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The Plays of Simon Stephens

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 12:51pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Plays of Simon Stephens

The 42nd Comparative Drama Conference will feature Simon Stephens as its Keynote Speaker on April 6, 2018 and in honor of his appearance we will offer panels on his plays.

While we welcome papers on any aspect of Stephens’s plays, some possible topics to explore include:

Teaching Simon Stephens in the classroom

Productions of Simon Stephens’s works

Simon Stephens as an adapter (Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, A Doll’s House, The Seagull)

Comparing Pornography (Stephens’s 7/7 play) to 9/11 plays

Politics in the plays of Simon Stephens

Proposal Guidelines

Book Reviews for Texas Theatre Journal

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 11:18am
Texas Theatre Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 17, 2017

Texas Theatre Journal seeks book reviews for its 2018 volume. The journal is primarily interested in research related to the broad geographical, cultural, and historical notion of Texas, but welcomes reviews of any theatre-related book written in the past two years. 

The journal's mandate is to offer opportunities to support scholars working in Texas, as well as to feature the work of graduate students whenever possible.

The typical length for featured book reviews is 800 words. Submissions are due Nov. 17, 2017.

Please contact the Book Review Editor, Cason Murphy, directly at with queries or submissions.

Exploring the Renaissance 2018: An International Conference

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:26pm
South Central Renaissance Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

Exploring the Renaissance 2018: An International Conference

April 12-14, 2018

The Georgian Terrace Hotel

Atlanta, Georgia


The South-Central Renaissance Conference, which has met annually since its founding in 1951, is an interdisciplinary association of Renaissance scholars with members primarily from North America and Europe.  SCRC takes pride in being one of the oldest and friendliest Renaissance conferences in North America.


Invited Speakers

2018 War, Literature & the Arts Conference CFP

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:03pm
Lt Col Jesse Goolsby, PhD/US Air Force Academy
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

Call for Papers: An international conference investigating war, literature, and art at the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado on September 20-21, 2018 solicits both disciplinary and interdisciplinary presentations on "Representing and Remembering War.” The conference seeks a variety of genre submissions, both critical and creative, including literary criticism, journalism, rhetorical analysis, cultural studies, theory, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, film studies, photography, painting, and music.

Theatre and Embodiment

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 3:12pm
SETC Theatre Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 5, 2018

SETC Theatre Symposium Volume 27

“Theatre and Embodiment”

DATES: April 13-15, 2018

LOCATION: Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA


At the heart of the theatrical act is the simultaneous live presence of the actor and the audience. Given primacy of bodies in and to the theatrical act, how do we understand those bodies as communicating meaning? How do bodies understand themselves as operating within the theatrical or performative context? The 2018 Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) Theatre Symposium will focus on the interplay between theatre and embodiment. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

New Directions for Rhetorical Studies in Early Modern Literature

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:02pm
Mark Kaethler and Anton Bergstrom / Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Rhetoric and literature obviously have an intricate shared history in early modern studies evidenced by the likes of George Puttenham’s Art of English Poesie (1579) among other manuals and treatises, but studies continue to demonstrate that there is more to be examined at this scholarly intersection. By applying research in cognitive studies, for instance, Raphael Lyne offers a new perspective on Shakespeare’s use of rhetoric, and in a forthcoming piece Michael Ullyot and Adam Bradley employ digital technologies in order to study the applications of rhetorical tropes like gradatio in early modern drama more broadly. This panel seeks to discuss what other innovations or findings are possible with or without novel applications.

Keynote Update: Simon Stephens at the Comparative Drama Conference, April 5-7, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:55pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 3, 2017

42nd Comparative Drama ConferenceText & PresentationCall for PapersApril 5-7, 2018Orlando, Florida 2018 Keynote Event

April 6, 2017      8 p.m. (followed by a reception)

A Conversation with Simon Stephens

Off- and Off-Off-Broadway (ALA 2018)

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 11:34am
Postwar Area Literature Group - American Literature Association - 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Postwar Area Literature Group panel (1 of 2) at the 29th annual conference of the American Literature Association (2018).

Off- and Off-Off-Broadway: Papers discussing the birth of Off-Broadway in the postwar
decades, important Off-Broadway plays and playwrights, Off-Broadway-Broadway
crossovers, the importance of Papp and the Public Theater, the Obie Awards, notable Off-Off
New York playhouse (La Mama, Caffé Cino) and regional theater productions, 1945-
1975. Abstracts to and by 20 January 2018.

Conference Proposals on Drama: Papers or Performances

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:44pm
Popular Culture Association National Conference 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

CFP: Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association National Conference, at the J.W. Marriott Marquis Marina in Indianapolis March 28 – 31, 2018. 



CFP: Black Performing Arts (Popular Culture Association, 28-31 March, 2018)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:46pm
Black Performing Arts Area, Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Black Performing Arts: Sound, Movement, Image, Text

Popular Culture Association

2018 National Conference

JW Marriott Indianapolis

10 S West St

Indianapolis, IN


March 28th -31st, 2018

Call For Proposals:

Sessions, Panels, Papers

DEADLINE: October 1, 2017