Shakespeare and Waste: Inaugural Conference for Kingston Shakespeare Seminar in Theory

Shakespeare and Waste:
Inaugural Conference for Kingston Shakespeare Seminar in Theory (KiSSiT)
The Rose Theatre, Kingston, 23 May, 2015

11.00-11.15. Welcome (Rose Theatre, the Gallery)

11.15-13.00. Panel 1 (Gallery)
Christian Smith (University of Warwick), Venting the musty superfluity: Necrophilious wasting in Coriolanus
David Weinberg (Kingston University), Economic concerns relating to Shakespeare
Sam Hall (Royal Holloway), The Finite Jest of a ‘life in excrements’: Abjection and Identity in Hamlet
Stefanie Bauerochse (independent researcher), Waste is becoming – wrath is not
Chair: Paul Hamilton (The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham)

13.00-14.00. Lunch Break (individual arrangements)

14.00-15.00. Plenary 1 (Gallery)
Scott Wilson (Kingston University), ‘Vile Jellies’: Bataille, Shakespeare and the Exhumanities
Chair: Johann Gregory (University of East Anglia)

15.00-16.30. Panel 2 (Gallery)
Ildiko Solti (independent researcher), Waste of space?: theatre architecture and the (de)construction of meaning in Measure for Measure
Katrina Marchant (University of Sussex), ‘To thinke these trifles some-thing’: Theatrical ‘Trash’ and the Defence of the Value of Playing
Ronan Hatfull (University of Warwick), ‘Ruined Piece of Nature’ - King Lear’s Legacy within American Landscapes of Waste
Chair: Anne Sophie Refskou (Kingston University)

16.30-17.00. Tea (Upper Circle Bar)

17.00-18.00. Plenary 2 (Gallery)
Peter Smith (Nottingham Trent), 'Rude Wind': King Lear - Canonicity versus Physicality
Chair: Timo Uotinen (Royal Holloway)

18.00-18.45. Roundtable discussion (Gallery)
Andrew Jarvis, Peter Smith, Stephen Unwin, Scott Wilson
Chair: Richard Wilson (Kingston University)

19.30. Northern Broadsides King Lear directed by Jonathan Miller in the Rose Auditorium

KiSSiT is part of The Kingston Shakespeare Seminar (KiSS), which brings leading international Shakespeare scholars to the Rose, developed by Sir Peter Hall to be a ‘teaching theatre’. Free and open seminars are held twice a month each semester in the Gallery at the Rose Theatre, Kingston-upon-Thames.

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