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Joe Orton: 50 Years On

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:13am
University of Leicester
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of playwright Joe Orton (1933-1967), the University of Leicester is hosting a one day interdisciplinary symposium on his life and work.

Deadline for 250-word abstracts for 20 minute papers: 31 April, 2017

Possible topics include:

Orton and satire/black comedy/farce

Orton’s TV plays

Orton as diarist

Orton and race

Orton and crime

Orton and art

Orton on screen

Orton and the 1960s

Gay/Queer Orton

Orton and Halliwell

The defaced library book covers

Orton and Leicester

The Orton industry

Orton’s influences

Orton’s influence

Orton’s legacy

Book proposal and call for abstracts/chapters on literary/dramatic widowhood

updated: 
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 7:01pm
Katarzyna Bronk, PhD, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 5, 2017

Call for abstracts on literary/dramatic widowhood

“[O]ld Maid and musty Widows are like the plague shun’d of by all men…” So says Doll Pacify from Margaret Cavendish’s Bell in campo (1660). Her fellow servant, Nell Careless, replies: “a man cannot intimately love a Widow, because he will be a Cuckold, as being made one by her dead Husband, and so live in Adultry…” (Bell, V.25).

CFP: Shakespeare and Narrative Theory Collected Volume

updated: 
Friday, January 13, 2017 - 2:43pm
J. F. Bernard, PhD.
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 10, 2017

Shakespeare and Narrative Theory 

Deadline Feb. 10th

Call for papers exploring the connection between Shakespeare and narrative theory for a volume of essays entitled Shakespeare, Storytelling and Narrative Theory. Papers should explore the productive dialogue between Shakespeare’s work and the field of narrative, and aim to make a dual contribution to both areas of study. Abstracts (250 words) should outline the interpretative problems, the narrative theoretical contributions that the papers seek to make (revising or extending and established theory, developing a new concept, etc) and the connections to Shakespesare's oeuvre. 

“The accent of his tongue affecteth him:” “Accentism” and/in Shakespeare

updated: 
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 4:22pm
ESRA (European Shakespeare Research Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

As part of the ESRA 2017 Congress, “Shakespeare and European Theatrical Cultures: AnAtomizing Text and Stage” (Gdansk, 27-30 July), Dr Carla Della Gatta and Dr Adele Lee invite contributions to the following seminar:

The accent of his tongue affecteth him:” “Accentism” and/in Shakespeare

Staging Utopias: Shakespeare in Print and Performance

updated: 
Monday, January 9, 2017 - 12:34pm
ESRA (European Shakespeare Research Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

Call for Papers: Staging Utopias: Shakespeare in Print and Performance

The European Shakespeare Research Association (ESRA) is holding their 2017 Conference: Shakespeare and European Theatrical Cultures: AnAtomizing Text and Stage on 27 – 30 July 2017 at University of Gdańsk and The Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre, Poland.

[updated] How to Teach a Play: Call for Teaching Exercises

updated: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 9:30am
How To Teach a Play Book Project (2018, Bloomsbury Methuen)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2018

The editors of How to Teach a Play: 75 Exercises for the College Classroom (Bloomsbury Methuen Publishers) are seeking submissions of teaching exercises on the 75 most popularly-taught plays at the university level.

How to Teach a Play provides a new generation of teachers with the tools to develop their students’ performative imagination.  Grounded in scholarship, each teaching exercise will call attention to the performance elements of a specific play and show how the performative can illuminate the thematic meaning of the script.  The collection will consist of exercises that connect close textual analysis with performance. 

CORD+SDHS Joint Annual Conference Transmissions and Traces: Rendering Dance

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:13pm
Congress on Research in Dance + Society of Dance History Scholars
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

CORD+SDHS Joint Annual Conference Transmissions and Traces: Rendering Dance October 19-22, 2017
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
The conference programming committee invites proposals for papers, panels, roundtable discussions, lecture-demonstrations, movement workshops, dance works, and screendances that address the question of how dance is transmitted across time, locations, contexts, and media, and the implications of this transmission in and outside the dance field. We invite proposals that engage the following questions and topics:

SHORT FORMS IN BECKETT. FRAGMENTS

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:13pm
The University of Gdańsk
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

BECKETT RESEARCH GROUP IN GDAŃSK

The main theme of the University of Gdańsk Samuel Beckett Seminar in 2017 is:

 

SHORT FORMS IN BECKETT. FRAGMENTS

Samuel Beckett’s prose and drama can pose many difficulties for a reader unfamiliar with their idiosyncrasies. Fragmentariness, or various fragmentary structures, narrative and dramatic alike, can be considered as one tenet of Beckett’s oeuvre, especially of his later works.  However, what do we mean when we describe his works in this fashion? What is, for example, the fragmentary narrative of The Unnamable or The Lost Ones?  Can we even speak of narrative in the first place, or do we, perhaps, need a redefinition of narrative?

Performing Epic/Epic Performance

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:15pm
Tenth Celtic Conference in Classics- McGill University/Université de Montréal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: Performing Epic/Epic Performance

A panel at the Tenth Celtic Conference in Classics
19-22 July, 2017 in Montreal, Canada
Co-Hosted by McGill University and Université de Montréal

This panel invites participants to a conversation at the intersection of theory and practice on Homeric epic performance. We are interested in how diverse contemporary performance practices, especially "durational" performances, can help enliven our understanding of Homeric performance.

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