“The philosophy of lying can be full of dark corners” (Saint Augustine, On Lying, 395 A.D.). Over time, in all spheres of the human experience, the attempts to define the concept of ‘lying’ have been numerous and have resulted in a dichotomous relationship with either ‘truth’ or ‘reality’. Both elusive and tempting, lying is a mode of communicate and influence others’ beliefs and behaviours which reveals itself in a wide range of forms: imagination, creation, invention, artifice, (dis)simulation, omission, pretence, change, disfiguration, deception, forgery, manipulation, etc.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Authenticity, Performance, and (‘Post’)Truth in Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media
With Professor Helen Wood (University of Leicester) as keynote speaker
The Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York, is delighted to announce its 8th Annual Postgraduate Symposium on 22 June 2017.
‘WRITING ABOUT CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS: CHALLENGES, PRACTICES, AND COMPLEXITIES’: CALL FOR PAPERS
An international, multi-disciplinary three-day conference to be hosted at the University of Surrey, UK, Friday 20 – Sunday 22 October 2017.
Call for Submissions for Volume Three of New Perspectives in Edward Albee Society, the Official Publication of the Edward Albee Society. (Published annually by Brill from which Volume One, Edward Albee and Absurdism, is now available)
Topic: Edward Albee as Dramatic and Theatrical Innovator
We are seeking essays that explore Albee’s plays for innovations in theatrical style, dramatic structure, creation of great characters (from both a performance and observation of human behavior perspective), and subject matter (e.g., mistreatment of the elderly, reversal of gender roles in conventional marriage, death and dying).
For Early Modern Women, the very act of seeing or being seeing was fraught. Whether in their domestic roles or later as they first appeared on English stages, much was talked about the gaze of the early modern woman and the sway she held over others' gazes. Whether she was catching the eye of a potential lover or looking longingly after her children, her freedom, her future, the language of sight surrounds these women. This panel will look for papers exploring the theatrical power within these depictions of women seeing and being seen. The performative nature of being a woman who must appear chaste while remaining sexually desirable.
Call for Proposals:
Defiant Embodiments in Theatre, Sport, and Performance
A One-Day Symposium and Workshop / TaPRA Performance and the Body Working Group Interim Event, co-funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council
29 April 2017, Brunel University London, Indoor Athletic Centre
Call Deadline: 20 March 2017
Keynote Presentation: Kira O’Reilly, live artist and Lecturer in Ecology and Contemporary Performance, Theatre Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki.
The American Association of Australasian Literary Studies welcomes abstracts for papers on any aspect of literature, film, or performance related to Australia or New Zealand. Particular topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Indigenous issues, immigration, health and well-being, and Australian identity. Comparative projects that engage with Australia in relation to other literatures and cultures are also encouraged.
Submit 250-word abstracts by March 20 to: email@example.com
CALL FOR PAPERS, MLA 2018
The American Literature Society and the American Theatre and Drama Society invite individual proposals for a co-sponsored panel on the theme of “Theatrical Collaboration” at the 2018 MLA convention in New York City (Jan 4-7, 2018).
Performing Shakespeare: Theory & Praxis
Dept. of English
Assam University, Silchar
10th – 14th April 2017