TheatreForum: International Theatre Journal is publishing a special section on disability and performance in its upcoming issue. We publish twice a year with bold color photographs, new plays, and articles on innovative and avant-garde stage performances. This fall we are doing a special section on disability on stage. We are looking for 1,000-1,400 word articles on recent theatrical pieces featuring performers with disabilities. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in writing something. Deadline is October 28, 2016. We pay for work we publish. Below are links to some performances we would love to have covered:
Call for Papers
SETC Theatre Symposium Volume 26
“In Other Habits: Theatrical Costume”
DATES: April 7 - 9, 2017
LOCATION: Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA
Theatrical costumes exist in an inescapably intimate relationship with the actor’s body, and contribute significantly to visual meaning-making on stage. What can close analysis of stage clothing reveal about both the intentional creation of meaning, and the underlying assumptions embedded in theatrical practice and costume production? The 2017 Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) Theatre Symposium will focus on the interplay of theatre and costume. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
Southeastern Theatre Conference
Call for Papers for 2017 Young Scholars Award
About the Award:
While introducing a performance from Hamilton at the recent Tony Awards ceremony, hip hop artist Common described the show as a “gamechanger,” a “cultural phenomenon,” and “simply put... one of the greatest pieces of art ever made.” Indeed it has become hard to talk about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton without resorting to hyperbole, as it appears to be a watershed moment in Broadway theatre and in American cultural history at large.
This issue would like to explore the relationship between Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, that of Shakespeare but also his contemporaries, and the representation of Africa, or, from a contextual viewpoint, the perception of the African continent in early modern England. The issue will also discuss 19th-21st c. re-writings, appropriations and adaptations of Shakespeare by African and African-American writers, stage directors and film directors.
Proposals may discuss, among other issues:
Request for Papers
Edited collection for submission to the University of Toronto Press.
Slings & Arrows: Performing Shakespeare as Canada
Edited by Kailin Wright (St. Francis Xavier University), Don Moore (University of Guelph), Andrew Bretz (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Since the advent of new historicism and the later development of cultural materialism, politics have been a topic of interest in early modern literature, and recent studies have asked us to conceive of them in new and broader ways, whether they be environmental, ecological, or cognitive, and to focus on different and overlooked outlets, such as pamphlets, free speech, or emotions.
This panel defines politics as an implementation or projection of governance—by a monarch in a kingdom, the head of a household in a domicile, etc.—and aims to assess early modern literature’s ability to present a wide scope of competing politics or political relations by offering the interpretation and/or voicing of plural or alternate realities.
Conference: American Comparative Literature Association, Annual Meeting
Location: Utrecht, 6-9 July 2017
Panel Title: "International Beckett"
Call for Papers - The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference
THE FINE ART OF LYING: DISGUISE, DISSIMULATION AND COUNTERFEITING IN EARLY MODERN CULTURE
Florence, 7 April 2017
The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence is a one-day interdisciplinary forum open to PhD students and researchers who have obtained their doctorates within the past 5 years.
Dissimulation is but a faint kind of policy, or wisdom; for it asketh a strong wit, and a strong heart, to know when to tell truth, and to do it. Therefore it is the weaker sort of politics, that are the great dissemblers! (Francis Bacon, “Of Dissimulation”)
BEYOND PARTITION: Mediascapes and Literature in Post-colonial India, Pakistan and Bangladesh
Nukhbah Taj Langah (Associate Professor at Forman Christian College University, Lahore, Pakistan
Roshni Sengupta (Lecturer, South Asian Studies, University of Leiden, The Netherlands)