Early Modern Resilience and Resistance: Deadline July 29th, 2019
Call for Abstracts
ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) 2020
Conference Dates: March 19th-22nd 2020, Chicago
Abstract submission deadline: Sept 23, 2019 (9 a.m. EST)
New Perspectives on the Indian New Wave: Fifty Years On
Organizers: Manishita Dass (Royal Holloway, University of London) & Usha Iyer (Stanford University)
The 41st Annual Mid-America Theatre Conference
Embassy Suites Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL
March 5 – 8, 2020
8th Annual Conference on Medieval and Early Modern Studies - Othello's Island 2020
6 to 9 April 2020 - Nicosia, Cyprus
Held annually since 2012, Othello's Island is a multi-disciplinary conference that looks at Medieval, Renaissance and early modern history, literature, art and other culture, held in Nicosia, Cyprus. It brings together a wide range of academics and research students, from all over the world, to discuss their work in what we describe as a multi-disciplinary event.
Session Title: Performing Medieval Drama in the 21st Century (A Panel Discussion) at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University (2020)
Organizer: Kyle A. Thomas (Missouri State University)
Sponsered by the Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society (MRDS)
International Pearl-Poet Society
Call for Papers — ICMS 2020
The International Pearl-Poet Society is sponsoring five sessions and one co-sponsored session with the Medieval Association of the Midwest (MAM) at the 55th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 7-10, 2020) at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. One session is:
The Pearl-poet: Modern Connections, Adaptations, and Evolutions
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 theater has always been a place to push boundaries and explore the borders of what is accepted in society. The Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society invites abstracts for the 2020 Leeds International Medieval Congress on “Borders” to be delivered in a session about crossing different types of borders—be they geographic or social—within the context of drama and performance in the medieval and Renaissance periods.
Topics can include but are not limited to:
International Conference "Translating Performance / Performing Translation"
EUR ArTeC (University Paris 8)
December 12-13-14, 2019
Location: The conference will be held in Laboratoires d’Aubervillers, an art center focusing on experimentation and social practices as well as live creation.
41 Rue Lécuyer, 93300 Aubervilliers
on line 7 of the Parisian métro
The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE) is pleased to announce its 29th Annual Conference (21–24 May 2020). It is organized by the Chair of English Literature at the University of Augsburg and will be held as a residential conference at ‘Haus Sankt Ulrich’ in Augsburg.
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
Call for Papers: Scene 8 (2020) – Special Issue: ‘Performance and Ireland’
Online ISSN 2044-3722
First published in 2013
2 issues per volume
We are seeking proposals for papers focusing on the literature, culture, and social history of the British/Anglophone long-eighteenth century. This general session entertains paper proposals on a wide variety of topics, but with consideration granted to papers that engage with the 2019 conference theme of "Send in the Clowns."
The 117th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) will take place November 14-17, 2019 in San Diego, California.
Please submit 500-word proposals at this web address: https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/17013
“The surface is where most of the action is.”
--James Gibson, The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception
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.
51st Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
March 5-8, 2020
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.
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
Things that go Bump in the Night: Premodern Narratives and Depictions of Spirit Visitation
IMC Leeds 2020
Organizers: Asa Simon Mittman and Thea Tomaini
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
This Regular Session for the South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference welcomes submissions on any aspect of Modern Drama. Proposals addressing the SAMLA 91 conference theme—Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships—particularly as it relates to intersectional identity formations, are especially welcome.
By June 10, 2019, please submit a typed abstract of 250-300 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Ms. Kimber Wiggs, University of South Florida (email@example.com) and Mr. Will Forde-Mazrui, University of South Florida (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We now invite proposals for 20 minute-papers or performative presentations (e.g. poster presentations, show-and-tell etc.) for a one-day symposium on the theme“Classroom Acts: performativity, identity and the emergence of new communities in German language teaching.” The event will be held at the Modern Language Centre at King's College London on Saturday 14th September 2019 and is primarily aimed at teachers of German as a Foreign Language in Higher Education and lecturers in German Studies or Theatre Studies. We also invite submissions from researchers and teachers specialising in related fields, provided the topic is transferable to German language teaching and/or German Studies.
Performance, Religion, and Spirituality
Call for Papers for a special issue, vol. 2, no. 2:
Healing and Reconciliation in Performance and Religion
Call for Papers: ImagiNation: Exploring the American Political Circus
A Special Session at the Pacific and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
November 14 - 17, San Diego, CA
DEADLINE: June 10th
EXTENDED DEADLINE Call for Papers:
2019 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 10-13
151 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Deadline: May 15 2019
The American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriar’s Conference presents: Shakespeare and Ethics in Times of Uncertainty
This session aims at reflecting on the interrelation between theater, performance, diplomacy, and politics. Since theater became theater, plays and performances have reflected, reacted, rejected, denounced, and embraced political turmoil. This panel welcomes papers presenting an interdisciplinary or theoretically grounded analysis of the ways in which theater and/or theatrical audiences react to political turmoil and/or feed institutional discourses that endorse National politics. The multifarious nature of theater escapes unidirectional readings and categorizations: performers, directors, and the very nature of a performance's dialogic form often complicates the way in which jokes, comedy, and meaning are endorsed.
Call for Papers. Panel “Engaging with Audiences and the Dissemination of Knowledge”.
PAMLA Conference (San Diego, California, November 14-17, 2019).
Javier Patiño Loira (UCLA), Presiding Officer.
S. Randolph Edmonds Young Scholars Competition
In recognition of Black Theatre scholar and educator, S. Randolph Edmonds, The Black Theatre Network instituted the S. Randolph Edmonds Young Scholars Competition in 1988.
This competition seeks to encourage research and scholarship in Black Theatre. The competition supports the overall mission of BTN: to expose the beauty and complexity of the inherited theatre work of our African American ancestors as well as preserve and develop Black Theatre’s unique art form.