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LAST REMINDER: Il Parlaggio - new issue November 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 7:03am
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages.

“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.

“Staging Knowledge in Early English Drama” Kalamazoo 2018

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:28pm
Joe Stadolnik and Helen Cushman
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

In late-medieval England, public performances of learning and expertise were political performances, that not only expressed one’s mastery of a subject but also an ability and right to speak to it in public view. Whether speaking to knowledge of theology, or medicine, or carpentry, these public professions of knowledge were subject to scrutiny both institutional (e.g. the Church or craft guilds) and informal (by lay churchgoers or prospective customers). Drama offered a form in which claims to knowledge could be exaggerated, parodied, or reproduced for effect--in a word, staged--to invite medieval audiences to rethink the social and political dimensions to such performances.

Palgrave Macmillan Anthology on Arthur Miller

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:51am
David Palmer, President, The Arthur Miller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Arthur Miller Society
Call for Proposals

A Palgrave Macmillan Anthology on Arthur Miller for the 21st Century

Hamilton: Shaping Discourse in Pop Culture and History (For Better or Worse)

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:43am
Northeast Modern Language Association - 2018 Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton swept the theatre awards season of 2016 for its inventive mix of hip hop, history, political relevance, and casting choices. In the avalanche of accolades that the show was awarded, the critical discourse is only starting to emerge that demonstrates how the show has pioneered many areas, yet does have weaknesses that underpin the framework of the musical. This panel seeks to evaluate the show, the ways it has resonated with audiences, and consider the critical conversation developing outside of traditional theatre scholars. Some possible topics to consider involve the show’s depiction of women, perspectives on U.S.

The Age of Sterne in the 21st Century

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 7:34pm
International Laurence Sterne Foundation, Kazimierz Wielki University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

At the 2nd International Laurence Sterne Conference (26-28 October, Bydgoszcz, Poland) Dr Daniel Cook will be convening the panel "The Age of Sterne in the 21st century". The panel will concentrate on the uses and abuses of the Georgian period - especially, though not exclusively, the 1750s and 1760s (the "Sternean" decades) - in contemporary literature and popular culture. 

Send paper proposals to and; the deadline is 15 July 2017.

More more information on the conference go to

Deadline extended to June 19! SAMLA 89: Modern Drama

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 6:17pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 19, 2017

This session welcomes abstracts on any aspect of Modern Drama. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 89 theme, High Art/Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture, are especially welcome. By July 14, please submit a 250-word word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Aaron Botwick, The Graduate Center, CUNY, at

Modernism on the World Stage

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:10pm
Kevin Riordan / Nanyang Technological University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017


We seek short provocative essays addressing the topic of “Modernism on the World Stage” for a prospective, peer-reviewed cluster on Modernism/modernity’s Print Plus platform.


A Family Matter: A Study of August Wilson’s Plays

Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 1:55am
Annette M. Magid/SUNY Erie Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 29, 2017

August Wilson was a man of vision. While Wilson was committed to portraying the “richness and resilience of the twentieth-century black American life through the medium of drama,”[1] he also set the stage for all Americans to examine their purpose and place in society. In addition to his stage portrayals, Wilson also presented his theories in his lectures such as, “The Ground on which I Stand,” where he identified himself as a “race man.” This focus brings up the question: How are his views on family matters presented in his lectures compared to those depicted in his plays?