The panel examines operatic adaptations of Shakespeare plays. How do Shakespearean operas serve as ‘readings’ that illuminate facets of the plays on which they are based? How do different treatments of Shakespeare shed light on the historical and cultural conditions that produced the operas? How can studying Shakespeare as opera function as a miniature historical lens om Shakespearean reception across the centuries? Send 300 to 500-word abstract to Josh.Cohen@massart.edu.
The 43rd convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association will be held in Rochester, New York March 15 - 18, 2012. Our host institution this year is St. John Fisher College, and the convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency Rochester. The call for papers (CFP) is now available online and will appear in NeMLA’s summer newsletter by early June; abstracts are due to session chairs by 30 September 2011 unless otherwise noted in the CFP.