Annual Undergraduate Shakespeare Conference


The 18th New England Undergraduate Shakespeare Conference 

“Shakespeare and Politics”

Saturday, April 25, 2020

American International College
in Springfield, MA Saturday, April 25, 2020.

The New England Undergraduate Shakespeare Conference is an opportunity for students to share their research on Shakespeare in a supportive academic environment. Students are invited to present a 15-minute paper on a panel with two other students. 

 Possible paper topics might include:
    • Shakespeare’s representation of contemporary politics
    • Political representations within Shakespeare’s plays
    • Shakespearean adaptations and modern politics
    • Politics and Shakespearean studies
    • Shakespeare’s religious politics
    • Shakespeare’s sexual and/or gender politics
    • Race and politics in Shakespeare’s plays
    • Shakespeare’s environmental politics
    • International and/or domestic politics in Shakespeare’s plays
    • Shakespeare on the global stage
    • The politics of staging/performing/directing Shakespeare
    • The politics of genre
    • The performance of politics
    • Dis/ability in Shakespeare’s plays

Please note there will be a $20 conference registration fee for participants. 

The event will also include lunch and a short Shakespearean performance presented by AIC’s Theater Department.

This year’s keynote address will be given by Jeffrey R. Wilson from Harvard University. His talk will be related to his forthcoming book, Shakespeare and Trump.

Students may apply by sending proposals of 300 words to Dr. William Steffen at American International College:

All proposals must be submitted by Saturday, March 21, 2020.
Click UndergradShaxConfAIC3 for the poster pdf
updated 10/9/19



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