June 17, 2008

Portland OR

Call for Papers for the 2009 Shakespeare Authorship Studies Conference

This international academic conference invites papers of approximately 30 – 45 minutes’ reading length for presentation on topics that offer distinguished study and advanced understanding of the Shakespeare Authorship Question, with special attention dedicated to research that contributes to or challenges arguments and evidence that the Shakespeare canon was authored by a pseudonymous poet-playwright of the Elizabethan-Jacobean era.

Given the high number of applicants for speaking positions at the Shakespeare Authorship Studies Conference, applications for presentation time are competitive. To apply for consideration for a place on the 2009 conference agenda, applicants should mail to the Conference Director, for reception by 1 October 2008, two hard copies of a proposed paper, accompanied by an annotated bibliography of all sources cited. In lieu of a complete paper, minimally necessary for consideration for placement on the agenda—absent a commissioned paper or invitation to speak—is the submission of two hard copies of a detailed abstract and annotated bibliography. A current CV or professional biography with a record of all publications and a history of conference presentations should accompany submissions of papers or abstracts. Candidates will be notified by late November if their proposals have been accepted.

The theme for the 2009 conference – in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the publication of Shakespeare’s Sonnets is “Shakespeare’s Poetry.” All papers submitted for consideration must, therefore, in considerable degree, conform to this theme.

Prof. Daniel Wright, Director
The Shakespeare Authorship Research Centre
2811 NE Holman
Concordia University
Portland, OR 97211-6099

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