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“Perspectives on Eighteenth-Century Theater and Performance" (SCSECS 2019)

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 12:10pm
Ashley Bender / South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

This panel seeks proposals on theater and performance of the long eighteenth-century, especially those that address the theme of perspective. Essays might consider the way that perspective functioned thematically in plays and other public performances, such as opera, dance, and music, and the ways that perspective (e.g., perspective scenery) affected the material conditions of performance. What perspectives did eighteenth-century audiences have on theater and performance? How did these perspectives in the public discourse shape the drama and performances of the period, and how was eighteenth-century society shaped by these cultural institutions? Submit abstracts of 250-500 words to Ashley Bender at

The Gestures of Diplomacy: Gifts, Ceremony, Body Language (1400-1750)

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:21am
Nathalie Rivere de Carles & Premodern Diplomats Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

Call for Papers The Gestures of Diplomacy: Gifts, Ceremony, Body Language (1400-1750)  

Toulouse, France, 30th May - 1st June 2019.  


Confirmed Keynote speaker:  Ellen R. Welch (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), author of A Theatre of Diplomacy (Penn, 2017)


interdisciplinary symposium: On Criticism

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 10:35am
Platform Journal, Royal Holloway, University London and Royal Central School of Drama and Speech
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 24, 2018

Interdisciplinary Symposium: ‘On Criticism’

Friday 23 November 2018

Royal Central School of Drama and Speech, University of London

Hosted by Royal Holloway‘s Platform Journal

Confirmed keynote speaker: Prof. Sabeth Buchmann, title TBC*

Confirmer Rounttable Participants: Hetain Patel and Sanjoy Roy

Co-organisers: Lisa Moravec, Josephine Leask, and Clio Unger

Highbrow, Lowbrow, No-brow: Research and Aesthetic Values in the Humanities

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 9:51am
Humanities Education and Research Association [HERA]
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 25, 2019

The HERA conference peer review program committee invites proposals for presentations at the 2019 conference. The program committee’s theme is designed to incorporate any and all possible connotations. Our understanding of the tensions and implications of the “highbrow-lowbrow” continuum have existed for as long as the humanities. Although the terms are first associated with the 19th century, connotations of the humanities as possessing elevated, elite, upper class, or even sanctified religious ritual, intellectual, or cultural endeavor may be traced back to ancient times. Similarly, aspects of the humanities variously characterized as being lowly, crude or ordinary, lower class, or even pagan, anti-intellectual, or low class may also be

Call for Articles, Migrations in American Drama and Theater

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:11am
John S. Bak
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Call for Articles


Title: Migrations in American Drama and Theater

Edited by: Ramón Espejo, Josefa Fernandez Martin, Alfonso Ceballos, John S. Bak

Publisher: Brill/Rodopi                                                                                   


Due date for submitted articles: 10 January 2019
Date for acceptance notifications: 15 May 2019

Due date for final (revised and formatted) articles: 1 August 2019


NeMLA creative session: Portuguese and/or Canadian texts: Borders, Postcolonialism, Saudade, and 'the North'

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 12:36pm
Angela Ferreira/University of Alberta
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Call for creative proposals for NeMLA 2018 in Washington D.C. March 21-24, 2019.

This creative session asks participants to write through a Portuguese and/or Canadian perspective in regards to borders, postcolonialism, saudade or 'the North'. The work focuses on understandings of these themes; the idea is to bring together a blend a contemporary national and/or personal views. The participant should write on either Portugal or Canada; there can be a Luso-Canadian view but this is not required for all entries. The goal is to understand and question nationhood through geography (landscapes), politics (economy), and culture (the self and the community).

Chair: Angela Ferreira, University of Alberta

Panel on Historical Fandom

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 1:21pm
PCA, April 17-20, 2019, Washington DC
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

Call for Papers: Panel on Historical Fandom at PCA, April 17-20, 2019, Washington DC