Shakespeare’s Rome International Summer School

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6 – 11 September 2021

Università degli Studi Roma Tre Dipartimento di Lingue Letterature e Culture Straniere

The fourth edition of the International Summer School dedicated to Shakespeare’s Rome, a field of research deeply rooted in Roma Tre University as “The Shakespeare’s Rome Project” (2004 – ), will be held from 6 to 11 September 2021 ONLINE.

The SRISS is open to post-graduate students (MA, PhDs, Postdocs, ESL teachers)

Within the Shakespearean corpus the image of ancient Rome works as the emblem of the classical past, a goldmine of foundational myths and the model of an authoritative culture early modern England felt compelled to look to. To Ancient Rome Shakespeare devoted five plays (Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, Coriolanus, Antony and Cleopatra, Cymbeline) and a narrative poem (The Rape of Lucrece): the themes and motifs of these works will be examined in depth by renowned international Shakespearean scholars and practitioners from the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Silvano Toti Globe Theatre. Participants will be provided with appropriate methodological tools which will help them to develop a specific competence on Shakespeare’s Rome within an intercultural and interdisciplinary perspective.


  • Maddalena Pennacchia

Honorary President

  • Maria Del Sapio Garbero

Advisory Board 2021

  • Rui Carvalho Homem (Universidade do Porto)
  • Maria Del Sapio Garbero (Roma Tre University)
  • Michael Dobson (Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham)
  • Keir Elam (University of Bologna)
  • Andrew Hadfield (University of Sussex)
  • Harald Hendrix (University of Utrecht)
  • Coppélia Kahn (Brown University)
  • Maddalena Pennacchia (Roma Tre University)
  • Manfred Pfister (Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Gilberto Sacerdoti (Roma Tre University)
  • Elmer Sterken (KNIR Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome – Director)
  • Ramie Targoff (Brandeis University)

Planning and Organising

  • Michela Compagnoni

Teaching Staff 2021

  • Victoria Bladen (University of Queensland)
  • Nicoleta Cinpoes (University of Worcester)
  • Michela Compagnoni (Roma Tre University)
  • Maria Del Sapio Garbero (Roma Tre University)
  • Michael Dobson (Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham)
  • John Gillies (University of Essex)
  • Coen Heijes (University of Groningen)
  • Angus Jackson (Royal Shakespeare Company)
  • Hans Jansen (University of Groningen)
  • Anna Kowalcze-Pawlik (University of Lodz)
  • Consuelo Lollobrigida (University of Arkansas Rome Center)
  • Domenico Lovascio (University of Genoa)
  • Robert Miola (Loyola University Maryland)
  • Maddalena Pennacchia (Roma Tre University)
  • Iolanda Plescia (Sapienza University of Rome)
  • Loredana Scaramella (Silvano Toti Globe Theatre)
  • Andrew Woodall (Royal Shakespeare Company)

Registration for the SRISS 2021 is open

Deadline for registration: 30 June 2021

Bursaries for selected participants from KNIR (The Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome) partner universities are available. For information:

Please, find the Call for Applications 2021 in Italian Link identifier #identifier__175668-1here –>

For English speaking applicants, please read the following summary of the Call:

The SRISS is included in the Roma Tre University teaching syllabus <Link identifier #identifier__64180-2>.

  • Registration for Roma Tre University Post-Graduate Courses is exclusively possible online. You will have to create your student account in order to maintain your contact information, register for courses, make payments, view your grades, and request a transcript.
  • In order to create your account please go to the following address Link identifier #identifier__22920-3 , select Servizi on-line from the menu on the left of the screen, then Accedi ai servizi online > Registrati. You will be given a username and password to access your private page on the Portale dello Studente, which is necessary to access all the Services offered by the University.
  • Should you lose your access-details you can retrieve them by following the instructions at the following link Link identifier #identifier__131170-4
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  • After the registration, you can proceed with the selection of the preferred post graduate course; click on “Aggiornamento Professionale”, then “Concorsi di ammissione” and you will find the Shakespeare’s Rome International Summer School (SRISS).
  • In order to complete the registration the following documents should be attached (online) to the application form:
    • A CV (500 words: a few information on your study career)
    • The copy of your ID card/passport
    • A copy of your degree certificate
    • A letter of motivation
    • Self-certification of your language proficiency in English (B2/ C1)
    • You will be notified admission via email by 7 July 2021. When admitted to the Summer School you must complete your application by printing the form and the payment slip (which can be found on your private page on the Portale dello Studente). Fee: 150 euros + 16 euros (stamp duty tax),
    • Payment is due by 22 July 2021.
    • Following the payment of the due amount (online or bank transfer), you must scan and upload the signed “Domanda di immatricolazione” and a valid ID document.

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