Textualities of American Drama: What are the textual forms of American drama? Dramatic works produced during the nineteenth century (an age largely dominated by spectacular melodrama) and the early twentieth century (an era that turned imperfectly to dramatic realism) are often studied according to their production histories rather than their circulation as printed play texts. But the publication of dramatic texts was a significant subplot of the expanding publishing industry throughout the United States. How did the making and consumption of plays in print shape the literary status of American drama?
The editors of the journal Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research welcome essays for consideration. Please refer to RECTR’s website for full submission guidelines: rectrjournal.org. General queries and article submissions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research is a peer-reviewed, academic journal published under the auspices of the department of English at Valdosta State University. The journal features scholarship on late seventeenth- and eighteenth-century British and European drama and staging. Issues contain articles, theatre reviews, book reviews, and occasional interviews.
From the Nāṭyaśāstra or Aristotle’s Poetics to social media posts or the new online review aggregators, discourses about theater have shaped the course of the art’s evolution, reflecting and influencing aesthetics, modes of production and models of social and political involvement.
The emergence and spread of “practice as”, “practice-led” or “practice-based” research paradigms, the growing interest for the performative function of arts archives, the fluidization and democratization of critical discourses, as well as the ripple effect of the performative turn define, nowadays, a climate in which theory and practice intermingle, seemingly re-bridging the gap between artists and scholars, between creators, historians and critics.
Call for Papers
SEDERI Yearbook welcomes articles, notes and reviews for its next issue.
SEDERI, Yearbook of the Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies, is an annual publication devoted to current criticism and scholarship on English Renaissance Studies. It is peer-reviewed by external referees, following a double-blind policy.
Areas of interest
Early Modern English Literature
Early Modern English History and Culture
Early Modern English Language
New England Theatre Journal (a publication of the New England Theatre Conference) invites submissions for its year 2019 edition. A refereed publication, New England Theatre Journal is concerned with advancing the study and practice of theatre and drama by printing articles of the highest quality on a broad range of subjects, including traditional scholarship, performance theory, pedagogy, and articles on theatre performance, design and technology.
New England Theatre Journal is indexed in the International Index of the Performing Arts and the MLA Bibliography. It can also be found via EBESCO and other sites.
Living Circles: Jewish Philosophy & Performance
Call for Roundtable Participants
Canadian Association for Theatre Research
June 3-6, 2019
4th Global Series Conference
15th to 16th July 2019
“Music is the melody whose text is the world.” —Arthur Schopenhauer
“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” — Maya Angelou
Music is integral to our lives. It gives voice to the feelings and thoughts that cannot be spoken. It has been used on battlefields as well as battles for the heart. It can heal and comfort as well as engender anger and hatred. It has been blamed for mass shootings as well as credited for bringing huge crowds together. It can reinforce cultural mores or break the rules. It fosters connections with the sacred and the profane. It is all around us.
Special Volume of Frontiers, A Women Studies Journal 41.3 (Feb. 2021): “Staging Feminist Futures”
Special Volume Editor: Kimberly Jew, University of Utah
Space, energy, temporal fluidity, moving bodies, present voices and affect, witnesses, narrative. The theatrical stage offers a moving, three-dimensional world in which to explore imagined embodiments and emotions, and to momentarily restructure the boundaries of identity, reality and nation. As Jill Dolan argues in her seminal book, Utopian Performance, live performance offers a special power to staged visions of utopian futures through the visceral, action-ready sentiment generated among audience members.
"Interface" calls for papers for Issue 9: Visual Discourse and its Circulation between Europe and Asia
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2019
Publication Date: June 2019
This panel seeks proposals on theater and performance of the long eighteenth-century, especially those that address the theme of perspective. Essays might consider the way that perspective functioned thematically in plays and other public performances, such as opera, dance, and music, and the ways that perspective (e.g., perspective scenery) affected the material conditions of performance. What perspectives did eighteenth-century audiences have on theater and performance? How did these perspectives in the public discourse shape the drama and performances of the period, and how was eighteenth-century society shaped by these cultural institutions?
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”.
We invite contributions focusing on early modern theater, including but not limited to Shakespeare’s plays. The Hare is an online, peer-reviewed journal, publishing untimely reviews of books, articles, and performances in early modern theater.
