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CFP: Live Comedy Audiences (11/30/06; collection)

updated: 
Monday, November 13, 2006 - 4:14am
full name / name of organization: 
Batalion, Judith

Live Comedy and Its Audiences

Seeking contributions for an anthology that explores live comedy audiences.=
 The book will include contributions by both scholars and comedians, and wi=
ll focus on the dynamics of audience behaviour. The anthology will cover th=
emes including: cultural and historical differences in comedy audience prac=
tice; the architecture of the audience; the reception of 'low' versus 'high=
' and live versus televised comedy; the subjectivity of audience members an=
d the spread of affect; the two-way relationship between joker and listener=
; and the comedy club as a distinct spatial and emotional environment. Addi=
tional topics also welcome.=20

CFP: The Role of Religious Performance in Rebuilding Communities (12/15/06; 7/24/07)

updated: 
Monday, November 13, 2006 - 4:13am
full name / name of organization: 
jill stevenson
contact email: 

CFP: The Role of Religious Performance in Rebuilding Communities—Past and
Present (opening roundtable)

"Sore Spots": The 2007 Religion and Theatre Preconference
New Orleans, July 24-25, 2007

ATHE's Religion and Theatre Focus Group will open its preconference with a
roundtable entitled "The Role of Religious Performance in Rebuilding
Communities—Past and Present." Participants will offer a 5-10 minute
presentation on a particular instance when religious performance played a
role in rebuilding or regenerating community. Participants will then engage
in a moderate discussion and Q&A with all preconference attendees.

CFP: Staging Race, Staging Place: The Local and the Diasporic (11/20/06; ATHE, 7/25/07-7/26/07)

updated: 
Saturday, November 11, 2006 - 12:36am
full name / name of organization: 
Jason Farman
contact email: 

The Performance Studies Focus Group (PSFG) of the
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)
invites paper submissions for its 5th annual
preconference, entitled "Regeneration and Return:
Performance Studies in New Orleans," to take place
July 25-26. As generations of performance studies
scholars turn – and return – to New Orleans, we seek a
variety of proposals that address the panel topic
described below. While the city of New Orleans is
central to many of the questions presented here, we
welcome scholarship that employs various methodologies
and geographic points of entry.

Panel #2: Staging Race, Staging Place: The Local and
the Diasporic

CFP: Performing Identity/Crossing Borders (Cyprus) (12/15/06; 5/3/07-5/5/07)

updated: 
Friday, November 10, 2006 - 11:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
ashok
contact email: 

>>>Call for Presentations<<<

Performing Identity/Crossing Borders
Abstracts due: Dec. 15, 2006
Presentation Venue: Nicosia, Cyprus, May 3-6, 2007

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Wallace, Producing Marginality 141

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CFP: August Wilson's Women (12/1/06; ALA, 5/24/07-5/27/07)

updated: 
Friday, November 10, 2006 - 11:14pm
full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Beaulieu
contact email: 

I am seeking proposals for 10-minute presentations on the topic of women
in August Wilson's cycle of plays. I hope to put together a roundtable
for ALA in Boston (May 24-27, 2007) on the often-unappreciated role
women play in Wilson's depiction of twentieth-century African American
experience.

Please send abstracts of approximately 200 words to
beaulieea_at_appstate.edu by December 1, 2006. I would like to include
short papers on 6 or 7 of Wilson's plays, as well as time for discussion
among panelists and audience members.

UPDATE: August Wilson issue of College Literature (4/15/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Friday, November 10, 2006 - 11:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
Carlton Floyd
contact email: 

Manuscripts from 5,000 to 10,000 words that reflect on August Wilson's
legacy and contribution to American culture are invited for a special
issue of College Literature. The editors—Cynthia Caywood and Carlton
Floyd of the University of San Diego and Marilyn Elkins of California
State University at Los Angeles—welcome contributions from all
disciplines that engage the full complexity of Wilson's work. We
encourage contributors to explore his work in a variety of ways: for
example, Wilson and history, Wilson and performance, performance
history, Wilson and women, Wilson and music, Wilson and folkways,
Wilson and place, Wilson and the migration narrative, Wilson and the

