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Palgrave Macmillan Anthology on Arthur Miller

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:51am
David Palmer, President, The Arthur Miller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Arthur Miller Society
Call for Proposals

A Palgrave Macmillan Anthology on Arthur Miller for the 21st Century

Hamilton: Shaping Discourse in Pop Culture and History (For Better or Worse)

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:43am
Northeast Modern Language Association - 2018 Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton swept the theatre awards season of 2016 for its inventive mix of hip hop, history, political relevance, and casting choices. In the avalanche of accolades that the show was awarded, the critical discourse is only starting to emerge that demonstrates how the show has pioneered many areas, yet does have weaknesses that underpin the framework of the musical. This panel seeks to evaluate the show, the ways it has resonated with audiences, and consider the critical conversation developing outside of traditional theatre scholars. Some possible topics to consider involve the show’s depiction of women, perspectives on U.S.

The Age of Sterne in the 21st Century

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 7:34pm
International Laurence Sterne Foundation, Kazimierz Wielki University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

At the 2nd International Laurence Sterne Conference (26-28 October, Bydgoszcz, Poland) Dr Daniel Cook will be convening the panel "The Age of Sterne in the 21st century". The panel will concentrate on the uses and abuses of the Georgian period - especially, though not exclusively, the 1750s and 1760s (the "Sternean" decades) - in contemporary literature and popular culture. 

Send paper proposals to and; the deadline is 15 July 2017.

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Deadline extended to June 19! SAMLA 89: Modern Drama

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 6:17pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 19, 2017

This session welcomes abstracts on any aspect of Modern Drama. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 89 theme, High Art/Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture, are especially welcome. By July 14, please submit a 250-word word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Aaron Botwick, The Graduate Center, CUNY, at

Modernism on the World Stage

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:10pm
Kevin Riordan / Nanyang Technological University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017


We seek short provocative essays addressing the topic of “Modernism on the World Stage” for a prospective, peer-reviewed cluster on Modernism/modernity’s Print Plus platform.


A Family Matter: A Study of August Wilson’s Plays

Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 1:55am
Annette M. Magid/SUNY Erie Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 29, 2017

August Wilson was a man of vision. While Wilson was committed to portraying the “richness and resilience of the twentieth-century black American life through the medium of drama,”[1] he also set the stage for all Americans to examine their purpose and place in society. In addition to his stage portrayals, Wilson also presented his theories in his lectures such as, “The Ground on which I Stand,” where he identified himself as a “race man.” This focus brings up the question: How are his views on family matters presented in his lectures compared to those depicted in his plays?

Sean O'Casey beyond Irish Nationalism, Louisville Conference

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:17pm
Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

Since the plays of Sean O'Casey are ripe for analysis beyond historical/new historical readings that examine them in light of Irish nationalism, I am seeking abstracts for a possible panel on O'Casey for the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900 ( on February 22-24, 2018.  O'Casey's work, both that which focuses on the years just before and after Irish independence and that written during his years in England, offers varied resources for scholarship from the perspectives of colonialism/postcolonialism, Marxist theory, and gender analysis.

Platform: Journal of Theatre and Performing Arts 'Theatre and the Kitchen' EXTENDED deadline

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 10:49am
Platform: Journal of Theatre and Performing Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Call for Papers PlatformJournal of Theatre and Performing Arts 11.2  Theatre and the Kitchen Food and gastronomy saturate contemporary cultural spheres. From social media’s ‘food porn’, reality television and culinary pop-ups to concept-restaurants and the internationalisation of local cuisines. Arguably, menus have recently become a privileged medium for cultural transfer and appropriation, but food has long been both the signifier and transmitter of emotion, identity, ideology, belonging and wealth.

FsS - Seminari Frammenti sulla Scena

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:23pm
Centro Studi sul Teatro Classico Università degli Studi di Torino
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

CFP - Invito a intervenirescadenza 31 agosto 2017 Università degli Studi di TorinoSeminari universitari di ricerca sul dramma antico frammentario Frammenti sulla ScenaFsS  Il Centro Studi sul Teatro Classico dell'Università di Torino promuove, a margine delle attività didattiche erogate nell'a.a. 2017/2018, un ciclo di seminari a cadenza bimestrale inerenti la ricerca sul dramma frammentario greco e latino dedicati a studenti, dottorandi e professori dell'Università degli Studi di Torino e di altri atenei.Gli interventi ritenuti meritevoli a insindacabile giudizio del Comitato scientifico saranno oggetto di pubblicazione nella collana scientifica Il Carro di Tespi (diretta dal prof.