Science Fiction as a genre is ubiquitous in our culture, dominating popular novels and summer blockbuster movies. Teachers have been quick to note how this pop culture force can draw students into the classroom to discuss ‘high culture’ themes.
Special issue of Victorian Periodicals Review: “The Arts in the Periodical Press”
In recent years, scholars have increasingly begun to study Victorian music, dance, and architecture for what they can illuminate about literary texts or Victorian culture, and as worthy subjects in their own right. This special issue of Victorian Periodicals Review aims to deepen scholarly understanding of how gender, social class, and other considerations complicated the relation of “the Victorians” to art through a focus on the arts in the periodical press.
41st Comparative Drama Conference
Text & Presentation
2017 Keynote Event
A Conversation with Lisa Loomer
April 7, 2017
Call for Papers
This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages.
“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.
"Animating the Early Modern Stage," ACLA Seminar, July 6-9, 2016, Utrecht This seminar will explore what theater and the performing arts contribute to early modern theories of life, the soul, and autonomy. At a time when European philosophers debated the distinction between material bodies and lively bodies, between organic machines and ensouled beings, artists and performers innovated new techniques for bringing stage objects to life through mechanical or human manipulation. We invite contributions that examine a wide array of techniques for “animation” in theater and the performing arts of the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries, from any national/cultural perspective.
Call for Performance Reviews by the David Henry Hwang Society
The David Henry Hwang Society was founded in 2016 at the Comparative Drama Conference with the goal of promoting scholarly examination of Hwang’s theatrical works. Since his first breakout play, FOB, in 1980, David Henry Hwang has proven the most significant and prolific Asian American playwright to date. From the global phenomenon of M. Butterfly and more recent successes with Yellow Face and Chinglish, Hwang has staged stories of the Asian American experience and explored questions of race, culture, and identity.
CFP: Shakespeare and “Accentism”
As part of the ESRA 2017 Congress, “Shakespeare and European Theatrical Cultures: AnAtomizing Text and Stage” (Gdansk, 27-30 July), Dr Carla Della Gatta (University of Southern California, USA) and Dr Adele Lee (University of Greenwich, UK) invite contributions to the following seminar:
“The accent of his tongue affecteth him:” “Accentism” and/in Shakespeare.
We are interested in the best unpublished work in a variety of genres. Please submit no more than five pieces total for consideration. This must be work that has not been published in print or online, including blog posts. Submit your work electronically, following the specific guidelines for the genre.
Please submit the following:
Cover sheet: e-mail document with this information:
Subject line of e-mail: Mayo Review Submission
Your name (as you wish to see it printed in the journal)
While introducing a performance from Hamilton at the recent Tony Awards ceremony, hip hop artist Common described the show as a “gamechanger,” a “cultural phenomenon,” and “simply put... one of the greatest pieces of art ever made.” Indeed it has become hard to talk about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton without resorting to hyperbole, as it appears to be a watershed moment in Broadway theatre and in American cultural history at large.
“Now Let Us Anatomize Shakespeare: Shakespeare-Inspired Ballets in European Ballet Companies”
Convenor: Adeline Chevrier-Bosseau, University of Paris-Est Créteil