Shakespeare and His Collaborators
The Department of English and American Studies
Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno

Shakespeare and His Collaborators over the Centuries

8 – 11 February, 2006

International conference
held at the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic

New: Pictures from the conference by Filip Krajnik
 Pictures from the conference by Lili Mesterhazy

Maps with the important places

  • larger map of central Brno and arrival points
  • map of the venue, the Continental and the Uni Hotel
  • Programme

    Wednesday, 8 February

    3pm to 6:30pm
         Registration at the Faculty of Arts, Gorkého 7, Brno


    Thursday, 9 February
    All the lectures and sessions are held at the Conference Room (Zasedací místnost)
    Faculty of Arts, Arna Nováka 1 (building C, 2nd floor)

         Plenary Lecture

  • Lois Potter (University of Delaware, USA), a plenary on collaboration in Elizabethan collections of poetry

  • 10am to 11:40am
         Session 1 (Shakespeare and his Contemporaries I)
    Chair: Pavel Drábek

  • Elena Dominguez Romero (University of Huelva, Spain), "Some considerations on William Shakespeare's "editorial hand" in the pastoral anthology Englands Helicon (1600-1614)" (abstract) (first draft)
  • Marcus Dahl (London Forum for Authorship Studies), "The Authorship of Henry Sixth Part One and The Vocabulary of Shakespeare's Early Plays" (abstract) (first draft)
  • Petr Osolsobě (Masaryk University, Czech Republic), "Several Observations Concerning the Authorship of Sir Thomas More" (abstract) (first draft)
  • Otília Cseicsner (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary), "Shakespeare, Dramaturge" [on Shakespeare in The Book of Sir Thomas More] (abstract) (first draft)

  • 11:40pm to 1pm
         Lunch Break

    1pm to 2:40pm
         Session 2 (Shakespeare and his Contemporaries II)
    Chair: Marcus Dahl

  • Annaliese Connolly (Sheffield Hallam University, UK), "'In me my loving father speaks': Marlowe's Edward II and Shakespeare's Edward III" (abstract) (first draft)
  • Teresa Bałuk-Ulewiczowa (Jagiellonian University of Cracow, Poland), "The Bad Quarto Hamlet: A Case for Collaborationism?" (abstract) (first draft)
  • Pavel Drábek (Masaryk University, Czech Republic), "Shakespeare's Presence in Mucedorus" (abstract) (first draft)
  • Lili Mesterházy (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary), "The Taming of The Two Noble Kinsmen" (abstract) (first draft)

  • 3pm to 4:15pm
         Session 3 (Shakespeare and his Successors)
    Chair: Lois Potter

  • Kareen Klein (University of Geneva, Switzerland), "Romio und Julietta – An Example of Early German Shakespeare" (abstract) (first draft)
  • Annamária Fábián (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary), "'According to my bond...' – More or Less?: King Lear and its Bonds in its Adaptations" (abstract) (first draft)
  • Emma Depledge (University of Geneva, Switzerland), "Rape and Rhetoric in Nahum Tate's Adaptation of King Lear (1681)" (abstract) (first draft)

  • 4:30pm
         Plenary Lecture

  • John Russell Brown (Middlesex University, UK), "Actors as Translators"

  • 5:30pm to 6:40pm
         Session 4 (Shakespeare in the 20th-Century Theatre)
    Chair: John Russell Brown

  • Anikó Oroszlán (University of Szeged, Hungary), "Shakespeare's 'Experimental Theatre' in the 20th Century" (abstract) (first draft)
  • Lawrence Guntner (Technical University in Braunschweig, Germany), "Re-Writing Shakespeare: Bertolt Brecht, Heiner Müller and the Politics of Performance" (abstract) (first draft)
  • Ágnes Tünde Tanács (University of Szeged, Hungary), "Physicality in Macbeth" (abstract) (first draft)
  • Katalin Tabi (Eötvös Lóránd University, Hungary), "Shakespeare's Text Set Anew: The Interpretation of Shakespeare's Hamlet on the Basis of Cut Performance-Texts" (abstract) (first draft)

  • Friday, 10 February

    9am to 10:30am
         Sight-seeing Tour of Brno with Don Sparling

         Short Paper

  • Bryan Reynolds (University of California, USA), "Shakespace: Moving Transversally into the 21st Century" (abstract) (first draft)

  • 11:40pm to 1pm
         Lunch Break

    1pm to 3pm
         Session 5 (Shakespeare as Inspiration)
    Chair: Milada Franková

  • Ágnes Matuska (University of Szeged, Hungary), "Kill Bill, Shakespeare, and the Renaissance Tradition of the Revenge Play" (abstract) (first draft)
  • Saskia Kossak (University of Salzburg, Austria), "F.K. Waechter's Prinz Hamlet: A Picture Book – Not Necessarily for Children (Only)" (abstract) (first draft)
  • Márta Minier (University of Hull, UK), "A European Hamlet from 1929" (abstract) (first draft)
  • Klára Kolinská (Masaryk University, Czech Republic), "'If the Bard Were Still Jung:' Reading for One's Self in Ann-Marie MacDonald's Goodnight Desdemona (Goodmorning Juliet)" (abstract) (first draft)
  • Paul J.C.M. Franssen (Utrecht University, Netherlands), "Collaborating with Shakespeare" (abstract) (first draft)

  • 3:30pm to 4:45pm
         Session 6 (Shakespeare in the Society)
    Chair: Marcela Kostihová

  • Anna Cetera (Warsaw University, Poland), "Phoney Business: Shakespeare the Exhibit, the Souvenir, the Sham" (abstract) (first draft)
  • Jacek Fabiszak (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland), "'Writing' Shakespeare on Polish television" (abstract) (first draft)
  • George Volceanov (University of Bucharest, Romania), "The Ups and Downs of the Enlargement of the Shakespeare Canon: a Romanian Example" (abstract) (first draft)

  • 5pm

  • Pavel Rychlý (Masaryk University, Czech Republic), A presentation of the Kapradí Project

  • 5:20pm to 6:40pm
         Session 7 (Shakespeare in the Society)
    Chair: Jacek Fabiszak

  • Marcela Kostihová (Hamline University, USA), "Czech Masculinity and New Nights: Creating Post-communist Shakespeare" (abstract) (first draft)
  • Glenn Timmermans (University of Macau, Macao), "[Shakespeare in China]" (abstract) (first draft)
  • Shinichi Suzuki (Waseda University, Japan), "Learning to Read Shakespeare's Tempest" (abstract) (first draft)

  • 7pm
         Conference Party

    Saturday, 11 February

         Round Table Discussion and Leftovers (morning)

    Call For Papers:
    Download: .doc, .pdf

    The topics:

    Plenary speaker:   Professor Lois Potter, University of Delaware
    Professor John Russell Brown, Middlesex University

    Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

    Conference Fee:

    Deadline for submission of 250-word proposals:
    November 30, 2005
    (Later submissions WILL be considered)

    Please send your proposals as MS Word attachments to:

    We encourage the participation of students working on their doctoral dissertations and Master’s theses. The conference will have student panels. Student contributions should be submitted with their supervisor’s recommendation.