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Staging Silence from Antiquity to the Renaissance

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:30pm
University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 9, 2025

STAGING SILENCE FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE RENAISSANCE

 

3–4 July 2025 / St John’s College, Cambridge

 

This two-day, in-person conference will explore developing traditions of silence in dramatic texts from antiquity to the Renaissance. Papers are sought from scholars across a range of fields, including classical reception, comparative literature, and medieval and/or early modern English literature. Topics may include:

 

-       mute characters and/or characters who never appear on stage;

-       characters who gain or lose the power of speech (welcoming perspectives e.g. from disability studies);

"Abortion, Single Motherhood, and Adoption Schemes in Magdalene Literature"

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:28pm
Marine Berthiot (LCE Research Laboratory, Lumière Lyon 2 University)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

The panel "Abortion, Single Motherhood, and Adoption Schemes in Magdalene Literature" will take place at the 56th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) organised from March 6 to March 9 in Philadelphia, PA. 

Magdalenism is a structure which was implemented from the mid-seventeenth century to the end of the twentieth century in about 60 European and Europeanised countries around the world. Its objective was to control and fashion femininity, women’s social behaviours, and their sexuality. At a time when abortion was illegal in most countries, Magdalene Laundries and Mother and Baby “Homes” were often seen as a “solution” for unmarried pregnant girls and women.

Shakespeare and Music: Between Time and Timelessness (ESRA 2025)

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 2:26pm
Michelle Assay/University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 2, 2024

Seminar 3 of European Shakespeare Research Asociation Conference in Porto, 9-12 July, 2025

Shakespeare and Music: Between Time and Timelessness

Supported by the RMA Shakespeare and Music Study Group

Convenors:

Michelle Assay, University of Toronto, Canada (michelle.assay@utoronto.ca)

Alina Bottez, University of Bucharest, Romania (alina.bottez@lls.unibuc.ro)

Adaptation's Call to Revolution

updated: 
Monday, July 15, 2024 - 10:42am
Thomas Leitch / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

Adaptation, widely regarded outside the academy as a conservative practice, has been compared to biological evolution by Gary R. Bortolotti, Linda Hutcheon, and Brian Boyd. Although the evolutionary model embraced by these scholars sets itself against reviewers who continue to judge new adaptations as more or less successful copies of familiar texts, it still emphasizes continuity rather than disruption as the rule for textual and cultural adaptation.

NeMLA 2025- Embodying the Revolution: Storytelling and Performance for Social Resilience

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 10:48pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA) 2025
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

Embodying the Resolution: Storytelling and Performance for Social Resilience

(A Creative Panel Session of 56th NeMLA Annual Convention| March 6-9, 2025| Philadelphia, PA)

Abstract submission link: https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/21022

Submission deadline: September 30, 2024


NEMLA 2025 theme is "(R)EVOLUTION”.

NeMLA 2025 - Birth Trauma

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 5:10pm
Laura Lazzari, The Sasso Corbaro Foundation for the Medical Humanities (Switzerland)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

Please consider submitting an abstract for the NeMLA 2025 in Philadelphia.

Perspectives on Opera and the Operatic

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:57pm
Harry Rose/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

In the four hundred years since its invention in Renaissance Florence, opera has become synonymous with the grandiose, the excessive, and the melodramatic, yet it has only gained a foothold in the academy as an object of serious academic study within the past fifty years. Since then, however, an abundance of scholarship has yielded everything from formal musicological readings of operatic works to theoretical inquiries inspired by psychoanalysis into voice and performance. And topics like the relationship between opera and sovereignty in seventeenth century Italy and the appropriation of Wagner by the Third Reich underscore how opera has never been far from the political sphere in the Western world.

NeMLA 2025 Roundtable: To (R)evolve or Not to (R)evolve?: Adaptation, Performance, and Pedagogy of Shakespeare Today

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:54pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2024

Why Shakespeare? Why now? Why here? These important questions come up time and again in academic and performance discussions of the Bard as we grapple with the inherent tensions of studying and producing Shakespeare today. Even the encyclopedia Britannica participates in the ongoing dialogue with an entry—albeit a short one—defending “why is Shakespeare still important today?” In the midst of an ongoing (r)evolution, this roundtable seeks to address the pressing why-now-here questions as they apply to considerations of Shakespeare in all forms with a focus on adaptation, performance, and pedagogy.

