Ton Hoenselaars (University of Utrecht) | Forum | ESRA 2019Shakespearean Research Futures in a Challenged Europe

Coordinated by Ton Hoenselaars (University of Utrecht)
with Mariacristina Cavecchi (State University of Milan) and Pavel Drábek (University of Hull)

Ton Hoenselaars is Professor English Renaissance literature at Utrecht University (the Netherlands), and was the first president of ESRA.

Books include Shakespeare’s History Plays (Cambridge University Press, 2004) and Shakespeare and the Language of Translation (Arden, 2004). More recently, he published the Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Contemporary Dramatists (2012), Multilingualism in the Drama of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries (with Dirk Delabastita [John Benjamins, 2015]), Shakespeare Forever! Leven en mythe, werk en erfenis (Wereldbibliotheek, 2017), and Shakespeare and Commemoration (with Clara Calvo [Berghahn, 2019]). He is currently completing a monograph on Shakespeare and World War I.

Mariacristina Cavecchi | Forum | ESRA 2019 Mariacristina Cavecchi is associate professor of British Theatre and British Literature at Milan University. Her research interests include 20th and 21st century appropriations of Shakespeare’s plays for theatre and cinema, Prison Shakespeare, Shakespeare in contemporary popular culture and Shakespeare in street art. She published Shakespeare mostro contemporaneo (1998) and co-edited Shakespeare & Scespir (2005), Shakespeare Graffiti. Il Cigno di Avon nella cultura di massa (2002), EuroShakespeares. Exploring Cultural Practice in an International Context (2002) and Shakespeare 400. Will Forever Young! (2017). She was on the board of IASEMS, Italian Association of Shakespearean and Early Modern Studies, from 2012 to 2018.


Pavel Drábek | Forum | ESRA 2019 Pavel Drábek is Professor of Drama and Theatre Practice at the University of Hull (UK), specializing in Shakespeare, early modern theatre, translation, adaptation, and theatre theory.
He also writes and translates for opera, radio, and theatre. Selected works: České pokusy o Shakespeara (2012), Transnational Connections in Early Modern Theatre (co-ed. M. A. Katritz-ky, 2019). Currently he is working with Ondřej Kyas and Josh Overton on a new opera enti-tled Bylo nebylo / You Wish (2020), a book on Adapting and Translating for the Stage, and as a contributing editor on The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance Historiography.

Important Dates

Now open

Seminar & Panel Proposal deadline
June, 18th 2018

Proposal acceptance notification
July, 15th 2018

Call for Papers opening
July, 20th 2018

Early Bird Fee Opening
October, 2018

Call for Papers Deadline
January, 15th 2019

Call for Papers Acceptance Notification
January, 31st 2019

Early Bird Fee Expiration
April, 5th 2019