Humans have always moved or danced as a way of ritualizing their relationship to the Divine. These dances expressed an understanding of God(s), the relationship of human beings to the divine world, and were an expression of thanksgiving for the life cycle events that move history forward: birth, death, and all that is between. Some circus arts, find their earliest documentation as religious practices. This book begins the investigation of what it means for these practices to meet their holy origins once more, not as a form of expression but as a mode of study.
“Ethical Dramaturgies”: a special issue of Performing Ethos: An International Journal of Ethics in Theatre & Performance
The history of the relationship between theatre and ethics laid out by Nicholas Ridout in the eponymous 2009 book from Palgrave’s Theatre &Series describes the relationship of ethics to theatre in the Western tradition as a shift in focus from ethical dramatic content to ethical theatre practice. Following Ridout’s argument, this special issue of Performing Ethos, “Ethical Dramaturgies,” engages ways of writing, working, and presenting performance as they show up in historical and contemporary theatre, performance, and production practice.
The International Lawrence Durrell Society requests proposals for 20-minute presentations on fictional, dramatic, or poetic cycles from the modernist era. Such cycles may include explicit trilogies (tetralogies, etc.) or works connected in more implicit ways. Potential subjects include:
The Journal of the Wooden O is a peer-reviewed academic publication focusing on Shakespeare studies. It is published annually by Southern Utah University Press in cooperation with the SUU Center for Shakespeare Studies and the Utah Shakespeare Festival.
The editors invite papers on any topic related to Shakespeare, including Shakespearean texts, Shakespeare in performance, the adaptation of Shakespeare works (film, fiction, and visual and performing arts), Elizabethan and Jacobean culture and history, and Shakespeare’s contemporaries.
Pirandello and Scientific Revolution
Black Performing Arts:
Sound, Movement, Image, Text
Popular Culture Association
2020 National Conference
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
April 15-18, 2020
Call For Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers
The annual International Yeats Society conference: "Yeats and Eros" / "Yeats and Paris"
Sorbonne nouvelle (Paris, France), 12-14 December
Call for papers
Yeats and Eros:
44th Annual Comparative Drama ConferenceText & PresentationCall for PapersApril 2-4, 2020Orlando, Florida
2020 Keynote EventApril 3, 2020 8 p.m. (followed by a reception) Annie Russell Theatre, Rollins College
Keynote Q&A: TBA Abstract Submission Deadline: 3 November 2019Please note the change in the deadline. It has been moved up a month to allow scholars more time to apply for travel funds.
International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo 2020