Reading Love’s Labour’s Lost
13-14 February 2015, Paris, France
Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost, sometimes described as euphuistic because of the importance of language games, also stages a revision of neopetrarchanism. This conference aims at providing a whole range of critical readings of the play and its “so sweet and voluble… discourse” (II.1.562).
All approaches will here be welcome, including – but by no means exclusively:
– performance studies
– textual studies
– gender studies
– neo-historicist approaches
– historical / social studies / cultural studies
– visual studies
– linguistic studies
This conference, sponsored by the Société française Shakespeare, is organized as part of a collaboration between the five Paris universities which prepare graduate students for the ‘Agrégation’ examination.
Please send proposals of 200 words for 25-minute papers, along with a short one-page CV by 15 September 2014 to: LLLconference2015@gmail.com
A selection of papers from the Paris conference will be published alongside proceedings of the first conference on Love’s Labour’s Lost scheduled in Lyons on 30 January 2015.