Calls for Presentations, MLA 2022, from the Exec Committee

The Exec Committee of the Shakespeare Forum for the Modern Language Association of America announce calls for presentations for three sessions at the annual convention from January 6-9, 2022

Re-Reading “Timon of Athens”

What can be done with “Timon of Athens” today? We welcome a range of methodologies and concerns. Send bios, titles, and 100-word abstracts of papers on Thomas Middleton and William Shakespeare’s collaborative play.

Due date for submissions: Wednesday, 26 March 2021, Drew Daniel, Johns Hopkins U ( )

Who Owns Shakespeare?

We request ten-minute roundtable presentations about who gets to speak about, for, and through Shakespeare right now — actors, dictators, journalists, markets, obsessives, publishers, readers, students, visionaries? Send 1-paragraph bio, 200-word abstract, and two questions.

Due date for submissions: Wednesday, 26 March 2021, Sujata Iyengar, University of Georgia ( )

Shakespeare and White Supremacy

This panel explores the relationship of Shakespeare—as poet, playwright, industry, text, canon, curriculum, touchstone, and figurehead—to white supremacy. Please submit 200-word abstracts for papers and a bio.

Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, 26 March 2021, Urvashi Chakravarty, University of Toronto ( )

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