Shakespeare Association of America

Recent Calls for Papers

  • King Lear in a Time of Crisis: Global Approaches to Performance and Criticism is soliciting abstracts from scholars around the world whose national/transnational/international perspectives on King Lear are reflected through the lens of their own cultures and traditions in staged performances, films, videos, literary adaptations, and literary criticism. See the full CFP here and please email abstracts of 500 words to W. Reginald Rampone, Jr., South Carolina State University ( by September 15, 2021.

  • “Revisiting Revenge. New Perspectives for the Study of Revenge Tragedies (late 16th—early 18th century), a workshop to be held 16-17 September 2021, invites scholars working on the subject to submit case studies exploring the ways in which European revenge plays participate in contemporary political, religious, philosophical, legal, economic and gender discourses, in order to make clear the genre’s broader cultural relevance – both in terms of its historical moment and of our analysis of that moment. More information can be found here.