Symposium announcement and CFP

15 November, Melbourne.

Beyond 400: New Shakespeares
A Symposium

Logo: large pink 400 with Shakespeare Melbourne superimposed.

After a year-long celebration of the quatercentenary of Shakespeare’s death, it’s time to move from reflection to future directions. What will Shakespearean text and performance look like, beyond the 400 year anniversary? This symposium will draw on the expertise of its four keynote speakers to focus on questions of editing and performance.

There is no registration fee, and auditors are extremely welcome. Please register your intention to attend here.

Four varied and exciting Keynote Speakers are scheduled, but there is room for interest in further papers.

“Defining Shakespeare”
Prof. John Jowett (Shakespeare Institute)

“Defining the BBC 2012 & 2016 Shakespeare Seasons in Festival Terms”
Dr Sarah Olive (York University)

“Canon, Chronology and Collaboration in Shakespeare’s Early Career”
Dr Will Sharpe (Shakespeare Institute)

“Shakespeare and the Digital Sphere: Performance and the Public in the RSC/Google+’s Midsummer Night’s Dreaming
Dr Erin Sullivan (Shakespeare Institute)

If you would like to present a paper, proposals for short, 10 minute papers are now invited. Please send your name, a 100 word bio, and a 200 word (max) abstract to Miriam Webster ( by Monday 01 August 2016.

Full details here, including information about the speakers and their presentations.

N.B. This symposium has been scheduled such that ANZSA (Australia and New Zealand Shakespeare Association) delegates heading to Hamilton can come to Melbourne first, spend the following day (16 Nov) in transit, and arrive comfortably for the start of the ANZSA conference at the University of Waikato.