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CFP: [Theatre] Masculinity and Theater (4/15/08; MMLA Minneapolis 11/13/08-11/16/08)

Saturday, February 2, 2008 - 2:25am
Samuel Park

CFP: Masculinity and Theater (4/15/08; MMLA Minneapolis 11/13/08-11/16/08)

Papers welcome for the permanent panel Gender Studies: Male, on the theme of "Masculinity and
Theater," held during the Midwest Modern Language Association conference in Minneapolis,
Minnesota, Nov. 13-16. Deadline: April 15.

UPDATE: [Theatre] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference

Friday, February 1, 2008 - 4:00pm
Jill E. Anderson

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:

UPDATE: [Theatre] ATHE PSFG Emerging Scholarsâ Panel: Difficult Dialogues: Theatre and the Art of Engagement (2/15/08)

Friday, February 1, 2008 - 12:18pm
Louise Owen

CFP: Performance Studies Focus Group ATHE, 31 July-3 August 2008
Emerging Scholars’ Panel: Difficult Dialogues: Theatre and the Art of

The Performance Studies Focus Group at the Association of Theatre in
Higher Education (ATHE) conference invites submissions of papers for its
Emerging Scholars’ Panel. The theme of the conference is Difficult
Dialogues: Theatre and the Art of Engagement, and it takes place at the
Grand Hyatt Hotel in Denver, Colorado from 31 July to 3 August 2008.

CFP: [Theatre] Catholic Theatre Conference

Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 11:27pm
Kevin Wetmore

2008 Catholic Theatre Conference

Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA

Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 April 2008

CFP: [Theatre] Critically Forgotten (grad) (2/15/08; (dis)junctions, 4/11/08-4/12/08)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 5:15am
Susana Brower

CFP: Critically Forgotten (grad) (2/15/08; (dis)junctions, 4/11/08-

This call for papers is for a proposed panel to be held at (dis)
junctions, the University of California, Riverside's 15th Annual
Humanities Conference, which will be on April 11-12, 2008. This year's
theme is “Where the Streets are Re-Named.”

CFP: [Theatre] Panel CFP on Trauma and Performance Studies for (dis)junctions Graduate Conference

Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 11:11pm
Helen Lovejoy

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:

CFP: [Theatre] Medieval and Renaissance Drama panel for (dis)junctions graduate conference

Friday, January 25, 2008 - 5:20am
Carl Walker

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:
• Performativity and performance theory
• Anachronism and historical representation
• Metadrama
• Drama and material culture (costumes, props, stages)
• Tudor drama and the transition from "pre-modern" to "early modern"
• Professionalization of the theater
• Renaissance (mis)interpretations of the medieval

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be e-mailed to
by February 16, 2008 (text in the body of the message; please no

CFP: [Theatre] Open Topic: Modern Drama SCMLA San Antonio, TX 03/01/08

Friday, January 25, 2008 - 12:22am
Liz Thompson

Call for Papers:

South Central Modern Language Association
San Antonio, Texas
November 6-8
Theme "Borders"

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 by no later than March 1st, 2008.

Must be an SCMLA member by May 12, 2008 to be included in the program.

Liz Thompson
University of Memphis
Chair: SCMLA Modern Drama Panel

CFP: [Theatre] Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â 11/9/2008)

Monday, January 21, 2008 - 4:43pm
Lauren Holt Matthews

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 woman’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 Women’s Studies Panel seeks paper
proposals that address the ways that femininity has been and is written,
performed, staged, and received in theatrical works.

CFP: [Theatre] ACIS/ MLA 2008: Irish Spectacle

Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 12:33am
Ellen Crowell

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

CFP: [Theatre] Eighteenth International George Sand Conference

Friday, January 18, 2008 - 9:16pm
Anne Marcoline

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:

CFP: [Theatre] UCLA Southland Conference: Genre Matters

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 6:40am
Laura Haupt and Sam See

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

CFP: [Theatre] CFP: Performing Islam/Muslim Realities

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - 8:49pm
Carolyn D. Roark

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).

CFP: [Theatre] Shaw and His Contemporaries

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - 1:22am
Charles Joseph Del Dotto

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)