Transformation has long been discussed in studies of early modern English drama. From an interest in Ovidian transformation to the way cross-dressed actors were feared to be “transformed” into effeminate men by performing the roles of women, scholars have looked at specific ways in which transformation incited fear, awe, and excitement in the playhouse. Next Fall, the Folger Shakespeare Library is presenting a symposium, “Early Modern Theatre and Conversion,” that explores issues of how religious “transformation” is represented on stage, as well as how theatre is able to “convert” religious conversion.
Call for Papers - The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference
THE FINE ART OF LYING: DISGUISE, DISSIMULATION AND COUNTERFEITING IN EARLY MODERN CULTURE
Florence, 7 April 2017
The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence is a one-day interdisciplinary forum open to PhD students and researchers who have obtained their doctorates within the past 5 years.
Dissimulation is but a faint kind of policy, or wisdom; for it asketh a strong wit, and a strong heart, to know when to tell truth, and to do it. Therefore it is the weaker sort of politics, that are the great dissemblers! (Francis Bacon, “Of Dissimulation”)
In 1886, Maxwell Gray (pseudonym for Mary Gleed Tuttiett) published The Silence of Dean Maitland. The plot of the scandalous novel concerns a young British clergyman, Cyril Maitland, who, after killing the father of a village woman he has seduced, allows a friend, Henry Everard, to be implicated in the crime. Following a trial, Henry is transported to Australia, where he serves out a twenty year prison sentence, while Cyril ascends the church hierarchy. The Silence of Dean Maitland was a bestseller. It was subsequently adapted for the stage and the screen: the play was a hit; the silent film of 1914 enjoyed considerable success in the U.K. and Australia; and the film of 1934 was something of a blockbuster.
Black Performing Arts: Sound, Movement, Image, Text
Popular Culture Association
2017 Joint National Conference
333 W Harbor Dr,
San Diego, CA 92101
April 12-15, 2017
Call For Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers
DEADLINE: October 1, 2016
"Staging the Undead"
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE DRAMA SOCIETY
Call for Papers: Leeds IMC 2017
Passion, Power, and Rhetoric: Latin Influences on Early Drama
The twenty-fourth International Medieval Congress (IMC) will take place in Leeds, UK, from 3-6 July 2017. The IMC seeks to provide an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of all aspects of Medieval Studies. However, every year, the IMC chooses a special thematic strand which – for 2017 – is ‘Otherness’. This focus has been chosen for its wide application across all centuries and regions and its impact on all disciplines devoted to this epoch.
The Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society seeks three 20-minute presentations on any aspect of medieval and early modern Dutch and Flemish drama for a session at the 2017 International Medieval Congress at Leeds.
CFP: Climates of disaster and performance (Special Issue of Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance, for release in March 2017)
Taking off from the theme of the Philippine cluster event of PSi#21: Fluid States in 2015, the second issue of Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance, which will be its first themed issue on performance, will feature papers from the November 2015 conference ibut is open to new submissions and will be fully double-blind peer reviewed.
114th Annual Conference - Pasadena, California
Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, 2016Ancient-Modern Relations: The Classical Tradition
Annual deadline : October 1
Interactions (ISSN 1300-574-X)is an international journal in print format featuring essays on British and American Language, Literature, Culture and Translation Studies published annually by Ege University Depts. of British and American Studies (Izmir/Turkey).
It is blind refereed by international scholars and indexed in MLA International Bibliography, Gale Cengage Learning and EBSCO, subscribed by the British Library and the Harvard University Library.