Plenary #6 & #7: DOUBLE BILL!

The plenaries I’m announcing today are two men who give collaboration a good name, and are occasionally asked to discuss it in the Brazilian national press. They will be giving a collaborative talk about Shakespeare’s collaborative plays, and you’d be singularly foolish to miss it.   Sharp by name as well as by nature, Dr … Continue reading

Shakespeare and Education symposium, 3 July

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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

Getting to Know Your Plenary Speakers #2

Hampton Court Palace - Great Hall; Photo by Gareth L Evans

Getting to Know Your Plenary Speakers #2: Martin Wiggins and Catherine Richardson In the second post in our series, we turn now to Martin Wiggins and Catherine Richardson, who we’re happy to announce will be leading a site-specific drama workshop for all delegates, as part of their ‘Staging Places’ project. Read on for more details: … Continue reading

CFP: Reanimating Playbooks symposium

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It’s shaping up to be a busy spring in Stratford!  A month before our conference convenes, the Shakespeare Institute will host a one day symposium on editing, Renaissance plays, and performance. Check out the CFP below – the deadline is two weeks today. Info on registration for auditors will be released in just a few … Continue reading

Calling all Shutterbugs!


BritGrad 2013 is looking for a photographer. Could it be you? It’s a fantastic chance to get involved in BritGrad, have some fun, and capture the experience for posterity. Last year’s photography by Jon Harvey was really enjoyable and added a lot to the afterlife of the conference and is something we are looking to … Continue reading

Registration is open!

The SI

Friends, postgrads, countrymen…lend us your abstracts!   We come to open BritGrad registration.   The research that men do lives after them,   The best is often entered in their papers,   So let it be with BritGrad.     (What are you waiting for? Get registering now! See the CFP and poster for more details.) … Continue reading

BritGrad 2013 News!

The SI

Hello all, We’re very pleased indeed to announce that BritGrad 2013 will convene June 6-8. Mark your calendars now! In other news, we have a new committee about to plan another excellent conference, chaired this year by Cathleen McKague. For more info on the core and sub-committees, head over to the About Us section of … Continue reading

CFPs: SI Review; ESRA summer conference; Bangor/BSA conference

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1. JOURNAL CFP Shakespeare Institute Review, Issue 2: ‘Shakespeare and the superhuman’ The journal’s second issue has pushed back the submission deadline to 31 October 2012. Head on over to the website here, to see how high the bar was set in the first issue, and to answer any style questions you may have. Full CFP can be … Continue reading

Two New CFPs

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It’s the last week to register for BritGrad, so once that abstract is in, have a think about responding to one of these fine CFPs – one a conference in Spring 2013, the other a new journal from the Shakespeare Institute. 1. The School of English, University of St Andrews will host Bonds, Lies, and Circumstances: … Continue reading

The Lizz Ketterer Memorial Award

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BritGrad 2011 saw the inauguration of the Lizz Ketterer Memorial Award, a prize for the most promising abstract submitted to the conference as chosen by the panel and the fellows of the Institute. I was honoured to be asked to present it to Elizabeth Sharrett, who, thanks to the kind efforts of the BritGrad committee, … Continue reading

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