Big News Friday: KDJ confirmed, CFP posted!

First things first:  Professor Katherine Duncan-Jones will join us as a plenary speaker.

Professor Duncan-Jones (BLitt, MA Oxf, FRSL) is a Senior Research Fellow in English at Somerville College, University of Oxford. Her research interests include Elizabethan literature, history and biography, especially with reference to original sources and early texts. Current work focuses on Shakespeare’s reputation from 1592-1623, and to that end we refer you to her 2011 monograph, Shakespeare: Upstart Crow to Sweet Swan 1592-1623. Other publications include Sir Philip Sidney: Courtier Poet, Shakespeare’s SonnetsUngentle Shakespeare: Scenes from His Life, and Shakespeare’s Poems (ed. with H. R. Woudhuysen).

[If you’re keeping track, Professor Duncan-Jones makes four. Which means we still have a couple plenary panels to fill – so remember to check back often for further plenary related news as well as some upcoming guest blogs.]

Secondly:  Registration is now open and the Call for Papers is posted.  Take a look at both under the Registration 2012 tab above. We can’t wait to start reading abstracts!

Confirmed: Tiffany Stern

We have our first confirmed plenary speaker, and couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Tiffany Stern to this year’s conference.

Professor Stern will present a paper titled ‘Such Place, such Men, such Language & such Ware': The Theatre of London’s Fairs.

Prof Stern is the Beaverbrook and Bouverie Fellow and Tutor in English, University College, Oxford, and Lecturer (CUF) in English, Oxford University.  Her research specialises in Shakespeare, theatre history (16-18th centuries), book history, and editing.  Two of her monographs have won the David Bevington Award for Best New Book in Early Drama Studies.  If you’d like a longer list of her publications, qualifications, and academic interests, take a look at her staff profile here.