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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference Extended Deadline CFP, Samuel Beckett and the Comedy of Unhappiness

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Monday, June 24, 2019 - 12:16pm
Fergal O'Doherty, Palomar College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS (Extended Deadline!)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Thursday, November 14, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019, Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel, San Diego, California

Conference Theme "Send in the Clowns"

Reading Surfaces in Early Modern England

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Friday, June 14, 2019 - 1:21pm
Alex MacConochie, Megan Bowman/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

“The surface is where most of the action is.”

--James Gibson, The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception

 

Dependent Stages: Knowing in Shakespeare (NeMLA 2020)

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Monday, June 10, 2019 - 12:18pm
John F. Maune / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

A playwright has to build their story within their allotted two hours of stage traffic. We are taken on a guided ride from which we glimpse what the playwright chooses, forming our layers of knowledge through which we are manipulated. Often we are privy to the internal thoughts of a character which contrast with their public utterances: e.g., Rosalind/Ganymede, Angelo, or Richard III. Our prescient view makes Macduff's seemingly banal inquiry about his wife and children emotive fire. Our own knowing is challenged just by taking in a play as we know it is not real, yet we embrace the illusion.

Reality Check: Real Bodies in Performance - Conference Invitation

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:14am
University of York
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Reality Check: Representing Real Bodies in Performance.

10thannual PG Conference at the Department of Theatre, Film and Television

20thJune 2019, University of York, 10.00 – 18.00

Registration free -- please register by 13th June  2019 

 

 

Representations of Irishness in the 21st Century: Boundaries Between Past & Present

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:31am
PAMLA - Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

AbstractThis panel explores representations of Irishness in the 21st Century. From the Belfast Agreement and the “end” of the Northern Ireland Troubles to the Republic’s referenda on divorce, abortion, and marriage equality, the past 25 years present a dynamic and changing society on the island. Recalling Clare Connolly’s introduction to Ireland and Postcolonial Theory, in which she writes of instability of the “boundaries between past and present [...] memory and history, national and international,” this panel examines Irishness in relation to shifting global, political, and cultural contexts as they manifest in texts from the present and recent past in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

NeMLA 2020 Boston Call for Papers: Creating Humanity through Prison Education Programs

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 12:00pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The high cost of a college education and the persistent worries about both immediate and future employment opportunities have resulted in students and their families doubting the value of the humanities, and all too often, the value of a college degree. These pervasive doubts contrast to the many reports and surveys of employers who stress their preferences for hiring graduates with the very traits the study of humanities imbues: creative thinking, team work, empathy, communication skills, and curiosity. Despite the number of closures of humanities programs and the disappearance of colleges dedicated to the liberal arts, one population of potential students for humanities programs continues to grow: prison inmates.

Puppet Theatre: In the Beginning were Puppets An Interdisciplinary Conference held at Salzburg University in Collaboration with the Salzburg Marionette Theatre 30-31 January 2020

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 1:54pm
Salzburg University in Collaboration with the Salzburg Marionette Theatre
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

Puppets are a universal phenomenon that appears in all cultures. Varying in size from the miniscule to the
colossal, puppetry is of an enormous diversity: from rounded (the string puppet or the marionette, the
rod-puppet, the hand- or glove-puppet, the finger-puppet) to flat (the shadow-show, the toy or paper
theatre); from 'living' marionettes and bodies fastened to performers, to 'held' puppets (Japanese Bunraku
theatre), puppets come in all shapes and sizes. Performances involving puppets are no less variegated:
spanning art forms as diverse as folk theatre and élite entertainment, one only needs to recall eighteenthcentury
operas penned for puppets; Gordon Craig's non-naturalistic refashioning of the actor as a

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