Shoreline Shakespeares: 6th ASA Conference (Iloilo, 12/4-6/2024; Deadline 8/31/2024)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:47pm
Asian Shakespeare Association (ASA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

CFP: Shoreline Shakespeares:
6th Conference of the Asian Shakespeare Association (Iloilo, 4-6 December 2024)

A shoreline is a dynamic border, being created, erased, and reshaped by the eternal dance of tide and time. It separates yet connects ecosystems, identities, and civilizations. Shorelines set boundaries but also open gateways to different experiences and perspectives. The shoreline serves as a focal point for exploration, transition, and adaptation. “Shoreline Shakespeares” welcomes papers that examine the literal and metaphorical meanings of the shoreline in Shakespeare and his afterlife. Topics may include, but are not restricted to:

Call for Papers: Theatre Academy: Journal of World Theatre

updated: 
Monday, July 8, 2024 - 5:14am
Theatre Academy: Journal of World Theatre
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

We invite submissions for the fourth issue of Theatre Academy: A Journal of World Theatre which will be published electronically in September. Theatre Academy is indexed in MLA International Bibliography.

* Deadline is the end of July but we strongly advise the potential writers to send their manuscripts in as soon as possible.

* Original works, not published elsewhere or related to theatre in any context will be considered for publication.

* Please note that all manuscripts will be closely examined through Turnitin once they are received by the journal.

Call for chapters for the Art volume in the Routledge Series, "Oceans, Seas and Shorelines: Natural, Cultural Environmental Histories"

updated: 
Monday, July 8, 2024 - 5:05am
Routledge
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2024

* Deadline Extended Until 30 July * 

 

This edited book is intended to be the Art volume in the series Oceans, Seas and Shorelines: Natural, Cultural Environmental Histories edited by Viv Westbrook & Mark Nicholls, published by Routledge. 

As the introduction to the series reads,

Regular Film Reviewers and Cinematic Essays Wanted

updated: 
Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 11:03am
Anna Faktorovich / Anaphora Literary Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2024

The Cinematic Codes Review is seeking reviewers to submit regular tri-annual sets of or single-item reviews of any time of visual content that is of individual interest. Ideas can range from standard reviews with screen shots of recent releases, as well as scholarly reviews of classics. You can review fine art gallery shows, theatrical dramas, or minor films shown at festivals. Reviews can be short (a few hundred words) or very long essays (up to 8,000 words). You can submit a single review, or commit to submitting regular reviews three times per year. The deadlines for the issues are: August 1, December 1, and May 1. Work that arrives after the deadline will be considered for the next issue.

‘Local habitation’ in Shakespeare

updated: 
Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 10:06am
Société Française Shakespeare
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024

The poet’s eye, in fine frenzy rolling, 

Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven; 

And as imagination bodies forth 

The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen 

Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing

local habitation and a name (5.1.17). 

Rewriting and Resisting Response (RRR)

updated: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024 - 12:26pm
Lotfi Salhi, assistant professor of English Literature.
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 8, 2024

 

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 “Rewriting and Resisting Response” (RRR)

April 2024

Call for Papers

New Deadline CFP – IN VIVO ARTS – Issue No. 2

updated: 
Friday, June 28, 2024 - 6:14pm
In Vivo Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2024

[for French and Spanish, see below]

Call for Contributions – IN VIVO ARTS – Issue No. 2

THEME: UNKNOWN(s)

Open Call for Papers - European Journal of Theatre and Performance (EJTP)

updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 1:40pm
European Journal of Theatre and Performance (EJTP)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

Open Call for Papers – European Journal of Theatre and Performance (EJTP)


 

EJTP currently welcomes submissions for the Essays Section for Issue 8. This issue will feature one of EJTP’s “open” Essays Sections (instead of a “themed” one), which means that authors can submit contributions on a topic of their choice. If interested, send your article by 15 July 2024 to ejtp_editors@eastap.com

Strange Bedfellows

updated: 
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 11:16am
Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2024

Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference 2024

Call for Papers: Strange Bedfellows

 

“Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows”

          - William Shakespeare, The Tempest

 

Il Parlaggio - new issue September 2024

updated: 
Friday, June 7, 2024 - 12:16am
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2024

IL PARLAGGIO

ISSN 2280-6849

 

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. We use double blind peer review.

