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CFP: [Theatre] PCA/ACA Festivals and Faires

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 - 3:48pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kimberly Tony Korol-Evans

CALL FOR PAPERS The Festivals & Faires area of the Popular Culture
Association invites abstracts for the next annual meeting: MARCH 19 th-22
nd San Francisco Marriott SAN FRANCISCO , CA
The “Festivals & Faires” area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes
submissions on any festival or faireâ€"modern or historical. Specific areas
of interest for this year’s panels include, but are not limited to:
• Burning Man
• Contemporary American Renaissance Festivals & Faires, including
performative panels
• Festivals & Faires from outside of Europe and North America
• Theorizing Festivals & Faires
Deadline for submission of a 250-word abstract is 30 November 2007.

CFP: [Theatre] âAdaptations of Renaissance Drama"

Monday, November 19, 2007 - 11:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
J. Caitlin Finlayson
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CFP: Renaissance Drama â€" “Adaptations of Renaissance Drama”

South Central MLA,
San Antonio, Texas, November 6-8, 2008.

The “Adaptations of Renaissance Drama” panel for the 2008 SCMLA invites
papers that address the appropriation, adaptation, and cross-genre re-
envisioning of Renaissance drama. We invite proposals that explore how
Renaissance plays have been updated and/or staged throughout theatre
history; cross-media adaptations such as film, television, comic books,
and the fine arts; literary adaptations; and trans-cultural adaptations
(e.g. Shakespeare in India).

Please submit abstracts or completed papers by March 14, 2008 to:

UPDATE: [Theatre] "Engaging the (Theatre) Canon" 12/1/07; 4/4/08

Sunday, November 18, 2007 - 9:32pm
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Call for Papers: Engaging the (Theatre) Canon

Graduate Center, April 4, 2008.

Sponsored by the Doctoral Theatre Students Association of the Graduate
Center (CUNY)

The goal of this graduate student conference is to address the concept and
implications of the theatrical canon, or theatrical canons. We seek diverse
and stimulating papers that will investigate how the canon is established,
maintained, exported, imported, or challenged.

CFP: [Theatre] Puppetry International Issue on "Voice and the Puppet", 1/4/08

Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 3:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dassia Posner
contact email: 

Puppetry International seeks articles and interviews for the upcoming issue on the theme “Voice
and the Puppet.” We are looking for papers that address speech in the art of puppetry in live or
mediated performance. Articles can address, but are not limited to, topics such as the
comparative use of the human voice in various puppetry traditions, special training techniques or
creative uses of the voice in puppetry, distortion of the voice by the swazzle and other means,
the application of song, masters of the puppet voice such as the tayu in Bunraku, and
examinations of one or more specific artists/performances that have broken ground in this area

CFP: [Theatre] Shakespeare, The Elizabethans and the Early Modern World

Wednesday, November 7, 2007 - 2:22pm
full name / name of organization: 
Gregory J. Thompson
contact email: 

PCA/ACA 2008
San Francisco Marriot,
San Francisco, California
March 19-22, 2008

Proposals are now being accepted for “Shakespeare, The Elizabethans and
the Early Modern World.” Any and all aspects of culture from this time
period are encouraged. The emphasis is on the “Early Modern World.”
We are interested not only in the literature and drama but other art
forms, technology and material culture from this era. We are also eager
to open the conversation up to interests outside England. We encourage
those with an interest in areas such as Spanish Theatre and literature
before 1700 to make proposals.

