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CFP: [Theatre] Staging Interculturality (1/15/2009; CDE Vienna 6/4-7/2009)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 10:37am
Mark Berninger

Call for Papers

CDE Conference 2009, Vienna, Austria, 4-7June 2009

“Staging Interculturality”

The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English is pleased
to announce its 18th Annual Conference (4-7June 2009). It will be organised
by the Department of English (Prof. Rubik, Prof. Huber) at the University
of Vienna and held as a rooming-in conference at the Don-Bosco-Haus, Vienna
(13th district).

CFP: [Theatre] Papers Needed for Literary Journal

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 3:14am
John V. Nance

This is a call for submissions to be considered for publication in The
St. John's University (Queens, NY) literary journal, The Humanities

The journal has published several notable academics in their
respective fields over the last few years such as: Gayatri Spivak, Amy
King, Nick Brandt and Peter McLaren.

The working themes of this edition are: Approaching the Deconstruction of
Modern Political Rhetoric, The Corruption of Dialect, and Post-9/11 Noir.
However, we will not discriminate if your paper fails to converse with
these ideas. Please send any and all.

CFP: [Theatre] Latina/o Focus Group ATHE 8/8-11/09 Deadline 10/15 and 11/1/08

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 5:12am
Jon Rossini

Call For Papers: Latino/a Focus Group ATHE/AATE (8/8-11/09, New York, NY)
The Latino/a Focus Group of the Association of Theatre in Higher Education invites panel
proposals or individual paper proposals for the Association for Theatre in Higher
Education/American Alliance for Theatre and Education 2009 joint conference in New York City.
“Risking Innovation.” We encourage panels and papers that bring together scholars and artists in
dialogue, and alternative and innovative formats. While we welcome all panels and papers that
address the conference theme broadly we also encourage submissions that address the following

CFP: [Theatre] Obliterature: The Art of Creative Destruction GEO Conference

Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 6:01pm
Tamara Sack

The Graduate English Organization of Truman State University is proud to
announce the call for papers for their annual conference April 10-11,

Our speaker this year will be author extraordinaire Mary Ruefle, who has
published several books of poetry and prose as well as a comic book.
Inspired by her unique work A Little White Shadow, our conference is
entitled “Obliterature: The Art of Creative Destruction.” We are
looking for presentations, creative and scholarly, that deal with the
breaking down of culture and art, the imaginative implosions within the
written word, or simply those ideas that are not just out of the box but
crush it.

UPDATE: [Theatre] "The Body: Images, Perceptions, and Representations"

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 - 3:51pm
Emily Brackman

Extended Deadline! The fifth annual English Graduate Organization
Conference will now be held November 8 and 9. The deadline for abstract
submission is now October 1.

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CFP: [Theatre] ATHE Religion and Theatre Emerging Scholars Panel

Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 5:42pm
Claire M.C. Blackstock


Emerging Scholars Panel
Religion & Theatre Focus Group
The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2009 Conference

New York, August 8-11, 2009
“Risking Innovation”

The theme for the 2009 conference is “Risking Innovation.” Historically, religion has been at the
forefront of political revolution, not to mention cultural change. How have theatre and
performance coincided with religiously motivated innovation? What are the religious or spiritual
components of theatrical, artistic, cultural, political, linguistic, or economical innovation, and
what are their performative counterparts?

UPDATE: [Theatre] Biographical Spectacle: Theorizing Non-Literary Auto/Biography (NeMLA, 9/15; 2/26/09-3/1/09)

Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 8:24pm
Lindsay Adamson Livingston

Call for Papers

Biographical Spectacle: Theorizing Non-Literary Auto/Biography

40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Feb. 26-March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency - Boston, Massachusetts

As the influence of new media continues to expand, more and more people
obtain news and information through non-literary channels. This panel seeks
papers that explore non-literary types of auto/biography, including biopics
(film), biodramas (theatre), fan magazines, reality television, and
websites. How do these new sites of auto/biography function? How are they
distinct from or similar to traditional biography?

CFP: [Theatre] Race, Ethnicity, Bisexuality

Wednesday, August 6, 2008 - 10:33pm
Jonathan Alexander

The Journal of Bisexuality invites submission that address the intersection
of race, ethnicity, and bisexuality. Specific topics and disciplinary
approaches are open. Contact the editor for additional information or to
propose an article.

CFP: [Theatre] Tennessee Williams Studies

Wednesday, August 6, 2008 - 7:51pm
Dr. Robert Bray

The Tennessee Williams Scholars Conference, held in conjunction with the
Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, will take place on
Friday, March 27, 2009. Presentations on any aspect of Williams’s work,
including film adaptations, are invited. Submissions should be sent to
Dr. Robert Bray, conference director, at the following email address: In addition, the Tennessee Williams Annual Review is
accepting submissions for the 2010 issue. Essays should run 15-25 pp and
should follow MLA guidelines. Please send submissions for both the
conference and the journal as Microsoft Word attachments to the above

CFP: [Theatre] Edited collection on early modern theater audiences

Monday, August 4, 2008 - 9:05pm
Annalisa Castaldo


“Play’d to Great Applause”: Early Modern Audience and Audiences of Early
Modern Drama

Editors seek articles of 5000-7000 words, including notes, for a proposed
book-length collection entitled “Play’d to Great Applause”: Early Modern
Audience and Audiences of Early Modern Drama

We seek essays discussing the behaviors, beliefs, attitudes or composition
of either contemporary or current audiences of early modern drama. Part One
will look at audiences from 1580-1640, while Part Two will focus on
late-twentieth and twenty-first century productions of early modern drama.
This collection will focus on live performance, not film and television

UPDATE: [Theatre] Expanding Literacy Studies International, Interdisciplinary Conference for Graduate Studies

Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 4:45pm
Shawn Casey


Expanding Literacy Studies is an International, Interdisciplinary
Conference for Graduate Students to be held April 3-5, 2009, at The Ohio
State University.

Literacy Studies is a recent construct. At the same time, it addresses
long-standing questions and concerns within and across disciplines. But
what is literacy? Who is studying it? And how is it being studied?

UPDATE: [Theory] Crazy Women: Healing Post-Trauma

Sunday, July 27, 2008 - 12:48pm
Rachel Spear


Call for Papers:

40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
Feb. 26-March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency â€" Boston, Massachusetts

Crazy Women: Healing Post-Trauma

It is only by putting it into words that I make it whole... - Virginia