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Wooden O Symposium
Cedar City, UT, August 2001


***** CALL FOR PAPERS *****

The Wooden O Symposium
Medieval and Renaissance Studies Conference
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August 6-8, 2001
Southern Utah University
Utah Shakespearean Festival
Cedar City, Utah, USA
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The Wooden O Symposium is a cross disciplinary conference that will
explore Medieval and Renaissance Studies through the text and performance
of Shakespeare's plays.  Scholars from all disciplines are encouraged to
submit papers that offer insights and new ideas springing from the era of
William Shakespeare.  His plays are replete with the language, thoughts
and arts of the Renaissance and Western culture and represent an
inexhaustible source for creative ideas and research.

Cedar City and SUU host the Utah Shakespearean Festival, recipients of the
2001 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater.  The conference
coincides with the Festival's summer season where three Shakespeare plays
will be performed in the Adams Memorial Theater, a unique performance
space modeled after Shakespeare's own Globe Theatre.  To enrich the
conference experience all Academic attendees ($90 registration) will
receive a ticket to the evening performance of The Tempest (Monday, Aug.
7).

*** Conference Priorities ***

* The Utah Shakespearean Festival will be presenting The Tempest, Julius
Caesar and Two Gentleman of Verona as part of their summer 2001 season.
Priority for papers/presentations at the conference will be given to
research relating to one or more of these specific works.  Scholars
attending the conference will have the unique opportunity of immersing
themselves in research, text and performance in one of the most beautiful
natural settings in the western U.S.

* Graduate students are encouraged to attend and submit papers for
presentation at the conference's Graduate Sessions.

* Southern Utah University is a proud supporter of undergraduate research
and is pleased to announce that this conference will include an exciting
undergraduate component hosted by the local chapters of Sigma Tau Delta
(English Honors Society)and Phi Alpha Theta (History Honors Society).
Undergraduates are encouraged to submit original papers for consideration.
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For more information see our website:
http://www.bard.org/SectionEducate/ShakesStudies.html or e-mail to
nickerson@suu.edu

The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2001.  Send 250 word abstract or
complete papers to:

Dr. Robert Behunin
Department of Languages and Literature
351 W. Center St.
Cedar City, UT 84720
USA
ph. +1-435-586-7957
fax +1-435-865-8169
behunin@suu.edu