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

updated: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2007 - 2:22pm
Gregory J. Thompson

PCA/ACA 2008
NATIONAL CONFERENCE
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

updated: 
Friday, November 2, 2007 - 9:55pm
Luella Massey

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
Representation.?

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

updated: 
Friday, November 2, 2007 - 5:43pm
Miriam Chirico

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)
ability.

UPDATE: [Theatre] Sarah Kane - A Reassessment

updated: 
Friday, November 2, 2007 - 3:27pm
Anna Harpin

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.

updated: 
Monday, October 22, 2007 - 6:26pm
C. Stamper

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

updated: 
Thursday, October 18, 2007 - 1:07am
Zlatan Filipovic

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)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007 - 10:13pm
Bradley W. Buchanan

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

updated: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007 - 3:11pm
ANNA CAFARO

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: cafaroa_at_bc.edu
Deadline: 10/12/07

CFP: [Theatre] Engaging the (Theatre) Canon

updated: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 9:23pm
Doctoral Theatre Students Association

Engaging the (Theatre) Canon
New York City, 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] The Pretty that Hurts: The Cult of Pain and Violating the Body (Grad Panel, 10/15/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08

updated: 
Monday, October 1, 2007 - 5:36pm
Want Chyi

>From self-mutilation to the rise of plastic surgery; from the Gothic
genre to representations of pain in media and art, how has transgressing
the body yielded consequences for artists and audiences? This panel seeks
critical and creative presentations that explore these questions.

Submit 350-word paper proposals by October 15 to the Southwest Graduate
English Symposium, held at Arizona State University, February 29-March 1,
2008. Please include your name, professional affiliation, home and office
numbers, mailing address, and email address. Also, please include any A/V
requirements with your submission.

CFP: [Theatre] Transgressing the Canon: Giving Literary Credence to the Pulp (Grad Panel, 10/15/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08)

updated: 
Monday, October 1, 2007 - 5:22pm
Want Chyi

Stephen King is one author that has been accused of transgressing the
canon. Is this a fair accusation? What other authors have been said to
commit this violation, and to what end? What are the consequences to the
literary community when standardization is applied to art and
communication? What are the implications of graphic novels and other
genres entering into academic criticism? This panel seeks critical and
creative presentations that explore these questions.

CFP: [Theatre] Hermesâs Tongue: Validity & Challenges of Art as Messenger (Grad Panel, 10/15/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08)

updated: 
Monday, October 1, 2007 - 5:09pm
Want Chyi

What are the challenges of using art to translate a message? How does art
function as a language? What is lost or gained when it is transmitted to
the audience? How does visual/ performance art fit into academia? This
panel seeks critical and creative presentations, including visual and
performance art, which explores these questions.

Submit 350-word paper proposals by October 15 to the Southwest Graduate
English Symposium, held at Arizona State University, February 29-March 1,
2008. Please include your name, professional affiliation, home and office
numbers, mailing address, and email address. Also, please include any A/V
requirements with your submission.

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