This journal provides a venue for the contention and reevaluation of old scholarly work in contemporary scholarly debate. We invite you to interpret “old” creatively, though traditional reviews of recent publications will not be considered. We welcome:
The Langston Hughes Review Special Issue CFP: "Remembering Ntozake Shange"
The Samuel Beckett Working Group will be meeting at the FIRT/IFTR International Federation for Theatre Research Annual Conference, 8-12 July 2019.
HyperCultura (http://litere.hyperion.ro/hypercultura/) (E-ISSN 2559-2025; indexed CEEOL) (double-blind peer-reviewed), an attempt at "a dialogue across and among cultures", invites articles for its next issue, No 7/2018 (issue 6, No 2, 2017 is still under production).
We would like to invite researchers to submit their abstracts to the Political Performances Working Group at the 2019 IFTR conference, which will take place on 8-12 July in Shanghai, China. The theme for the 2019 conference is Theatre, Performance, and Urbanism. We have identified three loose strands that reflect the recent work of many researchers in the wider field of political performances, but that also align with the 2019 conference theme. The Political Performances Working Group therefore invites proposals for papers on the following topics:
Creative Writing Education Today
A national nomadic symposium
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
Following the successful launch of the nomadic symposium at the University of South Florida (with host Dr. Dianne Donnelly) on October 5, “Creative Writing Education Today”, next appears at:
Illinois Wesleyan University
Friday, February 1 2019
You are invited to propose a short paper (15 minutes) and to engage in discussions in this unique nomadic symposium. Papers can explore any topic in such areas of interest as:
- New ideas in Creative Writing Teaching and Learning
The Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association invites proposals for papers and panels at Annual Conference to be held April 11-13 in downtown Denver, Colorado, at the SpringHill Suites Marriott adjacent to the Metropolitan State University of Denver.
CFP Early Modern Studies Seminar, "The Rule(s) of Exception(s) in Early Modern Culture (16th-17thc.): Literary and Historical Perspectives on Exception and Exceptionality", SAES Congress, 6-8 June 2019, Aix-en-Provence, France.
43rd Comparative Drama ConferenceText & PresentationCall for PapersApril 4-6, 2019Orlando, Florida
2019 Keynote EventApril 5, 2019 8 p.m. (followed by a reception) Annie Russell Theatre, Rollins College
Keynote Q&A: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Interviewed by Baron Kelly, University of Louisville
«Danza e ricerca. Laboratorio di studi, scritture, visioni» is soliciting original contributions for its 11th issue, scheduled for publication by the end of 2019. D&R is an open access journal edited by Eugenia Casini Ropa and published by the Department of Arts (University of Bologna).
Based on a wealth of interdisciplinary of materials, ideas, and fertile connections, «Danza e ricerca» wants to continue in this direction and maintain its miscellaneous structure. We would like to invite international dance scholars to send us their free topic articles for our next 2019 issue.
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.
Around the Talkative Planet
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS:
“Listening is the new reading,” claims Audible.com. This year, TexMoot will investigate many aspects of orality/aurality: literature for listening. We welcome presentations about storytelling, podcasting, audiobooks, voice acting, theatre, spoken-word poetry, personal narratives, gaming, and other verbal/vocal/auditory genres and/or their appearance in written works. Presentations can take the form of flash papers, conference-length talks, or creative performances.
Questions and topics that you may consider include, but are not limited to, the following:
A Cowboy in Repose: Memorializing Sam Shepard
ATHE (Association for Theatre in Higher Education) Conference
August 7-11, 2019
Orlando, Florida USA
Abstracts Due: October 31st at 11pm (Central Standard)
Association for Mormon Letters
Annual Conference 2019
Call for Papers
“Looking Outward: California & the World”
The August Wilson
American Literature Association
CALL FOR PAPERS
30th Annual ALA Conference
May 23-26, 2019
The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue
Call for Papers:
Special Issue of Early Modern Culture Online (EMCO): “Shakespeare in/and Education”
Cultures of Toxicity
The University of Pennsylvania’s Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts is calling for papers for the conference on Digital and Archival Approaches to Theater History. The conference will take place in honor of the first year of the NEH funded Philadelphia Playbills Project on January 17-18, 2019.