Shakespeare gave and withheld knowledge to craft his plot and engage his audience. We are taken on a guided ride from which we glimpse what the playwright chooses thus forming our layers of knowledge through which we are manipulated. What we know can be based on dialogue from the characters, or reported speech of events off stage or in times before the play's action, or even what we knew before attending the play,
This roundtable session seeks to examine a wide range of channels and machinations that played on the audiences' knowledge found in Shakespeare's plays and their ramifications. It will be part of NeMLA 2019, the 50th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association held March 21-24 in Washington, DC at the Gaylord National Resort Center.
Please submit abstract proposals of no more than 250 words by September 30, 2018 using the NeMLA URL below.
Chair: John Maune, Hokusei Gakuen University, Sapporo, Japan