Shakespeare Association of America

Program of the 48th Annual Meeting in Denver, 15-18 April 2020

Plenary Panel

Walking the Talk: Embodied Pedagogies of Social Justice

Plenary Organizer Marissa Greenberg (University of New Mexico), with Eric L. De Barros (University of the West Indies, St. Augustine), Kirsten N. Mendoza (University of Dayton), Mary Janell Metzger (Western Washington University), and Elizabeth Anne Williamson (Evergreen State College)

Shakespearean Futures Roundtable

Accessing Shakespeare 

Roundtable Organizers Allison P. Hobgood (Willamette University) and Rebecca Olson (Oregon State University), with Brandi Kristine Adams (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Jill Bradbury (Gallaudet University), Perry D. Guevara (Dominican University of California), Jennifer Row (University of Minnesota), and Justin P. Shaw (Emory University)


Complain! Advocate! Revenge!

Panel Organizer Lynn Enterline (Vanderbilt University), with Lorna M. Hutson (University of Oxford) and Emily King (Louisiana State University)

Early Modern Audience and Audients

Panel Organizers Ellen MacKay (University of Chicago) and William N. West (Northwestern University), with Richard Preiss (University of Utah) and Penelope S. Woods (Queen Mary London)


Panel Organized by the NextGenPlen Committee chaired by Natasha Korda (Wesleyan University), with Whitney Sperrazza (Rochester Institute of Technology), Sarah Mayo (University of Georgia), Averyl Dietering (University of California, Davis), Natalie Suzelis (Carnegie Mellon University) and Emily Glider (Yale University)

Shakespeare and Intellectual History 

Panel Organizer Patrick Gray (Durham University), with Lars Engle (University of Tulsa) and Lauren Robertson (Columbia University)

Shakespeare in the North American West

Panel Organizer Gretchen E. Minton (Montana State University), with Patricia Badir (University of British Columbia) and Heather James (University of Southern California)

Shakespeare, Race, and Adaption

Panel Organizers Vanessa I. Corredera (Andrews University) and L. Monique Pittman (Andrews University), with Margo Hendricks (University of California, Santa Cruz) and Carol Mejia LaPerle (Wright State University)

Shakespeare’s Witness to Catastrophe: Reparative Reading in an Age of Collapse

Panel Organizer Erin K. Kelly (California State University, Chico), with Craig Dionne (Eastern Michigan University), Sharon O’Dair (University of Alabama), and Julian Yates (University of Delaware)


Articles in Progress

Louise Geddes (Adelphi University)

The practicum supports first time authors preparing their articles for submission to academic journals. Authors will submit an abstract and brief biography and be paired with a senior scholar with editorial expertise who will read a draft of the article and offer feedback at an informal meeting during the conference. Please note that this workshop is offered in addition to regular seminar participation.

Professionalization Sessions

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusions: Being an Effective Ally

First Book: Logistics of Publishing

Surviving and Thriving at Teaching-Intensive Institutions

Meet-and-Greet Breakfast with Journal Editors

Members will have a chance to talk with editors from some of the key journals that publish articles in Shakespeare and early modern studies. Editors will briefly present about the kinds of submissions they are especially interested in seeing and there will be time for questions and informal discussion over coffee and pastries.

Forum on Administration

Many early modern literary scholars find themselves in or seek out administrative roles in higher education, whether as coordinators, directors, chairs, deans, or executive leadership. Some roles are closely linked to the English discipline, while others require a refashioning of professional identity and work life. This forum, lead by Catherine Thomas and Roze Hentchell, will investigate how early modern scholar-administrators grapple with the joys and challenges of administrative roles and their possible connections to research and/or teaching endeavors. Forum leaders will engage participants in
a discussion of these issues.

Seminars and Workshops

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Digital Exhibits

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