Public Shakespeare/Public Humanities (Panel)


Standing Session
British and Anglophone / Professional and Pedagogy

Peter Herman (San Diego State University)
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We are seeking proposals focusing on Public Shakespeare/Public Humanities. We are therefore particularly interested in works concerned with writing for the public (as opposed to scholarship for other specialists) about Shakespeare, with an eye toward demonstrating to a larger audience the value of the humanities. A variety of topics are welcome, but topics of interest include Shakespeare in his time and our time, what is gained or lost by using Shakespeare as a lens for contemporary events, how do we make Shakespeare accessible to a contemporary audience, the history of public Shakespeareanism, different varieties of public Shakespeare, and the conference theme "Send in the Clowns" in relation to Shakespeare.
We are seeking proposals focusing on Public Shakespeare/Public Humanities. We are therefore particularly interested in works concerned with writing for the public (as opposed to scholarship for other specialists) about Shakespeare, with an eye toward demonstrating to a larger audience the value of the humanities. Given this emphasis, papers for this session should be clear, interesting, and inviting for a general audience. A variety of topics are welcome, but topics of interest include Shakespeare and his time, Shakespeare and/or his peers, the influence of Shakespeare on later works of literature, adaptations of Shakespeare, and the conference theme "Send in the Clowns" in relation to Shakespeare.