Shakespeare Literary Festival 2017: "I would the gods had made thee poetical."
April 21st & 22nd 2017
Newman University campus
Keynote Speaker: Tiffany Stern
*Free and open to the public for attendees. A small fee for outside presenters.
Call for Abstracts
Scholarly or creative approaches related to this year’s sports theme or other topics are welcome and encouraged.
Literary Festival Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- What exactly is meant by "Scholarly or creative submissions on 'Shakespeare' or other topics are welcome"?
Participants may present about a wide range of topics and formats not restricted by the annual theme; some present papers/essays; some read from creative work, some display artwork, others play musical instruments or act out short plays, etc. See titles and subjects of past presentations by looking at programs from previous years below.
- How do I register for the event and is there a registration fee?
Please register in advance if you are presenting; for presenters from outside the Newman University community, there is a modest $30 fee. Faculty, students, and participants from the wider community are encouraged and welcome to present: send us your abstracts/ presentation proposals on or before the listed deadline; if your proposal is accepted, we will confirm your place on the program and request you send in your presentation fee.
- Is there a full schedule available or a list of conference topics and speakers?
The full final schedule is available a week or two prior to the festival, after we have arranged all of the presentations.
- Are there masterclasses available?
Keynote speakers most years do present master classes during the festival, and all are welcome to attend these.
- Is there a fee for attending any of the panels or presentations as an audience member only?
No; the conference is free and open to public audience members; individuals and groups are welcome.
2017 Literary Festival Keynote Speaker
Tiffany Stern is Chair of Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London, having previously been Professor of Early Modern Drama at the University of Oxford. She specialises in Shakespeare, theatre history from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, book history and editing. Her monographs are Rehearsal from Shakespeare to Sheridan (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000), Making Shakespeare (New York and London: Routledge, 2004), [with Simon Palfrey] Shakespeare in Parts (Oxford: OUP, 2007; winner of the 2009 David Bevington Award for Best New Book in Early Drama Studies) and Documents of Early Modern Performance (Cambridge: CUP, 2009; winner of the 2010 David Bevington Award for Best New Book in Early Drama Studies). She has co-edited a collection of essays with Farah Karim-Cooper, Shakespeare’s Theatres and the Effects of Performance (2013), and edited the anonymous King Leir (2001), Sheridan’s The Rivals (2004) and Farquhar’s Recruiting Officer (2010), and Brome’s Jovial Crew (2014). She is general editor of New Mermaids and Arden Shakespeare 4, and is author of over fifty chapters and articles on sixteenth to eighteenth century dramatic literature. Her current projects are a book on theatre and fairs, a book on documents beyond performance and an Arden 4 edition of The Tempest.
Thank you for your interest and we hope you can join us for the festival!