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The Editors of _Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and
Appropriation_ are delighted to announce the release of Issue 1.2
(Fall/Winter 2005), our first general issue, at www.borrowers.uga.edu.
CFP: Renaissance Drama, Open Topic, to be held at the South Central MLA, =
Fort Worth, TX, Oct. 26-28, 2006
Please submit abstracts or completed manuscripts by March 15, 2006 to:
Chair: Sim Shattuck,=20
Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, LA 71272
James M. Palmer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
Prairie View A&M University
ja <mailto:james_palmer_at_pvamu.edu> mes_palmer_at_pvamu.edu
We are seeking submissions for a panel on the theme of dramatic transactions. This panel will occur as part of the
Association of English Graduate Students' 19th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, entitled "Trans -- : Negotiation and
Resistance," to be held at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Shakespeare Bulletin, a journal for the study of renaissance drama in
performance, published by the Johns Hopkins University Press, is pleased
formally to announce open registration for the RENAISSANCE DRAMA IN
The conference, to be held November 8-12, 2006 on the University of
Toronto campus, will feature keynote presentations by Ralph Alan Cohen
(Mary Baldwin College and the American Shakespeare Center), Helen
Ostovich (McMaster University), and Paul Yachnin (McGill University).
It will conclude with a fully staged theatrical production of Ben
Jonson's Every Man Out of His Humour.
RENAISSANCE DRAMA IN ACTION will give scholars interested in performance
The International Shaw Society announces an International
Bernard Shaw Conference, which will be co-hosted by Brown University
in Providence, Rhode Island, June 8-11, 2006, Asa Messer Emeritus
Professor Don Wilmeth presiding.
TOPICS: Papers (for twenty minute talks) may be on a wide range of
topics and written from any critical perspective but may speak, in
acknowledgment of Shaw's impending 150th birthday, of his longevity
as a canonical author and challenges to that, of the contributions he
and his works have made to a wide range of cultural fields, including
the theater of course, of whatever problematics he and his works
anticipated and/or exemplify, and in answer to the question of
"George Bernard Shaw at 150: Theater, Criticism, Contemporaneity"
Special Session at MLA 2006
Now Sponsored by the International Shaw Society (ISS)
The last two decades have seen three significant paradigm shifts. First,
there is a movement to deconstruct in order to reconstruct the super
physical world of consciousness in relation to the post human body - data
made flesh. Secondly, the academic disciplines commonly grouped under the
headings of humanities and arts have seen a shift from the textual to the
performative. The arts and humanities have in common that they study
expressions of the experience of being human. It is precisely that
experience that is at the centre of the third paradigm shift, in the
interdisciplinary scientific study of consciousness. The insights of
consciousness studies are important to performance and theatre on at least
Call for Papers
CFP: "Feminist Perspectives on (British) Renaissance Drama"
Session at the 60th Annual Convention of the
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
October 12 - 14, 2006
Twenty-minute papers that address any topic
pertaining to the theme of the panel.
Submit a 300-500 word abstract or proposal by email
to Ruben Espinosa, ruben.espinosa_at_colorado.edu. The deadline
for submitting abstracts is March 1, 2006. Notification
will be given by March 15th.
For more information on the RMMLA convention, visit
Folklore and dramatic literature
The American Folklore Society sponsors a special session at the annual
meeting of the MLA. In 2006, we invite papers that consider the relationship
between folklore and dramatic literature, including how folklore is employed
Contemporary theatre practice has reached out to incorporate traditional
elements in playwrights¹ search for something new or fresh. Recent examples
include Mary Zimmerman¹s conceptualization of Greek myth in Metamorphoses
and the adoption of puppets in Avenue Q. The inclusion of elements of
tradition goes farther than just subject matter or a gimmick: folklore makes