Limited academic inquiry

The University of Pennsylvania reports that Duncan Salkeld, senior lecturer in English at the University of Chichester, will host a day conference on the topic of “Shakespeare: Puzzles, Mysteries, Investigations” on February 18, 2010. The greatest Shakespearean puzzle, however, will be specifically banned from the discussion:

Deadline for papers (via email by attachment) is 18 December 2009. The cost of the Conference will be 25 GBP. [Brief] Papers covering any aspect of Shakespeare studies are welcome, including those that focus on textual, dramatic or historical topics. Papers relating to Shakespeare’s era are invited. Proposals regarding the authorship question will not be accepted. For submissions and further details, please contact

Report of the conference is not apparent on the U. of Chichester Internet site, but Salkeld is represented on the English faculty page:

Dr. Salkeld’s teaching and research interests include Shakespeare, Renaissance drama, early modern prosecutions and legal records, and textual scholarship. Dr. Salkeld gives regular conference papers at British universities, and has organized a Shakespeare Study Day at the University for local A Level and Access students. He is currently preparing books on courtesans, Shakespeare and micro-history.

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