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Keynote Update: Simon Stephens at the Comparative Drama Conference, April 5-7, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:55pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 3, 2017

42nd Comparative Drama ConferenceText & PresentationCall for PapersApril 5-7, 2018Orlando, Florida 2018 Keynote Event

April 6, 2017      8 p.m. (followed by a reception)

A Conversation with Simon Stephens

Off- and Off-Broadway (ALA 2018)

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:52pm
Postwar Area Literature Group - American Literature Association - 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

Postwar Area Literature Group panel (1 of 2) at the 29th annual conference of the American Literature Association (2018).

Off- and Off-Broadway: Papers discussing the birth of Off-Broadway in the postwar
decades, important Off-Broadway plays and playwrights, Off-Broadway-Broadway
crossovers, the importance of Papp and the Public Theater, the Obie Awards, notable Off-Off
New York playhouse (La Mama, Caffé Cino) and regional theater productions, 1945-
1975. Abstracts to and by 15 January 2018.

Conference Proposals on Drama: Papers or Performances

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:44pm
Popular Culture Association National Conference 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

CFP: Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association National Conference, at the J.W. Marriott Marquis Marina in Indianapolis March 28 – 31, 2018. 



CFP: Black Performing Arts (Popular Culture Association, 28-31 March, 2018)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:46pm
Black Performing Arts Area, Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Black Performing Arts: Sound, Movement, Image, Text

Popular Culture Association

2018 National Conference

JW Marriott Indianapolis

10 S West St

Indianapolis, IN


March 28th -31st, 2018

Call For Proposals:

Sessions, Panels, Papers

DEADLINE: October 1, 2017

Teaching Shakespeare In and Beyond the Classroom [Deadline Extended!]

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 1:32pm
The Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies at the University of Alabama
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 13, 2017


February 23rd and 24th, 2018
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

This conference invites papers that address teaching Shakespeare to non-English majors, whether those non-majors are students or member of local communities. We encourage papers from both academic and non-academic settings, including papers that consider dominant teaching philosophies and praxes currently in use in the university classroom and presentations considering various outreach programs. Papers may address any of the following:

Performance and Culture: Cities, Embodiments, Technologies

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 10:22am
School of Performing Arts, University of Malta
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Performance and Culture:

Cities, Embodiments, Technologies


Annual Conference hosted by

The School of Performing Arts (University of Malta)


7, 8, 9 March 2018



Keynote Speakers:


Sir Jonathan Mills, Programme Director of 2018 Edinburgh International Culture Summit


Prof. Maria Delgado, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London

Hollywood Heroines: The Most Influential Women in Film History

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 9:54pm
Laura L. S. Bauer / Claremont Graduate University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Greetings! My name is Laura Bauer and I’m the film studies editor of Women Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. I am also the co-editor of All Things Dickinson: An Encyclopedia of Emily Dickinson's World published by ABC-CLIO in 2014. Hollywood Heroines: The Most Influential Women in Film History is a reference work that provides comprehensive and wide-ranging categories not often found together in a single volume on film.

Male Appropriations of the Female Form in Early Modern Literature

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:21pm
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

While his most famous crossdressing characters are women posing as men––including Rosalind from As You Like ItTwelfth Night’s Viola, and The Merchant of Venice’s Portia––William Shakespeare also twice imagines male characters posing as women: Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor and the page playing Christopher Sly’s wife in The Taming of the Shrew. Male characters also pass (to varying degrees) as women in works by Sidney, Jonson, Middleton, Fletcher, and others. But while much has been made of the “squeaking” boy actors who played women’s parts on the early modern stage, very little critical attention has been paid to male characters wearing women’s weeds in early modern literature.

UPDATE: Imagining Other Worlds: Setting in Early Modern English Drama

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:27pm
Philip Goldfarb Styrt/Northeast MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Every play imagines its own world—but the worlds they imagine must in some way connect with their audience, both past and present. This panel invites perspectives on early modern English drama that considers the balance between these two poles: the imagined world of the setting and its connection to the surrounding culture in early modern England. This balance is particularly important in early modern English drama for both historical reasons—an increased awareness of other worlds and their different reality within the expanding cultural purview of the early modern English—and literary ones—since so much criticism of these plays has focused on their relation to early modern England itself to the exclusion of their frequently quite disparate settings.