Thursday, April 10, 2014

Anti-Strats report on Folger "Shakespeare and the Problem of Biography" conference

Shelly Maycock and Roger Stritmatter at the "Shakespeare and the Problem of Biography" conference held April 3-5, 2014 at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. Photo credit: Bill Boyle

by Linda Theil

The anti-Strat community was well represented among the 156 Shakespeare luminaries who attended the "Shakespeare and the Problem of Biography" conference sponsored by the Folger Institute and the National Endowment for the Humanities on April 3-5, 2014 at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC.


Anti-Strat attendees included:

These attendees say the conference was a milestone in the annals of anti-Strat activism.

Bill Boyle has reported on the Folger conference in his EverReader blog post, “Authorship by Indirection”.



Roger Stritmatter’s essay on the Folger conference can be read in “Aloha Vere: Folger Library Confronts Problems of Shakespearean Biography” on his Shakespeare’s Bible weblog.
Hank Whittemore commented on the Folger conference in his post, “Shakespeare and the Black Hole of Stratfordian Biography” on his site, Hank Whittemore’s Shakespeare Blog.
A listing of the “Shakespeare and the Problem of Biography” conference proceedings appears on the Folger website at http://www.folger.edu/template.cfm?cid=4653&showpreview=1.

Your Oberon correspondent files this report on the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship news page at http://www.shakespeareoxfordfellowship.org/visit-seahaven-on-the-potomic/


Hank Whittamore’s pre-conference discussion appears on his Shakespeare blog at http://hankwhittemore.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/shakespeare-and-the-problem-of-biography-historic-conference-at-the-folger-library-does-it-signal-that-the-current-paradigm-is-in-trouble/
A pre-conference announcement on the proceedings appears on the Oberon Shakespeare Study Group blog at http://oberonshakespearestudygroup.blogspot.com/2014/01/folger-presents-conference-on.html