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The Prison Theatre Reader

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 9:43am
Stephen Ogheneruro Okpadah
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The exploration of prison is not new in literature and theatre. It is one in which convicts tell their stories from the inside. Here, the detained locate their experiences and conditions of prison. According to Arnold Erickson, prison has been a fertile setting for Artists, Musicians and Writers alike. Prisoners have produced hundreds of works that encompassed a wide range of literature books describing the prison experience. Modernist literature and theatre with its eclecticism saw the upsurge in the prison narrative. While Tennessee Williams’ Not about Nightingales establishes the prison genre, John Herbert’s Fortune and Men’s Eyes focuses on the harsh treatment of imprisoned homosexuals.

Worldview Critical Edition of William Congreve’s The Way of the World

updated: 
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 3:31am
Worldview Publications
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 5, 2020

Although the ascendancy of Charles II on the English throne in 1660 was a restoration of Stuart hegemony, thereby giving the latter half of the seventeenth century its name, in reality the age heralded a new mode of living quite different from the one that existed in the pre-Civil War era. The culture and social mores that Charles II had imbibed during his exile at France were incorporated into English lifestyle with his coronation. The sudden release from Puritan stringency that had characterised life under Cromwell resulted in a general relaxation of morality that affected the dynamics of love, marriage, and human conduct.

Critical Approaches to Arts Administration in the New Millenium

updated: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:42am
Alicia Jay / Indiana State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020

Critical Approaches to Arts Administration in the New Millenium 

Edited by Winter Phong, Ph.D. and Alicia Jay, Ph.D. 

Danza e ricerca. Laboratorio, di studi, scritture, visioni

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:05pm
Danza e ricerca. Laboratorio, di studi, scritture, visioni
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021

Call for papers

«Danza e ricerca. Laboratorio di studi, scritture, visioni», n.13, 2021

 

«Danza e ricerca. Laboratorio di studi, scritture, visioni» is soliciting original contributions for its 13th issue, scheduled for publication by the end of 2021. «Danza e ricerca. Laboratorio di studi, scritture, visioni» is an open access journal directed by Elena Cervellati and Elena Randi and published by the Department of Arts (University of Bologna).

 

Edited book on “Theatre-Fiction”

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:04pm
Dr. Graham Wolfe / National University of Singapore
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Seeking proposals for an edited book of chapters on “theatre-fiction”, i.e. novels and stories about theatre.

 

Edited Volume: The Dynamics of Folklore and Orature in Culture

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:01pm
SDM Govt PG College Doiwala, Dehradun, India
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The Department of English, SDM Govt. PG College, Doiwala, Dehradun, India is bringing out an edited book volume titled "The Dynamics of Folklore and Orature in Culture". The sub-themes below are only suggestive of the area and are in no way restrictive. Essays with other relevant themes are also welcome.

• Interpreting Folklores
• Representation of ‘Folk’ in World Literature
• Linkage of Folklore with History
• Folk-Forms as Sites of Protest
• Gender and Folklore
• Preservation of Folk-Forms, Culture and Oral Narratives
• Language-Death and Preservation of Endangered Languages
• Folklore in Contemporary Milieu
• Nation and National Consciousness in Folklore

Staging Motherhood: Representations of the Maternal in 21st Century North American Theatre

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 4:28pm
Lynn Deboeck & Aoise Stratford
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

We are currently seeking abstracts for an edited volume on representations of motherhood in 21st Century North American theatre and performance (which we take to include Canada and Mexico, as well as the United States and its territories).

 

Special Issue of "Illuminated" Video Articles

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:31pm
Journal of Embodied Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

JOURNAL OF EMBODIED RESEARCH
jer.openlibhums.org

CFP for JER 4.2 (2021):
SPECIAL ISSUE OF “ILLUMINATED” VIDEO ARTICLES 

For those of us who are in social isolation but otherwise well, this may be a time to undertake further work with our existing video archives. We may not be able to generate new moments together, but we can certainly look back at the video we have created and further unfold its meanings. With this in mind, JER proposes a special issue on “illuminated video.”

