Call for Papers
Discursive Shakespeare - International Conference on Shakespeare
Deadline for Submissions: 30 June 2019
Organization: Department of English, East Delta University
Contact Email: email@example.com
“Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.” - Measure for Measure
Shakespeare was a contemporary to our distant ancestors. But, has time ripened enough to say that he no more belongs to us? Has the Thames not been flowing being the lifeline of the Londoners? As London gradually started growing up as the hub of commercial and cultural advances, this artist of the artists appeared to be inseparable in London’s life. However, his importance never diminishes; instead, he has become even more pertinent in the present than ever before. This master of the magicians knows to spellbind his audience with the intricacies of his plays and plot constructions. Almost half of a millennium, he has kept his readers enthralled by portraying complex characters and employing flowery details of actions. The highly ornate language of his plays charms the readers and audience enlivening their minds and spirits with the euphoria of discovering the treasure box of Shakespearean rhetoric. His tragedies often disentangle the complexities of our mundane, psychological world. Sometimes they perplex us with new issues to look for their answers. In the ups and downs of life, this bard invokes many questions, which have a tumultuous effect on our psyche, and guides us to a new direction through doubting and questioning. Since this playwright allures us to seek for the answers of those confusions, over the generations, we look for their solutions by the course of time and space. Jan Kott has pointed out, “Shakespeare not only dramatizes history; he dramatizes psychology, gives us large slices of it; and in them we find ourselves.” Therefore, his work encapsulates the peoples of diverse interests and geographies. Thus, this forum purports to be a melting pot of scholars, academicians, and artists sharing their ideas in front of the global community. Proposals are expected in the areas of but are not limited to:
Shakespeare and Adaptations
Shakespeare and Art
Shakespeare and Commerce/ Business
Shakespeare and Gender/ Sexuality
Shakespeare and Colonisation/ Globalisation
Shakespeare and Language/ Language Teaching
Shakespeare and Migration
Shakespeare and Other
Shakespeare and Psychoanalysis
Shakespeare and Supernatural
Shakespeare and Theology
Shakespeare in the coming years
The conference is scheduled for 2-3 October 2019 at East Delta University. Selected papers from the conference will be published in a special issue with ISBN number by the Department of English, East Delta University.
The conference invites papers from scholars and graduate students.
Please submit a 250-word abstract, plus a short, 100-word bio.
Send us your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 30, 2019. Results of acceptance will be announced within 15 July 2019. Only authors of the selected papers will be communicated with.
Prabal Das Gupta
Assistant Professor of English
East Delta University