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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)

CFP: [Theatre] Black Theatre Association - Debut Panel

Friday, January 11, 2008 - 1:16am
Jonathan Shandell

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

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

Thursday, January 10, 2008 - 4:15pm
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:

CFP: [Theatre] LGBTQ Theatre / Debut Panel ATHE

Monday, January 7, 2008 - 9:16pm
Jordan Schildcrout

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.

UPDATE: [Theatre] Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholarship Panel in Music Theatre/Dance

Monday, January 7, 2008 - 3:52pm
Kathryn Edney

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.

CFP: [Theatre]

Sunday, December 23, 2007 - 9:39pm
Vasuki Shanmuganathan

MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH â€" extended deadline 22/01/08
A workshop exploring how life is managed, commodified and objectified
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Munk Centre at the University of Toronto.

CFP: [Theatre] Tennessee Williams Scholars' Conference and Annual Review

Thursday, December 20, 2007 - 5:25pm
Robert Bray


Tennessee Williams Scholars' Conference 2008
Presented in conjunction with the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary

The Historic New Orleans Collection
Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA

Friday, March 28, 2008

UPDATE: [Theatre] Challenging Faith: Intersections of Belief and Doubt in Literature, Composition, and the Profession

Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 6:09pm
Matthew Hurwitz

The English Graduate Organization at the University of New Hampshire
would like to announce that it has extended the deadline for proposal
submissions to its 2008 Graduate Conference entitled “Challenging Faith:
Intersections of Belief and Doubt in Literature, Composition, and the
Profession” to be held March 7-8. The new deadline will be December 22,
2007. Papers on both religious and non-religious topics are encouraged.
We intend the conference to cover all matters of “faith,” understood in
its broadest sense and look forward to a rewarding conference experience
for all. Speakers at this year’s conference will be Patricia Bizzell,