Submissions to this special issue should follow three parameters:

Italian Theatre and its Publics: 1500-Present

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:30pm
Lauren Surovi / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Panel Session in Italian / Cultural Studies and Media Studies at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention Chairs

Lauren Surovi (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Corie Marshall (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Abstract

Modern Drama Special Issue: New Approaches to Harold Pinter (Deadline Extended)

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:24pm
Matthew Roberts
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Modern Drama

Call for Papers

Special Issue for Fall 2021: New Approaches to Harold Pinter

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to extend the submissions deadline for the special issue of Modern Drama, "New Approaches to Harold Pinter."

Modern Drama Special Issue: New Approaches to Harold Pinter (Deadline Extended)

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:24pm
Matthew Roberts
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Modern Drama

Call for Papers

Special Issue for Fall 2021: New Approaches to Harold Pinter

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to extend the submissions deadline for the special issue of Modern Drama, "New Approaches to Harold Pinter."

Seminar on global Shakespeare, Austin, 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 2:43pm
Shakespeare Association of America
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

You are cordially invited to join us at the Shakespeare Association of America's 2021 conference in Austin, Texas, 31 March - 3 April 2021  Seminar: Embodying Differences in Global Shakespearean Performance The ethics of embodied difference intersect with global frames for filming and performing Shakespeare in the twenty-first century. How do categories of race, gender, sexuality, and disability put pressure on artists’ and audiences’ claims about ethical and political gains of global Shakespeare? This seminar invites contributions that examine identity politics in the production and global reception of adaptations. 
Alexa Alice Joubin (George Washington University)
Elizabeth Pentland (York University)

Conference on Hamlet and the Nordic countries, November 12-14, 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 10:45am
University of Gothenburg
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

Hamlet and the North: Origins, Exchanges and Appropriations The story of Shakespeare’s Nordic play is also, inevitably, one of cultural exchanges before, during and after the early modern period. From its origins in Nordic tradition to its re-introduction in the Nordic countries through Shakespeare’s play, the story of Hamlet from the middle ages to present time is inextricably bound up with Nordic history and culture. This conference, co-hosted by the Nordic Shakespeare Society and the Early Modern Seminar at the University of Gothenburg, is the first to explore the specific Nordic dimensions of Hamlet.

English Theatre Culture 1660-1737 Online Symposium #1: Forms, Genres and Conventions

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:41am
Departments of Theatre Studies and English and American Studies, Masaryk University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

The Department of Theatre Studies and the Department of English and American Studies, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic are pleased to announce a series of international symposia on English Theatre Culture 1660–1737. The overarching theme of the first symposium is Forms, Genres and Conventions.

Collection on England and/in Europe on the Early Modern Stage

updated: 
Monday, August 17, 2020 - 11:12am
Matteo Pangallo
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

Dr. Scott Oldenburg and Dr. Matteo Pangallo are seeking essay proposals for a prospective collection of essays tentatively titled None a Stranger There: England and/ in Europe on the Early Modern Stage.

This volume will gather together scholarship (theater history, performance study, literary criticism, literary history, etc.) about early modern English drama, written in response to, reflecting upon, or in light of Brexit and the debates that it has provoked. Some of the themes or topics that the essays might address include:

CALL FOR ESSAYS AND INTERVIEWS - Routledge Guide to Alternative Careers in the Performing Arts

updated: 
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 6:08pm
Jason Dorwart, PhD, Oberlin College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 12, 2020

NEW DEADLINE This CFP was first sent last year but the book was delayed and is now under contract for 2021 publication.

This is a call for essays and interviews for a book titled “Alternative Careers for the Performing Arts,” a new book in Routledge's "PERFORM: Succeeding as a Creative Professional" series, which will explore possibilities for making use of a theatre education.