CFP: Latina/o Focus Group Debut Panel (2/1/07; ATHE, 7/26/07-7/29/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - 5:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jon Rossini
contact email: 

CFP: LATINO/A FOCUS GROUP DEBUT PANEL
The Latino/a Focus Group of the Association
for Theatre in Higher Education
(ATHE) invites submissions for its competitively selected Debut
Panel from
scholars who have not yet published articles or presented at
a national
conference. The postmark deadline for submissions is February 1, 2007.
Papers should be an appropriate length for a fifteen-minute presentation
(typically about eight pages) and address Latino/a American or Latin
American subject matter. Transnational, comparative, and diasporic
approaches are welcome.

CFP: Dance &amp; Culture (11/14/06; 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - 5:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
Libby Smigel

CALL FOR PROPOSALS - "Dance and Culture" Area of the annual joint conference of the
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Boston, Massachusetts
Boston Marriott Copley Place
April 4-7, 2007
   
  Papers, Lec/Dems, Panels, Roundtables, Film Screenings, Other Formats
  Deadline for proposals: November 14, 2006
Contact: Libby Smigel MFA PhD, DanceAndCulture_at_gmail.com & Smigel_at_gwu.edu

CFP: Journal of Drama Studies (11/30/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2006 - 5:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
Bhim Dahiya
contact email: 

CFP: Journal of Drama Studies (11/30/06); journal issue)

Journal of Drama Studies (biannual)

Call For Submissions

Though open to world drama from any period, provided written/translated in English, submissions are invited on the Anglo-American drama and the Modern European Drama.

Submission Guidelines:

Preferred length of essays is 8-15 pages (double spaced, Times New Roman, Font 12) typed in MS-Word format. Follow MLA style, with endnotes and work cited at the end of the paper.

The papers will be peer reviewed by the experts.

Send one hard copy and a CD of your complete submission.

Provide a bibliographical headnote to be included in the list of contributors.

UPDATE: The &quot;Drama&quot; of James Purdy (1/1/07; ALA, 5/24/07-5/27/07)

updated: 
Monday, November 6, 2006 - 1:37am
full name / name of organization: 
mybennett_at_english.umass.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

"The "Drama" of James Purdy"

American Literature Association (ALA) Conference
Westin Copley Place
Boston Massachusetts
May 24-27, 2007

The James Purdy Society will sponsor a session at the 18th Annual ALA
conference. Individuals whose proposals are accepted will join some of the
nation's leading James Purdy scholars for 15-20 minute presentations to
explore multiple facets of this major American author's dramatic works.

UPDATE: Victorian Dramas (UK) (11/15/06; 1/27/07)

updated: 
Friday, November 3, 2006 - 11:41pm
full name / name of organization: 
KJMattacks_at_aol.com
contact email: 

Call for papers - Victorian Dramas Interdisciplinary Conference to be held =20
at the University of Worcester on Jan 27th 2007. Keynote speakers: Kate Newe=
y, =20
Jackie Bratton & David Mayer. Proposals for 20min papers on any aspect of=20
Victorian Drama, especially gesture, e-resources, adaptations, publishing=20
practices, melodrama, themed papers reflecting the resources in The Victori=
an=20
Plays Project. For more details visit _www.worc.ac.uk/victorian_=20
(http://www.worc.ac.uk/victorian) or e-mail _k.mattacks@worc.ac.uk_=20

UPDATE: MATC articles-in-progress workshop (11/15/06; MATC, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

updated: 
Friday, November 3, 2006 - 11:41pm
full name / name of organization: 
Magelssen, Scott

Mid-America Theatre Conference 2007
CHANGING THEATRICAL LANDSCAPES:
MAPPING NEW DIRECTIONS IN HISTORY, PEDAGOGY AND PRACTICE FOR THE 21ST
CENTURY
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Minneapolis, March 1-4
www.matc.us

ARTICLES IN PROGRESS WORKSHOP

The MATC Theatre History Symposium is pleased to offer a workshop for
scholars with articles or reviews in progress. Workshop facilitators
scheduled to appear include editors from:

Theatre Journal
Theatre Topics
Theatre History Studies
Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism
Baylor Journal of Theater and Performance

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