Shakespeare and the Great War
Cry havoc! and let slip the dogs of war!
The War and Representation Network (WAR-Net) invites paper proposals for a conference on Shakespeare and the Great War to be held at Harris Manchester College, Oxford, on Friday 8 April 2016.
2016 is the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme and the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. This one-day conference will explore intersections between Shakespeare’s plays and the Great War and reflect on anniversary culture more generally.
Professor Gordon McMullan, King’s College, London
Professor Emma Smith, University of Oxford
Proposals for 20-minute papers should be sent to Kate McLoughlin (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 31 January 2016. Topics might include (but are not limited to):
Wartime performances of Shakespeare
Shakespeare in the Trenches
Shakespeare on the Home Front
Global Wartime Shakespeare
Shakespeare / Nation / Empire
Ireland, Shakespeare and the Uprising
Shakespeare and Anzac
Shakespeare in Translation
Shakespeare and Propaganda
Shakespeare and Memorialisation
Shakespeare and ‘The Enemy’
Shakespeare and Morale
Wartime publications relating to Shakespeare
Anniversary Culture (including commemorations of the 350th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth and 300th anniversary of his death)
Please send proposals of up to 350 words and include your academic affiliation and a brief (100-word) biography. Please use ‘Shakespeare and the Great War’ as a subject-line.