Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Announcing Over 90 Submissions Received from Seven ISAS Schools for the 2014 Richard III Paper Colloquium Hosted this March 21st by The Oakridge School

Thank you to all students, faculty, and schools that participated in this year’s call for papers for the 2014 Richard III Paper Colloquium. As of last Tuesday, we received over 90 submissions for the conference from the following seven ISAS schools: All Saints Episcopal School of Fort Worth, Cistercian Preparatory School, Fort Worth Country Day School, The Greenhill School, The Hockaday School, The Oakridge School, and Trinity Valley School. With so many wonderful submissions, we are confident that the upcoming event is going to be a great success just like last year.

There is a committee of readers comprised of faculty persons from all the above listed schools that will be reading and evaluating submissions over the next several weeks. Students whose entries are accepted for presentation will be notified no later than sometime in mid-February; if there’s a question or concern related to submissions, please send inquiries to Jared Colley at jcolley@theoakridgeschool.org or at r3.conference@gmail.com.
Dr. Kevin Curran, Professor of Renaissance Literature and Theater, from the University of North Texas will be Giving the Keynote Speech!

Dr. Kevin Curran
Professor of Renaissance
Literature & Theater
University of North Texas
The Oakridge School is also thrilled to announce that Dr. Kevin Curran, Associate Professor of English at the University of North Texas, will be delivering the keynote talk entitled “Richard III: The First Modern Criminal.” Dr. Curran specializes in Renaissance literature and theater with particular interests in Shakespeare, law, political theory, and the history of selfhood. His first book, Marriage, Performance, and Politics at the Jacobean Court (Ashgate, 2009), looks at how political, religious, and sexual understandings of “union” came to bear on the formation of a uniquely Jacobean political imagination. He is currently working on a new book called "Legal Ecologies: Law and Selfhood in Shakespeare," and he recently co-edited a special issue of the journal Criticism on “Shakespeare and Phenomenology.” Curran has received grants and fellowships from the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Huntington Library, the Bibliographical Society of America, and the Harry Ransom Research Center, among others. He is the editor of a new book series called “Edinburgh Critical Studies in Shakespeare and Philosophy,” published by Edinburgh University Press. At UNT, he is co-convener of the Medieval and Renaissance Colloquium. In 2012, Dr. Curran won the Kesterson Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching and the Professor of the Year Award from the Graduate Students of English Association.
Thank you to Dr. Curran for agreeing to share his insights on Shakespeare’s famous play; we can’t wait until March!

Stay connected to this website for more announcements about speakers, workshops, scheduling updates, etc., for the 2014 Richard III Paper Colloquium to be Hosted at The Oakridge School on Friday, March 21st.