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Performativity of Satire as Activism

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:18pm
MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017

This special session at MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association, Cincinnati, Ohio. November 9-12, 2017) seeks papers that focus on the performativity of satire as a form and means of activism for social justice, equality, and/or awareness of critical issues or problems. Papers exploring any performative elements of satire (humor, exaggeration, jokes, irony, ridicule, word play, etc.) in historical or contemporary texts in a range of literary or cultural genres are all welcome.

Korean Dramatic Tradition and Contemporary Practices

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 2:43pm
Kritika Kultura
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

Modern English Drama Association of Korea (MEDAK) invites contributions for a planned collaboration with Kritika Kultura on the Korean dramatic tradition.

As an Asian country, Korea has an Asian identity. It shares much of its historical experiences and cultural background with other Asian nations. However, it is reasonable to say that Korea has more deep-rooted relationships with China and Japan—all together referred to as “East Asia”—than with South-East Asian countries. It is because Korea was historically an isolated kingdom, probably almost never having gone beyond the neighborhood of North-East Asian region. Nevertheless, with globalization, in many ways, Korea has opened itself to the world.

The Performance and Performativity of Violence

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 2:52pm
The Performance of the Real Research Theme, University of Otago
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Performance and Performativity of Violence

An interdisciplinary conference hosted by The Performance of the Real Research Theme

The University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, 19-21 June, 2017



Professor Bruce Johnson (Macquarie University, Australia and University of Turku, Finland)

Dr Lisa Fitzpatrick (University of Ulster, Ireland)


Marx and Shakespeare

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 2:52pm
Hugh Grady
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017


Call for Papers

For a special issue of Shakespeare: A Journal marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, we are inviting submissions of papers related to the issue's central topic of investigating Marx's impact, in a broad sense, on Shakespeare studies, either by exemplifying it in your own way or by commenting directly on it. Reference to the situation in our contemporary world as part of the overall argument would be welcome as well. We are also looking for papers that investigate Shakespeare’s influence on Karl Marx and the development of his writings.

The proposed length for this is 6000 words, and the journal requires double-blind peer evaluation. We expect a strong issue.

Lies. Alternative Expressions of Reality/NEW DEADLINE

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 6:20am
University of Naples "L'Orientale"
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 4, 2017

“The philosophy of lying can be full of dark corners” (Saint Augustine, On Lying, 395 A.D.). Over time, in all spheres of the human experience, the attempts to define the concept of ‘lying’ have been numerous and have resulted in a dichotomous relationship with either ‘truth’ or ‘reality’. Both elusive and tempting, lying is a mode of communicate and influence others’ beliefs and behaviours which reveals itself in a wide range of forms: imagination, creation, invention, artifice, (dis)simulation, omission, pretence, change, disfiguration, deception, forgery, manipulation, etc.

CFP: PG Symposium *Authenticity, Performance, and (‘Post')Truth in Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media*

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 1:33pm
The University of York
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Authenticity, Performance, and (‘Post’)Truth in Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media


With Professor Helen Wood (University of Leicester) as keynote speaker


The Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York, is delighted to announce its 8th Annual Postgraduate Symposium on 22 June 2017.


Research Papers on World Literature

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 1:33pm
Impressions : A Bi-Annual Refereed Journal of English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

ImpressionsA Bi-Annual Refereed Journal of English StudiesISSN 0974-892X
 Dear Readers,


The latest issue of Impressions  (Vol. XI, Issue I, January 2017) is now accessible at

Writing About Contemporary Artists: Challenges, Practices, and Complexities

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 2:28pm
University of Surrey, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 29, 2017



An international, multi-disciplinary three-day conference to be hosted at the University of Surrey, UK, Friday 20 – Sunday 22 October 2017.


BOOK COLLECTION: Edward Albee as Dramatic and Theatrical Innovator

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:20am
Michael Y. Bennett / Editor, New Perspectives in Edward Albee Studies book series
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Call for Submissions for Volume Three of New Perspectives in Edward Albee Society, the Official Publication of the Edward Albee Society. (Published annually by Brill from which Volume One, Edward Albee and Absurdism, is now available)


Topic: Edward Albee as Dramatic and Theatrical Innovator


We are seeking essays that explore Albee’s plays for innovations in theatrical style, dramatic structure, creation of great characters (from both a performance and observation of human behavior perspective), and subject matter (e.g., mistreatment of the elderly, reversal of gender roles in conventional marriage, death and dying).


DEADLINE EXTENDED: Performing The Early Modern English Woman (1500-1710): Seeing and Being Seen on the Domestic, Civic, and Dramatic Stage.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 12:57am
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

For Early Modern Women, the very act of seeing or being seeing was fraught. Whether in their domestic roles or later as they first appeared on English stages, much was talked about the gaze of the early modern woman and the sway she held over others' gazes. Whether she was catching the eye of a potential lover or looking longingly after her children, her freedom, her future, the language of sight surrounds these women. This panel will look for papers exploring the theatrical power within these depictions of women seeing and being seen. The performative nature of being a woman who must appear chaste while remaining sexually desirable.