Shakespeare: Now and Then

Country: USA

City: Berea

Abstr. due: 08.09.2017

Dates: 19.10.17 — 21.10.17

Area Of Sciences: Humanities; Cultural science;

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Organizers: Baldwin Wallace University


How do time, and the times, figure in the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries? What is Shakespeare’s time? Was it then? It is now? Will it be in the future?

The 2017 meeting of the OVSC seeks papers that consider how the works of Shakespeare and other early modern authors resonated in their own time, and how they continue to do so in ours. How do early modern writers’ views of time shed light on their own contemporary surroundings? On their own pasts? How does Shakespeare's voice speak to, with, and/or against the voices of his contemporaries? In what ways do adaptations and interpretations of early modern works reach — or fail to reach — today's audiences? How do the era's plays and poems comment on the issues of their own times, and our own? 

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