Sidelights on Shakespeare
Shakespeare and Education
‘Teaching Early Modern Drama’.
10:00 to 17:00, Saturday 4 May 2019, University of Warwick
For further information contact Stephanie on S.A.Tillotson@warwick.ac.uk
“Teaching Early Modern Drama” is a one-day symposium inviting those who
teach, study, research and practise Early Modern Drama in educational
settings to discuss where we are now, and what future directions might
exist for the teaching of these plays from the past.
In particular, it aims to explore the connections between the teaching of,
and research into, Early Modern Drama at universities, and how these
connections might inform and be informed by teaching and practice in other
The symposium will feature keynote speeches, workshops and discussions led
by prominent academics and practitioners, including *Professor Alison
Findlay*, *Dr Peter Kirwan*, *Dr Sarah Olive* and *Dr Nora Williams*.
*Call for Posters and Provocations*
*Poster Presentations:* Postgraduates (including trainee teachers) are
invited to share and receive feedback on their research and practice from
other delegates in an informal and supportive atmosphere. A small prize
will be awarded for the best poster presentation.
*Provocations:* In this session, participants will deliver 5-minute
“provocations”: mini-presentations on important issues related to teaching
Early Modern Drama. If you have a burning question that needs answering, a
new solution to an existing problem, or even a longstanding complaint that
you want to get off your chest, this is your chance to stimulate debate
amongst attendees! A small prize will also be offered for the best
Poster presentations and provocations can address topics including (but not
– Pedagogical approaches for teaching Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama
today (including interdisciplinary, performance, technology- and
– The (inter)relationships between current research and teaching of
and Early Modern Drama in higher education
– Links between teaching and researching Shakespeare and Early Modern
Drama in different educational contexts (including primary and secondary
– The current status / state of Early Modern Drama teaching in
education, in the UK and beyond (especially given increasing marketisation,
instrumentalisation and precarity)
– Shakespeare’s predominance within the field (problem or opportunity
for the teaching of Early Modern Drama?)
100 to 150 word proposals for posters and provocations, together with a
short biography (100 words), should be emailed to *D.Lees.firstname.lastname@example.org* by
*29 March** 2019*.