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UPDATE: Shakespeare and the Queen's Men (2/15/06; 10/27/06-10/29/06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
Holger Schott Syme
contact email: 

Keynote speakers announced:

CALL FOR PAPERS
SHAKESPEARE AND THE QUEEN'S MEN CONFERENCE
Toronto, 27-29 Oct 2006 -- Abstracts deadline: February 15, 2006

This major international conference at the University of Toronto is being
organized by the SSHRC-funded "Shakespeare and the Queen's Men" project in
association with Poculi Ludique Societas (PLS). The project, a joint venture
led by Alexandra Johnston (REED, University of Toronto) and Helen Ostovich
(McMaster University), aims to recreate the staging conditions of a
sixteenth-century touring company in order to study and test scholarly
theories about acting styles and repertory through performance practice.

CFP: Dismemberment in Drama / Dismemberment of Drama (3/1/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lance Norman
contact email: 

 From Euripides’ Bacchae to Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus to Sarah
Kane’s Cleansed bodily dismemberment has proven to be a dramatic trope
which transcends period or cultural distinctions. The 2006 M/MLA drama
panel welcomes submissions which critically address the stakes of
dismemberment in drama. This might take the form of an analysis of a
particular play or a contemporary look at dramatic theories of dismemberment
from Nietzsche’s conception of Dionysian drama to Artaud’s Theatre of
Cruelty. Broader approaches from theories of mimesis to performance studies
which work toward the dismemberment of drama as a genre will also be

CFP: Renaissance Drama, Open Topic (3/15/05; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
Palmer,James
contact email: 

CFP: Renaissance Drama, Open Topic, to be held at the South Central MLA, =
Fort Worth, TX, Oct. 26-28, 2006

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Please submit abstracts or completed manuscripts by March 15, 2006 to:

Chair: Sim Shattuck,=20

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, LA 71272

shattuck_at_latech.edu

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James M. Palmer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
Prairie View A&M University
ja <mailto:james_palmer_at_pvamu.edu> mes_palmer_at_pvamu.edu

CFP: Dramatic Transactions (grad) (2/20/06; Trans &ndash;&ndash;, 4/7/06&ndash;4/8/06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
Mary-Ann Davis
contact email: 

We are seeking submissions for a panel on the theme of dramatic transactions. This panel will occur as part of the
Association of English Graduate Students' 19th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, entitled "Trans -- : Negotiation and
Resistance," to be held at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

UPDATE: Renaissance Drama in Action (4/30/06; 11/8/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2006 - 11:17pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jeremy Lopez
contact email: 

 
Shakespeare Bulletin, a journal for the study of renaissance drama in
performance, published by the Johns Hopkins University Press, is pleased
formally to announce open registration for the RENAISSANCE DRAMA IN
ACTION conference.
 
The conference, to be held November 8-12, 2006 on the University of
Toronto campus, will feature keynote presentations by Ralph Alan Cohen
(Mary Baldwin College and the American Shakespeare Center), Helen
Ostovich (McMaster University), and Paul Yachnin (McGill University).
It will conclude with a fully staged theatrical production of Ben
Jonson's Every Man Out of His Humour.
 
RENAISSANCE DRAMA IN ACTION will give scholars interested in performance

CFP: Sesquicentennial Shaw: A Conference (3/15/06; 6/8/06-6/11/06)

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
Richard Dietrich

         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

CFP: International Federation for Theatre Research Working Group (UK) (no deadline noted; 8/7/06-8/12/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 11:17pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe
contact email: 

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

CFP: Feminist Perspectives on (British) Renaissance Drama (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:18pm
full name / name of organization: 
Ruben.Espinosa_at_Colorado.EDU

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
Tucson, Arizona

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
http://rmmla.wsu.edu/

CFP: Folklore and Dramatic Literature (3/10/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 7:45pm
full name / name of organization: 
Christie Fox
contact email: 

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
by playwrights.
 
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

CFP: Critical Approaches to the American Musical (3/10/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:50pm
full name / name of organization: 
Warren Hoffman
contact email: 

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)

UPDATE: Breaking It Down: Dance Under Construction VIII (grad) (2/1/06; 4/7/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:50pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dance Under Construction .

Breaking It Down
Dance Under Construction VIII
UC Riverside April 7-8, 2006
Hosted by Department of Dance, UCR

UPDATES:
• Keynote Speaker
• Proposal Deadline Extended
• CFP

*** 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
dance_under_construction_at_yahoo.com.

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