Göteborg (SE)

CfP: Hamlet and the North: Origins, Exchanges and Appropriations

The story of Shakespeare’s Nordic play is also, inevitably, one of cultural exchanges before, during and after the early modern period. From its origins in Nordic tradition to its re-introduction in the Nordic countries through Shakespeare’s play, the story of Hamlet from the middle ages to present time is inextricably bound up with Nordic history and culture. This conference, co-hosted by the Nordic Shakespeare Society and the Early Modern Seminar at the University of Gothenburg, is the first to explore the specific Nordic dimensions of Hamlet. Gothenburg, the site of the first recorded performance of Hamlet in Scandinavia (1787), will be the location of an event that explores the historical connections between Hamlet and the North as well as the continuing importance of the play throughout the Nordic countries.

The conference will take place on 12-14 November 2021 at the University of Gothenburg.

Einsendefrist: 30.11.2020
University of Gothenburg
Faculty of Humanities
405 30 Gothenburg
veröffentlicht am: 26.08.2020