“…be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon em” (Twelfth Night, II.5)
Being contemporary with such an important event as the 400th commemoration of Shakespeare’s death is an invaluable opportunity. The aim of this current issue is, therefore, the exploration of topics related to Shakespeare’s life and work, as they are currently debated in and across literature, language, and cultural studies. Since “there cannot be a definitive Shakespeare” (Bloom, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human: 1998), we invite papers on the variety of concerns that are traditionally enrooted in the Shakespearean texts, but we also encourage innovative approaches to Shakespeare’s universal themes that are constantly subjected to a process of reassessment, retelling and reinterpretation.
We welcome papers in English. Abstracts (cca. 200 words) and full papers (up to 9000 words), together with a brief biographical sketch (cca. 400 words), are to be sent to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviews on recently published books are also welcome. Both single-book and multi-book reviews should not exceed 2000 words. Reviews should only bear the title of the book under review and include bibliographical data.
Submission deadline: 1st of April 2016
Potential topics may include but are not restricted to the following:
1. Women/Men and performance
2. The language of Shakespeare’s Drama
3. Binary Oppositions in Shakespeare’s Plays
4. Shakespeare’s Maybes. Questioning the Canon
5. Urtexts and Metatexts
6. Cinematic Shakespeare
7. Shakespeare’s Texts in Translation
8. Teaching Shakespeare
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