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.
Stories are not only told, but are often enacted or explored through play or interactive media. This working group will share in-progress work and discuss the methodological challenges of studying these unique modes of storying.
Deadline for submissions: Monday, 18 March 2019
Send abstracts to: Jonathan Rey Lee (email@example.com)
Where: MLA 2020 Conference in Seattle, WA
When: January 9-12, 2020
What is a working group? (per MLA website)
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 Texas Theatre Journal is now accepting submissions for its 2019 Volume through March 22, 2018. The editors are looking for Articles, Profiles, and Interviews, as well as Book Reviews and Performance Reviews. MISSIONWe invite practice-based studies, theoretical explorations, historical considerations, and other methodologies. The journal is also interested in research related to the broad geographical, cultural, and historical notion of Texas. We welcome opportunities to support scholars working in Texas.
Proposed Volume: Theatre and the Macabre
Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. Meredith Conti
Professor and Chair of Theatre Arts Assistant Professor of Theatre
Loyola Marymount University University at Buffalo, SUNY
Submissions Timeline and Contact Information:
Please send abstracts of 300-500 words and a 100-word bio to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by June 1, 2019. Accepted contributors will submit their chapter drafts to the editors by May 1, 2020.
We are inviting proposals for the Modes of Capture Symposium which will be held at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at University of Limerick in partnership with Liz Roche Company and Dublin Dance Festival. DATES: Friday 21st June to Sunday 23rd June 2019 The theme of the symposium is an exploration of the various means of capturing creative process to engage with the layers, threads, fragments and memories that interweave throughout the process of dancemaking.
MLA 2020: "Early Modern Resilience: Shakespeare and Beyond," Special Session
How does early modern literature portray the resilience of women or other marginalized groups in times of crisis? What strength or power is found in resilience? Is resilience similar to #resist, the experience of domestic violence, or #metoo? How can we understand resilience within feminist criticism, critical race theory, post-colonialism, or other methodologies? How does resilience change our reading (or performance) of a text, and can we begin to theorize the way resilience functions in the early modern world? All texts from the early modern world and all methodologies welcome.
The 40th Annual Meeting of the International T. S. Eliot Society
September 27–29, 2019
Call for Papers
Friday, May 3 – Saturday, May 4, 2019
Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium 2019
The Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium (PTRS) is seeking abstracts for papers for our 13th annual gathering of theatre scholars and practitioners. The Villanova Theatre Department together with the American Theatre and Drama Society will host this two-day event that will consist of paper presentations and roundtables. This year’s symposium aims to investigate adaptation in theatre creation. We are seeking papers that engage a broad range of topics in theatre and drama studies including, but not limited to:
UW Madison's 18th Annual TDGSO 2019 CONFERENCE: April 20th, 2019
CALL FOR PAPERS
Environment and environmental issues have held a prominent place within dramatic text and performance across theatre history. In contemporary performance, environment(al) issues have driven production experimentation, dramaturgy, and design, while the ideology and content of performances continue to look at the world around us. On 20 April 2019, the 2019 TDGSO Conference will explore ideas of the “environment(al)” in or surrounding the theatre, drama, and/or performance. Papers, workshops, and performance projects are welcome to apply.
CALL FOR PAPERS 2019
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
Conference Dates: October 10-12, 2019
Hotel Paso del Norte
El Paso, TX
The Wooden O Symposium invites panel and paper proposals on any topic related to the text and performance of Shakespeare's plays. The 2019 conference seeks papers that investigate our 2019 theme: The Ties that Bind. Topics could range from familial relationships, playwright associations, or the societal bonds that connect Shakespeare's characters. Consideration will also be given to papers dealing with first folio connections in conjunctions with The Book of Will. We welcome unique interpretations of this theme.
CFP: Philosophy of Performance –
Beyond the Analytic/Continental Divide
Friday 24th May 2019
University of Kent, Canterbury
Confirmed keynote presenters:
Dr. Aili Bresnahan (University of Dayton)
Dr. Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca (University of Surrey)
Dr. Tom Stern (University College London)
ArtsPraxis Volume 6, Issue 1
The Music Theatre/Dance (MT/D) Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) announces its call for papers for the Bruce Kirle Memorial Debut Panel in Music Theatre/Dance at the 2019 ATHE conference in Orlando, Florida, from August 7-11, 2019. Accepted papers will be published in Studies in Musical Theatre, and panelists will receive a complimentary copy of Bruce Kirle’s Unfinished Show Business: Broadway Musicals as Works-in-Process.