CFP: [Theatre] FOOT (Festival of Original Theatre): (En)gendering Performance: Feminism(s) in Representation

Friday, November 2, 2007 - 9:55pm
full name / name of organization: 
Luella Massey
contact email: 

The Graduate Centre for Study of Drama at the University of Toronto is
pleased to announce our annual student-run conference and festival,
the Festival of Original Theatre (FOOT), running from February 28 to
March 1, 2008 at the Drama Centre. Scholars and artists are invited to
submit proposals for papers, performances and workshops for this
year's theme, ?(En)gendering Performance: Feminism(s) in

CFP: [Theatre] "Comedy and Identity" at Comparative Drama Conference, March 2008

Friday, November 2, 2007 - 5:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
Miriam Chirico
contact email: 

Abstracts are invited for the panel enitled “Comedy and the Loss of
Identity” at the 32nd Comparative Drama Conference (Loyola Marymount
University, Los Angeles, March 27-29, 2008 â€" see below). Any scholars
working on dramatic representation (i.e. plays, films, television shows)
of comedy’s ability to deconstruct or undermine identity are invited to
apply to present on this panel.

Examples of identity could include those formed by social, political,
religious, or cultural associations, as well as those aspects more
specifically centered on gender, class, ethnicity, queerness, and (dis)

UPDATE: [Theatre] Sarah Kane - A Reassessment

Friday, November 2, 2007 - 3:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
Anna Harpin
contact email: 

We invite abstracts for short papers for a one-day conference on Sarah
Kane. The conference will be held at the University of Cambridge on 16th
February 2008. This event is jointly organised by the University of
Cambridge, Royal Holloway, and Anglia Ruskin University.

UPDATE: [Theatre] War & the (Re)Invention of Communications & Communities (11/01/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08) Arizona State U.

Monday, October 22, 2007 - 6:26pm
full name / name of organization: 
C. Stamper
contact email: 

War & the (Re)Invention of Communications & Communities (11/01/07;
2/29/08-3/1/08) Arizona State U.

Paper Submission Deadline Extended to Nov. 1, 2007

How does the (re)invention of communications and communities intersect with
issues of war? How can war, totalitarianism, or torture be reconsidered
regarding transmission, translation, and transgression? Examples could
include transmission of information to communities about war via media and
visual images; translation of trauma to the body into writing or speaking;
how literature, art, creative writing, rhetoric, etc. might translate war;
and transgressions against the nation-state, religion, gender, violence, etc.

CFP: [Theory] ACLA: Operation Sedition Is a Go: Democracy and its Discontents

Thursday, October 18, 2007 - 1:07am
full name / name of organization: 
Zlatan Filipovic
contact email: 

Call for Papers for the seminar at the American Comparative
Literature Association Annual Meeting: "Arrivals and Departures"
April 24-27, 2008
Long Beach, CA

Operation Sedition Is a Go!
Democracy and its Discontents

Seminar Organizer: Zlatan Filipovic, Goldsmiths, University of London

“Democracy has always been suicidal, and if there is a to-come for it, it is only on the condition
of thinking life otherwise, life and the force of life.”

â€" Jacques Derrida

CFP: [Theatre] Affectation from the Renaissance to today (Proposed Special Session for MLA, San Francisco 2008)

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 - 10:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
Bradley W. Buchanan
contact email: 

Affectation from the Renaissance to Today. (Proposed Special Session for MLA Annual Convention,
San Francisco 2008.) What makes a person seem “affected” rather than natural, and why should it
matter? Since the concept of affectation became current during the Renaissance (in part thanks to
texts such as Castiglione's The Courtier) many playwrights, philosophers and novelists have tried to
codify and dramatize the difference between "affected" and spontaneous or natural behavior. This
distinction, however, is frequently blurred by the ambiguity of motives and gestures. Indeed, some
might argue that the effort to distinguish between truthful, heartfelt or natural feelings and

CFP: [Theatre] NEMLA 2008 - Call for Papers

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 - 3:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
contact email: 

Dear friends, collegues and italianists from all over the world: last
days to send your abstract to NEMLA Convention 2008.
Here is the session: Literature, Poetry and Theatre.
 This panel invites papers that explore the boundaries among literature,
poetry and theatre in the (second) Twentieth and Twenty-first century
works. Welcome are papers that investigate improvisation as a limit as
well as a common element among the three genres; all kind of relations
between text and its representation in one or more of the considered
genres. Send abstracts to Anna Cafaro, Boston College:
Deadline: 10/12/07