Popular Culture and the Deep Past, 2016: Shakespeare's Day - 1616/2016



February 19-20, 2016

Ohio Union - The Ohio State University


A two-day event on February 19-20, 2016, sponsored and produced by CMRS, intended as an exploration of popular identities past and present with special attention to the world of Shakespeare's time.

This is the third in a yearly series of events under the broader CMRS theme of 'Popular Culture and the Deep Past,' in which contemporary pop-cultural manifestations will be explored and celebrated with attention to their profound and wide-ranging historical and cultural contexts. A guiding principle of the series is to bring diverse communities together in and around Ohio State, including the academic and non-academic, scholarly and performative, creative, educational, and reflective communities.

Schedule of Events


Stream select lectures from Shakespeare's Day:

Shakespeare Bash



Register for Shakespeare's Day

*** We will have a registration table outside of the Cartoon Room on the 3rd floor of the Ohio Union on Friday and in the common area of the Lower Level on Saturday. The event is free and open to the public; registration is not required.

Register for Shakespeare Bash


Sonnet Reading Sign-Up 

(Reserve the time(s) you would like to read a sonnet during the Sonnet Reading)


Unless otherwise indicated, all events will take place in the Ohio Union, 1739 North High Street.

Visitor Parking is available at the Ohio Union South Garage.

  • Conference call for papers
  • Registration Deadline: extended to Wednesday, February 17, 2016
  • Hotel Accommodations: Room block available at the Hampton Inn - Downtown Columbus
  • Please send abstracts, panel proposals, or event proposals to cmrs_gaa@osu.edu. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words and attached as either a Word document or PDF. Submission deadline: October 15, 2015.

You may also contact either Travis Neel or Miriam Rudavsky-Brody at cmrs_gaa@osu.edu, or the main CMRS address at cmrs@osu.edu for more information.

To join the discussion of panel construction and content, see the Facebook group.