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CFP: Improvisation and Text (3/5/07; 4/5/07-4/7/07)

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 11:59pm
Steph Brown

The Graduate English Students' Association in the University of Virginia's
Department of English would like to invite submissions to our annual
conference, to be held from April 5th to April 7th, 2007.
This conference invites papers that examine the relationship between texts
and the practice of improvisation. Creative works inevitably involve
improvisations of various kinds in their dealings with previous genre
categories, innovations within the formal boundaries of their media, and
even gaps between their own expectations and the end product. How do texts
register these dynamics through moments of improvisation? Is improvisation

CFP: Performance and Spirituality (5/15/07; journal issue)

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 11:59pm

Performance and Spirituality=20
The Journal of the Institute for the Study of Performance and Spirituality=
CFP: "Delineating the Field": Submission Deadline, May 15, 2007.=20
(The Institute for the Study of Performance and Spirituality is an emerging=
research center that operates in association with the Martin E. Segal Theat=
Center of The Graduate Center, of the City University of New York.)=20
Performance and Spirituality=E2=80=94a new peer-reviewed, annually-published=
journal dedicated to examining intersections of new and alternative forms o=
spirituality/religion and theatre/performance=E2=80=94is seeking articles fo=
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CFP: Harold Pinter's The Dumbwaiter (3/19/07; collection)

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 10:34pm
Mary Frances Brewer [ffb]

Papers are sought for a volume on Harold Pinter's The Dumbwaiter to be
edited by Mary Brewer. This collection forms part of a new series -
Dialogue - under the general editorship of Michael J. Meyer of DePaul
University Chicago, which is to be published by Rodopi of Amsterdam and
New York. Expected date of publication for this volume: 2009.

The Dialogue series will offer new and experienced scholars the
opportunity to=20
present alternative readings and approaches to classic texts that have=20
received canonical acceptance in either American or Continental

*Emerging scholars* will be defined by the following criteria:=20

CFP: The Crucible in Performance (3/1/07; MLA '07)

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 10:33pm

CFP: _The Crucible_ in Performance
Special session at MLA 2007 (27-30 December, Chicago).

Soliciting papers treating Miller's play and/or adaptations of it, especially
Robert Ward's opera. While I will consider any proposal, I would especially
like to consider papers treating issues of textual problematics across
adaptations, the performance of allegory, Miller's historiography, or the
relationship between politics, history, and theatre/performance.

One page proposals by 1 March to Erika Olbricht: erika.olbricht at
Finished papers should be 15 - 20 minutes.

Erika Olbricht
Postdoctoral Fellow
Yale University

CFP: The Politics of Cultural Programming (grad) (3/15/07; 9/28/07-9/29/07)

Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:02pm
Robert Gehl

Call For Papers

The first annual Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference at George
Mason University will interrogate the politics of cultural programming
in public spaces.

Institutions within the conference purview include: museums, festivals,
the performing arts, sporting events, multicultural and/or ethnically
specific celebrations, gigs and club nights, and tourist spectacles. Of
special interest is the menu of activities available in specific
localities at any given moment: Of what is this menu comprised? To whom
is it offered? And at what cost?

Questions to be considered may include but are not limited to:

CFP: Renaissance Drama (3/14/07; SCMLA, 11/1/07-11/3/07)

Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:01pm

CFP: Renaissance Drama (Shakespeare on the World Stage), to be held at
the South Central MLA, Memphis, Tennessee, November 1-3, 2007.

This session will examine the ways Shakespeare offers insight into
cultural diversity. We invite proposals that explore any aspect of
Shakespeare on the world stage, including television and film.

Please submit abstracts or completed papers by March 14, 2007 to:

Dr. James M. Palmer
Dept. of Languages and Communication
P.O. Box 519; MS 2220
Prairie View, TX 77446

CFP: For SHAW 28: Shaw and War" (5/15/07; edited volume)

Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:00pm
Richard Dietrich

         Call for Papers for SHAW 28: "Shaw and War." SHAW is "The
Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies" and is published in hard bound in the
Fall. Below the Guest Editor for Volume 28 describes the sorts of
papers she is looking for. Deadline May 15, 2007.

Shaw and War
Lagretta Tallent Lenker, Guest Editor

CFP: Literature & Fashion (3/1/07; RMMLA, 10/4/07-10/6/07)

Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:00pm
Catherine R Mintler

Call for Papers: "Literature & Fashion" Panel
RMMLA Conference, Calgary Alberta, October 4-6, 2007.
          * * * * * * *
The focus of the 2007 RMMLA panel on "Literature & Fashion" is open regarding genre and period; however, we are specifically interested in papers that explore the "materiality" of clothing in shaping the context of identity and in shaping the practices that continually [trans]form identity--or, adversely, impede its transformation or essentialize it--for either/both wearer and observer.
* performance (in any of its many [dis]guises)

UPDATE: JAM 2007, PG Conference: See-Hear-Feel (UK) (1/26/07; 4/20/07)

Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:54am

How do visual media and performance grab our attention? What role does
the body play in our engagement with media texts? How does our perception
of media texts, forms and institutions influence our readings and
 Second call for papers for Journeys Across Media 2007 postgraduate
conference. Please feel free to forward to any early career researchers
or postgraduate students researching film, theatre, television or new
SEE - HEAR - FEEL: Perception and Engagement in Visual Media & Performance
Department of Film, Theatre & Television, University of Reading, Friday 20
April 2007.
Guest Speaker - Yoram Allom, Editorial Director Wallflower Press - 'How to

CFP: Journal of Interactive Drama: Fast-Track Submission (ASAP; journal issue)

Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:53am
Brian David Phillips

Journal of Interactive Drama
Immediate Need for Fast-Track Submissions

The current issue of the Journal of Interactive Drama has space for up to two immediate submissions. See for more information about the journal. The journal considers new submissions at any time but we have an immediate need for pieces for the current issue. Submissions within the next week will be fast-tracked for immediate editorial vetting.


Journal of Interactive Drama