Shakespeare Association of America


The SAA’s 2016 program will feature a plenary session of short papers by early-career presenters. Papers will be selected via a blind screening process, with precedence given to those introducing new topics, displaying fresh thinking about traditional issues, and demonstrating diverse approaches.

Those submitting papers for consideration must be either (1) graduate students at the dissertation stage or (2) scholars who have received the Ph.D. within the past three years (that is, in December 2012 at the earliest). All submitters must be current members of the SAA.

Submissions should be five pages double-spaced in Times New Roman 12-point font (for a reading time of ten minutes maximum). Papers should not include their authors’ identities. Submissions should be uploaded to the form listed below with a cover message indicating (1) name of the author), (2) affiliation of the author (if applicable), and (3) date the Ph.D. was awarded or is expected.

Those whose papers are selected will be required to withdraw from seminar or workshop participation. Presentation times will be strictly enforced to allow for discussion time.

Submission deadline: 1 December 2015.

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