Tuesday, February 28, 2012

SARC annual conference hosts US premier of Last Will & Testament April 14, 2012

Shakespeare Authorship Research Center Director Daniel Wright, PhD,  announced the schedule for the April 14-16, 2012 Shakespeare Authorship Studies Conference in Portland, Oregon. Wright said registration for the conference is $165 and may be made online at https://acme.cu-portland.edu/ecomm/shakespeare/. He also announced the recipients of this year's Vero Nihil Verius Award. Here is Wright's announcement (click on the link at the jump to read the entire content):
The 16th Annual Shakespeare Authorship Studies Conference will convene at Concordia University from Thursday, April 12 through Saturday, April 14.  The conference will feature the American premiere of the blockbuster film, Last Will & Testament – a film by First Folio Productions, Laura Matthias and Lisa Wilson directors, Roland Emmerich executive producer.
The university’s Vero Nihil Verius Award for Scholarly Excellence will be conferred on Katherine Chiljan for her most recent book, Shakespeare Suppressed: The Uncensored Truth About Shakespeare and His Works; and on Lynne Kositsky and Professor Roger Stritmatter for their revelatory and peer-reviewed publications that dispatch orthodox insistence on a post-1610 (and hence non-Oxfordian) authorship date for The Tempest.
The university’s Vero Nihil Verius Award for Distinction in the Shakespearean Arts will be conferred on Al Austin, author of the Oxfordian novel, The Cottage, and host of the celebrated 1989 Frontline program on PBS, The Shakespeare Mystery; and on Laura Matthias and Lisa Wilson for their work in bringing to the world the exceptional film, Last Will & Testament.
Presenters at the conference Thursday evening’s agenda will include Cheryl Egan-Donovan on Shakespeare’s Negative Capability and de Vere’s Bisexuality: Implications for Oxfordians; Cybele Gontar on “A Shakespearean Primer on the Decorative Arts”; Sylvia Crowley Holmes on “Dick Roe’s Italy”; and Al Austin on “Something Rotten.”
Friday’s program will feature Dr Earl Showerman on “Shakespeare’s Medicine: A 21st-Century Quest for the Author”; Prof Roger Stritmatter on “Forensic Paleography and the Authorship Question: The Strange New Case of the Annotated Seneca”;  Prof Daniel Wright on “’The Lost Royal Child Recovered’ in Shakespeare’s Plays”; Prof Michael Delahoyde on “Oxfordian Twelfth Night Epiphanies; and Katherine Chiljan on “The Importance of Chester’s Love’s Martyr on the Authorship Question.”
Saturday’s program, prior to the awards ceremony, will feature Richard Whalen on “The Hybrid Weird Sisters in Macbeth: Greek Prophetesses as Comical Scottish Witches”; Lynne Kositsky and Prof Roger Stritmatter on “The Tempest and the Authorship Question: Critiquing the Critics”; the afternoon’s presentation will include William Ray’s “The Suits of Woe: Hamlet’s Unquiet Soul” and conclude with Alex McNeil “emcee-ing” what promises to be an exciting round of Oxfordian Jeopardy featuring students from Prof Wright’s undergraduate Shakespeare class as contestants.
Saturday evening’s presentation will feature the American premiere of Last Will & Testament to be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A from the press and the audience. The film’s directors, Lisa Wilson and Laura Matthias (both consultants on Anonymous) will be in attendance to introduce the film and answer questions on it. Following the screening, they will be joined by a panel featuring Professor Daniel Wright, Professor Michael Delahoyde, Professor Roger Stritmatter, William Boyle and Hank Whittemore – all on-camera contributors to the film. 
Registration for the conference is $165.  Registrations may be made on-line at the SARC website: www.authorshipstudies.org ; alternatively, checks for $165 – made out to The Shakespeare Authorship Studies Conference -  may be sent to Prof. Daniel Wright, Director of the Shakespeare Authorship Research Centre, Concordia University, 2811 NE Holman Street, Portland, OR 97211-6099.
Prof Daniel Wright, Ph.D.
Director, The Shakespeare Authorship Research Centre
Concordia University
Portland, OR 97211-6099