Call for Papers

BritGrad 2017: Call For Papers



1-3 June 2017

The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham

We invite graduate students with interests in Shakespeare, Reniassance, and Early Modern Studies to submit paper proposals for the Nineteenth Annual British Graduate Shakespeare Conference.

This interdisciplinary conference provides a friendly and stimulating academic forum in
which graduate students from all over the world can present their research and meet together in an active centre of Shakespeare research: Shakespeare’s hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon. Attendees will also have the opportunity to attend the RSC production of Julius Caesar, directed by Angus Jackson, at a group-booking price. Lunch will be provided each day, and there will be a party and reception for attendees. Please check our blog for upcoming announcements of plenary speakers as they are confirmed.

We welcome abstracts of up to 200 words proposing papers twenty minutes in length on
subjects relating to Shakespeare, Early Modern, and/or Renaissance Studies. More creative forms of criticism, such as original writing or performance, may also be submitted, also requiring a 200-word abstract. The committee also welcomes papers from a wide variety of disciplines, from literature to art and cultural history and beyond. Undergraduate students in their final two years of study are invited to attend the conference as auditors (non-speakers).

Deadline for Paper Proposals: 23:59 GMT on 21 March 2017 and are to be submitted via the email address below.

Presenters will be notified of acceptance in time to register by 21 April and secure any
necessary visas. Auditors are encouraged to register by 19 May for early-bird pricing. Due to the growing success of this annual conference, we strongly encourage early registration to ensure a place on the conference programme.

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Our email address is; please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.


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