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The Great Fire: Reconsidered

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 4:23pm
Gabriella Infante & Rebecca Rideal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Great Fire: Reconsidered – Call for Papers

3 September 2016 – Wren Suite, St Paul’s Cathedral


The Great Fire of London has long been held as a watershed moment in London’s history. Over the course of four days in September 1666, an infernal blaze claimed over 13,000 houses, 87 churches and 52 livery halls, and rendered an estimated 70,000 people homeless. Yet while cellars still burned there were whispers at court that the conflagration might actually be ‘the greatest blessing that God ever conferred’ upon King Charles II because it had crippled the ‘rebellious’ City of London; forever opening its gates to royal power.

Queer at Queen’s 2016 Positive Futures: HIV/AIDS Disclosure, Prosecution and Performance

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:13am
Queen's University Belfast (with University College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 5, 2016

Queer at Queen’s 2016

Positive Futures: HIV/AIDS Disclosure, Prosecution and Performance

Queen’s University, Belfast      

18th-19th November




'Lucid reason noting its limits': The Past, Present and Future of the Absurd

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 10:16pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) - Baltimore, MD
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016


For a time, the Absurd was one of the chief literary movements of the day. When Martin Esslin published The Theatre of the Absurd (1960)he would frame various emerging playwrights such as Ionesco, Beckett and Pinter under one label. Though they would reject the term, the notion of the Absurd stuck and would invite a flurry of criticism from the academic world. Interest in the Absurd, however, was like a match, burning with intensity before fizzling out just as suddenly. Why was this the case? Did new trends push the Absurd to the side? Were all of its possible avenues explored? Was the Absurd limited to its temporal context? Or perhaps it evolved into novel concepts such as post-humanism?


International Medieval Congress at Leeds

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:16am
Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Call for Papers: New Research in the Early Drama of the Low Countries

International Medieval Congress at Leeds

July 3-6, 2017


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.

We particularly encourage papers that focus on the 2017 IMC conference theme of

otherness. The Low Countries seems a particularly fruitful area of focus for this theme, as they

spent much of the Middle Ages as perpetual “others” with fluid boundaries and constant

(NEMLA 2017) Dramatic Humor in Renaissance Popular Culture

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 5:45pm
NeMLA 2017 Panel -- Nicole Sheriko (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NeMLA Annual Convention 2017 -- Baltimore, MD (March 22-26)

Il Parlaggio Collection - Ebook 'Il giovane d'Annunzio e la fascinazione del teatro'

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 9:59am
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

This call for papers is for those scholars who teach Italian language and literature abroad:


Il giovane d’Annunzio e la fascinazione del teatro

Ebook delle Edizioni Sinestesie, Collana “Il Parlaggio”


Questa raccolta di saggi in formato ebook si propone di valutare un aspetto molto significativo, ma ancora poco indagato, della giovinezza di Gabriele d’Annunzio: la rilevanza del teatro nei suoi anni romani e nella sua prima produzione giornalistica.

Call for papers “Danza e ricerca. Laboratorio di studi, scritture, visioni”, n. 8, 2016

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 2:53pm
“Danza e ricerca. Laboratorio di studi, scritture, visioni”
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

"Danza e ricerca. Laboratorio di studi, scritture, visioni" selects original contributions for the 8th issue, scheduled for publication by the end of 2016. D&R is an open access journal edited by Eugenia Casini Ropa and published by the Department of Arts (University of Bologna).


Articles can focus both on contemporary and historical dance. The type of contributions ranges from historiography to theory, to reviews, with an extensive use of research tools deriving from interrelated disciplines such as anthropology, philosophy, sociology and pedagogy. The paper should be written in a language of your choice among Italian, French or English,and the length should be between 25000 and 60000 characters, including spaces.

Reimagining Beauty and the Beast

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

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

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


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.