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Call for Papers
December 20, 2022
United States
Subject Fields: 
Film and Film History, Literature, Popular Culture Studies, Theatre & Performance History / Studies

The Shakespeare on Film and Television area explores Shakespeare in a variety of media beyond the traditional stage, including film, television, anime, manga, and recent novelizations of the play.  We have previously had papers on the following topics and invite new ideas all the time.

  • What is a Shakespeare Adaptation?
  • Translating Shakespeare into Film: Additions, Omissions, Anachronisms
  • Shakespearean Auteurs
  • Shakespeare in Silent Film
  • Shakespeare biopics and television takeoffs
  • Shakespeare in the Global Marketplace
  • Latino Shakespeare
  • Shakespeare in China
  • Anime, Manga, and animated Shakespeare
  • Shakespeare on British Television
  • Shakespeare and the genre film
  • Slings and Arrows, Shakespeare on Canadian Television
  • Transgressive Shakespeare
  • Shakespeare, gender, and sexuality
  • Shakespeare for the Classroom

Please submit a 250-word proposal and a brief CV before December 20, 2022

Contact Info: 

Richard Vela
Area Chair, Shakespeare on Film and Television
English, Theatre, and World Languages Department
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke

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