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BSA 2024 Conference Announcement

We are delighted to announce the details of the 2024 British Shakespeare Association conference:

Conference Theme

Shakespeare’s Writing Lives, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the BSA’s journal, Shakespeare


De Montfort University (DMU), Leicester


26th – 28th June 2024


Deborah Cartmell (DMU)

Gabriel Egan (DMU)

Siobhan Keenan (DMU)

Lisa Hopkins (Sheffield Hallam)

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.

A call for papers will be published on our ‘conference’ page and circulated via the BSA Bulletin in due course.

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