Symposium Information

On Thursday 10th September 2015, we will be holding our inaugural Dance and Literature event – Dance in Literature | Literature as Dance – at the Coventry University London Campus.

This working symposium will bring together diverse specialists to discuss the past, present and future of dance and literature research. Dr Brandon Shaw of the University of Malta (editor of OUP’s forthcoming The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Dance) will present the day’s opening talk: ‘Effacing Juliet’s Rebellious Choreography in the “Bad” Quarto and Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet (1965)’. Professor Susan Jones (University of Oxford) will close proceedings with a presentation of work from her recent book Literature, Modernism, and Dance (OUP, 2013). The event will also include roundtable discussions, workshop exercises and networking opportunities. It is hoped that the day’s discussions will initiate future performance, publishing and funding activities.

The symposium will start at 9:30am and conclude at 4:00pm. Lunch will be provided. Attendance is free of charge but places are limited. To register, email  



The symposium is being held at:

Coventry University London Campus
Lloyds Building
109-117 Middlesex St
London, E1 7JF
United Kingdom

For public transport the nearest station is Liverpool Street.