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Reimagining Beauty and the Beast

updated: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 12:07pm
Miguel Gaggiotti
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

 

Call for Papers

 

Reimagining Beauty and the Beast

One-day Interdisciplinary Conference

 

University of Bristol

7th September 2016

 

Keynote speakers

Dr. Amy Davis, University of Hull

Prof. James Williams, Royal Holloway University of London

 

Performing the Monstrous on the Early Modern Stage, RSA 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:11pm
Barbara Mello
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016

This panel seeks proposals that examine the performance of the monstrous on the early modern stage. Performances of the monstrous include but are not limited to deformity, animals, devils, witches, and other supernatural beings performed on stage. Proposals should consider the vibrant medieval iconographic images of the monstrous that continued to stimulate the early modern imagination. Questions to be addressed might include: how did staging the monstrous secure or collpase boundaries between the natural and supernatural realms? Did the monstrous on stage enforce or interrogate political, cultural, or religious authority? How might staging the monstrous call attention to the cultural power of the stage?

Passion, Power, and Rhetoric: Latin Influences on Early Drama

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:11pm
Elza C. Tiner / Lynchburg College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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 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.

Greek Drama V

updated: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 3:26pm
University of British Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Greek Drama V

University of British Columbia

July 5-8, 2017

 

This is a call for papers for Greek Drama V, a conference to be held at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada, from Wednesday 5 July to Saturday 8 July 2017. The conference is the fifth of the periodic Pacific Rim Greek Drama conferences, after Sydney 1982, Christchurch 1992, Sydney 2002, and Wellington 2007. The keynote address will be delivered by Prof. Eric Csapo, University of Sydney.

Transfusions and Transductions: Science and Performance as Permeable Disciplines

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:07am
American Society of Theatre Research, November 2016
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Transmit, transmute, transduce, transfuse: scientific and medical discourses have long relied upon the prefix “trans” to convey the mutability and permeability of living organisms, distant or tiny objects, and inorganic matter. Change is both a celebrated result of scientific advancements and an ominous harbinger of malignancies, disruptions, and decay. As with the clinical laboratory and astronomical observatory, the theatre serves as a reflexive and generative site of transformations, a place to penetrate barriers and test innovative ideas, approaches, and practices. This working session places transdisciplinarity at the core of its mission to identify and explore meaningful convergences of the fields of science and theatre.

A Woman Well Reputed? Porcia/Portia from Antiquity to the Renaissance

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:08am
Renaissance Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Cato’s daughter; Brutus’ wife.  This panel will consider the figure of Porcia in the Renaissance, where she is to be found in a wide range of cultures and genres.  From the earliest accounts, Porcia has been something of a a paradox: heroic and vulnerable; the masculine soul who is also the devoted wife.   No woman in history can have passed into legend more closely defined by her menfolk; let’s give her some room of her own.

 

Topics might include, but are certainly not limited to:

 

National traditions (eg. Spanish lyrical Porcias; French tragic Porcias)

Exemplary Porcias

Porcia in the visual arts

Female suicide: strength or weakness?

Gender transgression

English and Italian Hybridity

updated: 
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:27am
Michael Saenger / Sergio Costola
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016

English and Italian Hybridity

CFP for Renaissance Society of America, March 30-April 1, 2017, Chicago, IL.

Art and Culture - Interartive Call for Submissions

updated: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:45am
Interartive Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 18, 2016

The online Art Journal Interartive is open to collaboration with theorists, writers, historians and artists. The topics that we are interested are:

  • Art theory
  • Aesthetics
  • Performative Arts
  • Exhibition/ art event Reviews
  • Interviews
  • Art project presentations
  • Politics of art
  • Media art
  • Literature
  • Feminism

You have to send a full text in the address: info@interartive.org until the 14th of June, 2016 with the subject line “Submission of Text for Collaboration”.

Science Fiction and Theatre

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 2:43pm
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 5, 2017

Compared to film, TV and the novel, science fiction theatre is not a widely discussed topic. But, whilst there is only one book from the 1990s that lists the history of sf plays, there is a long legacy of staging the fantastical, including the importance of Karel Čapek’s R.U.R. (1920) in coining the term ‘robot’. With contemporary mainstream plays such as Constellations, The Nether, MrBurns and X, sf theatre may be experiencing something of a revival. There are an increasing number of sf theatre companies worldwide as well as a new anthology in sf plays.

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