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I am pleased to announce that the 15th Annual Shakespeare Authorship Studies Conference at Concordia University will convene this Autumn - from September 6 - 9, 2011 - and that the conference will feature a privileged premier for all conference registrants of the later-in-the-autumn-to-be-rele
ased film, Anonymous - the much-anticipated film by Roland Emmerich that explores the Shakespeare Authorship Question from the perspective that Edward de Vere was the pseudonymous author of the Shakespeare canon. (To view a preview of the film, see, amongst other sites, http://www. hollywoodreporter.com/risky- business/anonymous-trailer- hits-176155).
Acclaimed director Roland Emmerich will be in attendance at this conference to receive, at the Awards Banquet, the university's annually-conferred Distinguished Achievements in the Arts Award, as well as to introduce the film and comment on it in a half-hour presentation afterwards. Additionally, he will participate in a panel to field and discuss questions about the film in an extensive forum following his post-film presentation.
The conference will feature a series of workshops, panels, discussion groups, study-and-research sessions, and other break-out forums to enable as much interactivity and participation by conference registrants as possible. Papers will be presented by several speakers, in addition to Mr Emmerich, by Prof Michael Egan, Prof Alan Nelson, Prof Daniel Wright, Sylvia Holmes, authors Sally Mosher, Charles Beauclerk, Hank Whittemore and many others. A posthumous award of Distinguished Scholarship will be conferred on the late Richard Paul Roe, author of the forthcoming (in November) The Shakespeare Guide to Italy: Retracing the Bard's Unknown Travels, a book for which I was pleased to write the Introduction.
The conference will convene on the evening of Tuesday, September 6 at 6:00pm and will close at 4:00pm on Friday, September 9. I hope to see all of you here for this grand, much-anticipated event in Shakespeare Authorship inquiry history! Be a part of a this momentous turning point in the Shakespeare inquiry - and perhaps come home with a photo of you with Mr Emmerich!
You can register for the Conference and the Awards Banquet on the SARC website, the homepage of which, of course, is http://www.
Prof Daniel Wright, Ph.D., Director, The Shakespeare Authorship Research Centre Concordia University Portland, OR 97211-6099 http://www.authorshipstudies.o