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Shakespeare: Visions of Rome

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 2:38pm
Shakespeare, the journal of the British Shakespeare Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017


Call for Papers

Shakespeare: Visions of Rome


We invite essay submissions (c. 6000 words including notes) for a special issue of Shakespeare, the journal of the British Shakespeare Association, on the topic of Shakespeare: Visions of Rome, planned for publication in 2019.


‘Shakespeare at Play’ -  ANZSA 2018 

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:07pm
Australia and New Zealand Shakespeare Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 4, 2017

‘Shakespeare at Play’ 

ANZSA 2018 

The University of Melbourne 

8-10 February 2018 


Confirmed keynotes: 

Gina Bloom, UC Davis 

Claire M. L. Bourne, Penn State U 

Roslyn L. Knutson, U Arkansas, Little Rock 


20 minute papers are now invited for the Australian and New Zealand Shakespeare Association (ANZSA) biennial conference. Papers might consider (but are not restricted to) these or any related topics: 




early modern plays 

Shakespeare in plays 

Performance Review for Marx-Shakespeare Special Issue

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:36pm
Shakespeare: A Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Call for Papers

For a special issue of Shakespeare: A Journal, marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, we are inviting submissions of reviews, to be published in the Performance section of the journal, in which the reviewer, who is experienced in Marxist Shakespearean criticism, reviews a current Shakespeare theatrical production, film or other form of performance, broadly defined, using a lens that may include historicising, contextualising socially and economically, close-reading form, and reading dialectically. Reference to the situation in our contemporary world as part of the overall argument would be welcome as well.

Literary and Dramatic Representations of Coercion and Consent

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 1:27pm
Kirsten Mendoza/RSA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

 This panel proposes that early modern transformations in rape law placed pressure on issues concerning female self-possession, sexual knowledge, pleasure, and consent and that these tensions were critiqued and, at times, exploited by playwrights and authors of the period. In what ways do sixteenth and seventeenth century poetry, drama, and literature explore the injustices and ambiguities arising from the elision of resistance, coercion, and consent in sexual encounters?

Swollen: Ordinary to Extraordinary Pregnancy and Maternity

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 1:27pm
American Society for Theatre Research, 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Monsters are linked to the female body in scientific discourse through the question of biological reproduction." The capacity of the female body to grow, change, and produce new life has been a simultaneous source of fear and wonder, while incidents of monstrous births and the opacity of those same bodies drove centuries of speculation about how and why the process of reproduction could 'fail.' As medical understands of pregnancy grew, the possibility of non-biological reproduction in the form of Frankenstein’s monster or Stoker’s vampirism opened new frontiers of extraordinary bodies to people the popular imagination. Susan Caldwell, in a different cultural context, refers to the mother goddess in the Hindu Pantheon as a terrifying mother.

Call for Chapters on Macbeth

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:28pm
Salem Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

The editor of Critical Insights: Macbeth for Salem Press is seeking proposals for original critical readings of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. All topics and critical methodologies are welcome, particularly those that employ specific theoretical approaches to engage productively with interpretive problems in the text. At least one essay from each of the following subfields is desired for publication: gender studies, queer studies, postcolonialism, transnational studies, book history, cultural history, ecocriticism, film studies, linguistics, and digital humanities.

Interdisciplinary Shakespeare Beyond Theory

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 8:45am
The Shakespeare Association of Korea
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Interdisciplinary Shakespeare Beyond Theory

The Shakespeare Association of Korea

International Conference


Date: Oct. 27-28, 2017

Place:  Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, South Korea


"Artistic Collaborations," a Special Issue of Ilha do Desterro

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 12:11pm
Ilha do Desterro - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Ilha do Desterro - Call for Papers

Issue v. 71, n. 2 (May 2018)

Special Issue on Artistic Collaborations


Guest Editors:

Maria Rita Drumond Viana, UFSC

Alinne Balduino Pires Fernandes, UFSC

Miriam Haughton, NUI Galway


Joe Orton: 50 Years On

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:43am
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of playwright Joe Orton (1933-1967), the University of Leicester is hosting a one day interdisciplinary symposium on his life and work.

Possible topics include:
• Orton and satire/black
• Orton’s TV plays
• Orton as diarist
• Orton and race
• Orton and crime
• Orton and art
• Orton and film
• Orton and the 1960s
• Gay/Queer Orton
• Orton and Halliwell
• Orton and Leicester
• The Orton industry
• Orton’s influences
(Oscar Wilde, Ronald Firbank,
Jean Genet)
• Orton’s influence (on other
playwrights, novelists,
comedy, art, music)
• Orton’s legacy