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Media(tion) & The Dramatic Text:
Trauma and Performance Studies
Contributors are invited to submit papers that explore the relationship
between the developing and interdiscplinary field of performance studies
and that of trauma studies. How can understandings of performance,
performativity, and performative arts contribute and speak to
contemporary psychological, social, legal and cultural understandings of
violence and trauma?
Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:
Contributors are invited to submit critical works on any drama from
medieval or early modern Britain. These papers may include a variety
of subjects, but some possible areas of interest include:
â€¢ Performativity and performance theory
â€¢ Anachronism and historical representation
â€¢ Drama and material culture (costumes, props, stages)
â€¢ Tudor drama and the transition from "pre-modern" to "early modern"
â€¢ Professionalization of the theater
â€¢ Renaissance (mis)interpretations of the medieval
Abstracts of 250-300 words should be e-mailed to walker.carl_at_gmail.com
by February 16, 2008 (text in the body of the message; please no
Call for Papers:
South Central Modern Language Association
San Antonio, Texas
Seeking papers for the regular session on Modern Drama. This is an open
topic session. Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words to
erthmpsn_at_memphis.edu by no later than March 1st, 2008.
Must be an SCMLA member by May 12, 2008 to be included in the program.
University of Memphis
Chair: SCMLA Modern Drama Panel
Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â€"
Historically the relationship between women and the theater has been a site
of contestation. A womanâ€™s place in the theater, whether as a character,
an actor, an author, or an attendee, often has drawn pointed social and
literary commentary. In keeping with the theme of the 2008 SAMLA
Convention, Drama, the 2008 SAMLA Womenâ€™s Studies Panel seeks paper
proposals that address the ways that femininity has been and is written,
performed, staged, and received in theatrical works.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Modern Language Association (MLA) / (American Conference for Irish
Studies) ACIS panels, 2008, San Francisco.
Papers should explore the role of spectacle in Irish literature and
culture. Possible topics might include the role of spectacle in Irish
modernism, spectacular representations of gender and sexuality, spectacle
and the Irish stage, Irish political spectacle, spectacle and
representations of the Irish landscape.
Please send 200-word abstracts to Ellen Crowell by March 21, 2008. All
panelists must be ACIS and MLA members by July 1, 2008.
Ellen Crowell, Literature Representative, ACIS 2008-10
Call for Papers
Eighteenth International George Sand Conference
The University of California, at Santa Barbara
September 25-27, 2008
Writing, Performance and Theatricality in George Sand's Works
We invite proposals for papers (in French or English) on aspects of the
conference theme,including, but not limited to:
19th Annual UCLA Southland Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers
Conference Title: Genre Matters
Conference Date: Friday, May 16, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Lowell Gallagher, UCLA Department of English
The Baylor Journal of Theatre and Performance (BJTP) seeks submissions
for a special issue titled Performing Islam/Muslim Realities. Conceived
as a collaborative project between the journal and the Arabic Theatre
Working Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research, the
issue is guest edited by Hazem Azmy (University of Warwick, UK) and
Marvin Carlson (Graduate Center of CUNY, US).
Shaw and His Contemporaries
Special Session for 2008 MLA
"The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who
writes about all people and all time."
--The Sanity of Art (1895)
Transverse, the graduate literary journal of the Centre for Comparative
Literature at the University of Toronto, invites submissions of essays and
literary reviews for the next issue (Modern/Post-Modern Drama), to be
published in Spring 2008.
Transverse is a paper-based journal with a pdf version available on-line
CALL FOR PAPERS â€" ATHE 2008
8th ANNUAL BTA DEBUT PANEL
The Black Theatre Association (BTA), a focus group of the Association for
Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), seeks essay submissions for its 8th
Annual Debut Panel. We encourage all graduate students and non-tenured
faculty working on African American theatre and performance studies who
have never presented at ATHE or a national conference to apply. Papers may
consider any aspect of African American dramatic criticism, theatre
history, plays, playwrights, performers, directors, designers, etc. The
highest quality papers will be selected by our distinguished panel of
theatre scholar judges: Harry J. Elam, Jr., Olive H. Palmer Professor in
The 14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the Annual
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, July 17th-19th, 2008.
The keynote speaker will be John T. Edge, director of the Southern
Foodways Alliance and author of numerous books on Southern cuisine,
including Fried Chicken: An American Story.
Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may include:
Call For Papers: Debut Panel
LGBT Theatre / ATHE
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Theatre Focus Group of the
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) invites submissions for
its Debut Panel from scholars who have not yet presented at a national
conference. The deadline for submissions is February 25, 2008.
The Music Theatre/Dance Focus Group of The Association for Theatre in
Higher Education (ATHE) announces its updated call for papers for
the "Music Theatre/Dance Emerging Scholarship Panel", now known as
the "Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholarship Panel in Music
Theatre/Dance" for the 2008 ATHE conference in Denver, CO (July 31 -
August 3, 2008). Dr. Bob Schanke, distinguished scholar and author of
numerous books including *Staging Desire: Queer Readings of American
Theater History*, will serve as the respondent for this panel.