Tentative Conference Schedule


Location: Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA

5:00 pm:  Reception, welcome speeches, rare books library tour

7:00 pm:  Film screening of Boris Pasternak’s Hamlet, presented by Polina Barskova (Hampshire College, USA)


 Location: Herter Hall, UMass Amherst, 161 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA

8:00 – 8.30 am: Registration (at the Entrance to Herter Hall, by the elevators)

8:40 – 10:00 am: Keynote (Herter Hall, Room 301)

Introduction by Dennis Porter (UMass Amherst)

  • Jean-Michel Déprats (Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense) presents “Shakespeare in French Garb: Lexical and Prosodic Untranslatability versus Theatrical—Oral and Gestic—Translatability”

10:00 – 10:20 am:  Coffee break

10:20 – 12:20 pm: Panel 1A (Herter Hall, Room 601)

Chaired by Joselyn Almeida-Beveridge (UMass Amherst)

  • Frank Albers (Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium) – “What is the Question?”
  • Nely Keinänen (University of Helsinki, Finland) – “The First Finnish Hamlet (1879)”
  • Eduardo González (Johns Hopkins University, USA) – “A Living Nightmare: Hamlet’s Illusion & Segismundo’s Dream”

10:20 – 12:20 pm: Panel 1B (Herter Hall, Room 301)

Chaired by Regina Galasso (UMass Amherst)

  • Elizabeth Ramos (Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil) – “Much Ado about Obscenity”
  • Roberto Ferreira da Rocha (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – “Hamlet in Dark Times”
  • David Bendiksen (UMass Amherst, USA) – “Revolutions of Hamlet: Tracing Translation in Cultural Contexts”
  • Ali Pour Issa (Bridge Theater Ensemble, Iran) – “Adaptation and Dramaturgy of Aghebati’s Hamlet and Koushki’s Richard II: Social Activism in Iran”

12:20 – 1:10 pm:  Lunch and refreshments (Herter Hall, third floor)

1:20 – 2:40 pm:  Keynote (Herter Hall, Room 301)

Introduction by Jane Degenhardt (UMass Amherst)

  • Peter S. Donaldson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA) presents “The Global Shakespeare Project and the Future of Digital Shakespeare”

2:40 – 3:00 pm: Coffee break

3:00 – 4:20 pm: Panel 2 (Herter Hall, Room 301)

Chaired by Anna-Claire Simpson and Alison Bowie (UMass Amherst)

  • Gabriele Blaikner-Hohenwart (Universität Salzburg, Austria) – “On the Reception of Macbeth: Ionesco’s Macbett”
  • Shreyosi Mukherjee (National University of Singapore) – “Digitized Shakespeare and Networked Histories: Studying an Online Archive, War Memories and the New ‘Knowledgescape’”

4:20 – 6:20 pm: Shakespeare Cinema. International Excerpts (Herter Hall, Room 227) + Coffee

Facilitated by Krzysztof Rowiński

7:00 pm: Banquet Dinner


Location: Herter Hall, UMass Amherst, 161 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA

PLEASE NOTE: Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday (clocks shifted one hour forward)

9:50 – 10:20 am: Coffee break

10:20 – 12:20 pm: Panel 3A (Herter Hall, Room 301)

Chaired by Janie Vanpée (Smith College, USA)

  • Stéphanie Mercier (Université de Poitiers, France) – “Prime time Shakespeare: A Collaborative Translation of Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet
  • Yan Wong (University of Glasgow, UK) – “Is the Religious Dimension of Shakespeare Translatable or Performable in Chinese Stage?”

10:20 – 12:20 pm: Panel 3B (Herter Hall, Room 601)

Chaired by Shannon Farley (UMass Amherst, USA)

  • Roger Stritmatter (Coppin State University, USA) – “’Small Latin and Less Greek’: Anatomy of a Misquotation”
  • Earl Showerman (Independent Scholar) – “A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Shakespeare’s Aristophanic Comedy”
  • Marie Roche (UMass Amherst, USA) – “Plato’s Cratylus and Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew

12:20 – 1:10 pm: Lunch and refreshments (Herter Hall, third floor)

1:20 – 2:40 pm: Keynote (Herter Hall, Room 301)

Introduction by Carolyn Shread (Mount Holyoke College, USA)

  • Edwin Gentzler (UMass Amherst, USA) presents “Translation, Rewriting, and Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream

2:40 – 3:00 pm: Coffee break

3:00 – 5:00 pm: Panel 4 (Herter Hall, Room 301)

Chaired by Corine Tachtiris (Hampshire College, USA)

  • Elinês Oliveira (Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Brazil) – “A Brazilian Adaptation of Romeo and Juliet
  • Daniel Gallimore (Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan) – “The Visible Shakespeare Translator: Tsubouchi Shōyō (1859-1935)”
  • Angela Shpolberg (Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, USA) – “Screening Soviet Shakespeare”
  • Christina Flotmann (Universität Paderborn, Germany) – “Fair is Foul, and Foul is Fair: The Function of Ambiguity in Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Peter Moffat’s 2005 BBC Adaptation”

5:00 – 7:00 pm: Burza, dir. Krzysztof Warlikowski (Herter Hall, Room 227) + coffee

Introduced by Krzysztof Rowiński (UMass Amherst)


3 Responses to Tentative Conference Schedule

  1. Joseph Donohue says:

    Where is a separate list of the panels? How does one know in advance in order to make a considered decision about what panels to attend?

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