Papers are being solicited for the new Musical Theatre and Film area at the Northeast Popular Culture Association Conference to be held October 27 and 28, 2017, at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst.
This area investigates topic central to the understanding of all aspects of musical theatre and film and their reflections and resonances in popular culture. Some topics may include:
◾Divas and Icons
◾Writers, composers, directors and designers
This special session investigates the function of memory in U.S. visual culture, tracing political significance of remembering particular historical events in a contemporary moment. Indeed, judging by recent examples—including Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway sensation Hamilton, Theodore Melfi’s blockbuster Hidden Figures, and John Lewis’s graphic novel trilogy March; the representational backwards-gaze upon the national past seems to enact, at a minimum, influential political critique and, at a maximum potential, art-based activism. We welcome proposals for 15-minute papers that consider the political stakes of memory and remembrance in any visual artifact (broadly defined) that engages U.S. culture.
AATI Palermo June 28 –July 2 2017
The artistic production of Emma Dante and the work of the Compagnia Sud Costa Occidentale
Session Organizer and Chair: Patrizia Comello Perry -BMCC
John Berger Now
12-13th September, 2017 School of Humanities, Canterbury Christ Church University.
Keynote: Professor Vikki Bell (Goldsmiths), Dr Tom Overton (editor, Landscapes and Portraits, currently writing Berger's biography)
Roundtable discussion with Professor John Bowen (York), Professor Tessa McWatt (UEL) and Professor Jeff Wallace (Cardiff Metropolitan)
2018 Conference of the French Shakespeare Society
Paris, Thursday 18 – Saturday 20 January 2018
The Société Française Shakespeare is dedicating its annual conference to “Shakespeare Unbound”. The topic addresses Shakespeare’s propensity to negotiate with dominant ideologies, his ability to break and renew formal and cultural rules and his long-lasting influence in creating innovative dramatic and poetic forms, new words and thoughts, “And all that faith creates or love desires, / Terrible, strange, sublime and beauteous shapes” (Shelley), Prometheus-like.
Evidently Set Forth: God and the Human Stage
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, UK, Saturday 4 November 2017
Offers of papers are invited on aspects of the history and theory of drama, tragedy, drama in Biblical narrative, mystery plays, Biblical dramas, Puritanism and the theatres, and modern drama, including poetic drama, closet drama and studio drama. Performance is within this remit, as also is theo-drama. Papers may adopt a historical or thematic approach, or may discuss individual plays or books, or draw comparisons e.g. as between King Lear and the Book of Job. The CLSG interest is in Exploring Christian and Biblical themes in Literature.
A reminder that applications for the 2017 Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research are due on March 1, 2017. Please see additional information below.
5th International Conference on American Drama and Theater
“Migrations in American Drama and Theater”
Université de Lorraine (Nancy, France)
4 – 6 June 2018
Abstracts due 15 September 2017
2nd and Final CFP Deadline: 5 March 2017
- Anne Fogarty (University College Dublin)
- Stanley E. Gontarski (Florida State University)
- Maebh Long (University of Waikato)
- Arthur Riordan (Improbable Frequency, Slattery’s Sago Saga, The Train)
- Alan Titley (The Dirty Dust, In My Own Words: Flann O'Brien Speaks)
- Joanna Walsh (Vertigo, Hotel, Grow a Pair)