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.
CFP: Marxist Literary Group
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
Topic: The Digital Futures of Marxism
SHAKESPEARE AND TYRANNY:
AN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
University of Murcia, Spain
12-14 December 2011
The Masks of Modernity: Un/covering Global Modernisms
Proposal deadline: May 15, 2011.
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:
Theatrical World(s): An Open Source Theatre Textbook (To be published by the University Press of Florida)
Edited by Dr. Charlie Mitchell, University of Florida
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.
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).
4th Global Conference
Music Metal and Politics: Heavy Metal Generations
Sunday 6th November – Tuesday 8th November 2011
Prague, Czech Republic
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.