September 28-29, 2012
Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids and Allendale, Michigan
$85 for faculty, staff and teachers; $55 for graduate students.
GVSU graduate students may attend for free.
Michigan teachers will be able to register for Continuing Education Credits (C.E.U.'s) by attending and / or presenting at this conference.
Contact Professor Jo Miller with questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival, Michigan’s oldest continuous-running Shakespeare Festival, in conjunction with the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, Michigan's only year-round touring Shakespeare company, is holding its bi-annual conference in 2012, entitled "Shakespeare: Pedagogy and Performance".
This year, we are focusing on issues that affect the teaching, production, or performance of Shakespeare and early modern drama for secondary or college students. We are currently seeking proposals from Shakespeare Festival Education Directors, English, Theatre, and Interdisciplinary Professors, Secondary Education Teachers, and Graduate Students specializing in Shakespeare, Theatre, dramaturgy, or the early modern period.
Our featured Conference Keynote Speaker and Scholar-in-Residence this year is Professor Carole Levin, Willa Cather Professor of History and Director of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at the University of Nebraska. Professor Levin is an award-winning teacher and the author of several books, including: The Heart and Stomach of a King: Elizabeth I and the Politics of Sex and Power; Dreaming the English Renaissance: Politics and Desire in Court and Country; and Shakespeare’s Foreign Worlds (with John Watkins). She has held fellowships at the Newberry Library in Chicago and the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., where in 2009 she curated the exhibit, “To Sleep, Perchance to Dream.” She is also co-founder and past president of the Queen Elizabeth I Society.
The 2012 Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival Conference also features:
A performance of Richard III by the GVSU Shakespeare Festival
A performance of Love’s Labour’s Lost by the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company
Andrea Jackson, Education Director at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival