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Shakespeare Conference

Love, Hate, and the Islands in Between: Othello and The Tempest

Third Biennial Shakespeare Conference
Oct. 5-6, 2018
University of Dallas

Explore Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Othello along with keynote speaker Professor Scott Newstok of Rhodes College.  

Professors, teachers, theater professionals, graduate students, high school actors, and all lovers of Shakespeare are invited to watch productions of both plays, then either attend the conference on the plays or compete in the high school monologue competition.

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  Preliminary Conference Program

Friday, Oct. 5

1:00-5:00 p.m.: Conference Registration, SB Hall, O’Halloran Atrium

1:30 p.m.: The Tempest, Panel A, SB Hall 306
1) Kristen Kayem Polster, Southern Methodist Univ., "The Tempest and the Tweetstorm"
2) Jason Hogue, Univ. of Texas at Arlington, "Ariel's Arboreal Anguish: Vegetal Temporalities in The Tempest"
3) Margaret Mendenall, Univ. of Texas at Austin, "'Thought is Free': Captive Interpretation in Two Prison Productions of The Tempest"
1:30 p.m.: The Tempest, Panel B, SB Hall 307
1) Clinton Brand, University of St. Thomas, "Two Educators, Iago and Prospero: Diabolism in Othello and Symbolism in The Tempest"
2) Michael Holahan, Southern Methodist Univ., “The Tempest, Miranda, and the Desire of Giving”
3) Andrew Osborn, University of Dallas, "Minus Venus: Makings Easy and Uneasy in The Tempest"
3:00 p.m.: Performing The Tempest. Speakers to be announced soon. Art History Auditorium
4:30 p.m.: Teaching The Tempest. Speakers to be announced soon. Art History Auditorium
4:30 p.m.: The Tempest, Panel C, SB Hall 306
1) Lisa Kenna, Oakcrest School, "Transformation through the Art of Theater in Teresa in Ecstasy and The Tempest"
2) Joshua Mayo, Grove City College, "The Limits of Politics and Poetry in The Tempest"
5:30 p.m.: keynote address, Scott Newstok, Art History Auditorium

7:00 p.m.: reception, Gorman Faculty Lounge/Constantin Garden

8:00 p.m.: staged reading of The Tempest, Braniff Foyer

Saturday, Oct. 6

10:00 a.m.: Othello, Panel A, SB Hall 246
1) Nicole Hagstrom Schmidt, Texas A&M, "Humanism and Empiricism in Othello"
2) Anthony Patricia, Concord Univ., "The Queer Affects of Love and Hate in Othello"
10:00 a.m.: Panel on Richard II, SB Hall 307
1) Heidi Cephus, Oklahoma State Univ., "Sacramental Affirmation in Richard II"
2) Jennifer Fast, Univ. of Dallas, "'Total Theater' and the Crown in Richard II"
11:00 a.m.: Othello, Panel B, SB Hall 246
1) Timothy Burns, Baylor Univ., “One That Loved Not Wisely But Too Well": Devotional Love and Politics in Othello
2) Christopher Schmidt, Parish Episcopal School, "Rhetorical Listening in Othello
11:00 a.m.: Panel on King Lear, SB Hall 307
1) Michael Saenger, Southwestern Univ., "Shakespeare in a Moment of Madness"
2) David Strong, Univ. of Texas at Tyler, "A Fool's Compassion: The Light Shed by Edith Stein upon King Lear"

1:30 p.m.: General Discussion, “Love, Hate, and the Islands in Between: Othello and The Tempest,” SB Hall Serafy Room

7:00 p.m.: closing reception, Addison Circle Park
8:00 p.m.: Shakespeare Dallas’ Othello, Addison Circle Park

  Call For Papers

Please send abstracts of no more than 150 words to Andrew Moran, Ph.D. (
The deadline for submission is Aug. 15, 2018.

  Continuing Education Units

Earn three CEUs on Friday and three CEUs on Saturday.

  Tickets for Shakespeare Dallas's Othello

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Please contact any of the following:

Andrew Moran
Associate Professor of English

Carmen Newstreet
Assistant Professor of Education

Stefan Novinski
Associate Professor of Drama