“Theoretical Futures in Shakespeare Studies”: This virtual symposium offers graduate student members of the Shakespeare Association of America the opportunity to present 3-minute mini-papers with their peers. These presentations will discuss a specific theoretical lens as it pertains to the future of the study (including teaching and/or performance) of Shakespeare’s works.
Possible topics may include (but are not limited to):
The future trajectory of a specific theoretical lens’s role in Shakespeare studies.
A theoretical lens’s relationship to a common goal such as antiracist Shakespeare pedagogy or decolonizing Shakespeare performance.
A theoretical lens’s relationship to an emerging trend in Shakespeare studies.
The significance of a theoretical lens for a yet-to-be-addressed area of inquiry (or vice-versa).
“Theoretical lens” is here used broadly, to gesture towards particular ways of approaching, framing, and understanding topics.
Proposals should be approximately 150 words in length and submitted, via the SAA’s online form (link below), no later than 11:59 PM CST on Monday, December 12, 2022. A graduate student committee will review proposals and notify those to be included in January (exact date TBD).
Symposium Date: Tuesday, February 21, 1:00-2:30 PM CST, on Zoom.