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CFP--book collection, "Wilde Politics"

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 2:02pm
Michael Y. Bennett, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

I have spoken with an Senior Commissioning Editor at Manchester University Press (with their strengths in theatre, nineteenth century lit, and politics), and he is very excited about the prospects of this edited collection. He/MUP is eagerly awaiting a proposal.

The book is called, Wilde Politics: The Political Thought of Oscar Wilde. My Introduction is (currently) entitled, “The Politics of Being Oscar Wilde.” The three sections of the book are “Victorian Politics”; “The Politics of Aesthetics”; and “Political Philosophy.” 

New Romantics: Performing Ireland and Cosmopolitanism on the Anniversary of Human Rights, Queen's University, Belfast.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:50pm
Queen's University, Belfast
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

New Romantics: Performing Ireland and Cosmopolitanism on the Anniversary of Human Rights (3-5 July 2019)
Queen’s University Belfast
Supported by the QUB AHSS Faculty Research Initiatives Fund and the GIS EIRE


Professor Stephen Wilmer, Professor Emeritus of Drama (Trinity College Dublin)
Dr Drew Milne, Judith E. Wilson Reader in Poetics (University of Cambridge)
Paula McFetridge, Artistic Director (Kabosh Theatre Company, Belfast)

Renaissance Drama, SCMLA 10/24-26

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 9:21am
Kris McAbee
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

The Renassance Drama regular session at South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) seeks papers on Renaissance Drama for presentation at the annual meeting, October 24-26, 2019 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Please submit abstracts of 200 words or fewer to Dr. Kris McAbee ( by March 31, 2019


Harold Pinter: Histories and Legacies Conference – University of Leeds

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 12:08pm
University of Leeds
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

Three-day, international conference on Harold Pinter

Workshop Theatre, School of English, University of Leeds, Leeds

Thursday 19th (15:00) – Saturday 21st September 2019 (17:00)

Narrative in Play Working Group

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:09am
MLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 18, 2019

Stories are not only told, but are often enacted or explored through play or interactive media.  This working group will share in-progress work and discuss the methodological challenges of studying these unique modes of storying.

Deadline for submissions: Monday, 18 March 2019

Send abstracts to: Jonathan Rey Lee (

Where: MLA 2020 Conference in Seattle, WA

When: January 9-12, 2020


What is a working group? (per MLA website)

SAMLA 2019: Language of Truth on the Early Modern Stage

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:36am
Kathleen Kalpin Smith, SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 19, 2019

The Language of Truth on the Early Modern Stage

Soliciting papers for a paper session at SAMLA in Atlanta, GA, Nov 8-10, 2019.  This session will respond to the conference theme of “Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships” by addressing the language of truth on the early modern stage.  How do characters identify and categorize “truth”?  What is “truth,” how does one identify it, and what value is ascribed to it? The panel welcomes a variety of approaches to the topic. Please send title, abstract (350 words max), and abbreviated cv by April 19, 2019 to Dr. Katie Kalpin Smith at:


Critical Essays on the Politics of Oscar Hammerstein II

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:32am
Donald P. Gagnon, editor
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Some sixty years since his passing, Oscar Hammerstein II remains one of the towering figures of the American musical theatre. Lyricist, librettist, producer, and heir to a family theatrical tradition, Hammerstein is remembered primarily for his body of work: musicals that remain among the most popular and significant in the history of the American theatre.

Power, Identity, and Relationships in August Wilson’s Work SAMLA 91

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 9:16am
The August Wilson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 25, 2019

August Wilson’s plays are powerful in their ability to center marginalized histories through performance and language. With the recent release of Denzel Washington’s award-winning film production of Fences (2016), and the award-winning Broadway production of Jitney (2016-2017), there has been renewed focus and interest in not only Wilson’s work, but also the Hill District, where Wilson lived and where all but one of his plays are set.

“Strange Habits”: Clothes, climes, and the environment in Shakespeare and his contemporaries

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:48am
Prof. Anne-Marie Miller-Blaise / Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

International Conference


“Strange Habits”: Clothes, climes, and the environment in Shakespeare and his contemporaries



Organized bySophie Chiari (Université Clermont Auvergne) andAnne-Marie Miller-Blaise (Institut Universitaire de France, Université Paris-3 Sorbonne Nouvelle)


14-16 May 2020


Université Clermont Auvergne (UCA)



CFP for edited collection: Theatre and the Macabre

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:39am
Meredith Conti
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Proposed Volume: Theatre and the Macabre

Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr.                                     Meredith Conti
Professor and Chair of Theatre Arts                 Assistant Professor of Theatre
Loyola Marymount University                          University at Buffalo, SUNY


Submissions Timeline and Contact Information:
Please send abstracts of 300-500 words and a 100-word bio to and by June 1, 2019. Accepted contributors will submit their chapter drafts to the editors by May 1, 2020.