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The Toronto Shakespeare Authorship Conference October 17-20, 2013

North America’s two leading Oxfordian associations — the Shakespeare Fellowship and the Shakespeare Oxford Society – are now accepting proposals for papers for their upcoming joint conference to be held in Toronto October 17 to 20, 2013.

While the organizers are happy to consider papers on any aspect of Oxfordian studies, the conference planning committee is particularly interested in receiving proposals for papers connected to the official conference topic for 2013, “Shakespeare and the Living Theatre” connecting Oxford/Shakespeare to actual theatre conditions in the late 16th and early 17th centuries.

Anyone interested in proposing a paper should send a 250-500 word abstract plus a few sentences indicating their professional backgrounds and any connections to Oxfordian studies to the Conference Organizer:

Prof. Don Rubin, Department of Theatre

York University, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada.

E-mail: drubin@yorku.ca

In addition to papers related to the conference theme, there will also be a variety of papers on related subjects, a trip to Canada’s internationally-acclaimed Stratford Shakespeare Festival to see a production of Merchant of Venice with Brian Bedford, an open public debate on the authorship question between Stratfordians and Oxfordians, a screening of at least one new film about the authorship question and keynote speakers (to be announced), hopefully from the world of the living theatre. The conference will also include the annual general meetings of both organizations.

All proposals will be acknowledged. The Planning Committee will announce its selection as early as possible. Paper proposal deadline: 15 July 2013

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