Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship trustee Earl Showerman, MD, said today that he will serve as interim director for the Richard Paul and Jane Roe Shakespeare Authorship Research Centre (SARC) annual Shakespeare authorship studies conference at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon on April 11-13, 2014.
Acting as ambassador for the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship board of trustees, Showerman traveled to Portland this week to confer with Dr. David Kluth -- dean of the Concordia University College of Theology, Arts and Sciences -- who is acting as interim director of SARC since the center's founder and director Daniel Wright, PhD, is no longer employed by the university. (See "Dan Wright leaves Concordia U." Jan. 29, 2014)
A statement by Showerman along with a preliminary roster of conference speakers was posted today on the SOF webpage at "Showerman to act as interim chairperson of SARC annual conference".
Update: January 25, 2014 SOF News: "Keir Cutler will appear at SARC conference in April"
Update: February 22, 2014: SARC interim director David Kluth announced Feb. 20, 2014 that online registration is now available for the SARC Shakespeare authorship studies conference at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon on April 11-13, 2014. In his February 20 message, Kluth said SARC plans to distribute a conference schedule-of-events in March.