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Shakespeare in Shanghai and China Conference

--Translation, Transculturation and Global Perspectives

March 12-13, 2016

Call for Papers

To remember the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare, we invite papers on Shakespeare and his contemporaries from many points of view, including translation, transculturation and global perspectives.  We welcome papers of 15 to 20 minutes from scholars in all disciplines and from an interdisciplinary point of view. Is Shakespeare a writer in English, a figure in Chinese Literature and culture, a global author or all three?  What is the relation between text and context, performance and reading, Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Shakespeare and his afterlife in times and interpretations to the present?  The conference will be pluralistic and welcomes you to bring your own vantage to Shakespeare and his contemporaries, especially as they relate to him.  We welcome work from scholars in all fields, not simply those who work in literature, drama and film, and researchers worldwide as well as in China and Asia.  This conference is part of the commitment of Shanghai Jiao Tong University to Shakespeare Studies and, more generally, to Humanities and to its School of Foreign Languages, which is active in many areas including Literature, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, Culture and Linguistics.

Please send an abstract (or paper) before January 15, 2016 to

Abstracts received before January 15, 2016 will have closer consideration.

We hope to respond expeditiously.


Venue:   School of Foreign Languages, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.

Date:   March 12 and 13, 2016

Contact:  Professor Jonathan Hart        


Address:  School of Foreign Languages, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

                 800 Dongchuan Road, Minhang District, 200240

Shanghai, China

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