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Greek Drama V

updated: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 3:26pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of British Columbia
contact email: 
deadline: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Greek Drama V

University of British Columbia

July 5-8, 2017

 

This is a call for papers for Greek Drama V, a conference to be held at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada, from Wednesday 5 July to Saturday 8 July 2017. The conference is the fifth of the periodic Pacific Rim Greek Drama conferences, after Sydney 1982, Christchurch 1992, Sydney 2002, and Wellington 2007. The keynote address will be delivered by Prof. Eric Csapo, University of Sydney.

Tragedy and American Drama and Theater: Genre, Mediality, and Ethics - International Conference, June 1 - 3, 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 3:25am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Augsburg, Germany
deadline: 
Saturday, May 28, 2016

Confirmed keynote speakers:
David Kornhaber (University of Texas at Austin)
Martin Middeke (University of Augsburg)

Tragedy as a dramatic genre, theatrical practice, and mode of affect is defined by its longevity and rich tradition and has developed into an extraordinarily dynamic genre, firstly as a mode of narration, secondly as a phenomenon of transition and transformation between text and embodied performance that implies the crossing of medial boundaries, and thirdly in a transnational sense that implies the crossing of geographical borders.

A Woman Well Reputed? Porcia/Portia from Antiquity to the Renaissance

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Renaissance Society of America
deadline: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Cato’s daughter; Brutus’ wife.  This panel will consider the figure of Porcia in the Renaissance, where she is to be found in a wide range of cultures and genres.  From the earliest accounts, Porcia has been something of a a paradox: heroic and vulnerable; the masculine soul who is also the devoted wife.   No woman in history can have passed into legend more closely defined by her menfolk; let’s give her some room of her own.

 

Topics might include, but are certainly not limited to:

 

National traditions (eg. Spanish lyrical Porcias; French tragic Porcias)

Exemplary Porcias

Porcia in the visual arts

Female suicide: strength or weakness?

Gender transgression

Transfusions and Transductions: Science and Performance as Permeable Disciplines

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:07am
full name / name of organization: 
American Society of Theatre Research, November 2016
contact email: 
deadline: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Transmit, transmute, transduce, transfuse: scientific and medical discourses have long relied upon the prefix “trans” to convey the mutability and permeability of living organisms, distant or tiny objects, and inorganic matter. Change is both a celebrated result of scientific advancements and an ominous harbinger of malignancies, disruptions, and decay. As with the clinical laboratory and astronomical observatory, the theatre serves as a reflexive and generative site of transformations, a place to penetrate barriers and test innovative ideas, approaches, and practices. This working session places transdisciplinarity at the core of its mission to identify and explore meaningful convergences of the fields of science and theatre.

English and Italian Hybridity

updated: 
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:27am
full name / name of organization: 
Michael Saenger / Sergio Costola
deadline: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016

English and Italian Hybridity

CFP for Renaissance Society of America, March 30-April 1, 2017, Chicago, IL.

Art and Culture - Interartive Call for Submissions

updated: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Interartive Journal
contact email: 
deadline: 
Saturday, June 18, 2016

The online Art Journal Interartive is open to collaboration with theorists, writers, historians and artists. The topics that we are interested are:

  • Art theory
  • Aesthetics
  • Performative Arts
  • Exhibition/ art event Reviews
  • Interviews
  • Art project presentations
  • Politics of art
  • Media art
  • Literature
  • Feminism

You have to send a full text in the address: info@interartive.org until the 14th of June, 2016 with the subject line “Submission of Text for Collaboration”.

Science Fiction and Theatre

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 2:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline: 
Sunday, February 5, 2017

Compared to film, TV and the novel, science fiction theatre is not a widely discussed topic. But, whilst there is only one book from the 1990s that lists the history of sf plays, there is a long legacy of staging the fantastical, including the importance of Karel Čapek’s R.U.R. (1920) in coining the term ‘robot’. With contemporary mainstream plays such as Constellations, The Nether, MrBurns and X, sf theatre may be experiencing something of a revival. There are an increasing number of sf theatre companies worldwide as well as a new anthology in sf plays.

