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2022 Conference Recordings (in process)

Keynote Speech

Host: Poonam Trivedi, University of Delhi, India

Speaker: Alfredo Michel Modenessi, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico

“To unmask falsehood and bring truth to light” — Shakespeare and Translation, an Outsider’s Inside View


Panel: Unmasking Gender

Chair: Chair: Kawachi Yoshiko, Kyorin University, Japan

Wu Yueqi, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
Reclaiming Cross-Dressing: Masculinity Construction in the All-Female Yue Opera’s Shakespeare Adaptations

Roweena Yip, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Reading Cross-Gender Performances: A Case Study of Two Shrews


Panel: Unmasking Shakespeare in Our Time

Chair: Anne Nichole Arellano-Alegre, University of the Philippines, Philippines

Jason Eng Hun Lee, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Co-creation and Allusion in Tang Shu Wing Studio’s “Hong Kong International Shakespeare Performance Exchange”

Sneha Ramanathan, King’s College London, UK
Fair is Foul and Foul is Fair: Plague, Pandemic and Shakespeare

Li Ting, Jilin University of Finance and Economics, China
Dang Wei, Northeast Normal University, China
To Thine Own Self Be True—Unmasking the Self in Performing Shakespeare


Symposium: (Dis)Covering Shakespeare

Chair: Kim Kang, Honam University, South Korea

Cho Song (Joseph), Liberty University, USA
Biblical Allusions

Soumava Dhar, Ramakrishna Mission Sikshanamandira, India
Shakespeare’s Malady: Was the Tainted Bard Gendered within English Milieu?

Rupendra Guha Majumdar, University of Delhi, India
Shakespeare, Ovid and the Intertextual Concept of Metamorphosis Regarding the Trope of the “Mask”

Amir Hossain, IBAIS University, Bangladesh
The Decadence of Religious Faith in Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Henry VIII

Ali Khodadadi, Iran
“Riddling” Duality and Disguise in Select Shakespeare Comedies and Romances

Marianne Kimura, Kyoto Women’s University, Japan
Giordano Bruno’s Heretical Lo Spaccio della besta and Hamlet

Julian Lamb, University of Wollongong, Australia
Romeo and Juliet’s Masks

Lori Leigh, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Unmasking Kissing in Shakespeare

Sali Said, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
Individualism and Collectivism in Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Antony and Cleopatra

James Tink, Tohoku University, Japan
“Covered with an antic face”: Shakespeare and the Grotesque


Symposium: Mask as/in Performance, Mask as Identity

Chair: Yoshihara Yukari, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Kakali Adhikary, Sweden
Lady Macbeth’s Transmutation on the Indian Screen

Koel Chatterjee, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, UK
“The complexion of a devil”: Shakespearean Complicity in Blackface and Indian Performance Traditions

Chen Lin, Shandong University, China
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Project

Kim Eun-Hye, Ewha Woman’s University, South Korea
Refusing to Unmask: Iago’s Silence in the Era of Corona

Kim Mikyong, Baekseok University, South Korea
Two Versions of Othello: Orson Wells’ Film and Spark Notes’ Animation Version

Jovi Miroy, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
Philippine Quest for an Independent Foreign Policy and Shakespearean Masks

Artemis Preeshl, USA
At First Blush: Eleonora Duse in Shakespeare

Seo Dong-ha, Korea Military Academy, South Korea
Leaders in a Post-truth Age: Problems of Disnformation Illustrated in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing

Seo NaYoung, Georgia College and State University, USA
Switching Gender Roles: Romeo and Juliet in K-drama

Jenny Wong, University of Birmingham, UK
Unmasking the Hermeneutics of Chinese Shakespeare Directors and How It Translates to Audience


Panel: Unmasking the Body

Chair: Suematsu Michiko, Gunma University, Japan

Ko Yu Jin, Wellesley College, USA
Dance and Deception in Othello, Omkara and Huapango

Majid Sarnayzadeh, Kargah Theater, Dubai, UAE
A Comparative Study between King Lear and the Emirati Play King of Sculptures by Hassan Yousef

Corrie Shoemaker, Thompson Rivers University, Canada
Threads of Innocence: Examining Symbolism and Iconography in the Costumes of Abused, Accused and Assaulted Shakespeare Heroines at the Stratford Festival of Canada


Panel: Unmasking National and Cultural Identity

Chair: Minami Ryuta, Tokyo University of Economics, Japan

Ana Laura Magis Weinberg, Mexico
The Ariel Mask: Latin American Identity (Un)Covering Shakespeare

Desiree Munro, Australia
Translation as a Mask: Towards Greater Intimacy with Shakespeare

Scott Shepherd, Chongshin University, South Korea
Changgeuk Lear and Changgeuk Merchants: Adapting Shakespeare for Korea


Roundtable: New Directions in Asian Shakespeare

Organizer and Chair: Judy Celine Ick, University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines

Thea Buckley, Queen’s University Belfast, UK

Jessica Chiba, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, UK

Im Yeeyon, Yonsei University, South Korea

Kok Su Mei, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Marcus Cheng Chye Tan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Panel: Unmasking Shakespeare in Early Modern Contexts

Chair: Roweena Yip, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Anne Nichole Arellano-Alegre, University of the Philippines, Philippines
Shakespearean Villainy and the Renaissance Courtier

James Dale, Kazimierz Pułaski University of Technology and Humanities in Radom, Poland
Incognitos: Shakespeare’s Uses of Disguise in the Light of New Historicism and Its Legacy

Ananya Dutta Gupta, Visva-Bharati University, India
The Unworthiest Shows as Fairly in the Masque: War and Un-Truth in Troilus and Cressida

Shinjini Mukhopadhyay, Jadavpur University, India
A Saint in Disguise: Shakespeare’s Henry VI and the Adoption of Disguise as a Sacral Act


Panel: Unmasking Shakespeare in Popular and New Media

Chair: Ted Motohashi, Tokyo University of Economics, Japan

Emma Harper, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Hannes Rall, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

“That whoso ask’d her for his wife,/His riddle told not, lost his life:” Puzzles and Riddles in an Adaptation of Shakespeare’s Pericles for Gamified Animated Virtual Reality

Mori Yukiko, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
Role-playing and Sexuality in BBC TV Film A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2016)

Mehreen Odho, Queen’s University Belfast, UK
Sang-e-Mah (2022): Explorations of Cultural Identities in Shakespearean Adaptations on Pakistani Television

Reto Winkler, South China Normal University, China
Masks and Adaptive Anonymity in Hamlet, Mr. Robot and the Hacker Collective Anonymous


Visiting Artist

Host: Lee Hyon-u, Soon Chun Hyang University, South Korea

Speaker: Choi JiYoung, Young Company and Seoul Institute of the Arts, South Korea
Shakespeare Desdemona’s Unfinished Love Story on Stage


Graphic Shakespeare Competition Award Ceremony

Organizer: Yoshihara Yukari, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Speaker: K. Briggs, USA


2020 Webinar: Teaching Shakespeare Online: International Collaborative Conversations

Co-Sponsored by Digital Theatre+ and the Asian Shakespeare Association

17 September 2020

Organizer: Christie Carson, Canada

Henry Bell, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Amy Borsuk, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Erin Sullivan, Shakespeare Institute, UK
Abigail Rokison-Woodall, Shakespeare Institute, UK

Yong Li Lan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Roweena Yip, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Janelle Jenstad, University of Victoria, Canada
Talia Rodgers, Digital Theatre, UK