The International Shaw Society announces an International
Bernard Shaw Conference, which will be co-hosted by Brown University
in Providence, Rhode Island, June 8-11, 2006, Asa Messer Emeritus
Professor Don Wilmeth presiding.
TOPICS: Papers (for twenty minute talks) may be on a wide range of
topics and written from any critical perspective but may speak, in
acknowledgment of Shaw's impending 150th birthday, of his longevity
as a canonical author and challenges to that, of the contributions he
and his works have made to a wide range of cultural fields, including
the theater of course, of whatever problematics he and his works
anticipated and/or exemplify, and in answer to the question of
The International Shaw Society announces an International
"George Bernard Shaw at 150: Theater, Criticism, Contemporaneity"
Special Session at MLA 2006
Now Sponsored by the International Shaw Society (ISS)
The last two decades have seen three significant paradigm shifts. First,
there is a movement to deconstruct in order to reconstruct the super
physical world of consciousness in relation to the post human body - data
made flesh. Secondly, the academic disciplines commonly grouped under the
headings of humanities and arts have seen a shift from the textual to the
performative. The arts and humanities have in common that they study
expressions of the experience of being human. It is precisely that
experience that is at the centre of the third paradigm shift, in the
interdisciplinary scientific study of consciousness. The insights of
consciousness studies are important to performance and theatre on at least
Call for Papers
CFP: "Feminist Perspectives on (British) Renaissance Drama"
Session at the 60th Annual Convention of the
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
October 12 - 14, 2006
Twenty-minute papers that address any topic
pertaining to the theme of the panel.
Submit a 300-500 word abstract or proposal by email
to Ruben Espinosa, ruben.espinosa_at_colorado.edu. The deadline
for submitting abstracts is March 1, 2006. Notification
will be given by March 15th.
For more information on the RMMLA convention, visit
Folklore and dramatic literature
The American Folklore Society sponsors a special session at the annual
meeting of the MLA. In 2006, we invite papers that consider the relationship
between folklore and dramatic literature, including how folklore is employed
Contemporary theatre practice has reached out to incorporate traditional
elements in playwrights¹ search for something new or fresh. Recent examples
include Mary Zimmerman¹s conceptualization of Greek myth in Metamorphoses
and the adoption of puppets in Avenue Q. The inclusion of elements of
tradition goes farther than just subject matter or a gimmick: folklore makes
Please forgive cross-posting.
Call for Papers:
Critical Approaches to the American Musical: Papers wanted for a Special
Session at the 2006 MLA Conference in Philadelphia that use a theoretical
lens (ethnic, racial, sexual, etc.) to examine the connection between
aesthetics and thematic content in musical theater texts. 1-page
abstracts due by March 10; Warren Hoffman (whoffman18_at_gmail.com)
Breaking It Down
Dance Under Construction VIII
UC Riverside April 7-8, 2006
Hosted by Department of Dance, UCR
• Keynote Speaker
• Proposal Deadline Extended
*** KEYNOTE SPEAKER ***
We are pleased to announce André Lepecki from NYU's
Department of Performance Studies as the keynote
speaker for Dance Under Construction 2006.
*** Proposal Deadline Extended ***
We have extended the deadline for paper and
performance submissions to February 1, 2006. Please
see the guidelines for abstracts in the CFP. Please
direct correspondence to
CALL FOR PAPERS
Ben Jonson in the 21c
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) Convention
Tucson, AZ 12-14 October 2006 -- Abstracts deadline: March 1, 2006
CFP: book collection (paper proposals deadline 2/15/2006).
Medieval Shakespeare in Performance
edited by Martha W. Driver and Sid Ray
George Bernard Shaw at 150: Theater, Criticism, Contemporanity
SHAKESPEARE BULLETIN, a journal for the study of Shakespeare and other
renaissance drama in performance, is pleased to announce that, beginning
with the Spring 2006 issue, we will be published by the Johns Hopkins
University Press. We are currently looking for theatre reviewers to
contribute to the Summer, Fall, and Winter 2006 issues. Reviews are
assigned by the theatre review editor and generally run 1000-2000 words.
Please contact the theatre review editor, Jeremy Lopez, at
jeremy.lopez_at_utoronto.ca, for submission and editorial guidelines.
"Bridging the Divide: Medieval and Renaissance Performance and
2006 MLA Convention
Philadelphia, December 27-30, 2006
"Periodization" has often limited the ways in which we define, examine, and
theorize performance. This panel invites papers that consider how medieval
and/or renaissance performance challenges
traditional notions of periodization. Periodization is defined broadly in
this context. Papers might suggest how performance bridges such moments as
ancient to early medieval, the High to Late Middle Ages, Medieval to
Renaissance, or pre- to post-Reformation, but papers that examine fresh
definitions, ideas, and theories of periodization are especially encouraged.
CFP: Debut Panel, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Theatre (ATHE)
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Focus Group of the Association
for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) invites submissions for its Debut
Panel from scholars who have not yet published articles or presented at
a national conference. The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2006.
Maria Irene Fornes
This call for papers is for a proposed panel to be
(dis)junctions, the University of California
Annual Humanities Graduate Conference on April 7-8,
Contributors are invited to submit critical works on
the Cuban American dramatist Maria Irene Fornes.
Papers may explore any play and/or issue surrounding
the 20th cent. playwright.
Abstracts of 250 words should be e-mailed to
hmlovejoy_at_yahoo.com by February 1, 2006 (text in the
body of the message; please no attachments).
Proposals sent via snail mail should be postmarked by
February 1, 2006 and sent to: