Annual Undergraduate Shakespeare Conference
Announcing the 15th annual Undergraduate Shakespeare Conference
Date: Saturday, 2 April, 2016
Host: University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Theme: Shakespeare and Time
In 2001, Professor Virginia Vaughan called together her colleagues from Worcester's Consortium Colleges to discuss the possibility of organizing an undergraduate Shakespeare conference that would be open to students from all the colleges in the area. The goal was to offer undergraduate students a pre-professional experience that would showcase the important research they were doing in their Shakespeare classes. The Committee also hoped students would find the experience of delivering a paper about their own work and meeting other students with similar interests to be empowering. The Committee picked a theme, identified a guest speaker for a plenary luncheon, and solicited proposals. Students were notified, and on April 12, 2002, the first Undergraduate Shakespeare Conference was held at Clark University.
Conferences have been held annually since then, and the number of proposals has grown so that the Steering Committee can be more selective. Now that the conference announcement is posted on the Web, we receive proposals from schools as far away as Kentucky, Ohio, and Ontario.
||2012—News release ||2011—News release|
|2010 ||2009 ||2008|
|2007||Sexy Shakespeare: Representations of Gender, Sexual Identity, and Sexuality in the Works of Shakespeare and his Contemporaries||Nichols College|
|2006||Shakespeare and the Popular||Worcester Polytechnic Institute|
|2005||Shakespeare: The Art of Human Kindness||Holy Cross College|
|2004||Shakespeare, Then and Now||Clark University|
|2003||Shakespeare and Violence||Assumption College|
|2002||Realizing Shakespeare||Clark University|