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Shakespeare and Emotions

Lear and Cordilia

Conference Details:

The study of emotions in the arts, psychology, and other aspects of culture is a burgeoning field, and Shakespeare continues to be a central and influential presence. As the theme of the 11th Biennial International ANZSA Conference presented in collaboration with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100–1800), Shakespeare and Emotions features papers that explore aspects of the ways in which Shakespeare and his contemporaries understood and represented emotions in poetry, drama, and other works, and how adaptations have been received by audiences and readers from the sixteenth century to the present day.

Running concurrently with the conference, is a Collaboratory sponsored by the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100–1800), Depicting Emotions in Early Modern Drama: The Practitioner / Scholar Nexus. This will be free and open to conference participants.  The first session of the collaboratory will preceed the confence (scheduled for 27 November). The other collaboratory sessions will be included within the overall conference programme.

27 November 2012: The first session of the CHE Collaboratory
28–30 November 2012: Shakespeare and Emotions Conference

The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

Plenary Speakers:

John Bell AO, OBE (Artistic Director of the Bell Shakespeare)
Andrew Jarvis  (International Shakespearean actor)
Philippa Kelly (Resident Dramaturg California Shakespeare Theatre)
Steven Mullaney (University of Michigan)
Michael Neil (The University of Auckland)
Elizabeth Schafer (University of London)

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