The New England Theatre Conference is soliciting papers for its 65th annual convention that address this year’s theme, “Theatre is Alive! New Approaches, Ideas, and Practices Keeping Theatre Relevant Today.” The Convention will be held in Westford, MA, the weekend of October 28-30, 2016. All papers that address the convention theme are encouraged and welcome.
BOOK PROJECT AND SPECIAL JOURNAL ISSUE ON PERFORMANCE
[Selected essays from the special issue and other essays will subsequently be published as an edited volume from a major academic publisher in 2018, following the publication of the issue]
Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare Using Non-traditional Texts
In criticism, relying on character study or treating Shakespearean characters as real
people, has often been censured. But, in performance, where actors especially need to
get under the skin of the characters they portray, Shakespearean personae do exhibit
some kind of biographical reality.
Performance philosophy has been in development for the past decade as an interdisciplinary approach to performance studies. The contemporary global reality and political-economic situations have called forth performances that operate within new frames of reference and use new technologies. Understanding the complex politics of these new performances requires a fresh theorizing, a specifically contemporary philosophy of performance. The ‘crossover’ of performance and philosophy hybridizes the spaces between and around the two ‘conceptual personae’ (Deleuze and Guattari). The present areas of conceptual interrogation include radical interventionist studies of existing philosophies to place performance into perspective.
Historical English poetic comparison with Pakistani Poetical forms in Wordsworth and Shinwari’s poetry
Ph.M Scholar, Department of English Language and literature,
The University of Lahore, Lahore-Pakistan
Mob: +92 3366317543
In Celebration of the 1916 Easter Rising: Art, Articulation, Inspiration
A one-day conference on Friday, October 21, 2016, at Seton Hall University, South Orange NJ
Building a Nation: the Effects of Irish Nationalism on Traditional Dance, Music, and Lyric Poetry
Chair: Marta Deyrup
Call for Papers
26th Annual CDE Conference, Reading, UK,
29 June – 2 July 2017
The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE) is pleased to announce its 26th Annual Conference (29 June - 2 July 2017). It is organized by the Department of Film, Theatre & Television at the University of Reading (UK) and will be held as a residential conference at the University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus.
Nation, Nationhood and Theatre
“Reviving History: Contemporary Representations of “The Past” on Page, Stage, and Screen”
Guest edited special issue of The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
Vol. 4 Issue 2 (June 2017)
Michael Kula, University of Washington, Tacoma
As our daily lives have grown more and more dominated by technology and by a corresponding fascination with the “new,” there’s been a counter movement interested in reexamining the ways of “the past.” Whether it is handmade books, craft-made pickles, vintage automobiles, or handlebar mustaches, indeed the cliché often seems true now: what’s old is new again.
114th Annual PAMLA Conference - Pasadena, California
Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, 2016
Extended deadline: July 1, 2016
Panel: “Drama and Society”
Drama has long served as a communal mirror to society, reflecting its habits, aesthetics, politics and cultural norms. This panel seeks to explore the ways in which drama reveals its intricate relationship to society; how does drama (through both text and performance) support, embody and critique the world in which it was created?
Submit proposals online at http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas