CFP: Shakespeare in the Time of Coronavirus

The 52nd Annual NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) Convention to be held in Philadelphia, PA, March 11 - 14. We welcome your c. 300-word abstract submissions to by no later than Wednesday, September 30th.

You do not have to be a member of NeMLA in order to submit an Abstract, but you will be asked to join the organization if your Abstract is accepted and you agree to attend the Convention. NeMLA is currently surveying all of its members about their degree of comfort with an in-person Conference, and I expect them to be very flexible about remote accommodations in this period of global pandemic, so you should not allow concerns about travel and contact to inhibit an initial abstract submission now.

Pandemic Shakespeare: Shakespeare in the Time of Coronavirus (Seminar)

How do the troubled times that produced the drama of Shakespeare’s day speak to the environmentally, biologically, and socio-politically fraught times in which we find ourselves, and how do we convey this, pedagogically and artistically, across barriers of distance and communication?