Thursday, April 30, 2009

Shakespeare, Ireland, Scotland, Wales

A one-day conference will be held in Trinity College Dublin on June 23rd entitled 'Shakespeare, Ireland, Scotland, Wales'. Confirmed distinguished speakers include:

Professor Willy Maley (University of Glasgow)
Professor Andrew Murphy (University of St. Andrews)
Dr Ramona Wray (Queens University Belfast)

Call for Papers:

Papers are requested on any of the following themes:

This conference will investigate representations of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales in Shakespeare's writing. Papers will be welcomed on any of the following subjects: the construction of national and cultural identities – "non-Englishness"; politicized writing and satire; characterisation and stereotyping; the Essex crisis; the incumbency conflict and the Stuart line; colonial discourse; Ireland/Scotland/Wales and the New World; subjectivity in historical renderings; censorship; Shakespeare's sources and contemporary writing on Ireland/Scotland/Wales; and Irish, Scottish, or Welsh productions of Shakespeare.

If you are interested in presenting a 20-30 minute paper at this conference, please send a 250 word abstract on your proposed paper to or by Friday, 22nd May.

For more information regarding the conference please email us at

Best wishes,

Rory Loughnane
Crawford Gribben