Shakespeare's Ashes

updated: 
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 11:53am
full name / name of organization: 
Supriya Chaudhuri/ Shakespeare Society of India
deadline: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Shakespeare’s Ashes

An International Conference, organized by the Shakespeare Society of India

New Delhi, October 21st-22nd, 2016

 

African-American Art: Activism and Aesthetics

updated: 
Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Bucknell University Griot Institute for Africana Studies and Africana Studies program
contact email: 
deadline: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

The Griot Institute at Bucknell University and the Africana Studies program announce and invite paper submissions for a conference entitled African-American Arts: Activism and Aesthetics, to be held September 29th, 30th, and October 1st, 2016 in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

Keynote speaker: Carrie Mae Weems. Performance by Jimmy Greene

Conference website: http://www.bucknell.edu/ArtsActivismConference

Abstracts due midnight July 15, 2016 to https://griotinstituteforafricanastudiesbucknell.submittable.com/submit

Witchcraft & Catholicism in the Early Modern Period

updated: 
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:11am
full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Medieval & Renaissance Association at the RSA
contact email: 
deadline: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

This panel seeks proposals which address works (artistic, literary, historical, etc.) at the intersection of Catholicism and witchcraft (demons, devils, witches, magic, etc.) between 1500 and 1700 in England and/or Continental Europe. Of particular interest are works which link witchcraft and Catholicism; critique governmental or religious responses to witchcraft and/or Catholicism; and/or representations in literature or drama which compare witchcraft and/or Catholicism.

Tennessee Williams Annual Review accepting submissions for 2017 issue

updated: 
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:10am
full name / name of organization: 
Tennessee Williams Annual Review
contact email: 
deadline: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

The Tennessee Williams Annual Review invites academic writing on all aspects of the Williams oeuvre, including his plays, poetry, prose, and correspondence. Studies of the productions of his plays and technical analyses of stagecraft and institutional issues are welcome, as is work on present-day productions of recently discovered and newly edited texts. The journal also routinely publishes brief texts that emerge from the ongoing examination of his literary records. Of particular interest is the history of the reception of Williams’s work and public persona in the postwar Broadway renaissance and in the period roughly from 1940 to 1980, along with scholarship on the lasting effects of Williams’s work on the cinema.

Call for papers - TheatreForum

updated: 
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:08am
full name / name of organization: 
TheatreForum: International Theatre Journal
contact email: 
deadline: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

TheatreForum: International Theatre Journal, dedicated to documenting, discussing, and disseminating innovative and provocative theatrework is soliciting articles and playscripts for its upcoming issues to be published in December 2016 and June 2017.

ARTICLES
Articles focus on performance and process. They are on an innovative company, production, or creators, but others subjects are possible. Articles on work produced internationally are encouraged. ~5,000 words and including high quality color photographs

SAMLA 88: Modern Drama [Deadline Extended]

updated: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:32am
full name / name of organization: 
Aaron Botwick / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

This session invites submissions of paper proposals on plays and/or performances under the broad category of modern drama. Comparative Drama as well as Drama in English papers are welcome.  Papers on SAMLA's conference theme--Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?--will be given special consideration.

 

By May 31, 2016, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Aaron Botwick, The Graduate Center, CUNY, at abotwick@gradcenter.cuny.edu.

The Asian Literature Session of the 2016 PAMLA Annual Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 11:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Seonna Kim / University of Minnesota
contact email: 
deadline: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

12016 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Annual Conference
Asian Literature Session

Nov. 11-13, 2016
We invite papers (15-20 minutes) for the Asian Literature session of the 114th Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) annual conference that will take place over the November 11-13, 2016 weekend at Westin Pasadena in Pasadena, CA.

Ben Jonson First Folio Quadricentennial Conference

updated: 
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 7:08am
full name / name of organization: 
University of North Georgia
contact email: 
deadline: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Our first bi-annual conference on early modern verse drama by Shakespeare’s contemporaries will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the 1616 folio publication of Ben Jonson’s Workes. We’re calling for papers that examine some aspect of one or more of the playtexts found within this volume, but we also welcome topics involving Jonson’s works in performance or Jonson’s influence on seventeenth-century print culture. The conference will be held at the Gainesville campus of the University of North Georgia on September 23 and 24, 2016.

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