In comes I, says Robbin to Bobbin. There were three Straw Bears and the little one said, rough music! Will the Phantom of the Opera feature in the Scottish play? This cold night will turn us all to fools and morris dancers: hocus pocus, and Faustus must be damned. There were three caskets, and only one contained the liar’s whetstone. Oh yes, there is a doctor to be found at the Hawk’s Well. Out, little spear, if herein thou be! What’s the time, Widow Twankey, at the Common Riding of the Valkyries? A knot, a knot! Waly waly wallflower in the eye of the sun, up and down and around the town. There were three oranges, my true love to see, but ’tis the foul fiend Flibbertigibbet. Surely he is a Puritan, for he has cast out Jack in the Green.
CALL FOR PAPERS
International Conference on VISUAL SOUTH ASIA:
Anthropological Explorations of Media and Culture
Department of Anthropology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh &
Department of Sociology, South Asian University, New Delhi, India
On 10 – 11, MAY, 2017
At Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Stages in Transition: South Asia and the Diaspora
City University of New York
April 29, 2017
Theater of South Asia and the diaspora is a rich topic for exploration, particularly in our current political climate, in which questions of cultural identity, citizenship, personal and cultural expression, movement between cultures and geographic borders are all at the forefront of public discourse globally. How do place and space, our understanding of home and belonging come to inflect the theater that we make?
“Show thy queere substance”: The Queer, the Early Modern and the Now
Friday 7th July (evening) and Saturday 8th July 2017
Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies, University of Westminster
Centuries ago, Aristotle fashioned a term that brought literature and psychology face to face: catharsis (psychological or mental purification of the feelings). From that time onwards, literature and human psyche have been correlated either by various writers, philosophers, critics, or by means of several techniques or movements. Not only was it tragedy that combined the elements of psychology with literary production, it was also novel, poetry, short story and even some psychoanalytical theories that brought psyche and literature together.
Special Section on Soviet and Post-Soviet Shakespeares in The Shakespearean International Yearbook (2019)
We invite contributions for a special section on Soviet and post-Soviet engagements with Shakespearean drama and Shakespeare as a culturally significant figure. We are particularly interested in ideologically influenced performance, translation, literary adaptation, and scholarship. Papers might focus on how Soviet approaches to Shakespeare were influenced by the evolution of cultural policies from 1917 to 1991, or examine treatments of Shakespeare in post-Soviet states from 1991 until the present. Contributors are also encouraged to consider Soviet and post-Soviet Shakespeare in languages other than Russian.
The UK’s decision to leave the European Union constitutes the most momentous separation of British-European political culture since the Protestant Reformation. As scholarly and public interest in ideas of British political identity continues to sharpen, this conference explores themes of division and devolution in drama written at the dawn of the British Empire. Looking to Britain’s uncertain future by learning about its past can tell us much about how literature responds to drastic political change, not least in terms of the territories (real and imagined) with which it is invested. Recent events across the Atlantic also point to the complex dis/unities of political leadership, religion, and physical spaces.
WOODEN O SYMPOSIUM • SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY • AUGUST 7–9, 2017
Cedar City, Utah, USA
The Wooden O Symposium is a cross-disciplinary conference exploring Medieval through Early Modern Studies, through the text and performance of Shakespeare’s plays. Scholars from all disciplines are encouraged to submit papers that offer insights and new ideas springing from the era of William Shakespeare.
The symposium is hosted by Southern Utah University and the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Conference attendees will have the unique opportunity of immersing themselves in research, text, and performance in one of the most beautiful natural settings in the western United States.
The American Theatre and Drama Society invites individual proposals on the broad theme of “Performing Philosophy,” to be considered for the ATDS-sponsored panel at the 2018 MLA convention in New York City (Jan 4-7, 2018).
We encourage submissions that take up such topics as:
The American Literature Society and the American Theatre and Drama Society invite individual proposals for a co-sponsored panel on the theme of “Theatrical Collaboration” at the 2018 MLA convention in New York City (Jan 4-7, 2018).