The Menstrual is an accessible online literary magazine that publishes written and creative works which discuss, debate, represent and promote radical feminist theory. With a new issue published quarterly, submissions are welcome anytime of the year. Innovative, unique, autonomous, and original work that explores women's liberation from patriarchal oppression are sought.The Menstrual is an inclusive literary magazine that rejects institutional and male-based oppression, racist, homophobic, xenophobic, classism and ageism, heteronormative, and anti-feminist language/concepts/ideas.
The 43rd Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference Marietta College (Ohio)
June 28·30, 2019
Extended Deadline for Proposals: Monday, May 6, 2019
Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIII
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
September 26-28, 2019
Keynote Address: “Noisy Neighbors: Playhouse and Church in a London Parish”—Christopher Highley, The Ohio State University
Infinite Variety: The Older Actress on Stage 1660–present
A two-day symposium on 18–19 October 2019, taking place at Christ Church, University of Oxford, UK.
Symposium Directors are Dr Sophie Duncan and Professor Mary Luckhurst
The event is jointly convened by the School of Arts, University of Bristol and Christ Church, University of Oxford, with support from The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities (TORCH).
Confirmed keynote speakers include Gilli Bush-Bailey (Central School of Speech and Drama), Jacky Bratton (Royal Holloway) and Fiona Gregory (Monash University).
BECKETT & ITALY
“old chestnuts”, new occasions
University of Reading (7-8 November 2019)
“Sapienza” Università di Roma (May 2020)
Can’t conceive by what stretch of ingenuity my work could be placed under the sign of italianità… There are a number of Italian elements [in my work]…
(SB to AJ Leventhal, 21 April 1958)
Paper abstracts needed for PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) Conference Special Session on Shakespeare:
Shakespeare’s plays abound in fools direct, but the language, gesture, and attitude of “foolery” run through his work even aside from the antics of characters such as Feste, Lear’s Fool, or Touchstone. This panel will concentrate on moments in Shakespeare that are not so much driven by the playwright’s most famous practitioners of the fool’s trade, but rather subtly informed and structured by that trade and by the perspective it affords.
ArtsPraxis Volume 6, Issue 2
ArtsPraxis Volume 6, Issue 2 looks to engage members of the global Educational Theatre community in dialogue around current research and practice. This call for papers is released in conjunction with the release of ArtsPraxis Volume 5, Issue 2. The submission deadline for Volume 6, Issue 2 is June 1, 2019.
Submissions should fall under the category of Theatre and Health.
Call for Papers
Papers should be no longer than 4,000 words, must be accompanied by a 200 word abstract and 100 word biographies for the author(s), and conform to APA style manual. Submissions must be received by June 1, 2019.
Journal of English Literature and Cultural Studies (JELCS): Call for Papers
REALITY CHECK: Representing Real Bodies in Performance 2019
Univerisity of York, Department of Theatre, Film and Television, UK
A Postgraduate led conference exploring Representations of Real Bodies in Performance
CONFERENCE DATE AND VENUE:
June 20th 2019 (09.30 - 18.00)
Univeristy of York, Department of Theatre, Film and Television
Baird Lane, Heslignton East Campus
Call for Papers: Shakespeare and Popular Culture
12-13 October 2019, Campion College of the Liberal Arts, Sydney
From abolitionist literature to antiwar painting, from documentary photography to committed filmmaking, the arts have been tools of resistance to dominant ideologies. Artistic practices provide people with a means of dissent in democratic and/or authoritarian societies. Under the cover of visual or poetic metaphors, artists imagine alternative realities that can be read as arts of resistance. The world has witnessed in the postwar era a proliferation of artistic trends, a constant re-evaluation of what constitutes a work of art, a multiplicity of experimentations and explorations, not to mention an ever-increasing diversity of media available to express the artist’s ideas.
Black Humour on the English Early Modern Stage
EA Climas, EA SPH, Université Bordeaux Montaigne, 10-11 October 2019
The “Shakespeare and Shakespearean Criticism” permanent section of the 2019 Midwest Modern Language Association invites proposals that engage with this year’s conference theme of “Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgangers.” Scholarship that explores issues of duality in Shakespeare’s literature, and in early modern culture broadly, from myriad perspectives will be considered.
Exploring doubling in Shakespeare’s works might begin with attention to any of the following list of topics:
· Duality of texts and paratexts
· Double-meanings (linguistics, semantics, multiple interpretations)
· Double entendre
· Twins, doubles in drama
· Doubled literary sources
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Annual Conference
November 14-17, 2019
San Diego, California
CALL FOR PAPERS
Drama and Society 1: Theatre’s Clowns and Comic Traditions
This panel invites papers that explore the many ways the ever elusive and haunting trope of the clown has been represented in theatre arts: from the Ancients to the Contemporary, from the buffoon to the coulrophobic grotesque, and as a signifier embedded in both Western and non-Western cultures.