“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”.

The Body in/of Don DeLillo's Plays

updated: 
Thursday, June 6, 2024 - 5:55am
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Announcement: The Body in/of Don DeLillo’s Plays

June 20 – 21, 2024, online

Modern Indian Theatre: Texts and Performances

updated: 
Thursday, June 6, 2024 - 12:55am
Arnab Ray, Sibendu Chakraborty
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

This is a call for papers to be included in the proposed book as chapters. Bloomsbury has shown interest to publish the book. The lists below are indicative and not restrictive. The editors are open to contributions in the field of ‘Modern Indian Theatre’ on playwrights, theatre practitioners, theories, and forms not included in the lists below. Scholars interested to contribute are requested to send their abstracts between 500 and 600 words, with proposed titles, full name/s of contributor/s, and their professional affiliation/s within 15 July 2024. Contributions must be sent to both the editors on their emails.

 

Dr. Arnab Ray : arnabra1@gmail.com

Fall 2024 Conference on Christopher Marlowe’s Plays—“A Marlowe for All Seasons”

updated: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 - 11:20am
Resurgens Theatre Company / Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 5, 2024

Resurgens Theatre Company, along with the Georgia State University Department of English, is pleased to announce our third biennial conference on early modern verse drama by Shakespeare’s contemporaries, “A Marlowe for All Seasons.” We’re calling for papers that examine some aspect of Christopher Marlowe’s plays in performance, from the Elizabethan era through the current day, but also welcome topics involving Marlovian influence on the development of Renaissance drama and/or early modern print culture. The conference will be held on September 20 and 21, 2024 at the historic Pythagoras Masonic Temple (108 E.

Queering Arcadia: the early modern pastoral across gender and genre (RSA Boston 2025)

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2024 - 6:26am
Johann Paccou, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris), for Epistémè
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024

In Richard Barnfield’s The Affectionate Shepheard (1594), the identity of the aptly-named Ganymede, who is gendered as a “boy,” appears to be labile in the eye of the poetic persona: “If thou wilt be my Boy, or else my Bride.” Such indefiniteness surrounding gender identity is typical of early modern English pastoral, which relies on classical precedents to idealise the life of enamoured shepherds in idyllic landscapes. Indefiniteness is also noticeable in the figure of the “amorous girl-boy” Ganymede in Thomas Lodge’s romance Rosalynde (1592), as well as in that of their Shakespearean counterpart in the pastoral comedy As You Like It (c. 1599).

RSA 2025 Margaret Cavendish Society Sponsored Sessions CFP

updated: 
Sunday, June 2, 2024 - 7:02pm
The International Margaret Cavendish Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 29, 2024

The Margaret Cavendish Society will sponsor two or more sessions (panels or roundtables) at the Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. The RSA conference in 2025 will be held jointly with the Shakespeare Assocation of America. 

CFP: IDEAS: Journal of English Literary Studies, Vol. 4, No. 2

updated: 
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - 1:49am
IDEAS: Journal of English Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024

IDEAS: Journal of English Literary Studies, the official scholarly journal of the English Language and Literature Research Association of Türkiye (IDEA), is an international, electronically published, and double blind peer-reviewed journal devoted to English literary studies. The journal aims to provide a highly qualified academic platform for the exchange of diverse critical and original ideas on any aspect of literatures written in English, cultural studies, and literary theory. 

We accept works in the following areas: 

'Who Owns Shakespeare?' - Shakespeare's Globe

updated: 
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 2:29pm
Shakespeare's Globe, London
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 26, 2024

As part of the forthcoming Shakespeare and Race Festival at Shakespeare’s Globe, we are delighted to announce a two-day symposium to be held in London on 25-26 October 2024.  

Our festival theme is ‘Who Owns Shakespeare?’ and aims to examine the contested space that Shakespeare occupies in the world of theatre, academia and the public sphere.

We are inviting paper submissions for individual 45-minute sessions, which includes time for audience Q&A, engaging with the conference theme: ‘Who Owns Shakespeare?: Adaptation, Appropriation, Authority’.

 

Topics may include (but are not limited to) the following: 

 

Adaptation, appropriation, translation

Early modern and modern-day performance 

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