NeMLA Annual Convention 2017 -- Baltimore, MD (March 22-26)
This call for papers is for those scholars who teach Italian language and literature abroad:
Il giovane d’Annunzio e la fascinazione del teatro
Ebook delle Edizioni Sinestesie, Collana “Il Parlaggio”
Questa raccolta di saggi in formato ebook si propone di valutare un aspetto molto significativo, ma ancora poco indagato, della giovinezza di Gabriele d’Annunzio: la rilevanza del teatro nei suoi anni romani e nella sua prima produzione giornalistica.
"Danza e ricerca. Laboratorio di studi, scritture, visioni" selects original contributions for the 8th issue, scheduled for publication by the end of 2016. D&R is an open access journal edited by Eugenia Casini Ropa and published by the Department of Arts (University of Bologna).
Articles can focus both on contemporary and historical dance. The type of contributions ranges from historiography to theory, to reviews, with an extensive use of research tools deriving from interrelated disciplines such as anthropology, philosophy, sociology and pedagogy. The paper should be written in a language of your choice among Italian, French or English,and the length should be between 25000 and 60000 characters, including spaces.
Call for Papers
Reimagining Beauty and the Beast
One-day Interdisciplinary Conference
University of Bristol
7th September 2016
Dr. Amy Davis, University of Hull
Prof. James Williams, Royal Holloway University of London
This panel seeks proposals that examine the performance of the monstrous on the early modern stage. Performances of the monstrous include but are not limited to deformity, animals, devils, witches, and other supernatural beings performed on stage. Proposals should consider the vibrant medieval iconographic images of the monstrous that continued to stimulate the early modern imagination. Questions to be addressed might include: how did staging the monstrous secure or collpase boundaries between the natural and supernatural realms? Did the monstrous on stage enforce or interrogate political, cultural, or religious authority? How might staging the monstrous call attention to the cultural power of the stage?
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE DRAMA SOCIETY
Call for Papers: Leeds IMC 2017
Passion, Power, and Rhetoric: Latin Influences on Early Drama
The twenty-fourth International Medieval Congress will take place in Leeds, UK, from 3-6 July 2017. The IMC seeks to provide an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of all aspects of Medieval Studies. However, every year, the IMC chooses a special thematic strand which – for 2017 – is ‘Otherness’. This focus has been chosen for its wide application across all centuries and regions and its impact on all disciplines devoted to this epoch.
Call for Articles
Special Issue of http://episteme.revues.org
“But no perfection is so absolute,
That some impurity doth not pollute”
The Rape of Lucrece
Perfection, Pollution, and the Truth of Performance
Greek Drama V
University of British Columbia
July 5-8, 2017
This is a call for papers for Greek Drama V, a conference to be held at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada, from Wednesday 5 July to Saturday 8 July 2017. The conference is the fifth of the periodic Pacific Rim Greek Drama conferences, after Sydney 1982, Christchurch 1992, Sydney 2002, and Wellington 2007. The keynote address will be delivered by Prof. Eric Csapo, University of Sydney.
Transmit, transmute, transduce, transfuse: scientific and medical discourses have long relied upon the prefix “trans” to convey the mutability and permeability of living organisms, distant or tiny objects, and inorganic matter. Change is both a celebrated result of scientific advancements and an ominous harbinger of malignancies, disruptions, and decay. As with the clinical laboratory and astronomical observatory, the theatre serves as a reflexive and generative site of transformations, a place to penetrate barriers and test innovative ideas, approaches, and practices. This working session places transdisciplinarity at the core of its mission to identify and explore meaningful convergences of the fields of science and theatre.
Cato’s daughter; Brutus’ wife. This panel will consider the figure of Porcia in the Renaissance, where she is to be found in a wide range of cultures and genres. From the earliest accounts, Porcia has been something of a a paradox: heroic and vulnerable; the masculine soul who is also the devoted wife. No woman in history can have passed into legend more closely defined by her menfolk; let’s give her some room of her own.
Topics might include, but are certainly not limited to:
National traditions (eg. Spanish lyrical Porcias; French tragic Porcias)
Porcia in the visual arts
Female suicide: strength or weakness?