Archive for September, 2013


Special Collections and Archives Re-Opens

September 30, 2013

Special Collections and Archives / Casgliadau Arbennig ac Archifau

We are pleased to announce the re-opening of the Special Collections and Archives Reading Room from Monday 30 September, following the extension to shelving and refurbishment over the summer vacation.

The new mobile shelving allows Special Collections and Archives to provide improved and integrated access to resources that will be of particular benefit to users of the History Research Collection, the 19th century journals and newspapers collection, the expanding historical music collections, and the additional humanities rare books collections from the 16th- 19th centuries.

We should note that although the collections were not readily accessible during the summer refurbishment, nearly 100 academic staff, postgraduates and external researchers were still able to visit in that period to consult resources not available to them elsewhere. We were happy to note also that we were able to support two CUROP projects, for the School of English, Communication and Philosophy and the School of…

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Today in Cardiff: Can the Public Intellectual Save the University?

September 26, 2013


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Can the Public Intellectual Save the University?.


Kingston Shakespeare Seminar (KiSS)

September 26, 2013





24-26 High Street, Kingston-upon-Thames



Tuesday October 15: 5pm

Catherine Belsey: “Shakespeare, the Uncanny and the Cartesian Cogito”

Thursday October 24: 5pm

Michael Bogdanov: “The Readiness is All: Existential Shakespeare”

Tuesday October 29: 7pm

Francois Laroque: “A Sad Tale’s Best for Winter: Bataille, Girard and Shakespeare”

Tuesday November 19: 5.30pm

Christopher Norris: “Poetry Reading: Wittgenstein’s Shakespeare”

Thursday December 5: 5.30pm

Peter Holbrook: “Nietzsche’s Shakespeare”

Thursday December 19: 5.30pm

Martin McQuillan: “Marx, Derrida, Shakespeare”

Richard Wilson will also be giving his inaugural lecture at Kingston University  on October 30th.

Find out more here.

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Job Vacancy: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Shakespeare’s Globe

September 16, 2013

Globe Education is seeking a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow to investigate performance practice in the new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and to provide teaching support for its Higher Education programme.

Full Time / Fixed Term – 24 Months

To apply, please send a covering letter and your Curriculum Vitae explaining your suitability for the post and the names of two referees to Rob Norman, Human Resources Manager at

Application Deadline: 5pm on Friday, 27th September 2013

Job Description

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Reminder: Call for Papers: Shakespeare and His Contemporaries Graduate Conference 2014

September 13, 2013

BI Florence

The British Institute of Florence’s annual Shakespeare Graduate Conference is a one-day interdisciplinary and bilingual English-Italian forum open to PhD students and researchers who have obtained their doctorates within the past 5 years. This year’s conference theme is Shakespeare and His Contemporaries: Forms of Nationhood. Contributions are welcomed on the topic of national identity and representations of Elizabethan England in the literary production of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries (playwrights, poets and others) across different disciplines (not limited to): literature, comparative studies, history, art history, cinema and theatre history.

Candidates are invited to send a description of their proposed contribution according to the following guidelines:

  •  the candidate should provide name, institution, contact info, title and a short abstract of the proposed contribution (200-300 words for a 20-minute paper), explaining the content and intended structure of the paper, and including a short bibliography.
  • abstracts are to be submitted by Wednesday 30 October 2013 by email to
    all proposals will be blind-vetted. The list of selected papers will be available by the end of November 2013.
  • each finished contribution is to last no longer than 20 minutes and is to be presented in English (an exception will be made for Italian candidates of departments other than English, who can present papers in Italian).
  • Candidates whose first language is not English will need to have their proposals and final papers checked by a mother-tongue speaker.
  • participants will be asked to present a final draft of the paper a week before the Conference.
    participants must be members of the Harold Acton Library, choosing between a 3, 6 or 12 month membership. Memberships can be paid for on the day of conference. For details on Library Membership rates and benefits please visit the website
  • The British Institute cannot reimburse any travel or accommodation expenses.
  • papers submitted will be considered for publication in the online proceedings edition of the ‘Shakespeare and His Contemporaries’ Graduate Conference (see the website for previous volumes of the proceedings).

Deadline for abstracts Wednesday 30 October 2013.

Find out more here:

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The British Institute of Florence-Call for Papers 2014 English


Lecturer in Shakespeare Studies (International), Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

September 6, 2013

Lecturer in Shakespeare Studies (International), Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

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