Team meeting schedule for 2012-13

Here is the proposed schedule of meetings for the upcoming year. Specific rooms TBA.

Tuesday September 18, 6-8pm
Patrick Leroux, workshop on Cymbeline installation project

Thursday October 18, 7-9pm
Grad student alumni session, intellectual pot-luck/potlatch

Thursday October 25
Lucy Peacock, Shakespeare Lecture, Friends of the Library

Wednesday November 28, 7-9pm
Session on The Revenger’s Tragedy (in production at Moyse Hall November 21-24, 29-Dec 1)

Wednesday December 5, 2-4pm
Wes Folkerth, “All I have to do is act naturally”: in search of the natural fool in Shakespeare

Friday February 1, 7-9pm
Session on Volpone (opera by John Musto and Mark Campbell, Canadian premiere at Opera McGill Jan 31-Feb 2 2013)

Thursday March 14, 7-9pm
Open session

Thursday March 28-Saturday March 30
SAA meeting, Toronto

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Team Meeting, December 7

The team will meet Wednesday, December 7, at 12:30 at 3475 Peel to discuss Franco Moretti’s essay “Network Theory, Plot Analysis.”

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Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Researcher

The Shakespeare and Performance Research Team, Department of English, McGill University, seeks a postdoctoral fellow to join a research program (2012-2016) entitled “Shakespeare and the Play of Story.” The program will develop a new, interdisciplinary account of the artistic, social, intellectual, and historical dimensions of Shakespearean narrative by bringing together theatre history and practice, literary scholarship, legal and historiographical theory, and moral and aesthetic philosophy.

The Shakespeare Team is headquartered at McGill and also includes members from Concordia University, Université de Montréal, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Carleton University, and Repercussion Theatre. Among the members of the team are Shakespearean scholars such as Michael Bristol, Meredith Evans, Wes Folkerth, and Paul Yachnin as well as theatre scholars and practitioners such as Patrick Leroux, Patrick Neilson, and Myrna Wyatt Selkirk. For the “Play of Story” program, the team is joined by a number of scholars in other disciplines, including David Davies (Philosophy), Martin Kreiswirth (English; Theory), Desmond Manderson (Law), and Mark Salber Phillips (History).

The Postdoctoral Fellow’s primary task will be to develop his or her research and publication in consultation and exchange with the members of the Shakespeare Team; secondarily, he or she will serve as the postdoctoral RA and will work closely with the team leader on planning and coordinating team research, workshops, and outreach activities, thereby contributing to the program and also gaining professionalization experience. The Fellow might also have opportunities to teach in his or her area of specialization.

The start date for the year-long position is August 1, 2012. There is the possibility of a one-year renewal. Candidates will have a PhD in Shakespeare studies and/or Early Modern English Literature. The fellowship stipend will be approximately $30,000 per annum. Applications, consisting of a description of research program, writing sample, and CV must be sent by email by March 1 2012 to Paul Yachnin, Tomlinson Professor of Shakespeare Studies, McGill University at Please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the same email address by the March 1 deadline. Candidates should ask referees to include the candidate’s name on the subject line of the email.


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