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Violent Masculinities in Early Modern Literature and Culture--Edited Collection (Abstracts due 6/20/2011)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 2:46pm
Catherine Thomas and Jennifer Feather

How does understanding violence and masculinity as interrelated illuminate intersections between religious, national, sexual, ranked, or racial identities? Excellent scholarship in gender studies over the past several decades has emphasized the extent to which masculinity has been an under-examined norm and stressed the many forms masculinity takes in the early modern period. This collection builds on those efforts by interrogating how masculinity and violence are specifically linked and by considering the ways multiple identity categories simultaneously influence constructions of masculinity.

Shakespeare and Tyranny

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 4:03am
University of Murcia, Spain


University of Murcia, Spain

12-14 December 2011

CFP: Shakespearean Reverie, 6-8 October, 2011

Sunday, May 8, 2011 - 10:28pm
University of Southern Queensland

CFP: "Shakespearean Reverie" (Toowoomba, Australia, 6-8 October, 2011)

The Shakespeare in the Park Festival is a highlight on the cultural calendar of the scenic Darling Downs in Queensland, Australia. In 2011, the Festival has moved to October, to follow the famous Carnival of Flowers, making the parkland venue even more appealing than ever before. For the first time, an academic symposium is being held in conjunction with the Festival on 6-8 October, 2011. The symposium theme is Shakespearean Reverie. Confirmed keynotes for this event are:

Comedies of Capitalism: Theatre History and the Future(s) of Happiness [DEADLINE: May 30, 2011]

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 11:18pm
ASTR 2011 [Montreal, Canada, Nov 17-20, 2011

CFP: Comedies of Capitalism: Theatre History and the Future(s) of Happiness (ASTR 2011)

We are seeking participants for a hybrid roundtable/reading group on comedic representations of capitalism and Liberalism in theatre and drama, as well as economic self-interest as the precondition for the production of theatre since the Renaissance.

"Reading Paratext: the Economies of 19th-Century Play Publishing" Due 5/30 (Conference 11/11)

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 10:31pm
American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR)

This alternative-format session is a contemplative "show and tell" in which panelists discuss the same 4 examples of 19th century playscript paratext, the "extra" printed matter around the playtext: title-page, catalogue, advertisement, and character list. Exploring how paratext can open new angles on cultural and economic contexts, the session borrows the model of historical-structural scrutiny in Gerard Genette's influential study, Paratexts, for the case of playscripts, and builds on studies of the intersections of theatre and publishing (J.S. Peters, D.S. Kastan, W.B. Worthen).

Corporate Cultures: Contemporary Economies of Cultural Performance--ASTR Working Group (11/17-11/20/2011)

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 11:45am
American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR)

Corporate Cultures: Contemporary Economies of Cultural Performance

Conveners: Eero Laine, Carly Griffin Smith, Peter Zazzali

Corporate interest in the cultural marketplace has created a complex network of distribution and consumption in the global economy. This has become increasingly apparent in the fields of theatre and performance; from the Disneyfication of Broadway, to political rallies sponsored by media companies, to performances of individuality on social networking sites, live and mediatized corporate cultural performances are expanding the field of cultural production to accommodate increasingly diverse interests.