STR 2019: Tara Building, Mary Immaculate College, University of LimerickMay 10th & 11th 2019 Call For Papers: Conversations Through Time: Intersectional, Intergenerational, Interdisciplinary Keynote Speakers:Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick, Ulster UniversityDr. Emilie Pine, University College Dublin Theatre and performance practices have often been called upon as ways to understand contemporary discourses. Now more than ever academics and theatremakers need to use art and the analyses of various mediums to explore and explain the world in which we live.
The Cinema of Kenneth Branagh
Adaptations, Retellings and Reevaluations
By Sabine Planka & Feryal Cubukcu
Between Myth and Memory: Contemporary Politics and the Performance of History
An interdisciplinary one-day symposium
— Call for Papers —
25 April 2019
Centre for Performance and Urban Living, University of Surrey, UK
The University of Surrey can be reached within 30 minutes by train from central London.
Keynote: Dr. Sophie Nield (Royal Holloway, University of London)
The International Harold Pinter Society is seeking presentations for panels to be held at the MMLA in Chicago on 14-17 November 2019
(Re)Pinter: Riffs, Recreations, and Reproductions
The Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa BK University in Belgrade) is glad to announce its Eighth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies, which will be held on 24–25 May, 2019.
For the eighth issue of our annual conference, we hope to gather scholars, teachers and professionals whose scientific research focuses on the study of
LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, PLAY AND GAMES
2nd Global Conference
Fashion, Performance and Photography
An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Project
Papers will consider how American theatre and drama of any period addresses empathy as part of the human experience. What notions of empathy are sedimented into traditional form(s) and/or by what practices do American plays re-humanize compassion for “the other?” Do American plays invite us to recognize “the other” in ourselves? How might empathy, compassion, and humanism help us to ask new questions regarding American theatre’s past, present, and future - such as how American plays refashion Classical ideas about dramatic catharsis? Conversely, panelists might pursue lines of inquiry, Brechtian or otherwise, which ask readers and audiences to consider a politicized theatrical “awakening” as an empathetic act.
This panel invites discussions about the aesthetics, politics, and economics of Romanian cultural works in a transnational dialogue 30 years after the fall of communism. Please send a 250-word abstract and a short bio to Catalina Florescu (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Letitia Guran (email@example.com) by March 15th.
2019 Shaw Symposium
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
15-17 August 2019
The editors are soliciting chapter proposals for an edited volume, tentatively entitled "The King is But a Man": William Shakespeare and 21st Century Culture, Politics, and Leadership, which examines Shakespeare as relevant to contemporary questions of global culture, politics, and leadership.
Otukpa: A Journal of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Federal University, Otuoke.
Call for Papers.
Interested scholars, researchers and practitioners in the broad areas of the humanities and social sciences are hereby invited to submit articles for review and possible publication in Volume 1, Nos. 1&2 of Otukpa. The volume will be published in April, 2019.
EJOTMAS: Ekpoma Journal of Theatre and Media Arts Call for Papers Interested scholars and practitioners are hereby invited to submit articles for review and possible publication in Volume 7, Nos. 1&2 of EJOTMAS. The volume will be published in September, 2019.
Guidelines for Contributors
Per(form)ance: A Graduate Symposium on Performance and Form
Harvard University Theatre and Performance Colloquium
April 26, 2019
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Harvard University Theater and Performance Colloquium seeks fifteen-minute papers from graduate students for a symposium on the topic of “performance and form.” We will gather during the day on Friday, April 26th to share work and work-in-progress. Papers will be grouped into panels of three or four participants by topic.
The Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA) is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for its 2019 Postgraduate Symposium, in collaboration with the Standing Committee of UK Drama Departments (SCUDD). The symposium will take place on Wednesday 13th March at the Faculty of English, University of Oxford.
ENGAGING WITH DISSONANCE IN PERFORMANCE RESEARCH
TaPRA 2019 PG Symposium - In collaboration with SCUDD
Wednesday 13th March, Faculty of English, University of Oxford, United Kingdom