultural studies and digital humanities. Find details at and send 300-word abstracts to & (Deadline: 30 March 2018)

  • Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society Conference (Vancouver, 18-20 October 2018) is now accepting abstracts, sessions and roundtable proposals. Please send proposal via email to with word count of 250 words and subject line: PNRS Submission. Find details and updates at or write Click here for more information about submissions. (Deadline: 1 June 2018)

  • Literary Form After Matter, 1500-1700 (The Queen’s College, Oxford, 22 June 2018) is now accepting proposals for short, focused papers (10 minutes) that address the following questions: what do we mean by literary form now, and has the material turn helped or hindered us in figuring out what it is? How do we understand form at a time when the materials of Renaissance literature seem to matter more than ever? Please send proposals of no more than 250 words and a 1-page CV to the organisers, Katherine Hunt and Dianne Mitchell, at For more information, see (Deadline: 18 March 2018)