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2017 Chicago Conference Agenda

Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship Conference

October 12 – 15, 2017 | Loyola University, Corboy Law Center, 25 East Pearson St., Chicago

For details and to register, visit our Conference page.                                                   

Schedule of Events

THURSDAY: October 12

10:00 – 12:00 – Conference Registration Opens (Main Floor Lobby of the Corboy Law Center, Loyola University)

12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch (on own) – Registration moves to Kasbeer Hall (15th floor of the Corboy Law Center).  Sales Tables Open

1:00 – 1:15 – Welcome, Introductions and Orientation

1:15 – 1:45 – Sabrina Feldman: William Shakespeare, the Shakespeare Apocrypha and the Shakespearean Bad Quartos

1:45 – 2:30 – James A. Warren: Public Awareness of the Oxford Claim: What the record shows

2:30 – 3:00 – Bill Boyle: Shakespearean Online Authorship Resources (SOAR)

3:00 – 3:15 – Coffee/Tea Break

3:15 – 4:00 – Andrew Crider: Edward de Vere and the Psychology of Creativity

4:00 – 4:45 – Sky Gilbert: Shakespeare/Foucault – The Case of the Disappearing Author

4:45 – 5:15 – Julie Bianchi: Crafting the Elevator Speech – Intro for Friday Lunch Workshop

5:15 – 5:30 – Break

5: 30 – 7:00 – Hosted Wine and Cheese reception

FRIDAY: October 13

8:30 – 9:15 – Heward Wilkinson: The Detective Inspector Hamlet

9:15 – 9:45 – John Hamill: Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship Research Grants Report

9:45 – 10:30 – Michael Delahoyde and Coleen Moriarty:  Report on Italian Research

10:30 – 10:45 – Coffee/Tea Break

10:45 – 11:30 – John Hamill: Antonio Perez, Penelope Rich, and Avisa

11:30 – 12:15 – Michelle Stelting:  A Sail-maker in Bergamo: Special Knowledge in “Taming of the Shrew”

12:15 – 1:30 – Lunch (on own)

Optional workshop (with Pizza) hosted by Julie Bianchi for those members who might be interested in facilitating PR events on behalf of the SOF in their own locales

1:30 – 2:00 – W. Ron Hess: How to Approach a Growing Number of Shakespeare Dictionaries

2:00 – 2:30 – Ren Draya: Review of Wilson’s 2005 “Shakespeare in Music, a Dictionary”

2:30 – 3:00 – Jan Scheffer and W. Ron Hess: A Précis for a Proposed Book, “Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Platonism, and Desportes”

3:00 – 3:15 – Coffee/Tea Break

3:15 – 4:00 – John Shahan: John Rollett’s Dedication Cryptogram – How we know it is valid

4:00 – 5:00 – Alexander Waugh: Hidden Truths – In Written and Pictorial Notes

7:30 – 11:00 – “Taming of the Shrew” at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier. Click here for information on purchasing tickets

SATURDAY: October 14

8:00 – 9:30 – Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship Annual Membership Meeting

9:30 – 9:45 – Coffee/Tea Break

9:45 – 10:15 – Donald Miller: State Power and Shakespeare

10:15 – 11:00 – Bryan Wildenthal: Early Authorship Doubts – Debunking the Central Stratfordian Claim

11:00 – 11:45 – Bonner Cutting: Edward de Vere’s Tin Letters

11:45 – 1:15 – Buffet Lunch with Speaker – Richard Waugaman: An Oxfreudian in Academia: Reflections on Entering the Mainstream

1:15 – 2:00 – Wally Hurst: Academic Freedom, English Professors, and the Shakespeare Authorship Question

2:00 – 2:45 – Cheryl Eagan-Donovan: Looney, Ganymede and the Lively Lark

2:45 – 3:00 – Coffee/Tea break

3:00 – 3:45 – Tom Regnier: 60th Anniversary of the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship

3:45 – 4:30 – Earl Showerman: The Value of Teaching the Shakespeare Authorship in Lifelong Learning

4:30 – 5:00 – Break

5:00 – 7:00 – Robin Phillips: Video/Live Show, “O Mistress Mine: The Secrets, Lies, Loves & Wives of Edward de Vere, the REAL Shake-speare!!”

SUNDAY: October 15

9:00 – 9:45 – Priscilla Costello: Shakespeare and Spiritual Philosophy (II)

9:45 – 10:30 – Elisabeth Waugaman: French Cultural Influence on Shakespeare

10:30 – 10:45 – Coffee/Tea Break

10:45 – 11:45 – Roger Stritmatter: Leveraging the Shakespeare Allusion Book

11:45 – 12:00 – Break

12:00 – 2:00 – Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship Banquet and Awards – Open Mic

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