Call for Chapters: Reconstructing & Adapting Fragmentary Greek Tragedy
This call is to solicit chapter proposals for a new edited volume called Reconstructing & Adapting Fragmentary Greek Tragedy which builds on the academic workshop of the same name, organised by myself in summer 2018 at Royal Holloway, University of London. I would like to invite classicists, theatre studies scholars and theatre practitioners to submit abstracts for essays of 4.000-7000 words.
Timothy Morton describes dark ecology as ‘ecological awareness, dark-depressing. Yet ecological awareness is also dark-uncanny. And strangely it is dark-sweet.’ The concept of dark ecology represents a crucial intervention in the current moment of political conservatism and climate change denial and enables a focused exploration of a wide range of issues relating to performance and ecology. Human activity on the planet is responsible for a number of ecological and political dilemmas, including (but not limited to) global climate change, pollution, leaking pipelines, fragmentation of ecosystems, diminishing natural resources and nuclear meltdowns.
Nordic Irish Studies is looking for submissions on any aspect within the field of Irish Studies for the 2019 regular issue (December 2019). Nordic Irish Studies is a peer-reviewed journal. It is listed in MLA, JSTOR, EBSCO-Host databases.
The aim of the journal is to publish original, quality research by literature specialists, historians, social scientists, political scientists, musicologists, and geographers, as well as by scholars from other disciplines included in the field of Irish Studies. Nordic Irish Studies supports both the publication of inter-disciplinary work, and studies rooted in the methodologies and theories of the individual scholars’ disciplines.
Call for Papers
Visualizing the Self in Flux 25th - 26th October 2019
Extended Deadline: Anthology project, ‘Disseminating Shakespeare in the Nordic Countries, 1789 - 1916’
I have spoken with an Senior Commissioning Editor at Manchester University Press (with their strengths in theatre, nineteenth century lit, and politics), and he is very excited about the prospects of this edited collection. He/MUP is eagerly awaiting a proposal.
The book is called, Wilde Politics: The Political Thought of Oscar Wilde. My Introduction is (currently) entitled, “The Politics of Being Oscar Wilde.” The three sections of the book are “Victorian Politics”; “The Politics of Aesthetics”; and “Political Philosophy.”
New Romantics: Performing Ireland and Cosmopolitanism on the Anniversary of Human Rights (3-5 July 2019)
Queen’s University Belfast
Supported by the QUB AHSS Faculty Research Initiatives Fund and the GIS EIRE
Professor Stephen Wilmer, Professor Emeritus of Drama (Trinity College Dublin)
Dr Drew Milne, Judith E. Wilson Reader in Poetics (University of Cambridge)
Paula McFetridge, Artistic Director (Kabosh Theatre Company, Belfast)
The Renassance Drama regular session at South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) seeks papers on Renaissance Drama for presentation at the annual meeting, October 24-26, 2019 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Please submit abstracts of 200 words or fewer to Dr. Kris McAbee (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 31, 2019
American Theater in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference 2019
August 7-11, 2019
The ATHE Religion and Theatre Focus groups invites current and recent graduate students and/or independent scholars who have not yet presented at a major national conference to submit papers for its 2019 Emerging Scholars Panel.
Three-day, international conference on Harold Pinter
Workshop Theatre, School of English, University of Leeds, Leeds
Thursday 19th (15:00) – Saturday 21st September 2019 (17:00)
“Strange Habits”: Clothes, climes, and the environment in Shakespeare and his contemporaries
Organized bySophie Chiari (Université Clermont Auvergne) andAnne-Marie Miller-Blaise (Institut Universitaire de France, Université Paris-3 Sorbonne Nouvelle)
14-16 May 2020
Université Clermont Auvergne (UCA)
The Language of Truth on the Early Modern Stage
Soliciting papers for a paper session at SAMLA in Atlanta, GA, Nov 8-10, 2019. This session will respond to the conference theme of “Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships” by addressing the language of truth on the early modern stage. How do characters identify and categorize “truth”? What is “truth,” how does one identify it, and what value is ascribed to it? The panel welcomes a variety of approaches to the topic. Please send title, abstract (350 words max), and abbreviated cv by April 19, 2019 to Dr. Katie Kalpin Smith at: email@example.com.
Some sixty years since his passing, Oscar Hammerstein II remains one of the towering figures of the American musical theatre. Lyricist, librettist, producer, and heir to a family theatrical tradition, Hammerstein is remembered primarily for his body of work: musicals that remain among the most popular and significant in the history of the American theatre.
August Wilson’s plays are powerful in their ability to center marginalized histories through performance and language. With the recent release of Denzel Washington’s award-winning film production of Fences (2016), and the award-winning Broadway production of Jitney (2016-2017), there has been renewed focus and interest in not only Wilson’s work, but also the Hill District, where Wilson lived and where all but one of his plays are set.