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Call for Papers – Shakespeare Jahrbuch 160 (2024): ‘Shakespeare’s Libraries’

The 2024 volume of Shakespeare Jahrbuch will be a special issue on ‘Shakespeare’s Libraries’. The editorial board invites contributions on related themes, concepts and debates, from a variety of perspectives, in particular on the material afterlife of Shakespeare’s work in... Read More...

‘Shakespeare and Adaptation’ book series online launch (Society for Renaissance Studies), Friday 9th December, 5:00pm

The Society for Renaissance Studies will hold an online launch event to celebrate the new 'Shakespeare and Adaptation' book series, which is edited by Professor Mark Thornton Burnett (who is a former BSA Trustee). Shakespeare and Adaptation provides in-depth discussions... Read More...

BSA 2023 Conference: Seminar enrolment and second part of call for papers now open

The British Shakespeare Association conference will take place at the University of Liverpool, Tuesday 25th – Friday 28th July 2023, organised by Dr Esme Miskimmin (University of Liverpool), Dr Katie Knowles (University of Liverpool) and Professor Emerita Elspeth Graham (Liverpool John... Read More...

Announcement: BSA Annual General Meeting and Awards Ceremony, 19th November, 4:00-6:30pm (online)

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the British Shakespeare Association will take place at 4:00pm on Saturday 19th November and will be followed by the BSA's Awards Ceremony at 5:00pm. BSA members are invited to register for the event via... Read More...

Launch of the Early Modern Scholars of Colour Network

The official launch of the Early Modern Scholars of Colour Network will take place at 6:00pm, Friday 28th October, and will be live-streamed. Led by Professor Farah Karim-Cooper, the discussions will centre around the achievements of the network so far, upcoming... Read More...

*Deadline Extended*: Submissions for Special Issue of Rubriques Journal (Utpictura18)

Coordination of the volume by: Jean-Louis Claret, Aix-Marseille Université, LERMA François Laroque, Sorbonne Nouvelle, PRISMES Anne-Valérie Dulac, Sorbonne Université, VALE Estelle Rivier-Arnaud, Université Grenoble-Alpes, ILCEA4 https://utpictura18.univ-amu.fr/rubriques The new journal Rubriques is preparing a special issue dedicated to Shakespearean drama. It... Read More...

Call for Submissions: Mixed Race Shakespeares

Editor: Adele Lee (Emerson College) Pursuing new directions in the subject of Shakespeare and race and addressing some of the gaps in current conversations about representation, casting, performance, diversity and inclusion, Mixed Race Shakespeares explores the ways in which Critical... Read More...

Call for Papers: The international circulation and translation of Shakespeare criticism conference (Leuven, 26-27 June 2023)

As one of the oldest and most widely practised forms of reflection on vernacular literatures, Shakespeare criticism has helped shape modern literary scholarship worldwide. The mutual influence between Shakespeare critics of different nations is well known and has in some... Read More...

Professor Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson, a much-beloved member of the academic Shakespeare community and frequent participant at British Shakespeare Association conferences has had a severe stroke while on holiday in Peru. He is currently at a small hospital in Cusco. His partner Mark... Read More...

Election of Four New BSA Trustees: Voting Now Open

BSA members in good standing are invited to submit their votes to elect four new trustees to the BSA Board. Voting will remain open until 12:00pm (BST) on Tuesday 4th October, so be sure to cast your votes before then.... Read More...
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