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Music &....Society

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 9:25am
Dr Robert Fisher / Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 22, 2019

4th Global Series Conference
Music &....Society
15th to 16th July 2019
Verona, Italy

“Music is the melody whose text is the world.” —Arthur Schopenhauer
“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” — Maya Angelou

Music is integral to our lives. It gives voice to the feelings and thoughts that cannot be spoken. It has been used on battlefields as well as battles for the heart. It can heal and comfort as well as engender anger and hatred. It has been blamed for mass shootings as well as credited for bringing huge crowds together. It can reinforce cultural mores or break the rules. It fosters connections with the sacred and the profane. It is all around us.

LAST REMINDER: Il Parlaggio - new issue May 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 6:47am
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages. We use double blind peer review.

“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.

Staging Feminist Futures

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 10:16am
Frontiers, a Women Studies Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 11, 2019

Special Volume of Frontiers, A Women Studies Journal 41.3 (Feb. 2021): “Staging Feminist Futures”

Special Volume Editor: Kimberly Jew, University of Utah 

Space, energy, temporal fluidity, moving bodies, present voices and affect, witnesses, narrative. The theatrical stage offers a moving, three-dimensional world in which to explore imagined embodiments and emotions, and to momentarily restructure the boundaries of identity, reality and nation. As Jill Dolan argues in her seminal book, Utopian Performance, live performance offers a special power to staged visions of utopian futures through the visceral, action-ready sentiment generated among audience members.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: “Perspectives on Eighteenth-Century Theater and Performance" (SCSECS 2019)

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:38am
Ashley Bender / South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 14, 2018

This panel seeks proposals on theater and performance of the long eighteenth-century, especially those that address the theme of perspective. Essays might consider the way that perspective functioned thematically in plays and other public performances, such as opera, dance, and music, and the ways that perspective (e.g., perspective scenery) affected the material conditions of performance. What perspectives did eighteenth-century audiences have on theater and performance? How did these perspectives in the public discourse shape the drama and performances of the period, and how was eighteenth-century society shaped by these cultural institutions?

Call for “untimely reviews” in early modern theater

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 10:04am
The Hare
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 8, 2018

We invite contributions focusing on early modern theater, including but not limited to Shakespeare’s plays. The Hare is an online, peer-reviewed journal, publishing untimely reviews of books, articles, and performances in early modern theater.

This journal provides a venue for the contention and reevaluation of old scholarly work in contemporary scholarly debate. We invite you to interpret “old” creatively, though traditional reviews of recent publications will not be considered. We welcome:

Samuel Beckett Working Group, Shanghai Theatre Academy, Shanghai

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 1:21pm
Trish McTighe, University of Birmingham
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 7, 2019

The Samuel Beckett Working Group will be meeting at the FIRT/IFTR International Federation for Theatre Research Annual Conference, 8-12 July 2019.

"Remembering Ntozake Shange"

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 7:27pm
The Langston Hughes Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Langston Hughes Review Special Issue CFP: "Remembering Ntozake Shange" 

Political Performances Working Group at IFTR Shanghai 2019

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:31am
International Federation of Theatre Research - Political Performances Working Group
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 7, 2019

We would like to invite researchers to submit their abstracts to the Political Performances Working Group at the 2019 IFTR conference, which will take place on 8-12 July in Shanghai, China. The theme for the 2019 conference is Theatre, Performance, and Urbanism. We have identified three loose strands that reflect the recent work of many researchers in the wider field of political performances, but that also align with the 2019 conference theme. The Political Performances Working Group therefore invites proposals for papers on the following topics:

(A)     Citizenship