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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

CFP: Drama Across the Curriculum and Beyond (3/15/07; 4/27/07-4/29/07)

Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:25am
Desiree P Hamburger

Drama Across the Curriculum and Beyond
April 27-29, 2007

Call for Proposal
Deadline March 15, 2007

The forum seeks proposals investigation the relationship between drama
and learning across all curricular areas. The forum aims to address
the following questions:

• What research supports the potential of drama as a learning
• How does drama make connections across curricular content
• How does drama contribute to life long learning?
• What role does drama play in community agencies?

CFP: Hungarian Studies––Open Topic (3/1/07; RMMLA, 10/4/07–10/6/07)

Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:24am
Susan Nyikos

Call for submissions to a special topics panel devoted to Hungarian Studies
at the Rocky Mountain MLA in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, October 4-6, 2007.
The topic for this panel is open and all and any critical approaches to
Hungarian themes are encouraged for 15-20 minutes long presentations. Some
possible themes but not restricted to:

-Hungarian film studies

-race and identity in Hungary before and after WWII

-the Hungarian Medieval thought in the European context

-Shakespeare on the Hungarian stage

-gender studies: history and context in post-Communism

-new directions in the Hungarian literary scene

-Hungarian studies and culture beyond the border

CFP: Romantic Shakespeare (3/1/07; MLA '07)

Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:24am

CFP: Romantic Shakespeare. (3/1/07; MLA '07)

In conjunction with the theme of a future issue of the Shakespeare
Yearbook, "Romantic Shakespeare" the journal seeks abstracts for a
proposed Special Session at the 2007 Annual meeting of the MLA in
Chicago. Proposals are welcome that explore the editing or
interpretation of Shakespeare and early modern literature in the
Romantic period, as well as the impact of early modern literature on
the literary production of writers associated with the English
Romantic Movement.

UPDATE: British Queer Theatres (3/15/07; collection)

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 10:19pm

Alternatives Within the Mainstream II: Queer Theatre in Postwar Britain=20
Critics had been invited to write chapters for a critical study of=20
contemporary British post-war queer theatre. The focus is on bi, trans, gay=
, lesbian=20
identities as represented on the British stage. Keeping in mind that queer=20
identities are fluid and always in a state of flux, defying definitions and=
binary oppositions, articles were invited which examine these identities as=
represented in British drama since 1950.=20
A few of the topics which have been covered:=20
Lesbian theatre=20
Black lesbian theatre [Black in this anthology includes Asian]=20
Gay theatre=20

CFP: Harold Pinter (3/1/07; MLA '07)

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 10:19pm
Hall, Ann C.

The Harold Pinter Society is seeking papers for its panel at the Modern
Language Association in 2007. The topic is an open one. Papers on any
aspect of Harold Pinter's diverse body of work, as well as his influence
and influences are welcome. Send a 100-word abstract with title,
preferred address, phone, and email to Ann C. Hall,, by 3/1/07.


Thank you.


Ann C. Hall

Ohio Dominican University

1216 Sunbury Rd.

Columbus, OH 43219


CFP: Critical Essays on African American Pulitzer Prize Winning Literature (4/30/07; collection)

Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 10:59pm
Yolanda W. Page

Papers are solicited for a collection of critical essays tentatively titled: Crowned with Laurel: Critical Essays on African American Pulitzer Prize Wining Literature . This collection of essays will examine eleven works by African Americans that have won the country's most prestigious award. Those works are:
  1950: Poetry—Annie Allen by Gwendolyn Brooks
  1970: Drama—No Place to Be Somebody by Charles Gordone
  1978: Fiction—Elbow Room by James Alan McPherson
  1982: Drama—A Soldier's Play by Charles Fuller
  1983: Fiction—The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  1987: Fiction—Fences by August Wilson
  1987: Poetry—Thomas and Beulah by Rita Dove
  1988: Fiction—Beloved by Toni Morrison

CFP: Embodying Shakespeare (New Zealand) (9/1/07; 2/7/08-2/10/08)

Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 10:58pm
Brett D. Hirsch

        Australian and New Zealand Shakespeare Association Conference
        7-10 February 2008
        University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Confirmed Speakers:
        Bruce Smith, University of Southern California
        Gail Kern Paster, Folger Shakespeare Library
        Dympna Callaghan, Syracuse University