Professor Daniel Wright, Ph.D., director of the Richard Paul and Jane Roe Shakespeare Authorship Research Centre at Concordia University in Portland OR, announced this year's Shakespeare Authorship Studies Seminar will be held August 22-26 at the center:
The summer is upon us, and that means it's time again for the SARC's annual Shakespeare Authorship Studies Seminar! This year's seminar will begin in a couple of months - specifically, at 6:00pm on Wednesday, August 22 - and will close at noon on Sunday, August 26. The theme for this year's 30-hour intensive study week/weekend (we meet eight hours a day on the 23rd, 24th and 25th and 3 hours on the 22nd and the 26th) is "The Motive for Shakespeare." We'll be studying why Shakespeare became Shakespeare so late in life and we will focus, Looney-like, on the plays and poems to see what revelatory offerings they may suggest about Shakespeare's purposes. We will focus on some of Shakespeare's original sources and look at several features of these; among other questions regarding these sources, we'll ask: (a) what does Shakespeare retain? (b) what does Shakespeare delete? (c) what does Shakespeare modify? and (d) what does Shakespeare invent? Registration is $995. You can register, right now, online, at http://www.authorshipstudies.
org/conference/summer2012.cfm. I hope to see many of you there in August for some good fun and lively study with friends. The summer seminar, as veterans will attest, is always a grand way to close out, in the SARC's cool and relaxing surroundings, some of the late dog days of August.
Prof Daniel Wright, Ph.D.Director, The Shakespeare Authorship Research CentreConcordia UniversityPortland, OR 97211-6099http://www.authorshipstudies.