Playing with What Is There: Perspectives on the Practice, Habit, or Need of Converting Reality into Theatre, Fiction, or Illusion

updated: 
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 12:48pm
Sidney Homan, English Department, University of Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

 

  

Playing with What Is There: Perspectives on the Practice, Habit, or Need of Converting Reality into

 Theatre, Fiction, or Illusion

 

My proposal here grows out of four earlier efforts to bring essayists together on a single issue: The Audience as Player: Interactive Theatre Over the Years, a double issue of Comparative

Siblings on Stage, Page and Screen

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:34am
Dr Katie Barnett / University of Chester
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 2, 2020

Siblings on Stage, Page and Screen

Virtual Conference

Date: Saturday 16th January 2021

 

Though ubiquitous across stage, page and screen, images of siblings remain an under-researched and under-discussed phenomenon. The relationships, rivalries, conflicts and collaborations between brothers and sisters are frequently overlooked, and yet offer the possibility for fascinating discussion and insight into a wide range of cultural texts.

Book Series Call for Monographs: East-West Encounters in Literature & Cultural Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 3:06am
National Taiwan University Press (NTUP) and University of South Carolina Press (USCP)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

 East-West Encounters in Literature & Cultural Studies

 National Taiwan University Press (NTUP) and University of South Carolina Press (USCP) announce a groundbreaking series: East-West Encounters in Literature & Cultural Studies. This Series seeks scholarly works on intercultural encounters in language, literature, drama, and cultural studies, including East-West precolonial, colonial, modern or contemporary contacts. The Series especially welcomes monographs written in English or other languages translated into English. An anthology of edited essays with a thematic focus is also welcome.  

 Suggested topics include but are not limited to the following:

Journal Special issue: INDIAN WRITING IN ENGLISH

updated: 
Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 10:12am
Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics (JCLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

 JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND AESTHETICS

Vol. 44, No. 1, Spring 2021
(Special Issue on Indian Writing in English)

Guest Editor: Dr. Arunima Ray, Assistant Professor of English,
Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

Madness and Melancholy in Early Modern English Drama (RSA Dublin, April 7-10, 2021)

updated: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 2:58pm
Avi Mendelson / RSA Conference, Dublin, 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 10, 2020

Few people know about Kelly Thomas, a homeless man diagnosed with schizophrenia who, in 2011, was beaten to death in Orange County by six police officers. Thomas was unarmed. All the officers were acquitted. The way we treat those with mental illness has become of interest to humanities scholars, particularly those working in Disability Studies. Margaret Price’s brave research, in Mad at School, rallies against the exclusion of those with mental disability from academic discourse (and academic life). Scholars of early modern disability have explored various neurodiversity in theater, from figurations of wise fools to imaginings of mad revengers.

Seminar: Shakespeare and the Nature of Utopia/Utopian Nature

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:46pm
European Shakespeare Research Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

European Shakepeare Research Association Conference 2021

3-6 June 2021, Athens, Greece

Call for Seminar Papers: Shakespeare and the Nature of Utopia/Utopian Nature

A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Subversive Performance: essay cluster

updated: 
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 10:59am
York University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

In a brief survey of four 2016 A Midsummer Night’s Dream productions, Katherine Brokaw remarked that, this is, “perhaps of all Shakespeare’s plays, the one that most tempts radical and experimental interpretation. It is at once familiar and other” (Shakespeare Bulletin 35.1, 2017, pp. 148-156). Indeed, A Midsummer Night’s Dream has often been interpreted as a benevolent, cheerful story with airy, glittering fairies, well-meaning mechanicals, and lush natural settings, ending with a vision of natural harmony and social order.

Spaces and Places: 2nd Global Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 1:30pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 4, 2020

Spaces and Places
2nd Global Interdisciplinary Conference
 
Sunday 14th March 2021 - Monday 15th March 2021
Lisbon, Portugal

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