The Mariangela Tempera Award for Shakespeare on Screen

(European Shakespeare Research Association / Cahiers Élisabéthains)

The Mariangela Tempera Award for Shakespeare on Screen

Mariangela Tempera (1948-2015) was a distinguished Italian scholar of English Studies with a particularly active and productive interest in Shakespeare. This interest manifested itself in a broad range of projects and publications, many with a specialised focus on the transformations of Shakespeare’s texts in other cultures and other media. Mariangela’s media interest culminated in the creation of the largest European research collection of Shakespeare in audiovisual formats, a project realised within the framework of the Shakespeare Centre that she founded at the University of Ferrara. Mariangela Tempera died in late 2015 at the age of 67. Her intelligence, energy and humour will be sorely missed by many colleagues and friends worldwide in an area of study that continues to expand. With the Mariangela Tempera Award, the European Shakespeare Research Association (ESRA) and Cahiers Élisabéthains pay tribute to the groundbreaking work that this remarkable scholar devoted to Shakespeare on screen, and seek to encourage further research in a burgeoning field.

The Mariangela Tempera Award is a biennial prize to be awarded to an essay of critical excellence on Shakespeare and the moving image. The essay may focus on film or television, but also on creations generated and circulated in and through the new media. The Mariangela Tempera Award is designed for early-career researchers who have been ESRA conference delegates.

The winning essay will be published in Cahiers Élisabéthains. The author will also be offered a one-year subscription to the journal and a Ł100 book voucher (courtesy of SAGE), and will benefit from a fee waiver for the next ESRA conference.

Submissions should be sent via the following platform, mentioning that the author is applying for the Mariangela Tempera Award:

Deadline (2017-18 edition): 1 January 2018.