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Plenary #4: Professor Tony Howard

Today on the blog it’s my honour to hand over to Charles Morton to introduce our fourth plenary speaker. BritGrad’s illustrious co-chair describes his former tutor, besides his remarkable academic achievements, as ‘one of the nicest people you are ever likely to meet’. Professor Tony Howard has been at the forefront of much groundbreaking work on Shakespeare. … Continue reading

Bollywood, Reviewing Comedy, and Staging Early Modern Dutch Sex: Papers Called For.

Today’s post is to bring to your notice three calls for papers, spanning the Atlantic Ocean and stopping off in India along the way (and if that sounds like a geographical impossibility, you clearly haven’t read The Winter’s Tale.) The events take in the seriousness of reviewing comedy, the presence of Shakespeare in Bollywood cinema, and the … Continue reading

Two more plenary speakers, or, ‘What should we call these speaking things?’

To discover the identity of the first of the two plenary speakers we’re announcing today, we invite you to turn to your copy of Venus and Adonis, lines 383-6 (Oxford edition). He also features in Henry VI Part II, grazing in Cheapside, and as part of a duo in Titus Andronicus, haling a ‘vengeful wagon’. Whether or not he will … Continue reading

AHRC Studentships at Roehampton

A series of AHRC-funded studentships, both at the Masters and Doctoral level, are available at the University of Roehampton. There are opportunities for funding in Early Modern programs supervised by the likes of Andy Kesson, Clare McManus, and Jane Kinglsey-Smith. You have until February 19th 2014 to apply, and all the details are available here.

And the first plenary speaker of 2014 is…

As 2013 draws to a close, with a turkey in the freezer and mince pies in the oven, you may well feel that your appetite can’t take any more whetting – but we’re hoping to dispel that feeling by announcing the first plenary speaker of BritGrad 2014. If you have a hunger for linguistics, Shakespearean … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and Education symposium, 3 July

The Shakespeare Institute will hold a free to attend symposium titled ‘Shakespeare in Education: Current Trends and New Directions’, organised exclusively by students of The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham on Wednesday 3rd July 2013. The symposium is designed for those interested in Shakespeare and education including students, alumni, and any Shakespeare educators, and will … Continue reading

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2 conferences, 1 journal, 3 August deadlines

1. ‘Shakespearean Journeys’, Asian Shakespeare Association, 15-17 May 2014 Download the CFP for the inaugural conference of the ASA Deadline 15 August 2013 2. ‘Shakespeare and his Contemporaries’, The British Institute of Florence, 10 April 2014 Download the 6th Annual Postgraduate Conference CFP Deadline 30 October 2013 3. Shakespeare Institute Review Issue 2  now available CFP announced for Issue 3: ‘Love and Lust … Continue reading

Durham MEMSA Conference 2013

The CFP is up, and registration is open! MEMSA Conference 2013.

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BritGrad Invites You…

…To An Informal Gathering We hope you will join us for a small meet-and-greet this Wednesday, 5th June, the evening before the conference starts. We’ll be meeting at the Windmill Inn at 6.30pm, which is just across the road from the Institute on Church Street. If you’re in town, come say hello, meet with old … Continue reading

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To Boldly Party Where No Man Has Partied Before

A long, long time ago, at a conference far, far away (in Stratford-upon-Avon)… It’s BritGrad’s fifteenth birthday! To celebrate hitting the Awkward Teen phase, our annual party takes the theme of Scholars, Geeks, and Nerds, where we encourage you to ditch your inner Fonzie and celebrate your inner Urkel. The party will be taking place … Continue reading

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