CFP – ESRA Shakespeare Conference on “Shakespeare and Myth”, Montpellier, France, 26-29 June 2013.

The European Shakespeare Research Association (ESRA) would like to announce their conference “Shakespeare and Myth” to be held in Montpelier, France on 26-29 June 2013.

The conference will include the following seminars:

  • Early Modern Nature: Shakespeare, Science and Myth
  • The Early Modern Reception of Shakespeare in Print and Manuscript: The Rise of Shakespearean Cultural Capital?
  • Local and Global Myths in Shakespearean Performance
  • Myth in Relation to Truth, fable, history, legend, folklore
  • Myth, Romance and Historiography
  • Mythical Performance and its Afterlife
  • Mythologies of Childhood
  • Protean Shakespeare: Adapting, Tradapting, Performing Early Modern Plays
  • Shakespeare and Classical Mythology: European Perspectives
  • Shakespeare, Myth and Asia
  • Shakespeare and the Myth of the Feminine
  • The Shakespeare Myth Reloaded: Demythologizing and Re-mythologizing Shakespeare Today
  • Staging the Shakespeare Myths, 2000-2012
  • Translating Myths and Mythologizing Translations

You are invited to submit an abstract (200-300 words) and a brief bio (150 words) by 1 October 2012 to the convenors of the seminar you choose. Full details of the seminars and convenor contact details are available at:

All participants will be notified about the acceptance of their proposals by 1 November 2012.

The deadline for accepted seminar participants to send their completed paper is 1 April 2013.

Information about plenaries, registration costs and other practical aspects will be given in due course.

For more details go to the conference website at: