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The Shakepeare Symposium for 2015 will be held at UCLA in Royce 314 on Friday, February 13, and Saturday, February14. The title of this year's conference is “Touching Shakespeare: Proximity, Precarity, and Resilience in Renaissance Drama and Modern Life.” Click here for more information about the speakers, the presentations, and the complete schedule.
The Shakespeare Symposium was established by CMRS in the early 1980's as a forum for exploring recent scholarship on Shakespeare's works and their influence, and for stimulating new ideas and approaches for the teaching of Shakespeare. Since 1990, the symposium has been held annually. It is supported by the CMRS, the UCLA College, and by the contributions of individual donors.
Anchored by CMRS faculty, participants in the Shakespeare Symposia include faculty and graduate students from other UC campuses and universities in southern California. Local theatrical professionals and secondary school instructors also participate. The format is multifaceted, featuring paper presentations, film screenings and clips, performances of select scenes, and panel discussions. Topics are selected by CMRS's English department faculty with expertise in Shakespeare.
Topics and organizers of past Shakespeare Symposia have been: