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Shakespeare and Education ‘Teaching Early Modern Drama’ A One-day Symposium

Saturday 4th May 2019, 10.00 - 17.30, University of Warwick

Twitter: #TEMDr19

Final Programme

09.30 – 10.00: Registration with tea and coffee (Ground floor, Humanities building)

10.00 – 10.10: Introduction and opening remarks, Duncan Lees (H0.60)

10.10 – 11.00: Speaker, Dr Peter Kirwan (H0.60)

Warning! Shakespeare: Ethics, Authorship, and Offence in Teaching Early Modern Drama

11.00 – 11.10: Comfort Break

11.10 – 12.30: Workshop with Dr Nora Williams (Humanities Studio H0.76)

Teaching Shakespeare’s “Bad” Politics: Measure (Still) for Measure


12.30 – 13.30: Lunch and Poster Session (Graduate Space, H4.55, 4th floor annexe)

During this session, participants are invited to present their research and / or practice (including projects that are still in progress) in the form of academic posters, and to receive feedback from other delegates in an informal and supportive atmosphere. Hints and tips for using posters to quickly communicate the ideas, methods and findings of research will be discussed, and a prize of £25 in theatre vouchers, kindly donated by the Centre for Education Studies at Warwick, will be awarded for the best poster.


13.30 – 14.50: Workshop with Professor Alison Findlay (Humanities Studio H0.76)

Performing Gender: practice as research and teaching

14.50 - 15.00: Comfort Break

15.00 – 15.50: Speaker, Dr Sarah Olive (H0.60)

 The West and the Resistance: perceptions of teaching Shakespeare for and against Westernisation

in Japanese and South Korean higher education

15.50 – 17.20: Provocations and discussion (H0.60)

In this session, participants will deliver 5-minute “provocations”: mini-presentations on important issues related to teaching Early Modern Drama. If you have a burning question that needs answering, a new solution to an existing problem, or even a longstanding complaint that you want to get off your chest, this is your chance to stimulate debate amongst attendees! There will be a prize of a £25 theatre voucher for the best provocation, again generously donated by the Centre for Education Studies, University of Warwick.

17.20 – 17.30: Presentation of best provocation and best poster awards (H0.60)

Summary and final remarks, Duncan Lees and Stephanie Tillotson