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CFP: [Theatre] Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 - 2:13pm
David Cregan

Call for Papers

Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium

Conference Theme:
Production Concept and Performance Analysis

The Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium is seeking abstracts for papers for our third
annual gathering of theatre scholars. This year's PTRS seeks to highlight the work of new scholars
in the area of production concept and performance studies. This symposium offers the
opportunity to present work in progress and to share ideas with other researchers. We are
seeking papers which engage a broad range of topics in theatre and drama studies including,
performance analysis, gender, politics, and cultural theory.

CFP: [Theatre] 9th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference

Monday, October 27, 2008 - 10:42pm
Raquel Baker

9th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference
April 3-5, 2009

Love, Loss and Empire
University of Iowa

CRAFT CRITIQUE CULTURE is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on the
intersections among critical and creative approaches to writing both
within and beyond the academy. This year’s conference will examine the
imbrication of affect and empire and will explore the ways in which
affect blurs the lines between presence, absence, past, present, future,
coloniality, postcoloniality and other liminal or ephemeral textual and
identity positions within the increasingly globalized experience of our
present moment.

UPDATE: [Theatre] Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: Faking It! Production, Knowledge, Authenticity

Monday, October 27, 2008 - 1:30pm
Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference


Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: Faking It! Production,
Knowledge, Authenticity

The fourth annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks submissions for “Faking It!
Production, Knowledge, Authenticity,” a graduate student conference to be
held February 20-22, 2009, in conjunction with the Center for 21st Century
Studies and its 2007-09 research theme “Past Knowing.”

CFP: [Theatre] Rhetorics of Plague: Early / Modern Trajectories of Biohazard

Friday, October 24, 2008 - 12:47am
Helene Scheck

The threat of biological catastropheâ€"including that by AIDS, ebola, irreversible global warming,
avian influenza, and species extinctionâ€"may seem the specific and daunting provenance of late
20th- and early 21st â€"century life, but it has in fact been a crucial part of history since ancient
times. It is important to remember, for instance, that starting in the 14th century and extending
well into the 18th, the bubonic plague (as the Black Death) ultimately took the lives of at least
35% of the entire population in Europe, as well as nearly that much in central Asia, killing an
estimated total of 75 million people. Given these numbers, it could be argued that premodern

CFP: [Theatre] Festival of Original Theatre 2009 Conference: Violence and Representation

Monday, October 20, 2008 - 3:58am
justin blum

The Festival Of Original Theatre (FOOT), a yearly graduate conference held
at the University of Toronto’s Graduate Centre for Study of Drama, seeks 20
minute paper presentations for its 2009 Conference: “Exquisite Corpses,
Bloody Bodies: Murder, Myth, and Representations of Violence on Stage and
Screen,” to be held in Toronto, Ontario January 29th-31st, 2009.

CFP: [Theatre] Essay Collection on Suzan-Lori Parks

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 1:56pm
Gregory Leon Miller

Call for Submissions for an Essay Collection on Suzan-Lori Parks

All proposals will receive serious consideration, but essays based on any
of the following themes or theoretical perspectives are especially welcome:
performance theory and/or practice
African-American drama
stage vs. page
cultural studies
gender and sexuality
tradition and modernity/postmodernity
experimental / popular

Please submit abstracts or essays, along with a brief CV, by December 15,
2008 to Greg Miller at: <>. Completed essays will be
due June 2009.

CFP: [Theatre] Weaving Worlds: Interconnecting Literature, Culture and Community

Wednesday, October 8, 2008 - 11:03am
Fulya Holtze

Weaving Worlds: Interconnecting Literature, Culture and Community
19th Annual Louisiana State University English Graduate Student Association Mardi Gras
February 18-20, 2009
Panel Proposal Deadline: 15 November 2008
Paper Proposal Deadline: 15 December 2008

CFP: [Theatre] Popular Culture Association Festivals and Faires Area

Tuesday, October 7, 2008 - 8:50pm
Dr. Kimberly Tony Korol-Evans

Festivals & Faires
The Festivals & Faires area
of the Popular Culture Association
invites abstracts for the next annual meeting:
APRIL 8th-11th 2009
New Orleans Marriott
The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes
submissions on any festival or faireâ€"modern or historical. Scholars of
theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular
culture, religion, history, and non-western traditions are encouraged to
apply. Since the conference is in New Orleans, any papers relating to
festivals and faires in the city or Louisiana are greatly appreciated.

CFP: [Theatre] CFP

Tuesday, October 7, 2008 - 10:49am
Bernadette Cantrall

Issue 14: Sense & Sensation
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 31st January, 2009
Send to:

“Ah well! It means much the same thing,” said the Duchess, digging her
sharp little chin into Alice’s shoulder as she added, “and the moral of
THAT is â€"‘Take care of the sense, and the sounds will take care of
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland.

"To the senseless nothing is more maddening than sense."
Aldous Huxley, Island

CFP: [Theatre] Atlantic Performances: Race and Forgetting ACLA 2009 seminar

Saturday, October 4, 2008 - 3:03pm
Andrea Opitz

American Comparative Literature Association
March 26-29, 2009
Harvard University

Seminar: "Atlantic Performances: Race and Forgetting"
Co-chairs: Ryan Burt and Andrea Opitz

**Submission deadline: November 1, 2008**

This seminar considers the relationship between cultural performance and processes of historical
production in the modern and contemporary Transatlantic. What role have street performance
and theater played in anti-colonial/imperial struggles? How do local performances recast our
understanding of both racial formation and minority cultural practices?

UPDATE: [Theatre] Obliterature: The Art of Creative Destruction &ndash;&ndash; GEO Conference in Kirksville, MO

Saturday, October 4, 2008 - 1:46am
Tamara Sack

Due to unforeseen scheduling problems, we have had to move the date of
the conference. Instead of April 10-11, our conference will now take
place April 3-4. We are sorry about the inconvenience.

I am reposting the entire CFP in this update with all the correct and
current information. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


The Graduate English Organization of Truman State University is proud to
announce the call for papers for their annual conference April 3-4, 2009!