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BSA 2024 Conference: 'Shakespeare's Writing Lives' (De Montfort University, Leicester)

26 June 2024 - 28 June 2024 @ 12:00 am

De Montfort University, Leicester. Wednesday 26th-Friday 28th June 2024. The next BSA conference will focus on ‘Shakespeare’s Writing Lives’ and will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the BSA’s journal, Shakespeare. The conference is organised by Deborah Cartmell (DMU), Gabriel Egan (DMU), Siobhan Keenan (DMU), Lisa Hopkins (Sheffield Hallam), and Pete Smith (Nottingham Trent). The organisers will be supported by the BSA’s...

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Past Events

Easter Holidays Shakespeare Online Teach-Meet

3 April 2024 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Secondary School Teachers... Would you like to come together with fellow teachings to discuss the teaching of Shakespeare? Participants will be invited to share an example of what has worked for them in the teaching of Shakespeare and to take part in a general discussion of issues relating to Shakespeare...

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Online Book Launch - Innovation & Digital Theatremaking: Rethinking Theatre with “The Show Must Go Online”

23 February 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The BSA is delighted to host an online book launch for Robert Myles and Valerie Clayman-Pye's book, Innovation & Digital Theatremaking: Rethinking Theatre with “The Show Must Go Online” (Routledge, 2024). Join Rob and Valerie in conversation with Kat Hipkiss and Maria Shmygol at 6:00pm on Friday 23rd February to...

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The Merchant of Venice: Sources, Intertexts, Afterlives

9 February 2024 - 10 February 2024 @ All Day

Centring on a performance of Gareth Armstrong’s acclaimed one-man show, Shylock, this symposium at the School of English, University of Leeds explores new perspectives on one of Shakespeare’s most culturally significant plays. We examine The Merchant of Venice in early modern England, particularly its engagement with myths and images of...

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Fantasy Shakespeare & Women: A Conversation

17 November 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The New York Times bestselling author, Chloe Gong, is one of the most exciting voices in Fantasy novels and she takes inspiration from Shakespeare. Her ‘Secret Shanghai’ series was a YA Fantasy retelling of Romeo and Juliet and she has just adapted Antony & Cleopatra for her Adult Fantasy trilogy,...

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Diverse Children's Shakespeare

2 November 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Diverse Children’s Shakespeare Location: Heritage Room, Library of Birmingham (in-person event) Likely to suit: adults & teenagers, and especially educators, parents & guardians, librarians, booksellers & keen readers of all ages. Free but registration is required. This event is inspired by popular activist movements like #BlackLivesMatter #WeNeedDiverseBooks #DecolonisetheCurriculum. First, explore the...

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BSA 2023 Conference: 'Re-locating Shakespeare'

25 July 2023 - 28 July 2023 @ All Day

The BSA is delighted to announce that the BSA 2023 Conference: 'Re-locating Shakespeare' will take place in Liverpool on 25th - 28th July 2023, organised by Dr Esme Miskimmin (University of Liverpool), Dr Katie Knowles (University of Liverpool), and Professor Emerita Elspeth Graham (Liverpool John Moores University). You can find...

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‘Types of Titus’: Titus Andronicus and Social Justice (BSA Online Event)

24 March 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The BSA is delighted to host this online roundtable. This roundtable will examine Titus Andronicus as a play historically implicated in the nexus between racial discrimination, sexual violence and political division. With a particular emphasis on the 2023 production held at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, the roundtable will feature a series of...

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Free exhibition at the University of Leicester's David Wilson Library: 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's First Folio

20 February 2023 - 24 April 2023 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

University of Leicester, David Wilson Library Special Collections – Basement Level, Leicester

The University of Leicester is celebrating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s First Folio with an exhibition at the David Wilson Library. The exhibition explores Shakespeare’s library of classical literature, historical chronicles, religious text and philosophical writings which helped to shape and inspire his poetic and dramatic works. It will showcase items from...

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BSA 2022 Awards Ceremony (Online)

19 November 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The BSA is delighted to invite you to join us at our virtual 2022 Awards Ceremony, Saturday 19th November, 5:00pm. The event is open to all; please register via Eventbrite to receive the Zoom webinar link. Honorary Fellows Awards The British Shakespeare Association is delighted to announce that our Honorary...

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Early Modern Scholars of Colour Network Launch Event (Online)

28 October 2022 @ 6:00 pm

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 plans, and future avenues for professional support, including an exciting...

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