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CFP Offensive Shakespeare conference

Edmund King is co-organising a conference with Monika Smialkowska (Northumbria University) in the spring on Shakespeare! The conference is taking place at Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK on the 24th of May 2017.

From Thomas and Henrietta Bowdler expurgating 'inappropriate' passages from their Family Shakespeare, through Jewish campaigns in the early 20th Century to remove The Merchant of Venice from American classrooms, to the recent 'outrage', people have been offended by what Shakespeare wrote or by the uses to which others have put him. But what is it that offends us and how do we deal with it? What makes Shakespeare and his appropriations such a sensitive issue?

For more information on the conference and to submit an abstract follow this link