112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Shakespeare and Related Topics

Session Chair: 
Eugene Saxe, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Session 7: Saturday 1:45-3:15pm
Marriott Embassy


  1. Chris Fleischman, University of California, Riverside
    This paper offers an analysis of how movement is visually, thematically, and materially accentuated in the “bad quarto” of Hamlet from 1603, ultimately to suggest that the quarto is based on a memorial reconstruction adapted for touring performances.
  2. Katharine Campbell, University of California, Santa Barbara
    I propose applying understandings of sovereignty, typically discussed in relation to Richard II, to Shakespeare’s Richard III by exploring the various forms of kingship depicted. Through the over determination of Richmond’s success, Richard III advances a union of popular support and divine sanction as the most successful model of kingship.  
  3. Victoria White, University of California, Davis
    This paper investigates the shared performative strategies of Petrarchan lyric and drama by focusing on Shakespearean lovers--especially Romeo and Orlando--who personate the Petrarchan persona as if it isn’t one; as this paper argues, Shakespeare gently mocks their mode of loving as a youthful immaturity which they must outgrow.   
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