Three women, wearing similar blue Elizabethan dresses, stand together, each resting a hand on the other, supportive.


As part of our forthcoming Women and Power festival at Shakespeare’s Globe we are bringing together scholars and practitioners for a one-day, online symposium to be held on Friday 10 December.

We are currently accepting proposals for 15-minute papers on topics such as identity, structures of power, sexual violence and exploitation, gender equality, political futures, indigeneity, and feminist storytelling as they relate to early modern drama.

How must the performance, adaptation, and reception of Shakespeare be redefined in response to #MeToo and other ongoing concerns about the status of women around the world? How might Shakespearean performance be harnessed to tell stories not yet told, giving voice to minority experiences and bodies?


Women and Power: Call for Papers

Please email an abstract (max. 250 words) and a short bio to Dr Hanh Bui, Teaching and Research Fellow by Friday 1 October. Notifications of acceptance will be emailed by late October.