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

Date/Time: 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 Conference Team (José Pérez Díez, Maria Shmygol, Coen Heijes, Miranda Fay Thomas, Kat Hipkiss and Andrea Smith).


Commemorating 20 years of the journal, Shakespeare, this conference will be held where the journal began and will anticipate a diverse range of papers on the topic of Shakespeare’s Writing Lives which includes but is not limited to Shakespeare’s, his company’s and collaborator’s biographies, Shakespeare’s biographers, Shakespeare as biographer (encompassing his representation of historical figures), adaptations of Shakespeare’s characters, the ‘authentic’ Shakespeare and authenticating Shakespeare, candidates for the Dark Lady, playing William Shakespeare, fictional biographies (Hamnet on page and stage), and Shakespeare’s biographical legacies.

Please visit the Conference webpage for more information.

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