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Greek Drama V

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

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

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

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

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: until the 14th of June, 2016 with the subject line “Submission of Text for Collaboration”.

Science Fiction and Theatre

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.

Shakespeare's Ashes

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 11:53am
Supriya Chaudhuri/ Shakespeare Society of India
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Shakespeare’s Ashes

An International Conference, organized by the Shakespeare Society of India

New Delhi, October 21st-22nd, 2016


African-American Art: Activism and Aesthetics

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:46am
Bucknell University Griot Institute for Africana Studies and Africana Studies program
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

The Griot Institute at Bucknell University and the Africana Studies program announce and invite paper submissions for a conference entitled African-American Arts: Activism and Aesthetics, to be held September 29th, 30th, and October 1st, 2016 in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

Keynote speaker: Carrie Mae Weems. Performance by Jimmy Greene

Conference website:

Abstracts due midnight July 15, 2016 to

Tennessee Williams Annual Review accepting submissions for 2017 issue

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:10am
Tennessee Williams Annual Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

The Tennessee Williams Annual Review invites academic writing on all aspects of the Williams oeuvre, including his plays, poetry, prose, and correspondence. Studies of the productions of his plays and technical analyses of stagecraft and institutional issues are welcome, as is work on present-day productions of recently discovered and newly edited texts. The journal also routinely publishes brief texts that emerge from the ongoing examination of his literary records. Of particular interest is the history of the reception of Williams’s work and public persona in the postwar Broadway renaissance and in the period roughly from 1940 to 1980, along with scholarship on the lasting effects of Williams’s work on the cinema.