Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare Using Non-traditional Texts
BOOK PROJECT AND SPECIAL JOURNAL ISSUE ON PERFORMANCE
[Selected essays from the special issue and other essays will subsequently be published as an edited volume from a major academic publisher in 2018, following the publication of the issue]
The New England Theatre Conference is soliciting papers for its 65th annual convention that address this year’s theme, “Theatre is Alive! New Approaches, Ideas, and Practices Keeping Theatre Relevant Today.” The Convention will be held in Westford, MA, the weekend of October 28-30, 2016. All papers that address the convention theme are encouraged and welcome.
In criticism, relying on character study or treating Shakespearean characters as real
people, has often been censured. But, in performance, where actors especially need to
get under the skin of the characters they portray, Shakespearean personae do exhibit
some kind of biographical reality.
Historical English poetic comparison with Pakistani Poetical forms in Wordsworth and Shinwari’s poetry
Ph.M Scholar, Department of English Language and literature,
The University of Lahore, Lahore-Pakistan
Mob: +92 3366317543
Performance philosophy has been in development for the past decade as an interdisciplinary approach to performance studies. The contemporary global reality and political-economic situations have called forth performances that operate within new frames of reference and use new technologies. Understanding the complex politics of these new performances requires a fresh theorizing, a specifically contemporary philosophy of performance. The ‘crossover’ of performance and philosophy hybridizes the spaces between and around the two ‘conceptual personae’ (Deleuze and Guattari). The present areas of conceptual interrogation include radical interventionist studies of existing philosophies to place performance into perspective.
Baltimore, Maryland, has been the home of several important African American authors, including Frederick Douglass and Frances E. W. Harper. In addition to these major writers who influenced the emergence of African American protest literature of the tumultuous nineteenth century, there are several other significant writers of prose and poetry who have lived in the city and created African American literature. Notable examples include Zora Neale Hurston, Countee Cullen, Waters Turpin, Eugenia Collier, and Lucille Clifton.
“Reviving History: Contemporary Representations of “The Past” on Page, Stage, and Screen”
Guest edited special issue of The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
Vol. 4 Issue 2 (June 2017)
Michael Kula, University of Washington, Tacoma
As our daily lives have grown more and more dominated by technology and by a corresponding fascination with the “new,” there’s been a counter movement interested in reexamining the ways of “the past.” Whether it is handmade books, craft-made pickles, vintage automobiles, or handlebar mustaches, indeed the cliché often seems true now: what’s old is new again.
26th Annual CDE Conference, Reading, UK,
29 June – 2 July 2017
The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE) is pleased to announce its 26th Annual Conference (29 June - 2 July 2017). It is organized by the Department of Film, Theatre & Television at the University of Reading (UK) and will be held as a residential conference at the University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus.
Nation, Nationhood and Theatre
Inviting proposals for
The 40th Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
October 20–22, 2016
Wright State University Dayton, Ohio
Proposals accepted until August 15, 2016
Dr. Ayanna Thompson, Professor of English at George Washington University
Dr. Curtis Perry, Professor of English at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
114th Annual PAMLA Conference - Pasadena, California
Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, 2016
Extended deadline: July 1, 2016
Panel: “Drama and Society”
Drama has long served as a communal mirror to society, reflecting its habits, aesthetics, politics and cultural norms. This panel seeks to explore the ways in which drama reveals its intricate relationship to society; how does drama (through both text and performance) support, embody and critique the world in which it was created?
Submit proposals online at http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas
Networks, Nodes, and New Approaches to Adaptation Studies
Brigham Young University 24-25 February 2017
The Shakespeare Newsletter seeks submissions of a scholarly nature and scope (4000-6000 words) on contemporary engagements with Shakespeare/Early Modern English Drama and/or Theater. We expect “contemporary engagements” to be understood in the most general of ways, including but not limited to the following: contemporary appropriations, approximations, and adaptations; film; performance; digital media; new theoretical approaches; new pedagogies; popular culture; global Shakespeare; archival encounters. Submissions will undergo double-blind peer-review. One accepted essay will appear in each issue as “The Pendleton Essay,” named after the late SN editor, Thomas Pendleton.
The Great Fire: Reconsidered – Call for Papers
3 September 2016 – Wren Suite, St Paul’s Cathedral
The Great Fire of London has long been held as a watershed moment in London’s history. Over the course of four days in September 1666, an infernal blaze claimed over 13,000 houses, 87 churches and 52 livery halls, and rendered an estimated 70,000 people homeless. Yet while cellars still burned there were whispers at court that the conflagration might actually be ‘the greatest blessing that God ever conferred’ upon King Charles II because it had crippled the ‘rebellious’ City of London; forever opening its gates to royal power.
Call for Papers: New Research in the Early Drama of the Low Countries
International Medieval Congress at Leeds
July 3-6, 2017
The Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society seeks three 20-minute presentations on
any aspect of medieval and early modern Dutch and Flemish drama for a session at the 2017
International Medieval Congress at Leeds.
We particularly encourage papers that focus on the 2017 IMC conference theme of
otherness. The Low Countries seems a particularly fruitful area of focus for this theme, as they
spent much of the Middle Ages as perpetual “others” with fluid boundaries and constant