Getting to Know Your Plenary Speakers #5

Getting to Know Your Plenary Speakers #5: Christie Carson

We are delighted to announce another plenary speaker: Christie Carson! She will join us to deliver a plenary titled ‘Influencing Editors, Influencing Performers: the Page to Stage relationship’.

Dr Carson is Reader in Shakespeare and Performance at Royal Holloway, University of London. She has co-edited The Cambridge King Lear CD-ROM: Text and Performance Archive (2000) with Jacky Bratton, as well as overseeing the AHRC-funded Designing Shakespeare: an audio visual database, 1960-2000, documenting Shakespearean performance history in London and Stratford; The Visual Gallery Project; and the Digital Resources for Teaching and Learning Project, created while with the English Subject Centre at Royal Holloway, where she has also been a CETL (Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning) Liaison Officer. As well as her work in digital humanities, she has co-edited Shakespeare in Stages: New Theatre Histories (2010) with Christine Dymkowski and Shakespeare’s Globe: A Theatrical Experiment (2008) with Farah Karim-Cooper. Before joining the English department at Royal Holloway, she taught in the Department of Drama and Theatre, and was the Director of the Centre of Multimedia Performance History, a research centre within that department. She has also taught at McMaster University, Herstmonceux Castle, and the University of Glamorgan.


[P.S. Thanks to all of you who have registered to present at BritGrad this year. All of us on the committee are excited to hear about your research this summer, and look forward to meeting you/seeing you again in June!]


Exegesis: Call for Reviewers

The inaugural issue of Exegesis (the new e-journal from Royal Holloway) is now accepting submissions for reviewers until July 13.

From their site:

Submissions will be accepted on a variety of subjects including both creative and critical book reviews, theatre reviews, conference reviews and website reviews. Reviews should be around 400 – 500 words and can be emailed to by Friday 13 July 2012. 
Please note that any book reviews submitted should be of recent releases (no more than two years old) and other events should have taken place within the last six months.

A new eJournal and a free symposium.

Good morning, all. How ’bout some news to start off this lovely reading week?

1. Exegesis, a new eJournal based at Royal Holloway, is now accepting articles, reviews and creative pieces for its inaugural issue. The deadline for submissions is April 30, in advance of publication in September 2012.

The full CFP can be downloaded here: Exegesis CFP.

For more information on the journal and full submission guidelines, please visit their website.

2. The Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute at George Washington University will host a Cultural Translations Symposium on Sunday, March 25. The event is free and open to the public, and follows the March 22-24 Renaissance Society of America meeting, also in Washington, D.C.

More information on the even can be found here.