International Conference - Shakespeare 400: the Enigma of Endurance, September 30 – October 3, 2016, Yerevan

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International Shakespeare Conference

Shakespeare 400: the Enigma of Endurance

Yerevan, September 30 – October 3, 2016

Programme

Friday, the 30th of September 2016 at the American University of Armenia (40 Baghramian Avenue)

12.00  Lunch at AUA for international participants only
13.00 Opening Ceremony and reception for all in the Akian Gallery with student participation

Saturday, the 1st of October at the National Museum of Literature and Arts

(Aram Street 1, entrance from the street behind the National Museum of History on Republic Square)

9.30-11.00

Seminar 1: Shakespeare and Performance with Dr. Jason Burg (UK), Pr. Paromita Chakravarti (India), Mufeed A. Al-Abdullah (Oman), Dr. Naira Shahvaldyan (Armenia)

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break and music performance
11.30-13.00

Seminar 2: Shakespeare in Translations with Pr. Sona Seferian (Armenia), Dr. Vardan Vardanyan (Armenia), Dr. Nathalie Gonchar-Khanjyan (Armenia), Hasmik Jasmine Seymour, (UK)

13.00-13.30 Shakespeare Centre and Library in Armenia from 1964 to present, roundtable moderated by Jasmine Hasmik Seymour

Sunday, the 2nd of October 2016 at the National Museum of Literature and Arts

(1 Aram Street, entrance from the street behind the National Museum of History on Republic Square)

9.30-10.30  Seminar 3: Shakespeare and the Renaissance Drama with Dr. Vahe Arsenyan (Armenia), Dr. Anush Sedrakian (Armenia), Dr. Anna Khatchatrian (Armenia), Pr. Charles Fairbanks (USA and Georgia)
10.30- 11.30  Seminar 4: The Impact of Shakespearean drama in Eastern and Southern Europe with Xenia Georgooulou (Greece), Dr. Zorica Becanovic (Serbia), Pr. Emil Sirbulescu (Romania)
11.30-12.00  Coffee break and brief tour of the Museum
12.00-13.30

Seminar 5: Shakespearean in Theatre with Hon. Research Fellow Bachtiar Hovakimyan (Armenia), Pr. Kang Kim (South Korea), Dr. Mika Ellington (Japan)

Monday, the 3rd of October 2016 at the American University of Armenia (40 Baghramian Avenue)

9.30-10.00 Coffee and refreshments
10.00-10.30

 Welcome speech from HM Ambassador of Great Britain to Armenia, Judith Margaret Farnworth

Presentation by keynote speaker Dr. Thomas J. Samuelian, Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at AUA (Armenia)

10.30-11.00  Presentation by keynote speaker: Dr. Katherine Hennessey (UK),  Manoogian Hall
11..00-11.30  Pr. Henrik Edoyan (Armenia), translated by Anush Sedrakian, Manoogian Hall
11.30-11.45 Coffee break
11.45-12.15  Seminar 6: Shakespeare’s influence on German literature round table moderated by Dr. Anush Sedrakyan with Pr. Ara Arakelyan (Armenia) and Pr. Karlen Matinyan (Armenia), Alec Manoogian Hall
12.15-13.00 Presentations by keynote speakers: Pr. David Schalkwyk (Director of Global Shakespeare programme, UK) and Pr. Nicoleta Cinpoes (UK), Alec Manoogian Hall
13.15 Closing speech from ASA

The conference is dedicated to the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

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