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UPDATE: SAMLA Nov. 9-11 2012 Durham NC: The influence of Tony Kushner on 21st Century Dramatists

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Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 7:35am
Southern Atlantic Modern Language Association

Almost twenty years ago Tony Kushner raised the rafters with his epic Angels in America and this gave just cause for playwrights to recognize that Kushner was now the new benchmark and, as Arthur Miller said, attention must be paid. The HBO televised Angels gave many admirers and aspirers an opportunity to see the play more so than even its many nationwide productions. The influence of Kushner and his plays has reached into the context and subtext of a mindset that reconsidered what plays can do as art, and as socio-political activism reflected in both traditional and tradition-defying new drama.

The influence of Tony Kushner on 21st Century Dramatists

updated: 
Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 12:43am
Shaw University

Almost twenty years ago Tony Kushner raised the rafters with his epic Angels in America and this gave just cause for playwrights to recognize that Kushner was now the new benchmark and, as Arthur Miller said, attention must be paid. The HBO televised Angels gave many admirers and aspirers an opportunity to see the play more so than even its many nationwide productions. The influence of Kushner and his plays has reached into the context and subtext of a mindset that reconsidered what plays can do as art, and as socio-political activism reflected in both traditional and tradition-defying new drama.

Representations of Age, 31 May 2012 (ASTR/TLA, Nashville, 1-4 Nov. 2012)

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Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 4:57pm
American Society for Theatre Research / Theatre Library Association

REPRESENTATIONS OF AGE

Papers are sought for this Working Session of the annual conference of the American Society for Theatre Research, taking place in Nashville November 1-4.

The rapidly growing interdisciplinary field of Age and Aging Studies opens onto gerontology, sociology, bioethics, anthropology, and a wide range of approaches springing from the humanities and arts, especially in Europe. However, as reflected at the recent European Network in Age Studies (ENAS) conference, the theatrical representation of Age and Aging has just begun to emerge as a major subject of critical inquiry.

Performance and Migration: Questions of Methodology and Historiography

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Friday, May 4, 2012 - 4:20pm
American Society for Theatre Research Working Group

What is the relationship between performance and migration? Performances that narrate the experiences of people on the move, whether refugees or asylum seekers, immigrants following established diasporic routes, or seasonal laborers undertaking journeys fueled by a globalized economy, have appeared of late in a variety of aesthetic and social practices from the work of Los Angeles-based Teatro Jornalero sin Fronteras to Fire and Ice's "Asylum Monologues" in the UK to Théâtre du Soleil's Le Dernier Caravansérail. Yet an emphasis on the contemporariness of the relationship between performance practice and migration risks obscuring the broader implications of this phenomenon.

UPDATE: Growing Up Asian American in Children's Literature, Proposed Edited Collection - Deadline Extended to June 1, 2012

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Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 11:32pm
Ymitri Mathison, Ph.D.

"Growing Up Asian American in Children's Literature" seeks to explore some of the major issues Asian American children and adolescents face growing up in the United States in the latter half of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first century. Defining the term Asian American inclusively, it will include all the "Asian" ethnicities from the Asian continent, the Pacific Rim, and also from around the world. Asian Americans are either lumped under one monolithic umbrella with their individual ethnicities reduced to the catch-all terms of "Asian," "Chinese," or "Indian, " or, frequently, South Asians and Middle Easterners are excluded from the Asian category altogether.

European Studies Journal

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Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 3:29pm
Centre for European Studies

The Centre for European Studies at Dalhousie University is pleased to announce the creation of its journal, European Studies: History, Society and Culture / Études européens: Histoire, société, culture. This will be a peer-reviewed, semi-annual journal published by the Centre. It will aim to publish original scholarship in European Studies, with a special emphasis on interdisciplinary research.

The Aesthetics of Suffering

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 1:49am
National Taipei University of Technology

November 23th-24th, 2012
Department of English
National Taipei University of Technology
Taipei, Taiwan, ROC

Keynote Speakers:
Laura Quinney, Brandeis University
William Flesch, Brandeis University

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