The Eternal – K. B. Thomas

2122 Annual Conference
Shakespeare Societies of the Western World

June 11 – 14, 2122
Laughlin, NV
Golden Nugget Casino
24 Karat Conference Centre

Featured Papers:
Shakespeare: The Eternal Question: Cat Lover or Dog Aficionado? 5 Arguments in Favor of the Canine
Guest Speaker, Hugo “Hotspur” Larke, PhD
Sponsored by the Disney-Folger Library

Celebrating the Golden Anniversary: How the Authorship Question was Conclusively and Dramatically Laid to Rest in 2072
Guest Speaker, Dr. Marjorie McPherson
Sponsored by CliffsNotes/Sony Corporation/23rd Century Fox

SSWW Congratulates the Winners of the 2122 Bottom Prize for Notable Theory or Research

Erogenous Zones: The Nape of the Neck in ‘Coriolanus’; Cleopatra’s Lips and Antony’s Lascivious Wassails
Dr. H. L. Bennett, Sapienza University, Rome

A Vindication of the Venerative Victorians, or, Think Not of them as Villains
Hastings Wrede, University of Colorado

Shakespeare’s Dark Lady: How Dark? A Look at Racism, Identity, and Presumed Mental Wellness in the Sonnets
R. L. Arbuthnot, University of Sussex

Will’s Last Will & Testament: Who Got the Best Bed? Sibling Rivalry, Sons-in-Law and Hamnet’s Ghost
Teresa McElhany, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

The Best of Landladies: How the Real Mrs. Mountjoy Presaged the Fictional Mrs. Hudson
Dr. Vince Brosofsky, Macalester College, Minnesota

Anti-Stratfordians Need Not Apply: A History of Pro Shakespeare Prejudice & Hiring Practices in Academia, 1950 – 2050
Alexander Trimble, Wofford College, South Carolina

SSWW William Henry Ireland Scholarship Winners
(Presentations Saturday, June 13, 10am in the Beryl Ballroom * Ticketed Event *)

A Word NOT Used in Shakespeare’s Oeuvre: An Etymological Investigation of ‘Tendril’
V. C. Yoakum, Emory & Henry College, Virginia

Shame and the Fourth Folio: Authorship, Ethics, and the Greatest Cash Grab in Publishing History. The Plays of Wentworth Smith, 1601 – 1603
James Lubbock Roy, Colby College, Maine

Throw Down the Gauntlet: Glove Making, Shakespeare’s Father, and the Tercel in ‘Troilus & Cressida.’ Superfluous Evidence of Authorship from Shakespeare’s World
L. L. Marohn, Heidelberg University

Dromgoole Dramatic Award

Peggy Ward Carruthers will direct the Seneca (NY) Shakespeare Players in select scenes from The Royal Shakespeare’s 1990 nude adaptation of Richard II.

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Conference Rates Offered at the Golden Nugget Casino; Coupon Code “Lear”
Families Welcome

K. B. Thomas has been a book lover and bookseller since dinosaurs roamed the earth. She works, writes, and walks her dog in Portland, OR. Find more fiction at:

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