category: theatre

MLA Special Session: The Mechanics of Fictional World-Making (3/1/12; Boston 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Elaine Auyoung, Rutgers University
contact email: 
elaine.auyoung@rutgers.edu

MLA Special Session
The Mechanics of Fictional World-Making
Boston, January 2013

"Antagonisms." Special issue of The Comparatist

full name / name of organization: 
The Comparatist
contact email: 
zallouz@whitman.edu

Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist

Francophone Literature of Africa and the Caribbean (2012 RMMLA Convention) Call for Papers- Submission Deadline: March 1, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Marie Chantale Mofin
contact email: 
mcmofin@unm.edu

The session “Francophone Literature of Africa and the Caribbean” at the 66th Annual Convention of the RMMLA is devoted to Francophone Literatures, Cultures, and Film of Africa and the Caribbean.

CFP: Shakespeare across Media: National Taiwan University Shakespeare Forum (Taipei, 06/7-9/2012; abstracts due 02/15/2012)

full name / name of organization: 
National Taiwan University Shakespeare Forum
contact email: 
blei@ntu.edu.tw

Shakespeare across Media: 6th Conference of the NTU Shakespeare Forum (National Taiwan University, Taipei, June 7-9, 2012)

Call for Papers

W.S. Gilbert--Author and Critic

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2013--Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations
contact email: 
DrJSDailey@aol.com

W.S. Gilbert changed English musical theatre. We are seeking proposals on all aspects of Gilbert's work, but studies dealing with music receive priority.

Eugene O'Neill and Music

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2013--Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations and the Eugene O'Neill Society
contact email: 
DrJSDailey@aol.com

For the 2013 Modern Language Association Convention--to be held in Boston on January 3rd through 6th, 2013, the Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations and the Eugene O'Neill Society will be offering

Transforming Objects, 28-29 May 2012, Northumbria University, UK

full name / name of organization: 
Northumbria University
contact email: 
transformingobjects@gmail.com

Transforming Objects
28-29 May 2012

Sutherland Building, Northumbria University

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Dr Sarah Haggarty (Newcastle) and Dr John Holmes (Reading)

Sensualising Deformity: Communication and Construction of Monstrous Embodiment (Last Call)

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
sdefconference@ed.ac.uk

Deformity is traditionally sanitised and fitted into a structure of normality. The academy tends to obscure the complexity of the sensuous/sensual/sensed body of the deformed subject, and of the questions, anxieties, and denials which surround deformity when it is located within a continuum of sense.

From freak exhibitions and fairs, medical examinations and discoveries to various portrayals in arts and literature, images of deformity (or monstrosity, used separately or interchangeably depending on context) have captivated us for centuries. The result is a significant body of critical and artistic works where these bodies are dissected, politicized, exhibited, objectified or even beatified. Nonetheless, there remains a gap, an unexplored, unspoken or neglected aspect of this complex field of study which needs further consideration.

The History of Cardenio: Spain and England, Then and Now (April 27, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
New Oxford Shakespeare ~ Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
contact email: 
nevilles@iupui.edu

The History of Cardenio: Spain and England, Then and Now
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
April 27, 2012

CFP: Shakespeare’s Roman and Classical Plays (PAMLA, Deadline 3/31/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Alfred J. Drake / PAMLA: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
ajdrake@ajdrake.com

Papers sought for an approved PAMLA special session panel on Shakespeare’s Roman plays Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus, Titus Andronicus, and Cymbeline. The pla

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