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Caryl Churchill: Top Girls and more

updated: 
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:29pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 3, 2018

 

The Comparative Drama Conference will be attending Mad Cow Theatre's production of Caryl Churchill's Top Girls on Thursday night (April 4th).  In honor of that event, the Board announces a call for papers that discuss Top Girls or any other Churchill play, so that our conversation about Churchill continues onwards from the performance itself.

A Political Hwang: David Henry Hwang Society Call for Papers

updated: 
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:29pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 3, 2018

 

David Henry Hwang's latest work, Soft Power, which is, as he describes it, a play with a musical, had its world premiere in Los Angeles in May of this year.  Undoubtedly, Soft Power, which tells of a love story between a Chinese movie producer and Hillary Clinton, is Hwang's most overt piece of political theatre, written in response to the election of Donald Trump to President.  The David Henry Hwang Society invites asbtract proposals that examine Hwang and his plays in relation to his and their engagement with politics.  In other words, just how political is Hwang as a playwright?

In addition, the David Henry Hwang society invites any proposals that cover Hwang and his works in general.

CFP: Staging the Space Between, 1914-1945: 21st Annual Conference of The Space Between

updated: 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 3:53pm
Nicole Flynn / The Space Between Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

CFP: “Staging the Space Between, 1914-1945”

21st Annual Conference of The Space Between Society: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945

May 30-June 1, 2019

South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

 

What is the role of staging in The Space Between? What does it look like, where does it occur, and how does it function?

 

ATHE 2019: Dramaturgy Focus Group

updated: 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 12:59pm
Dramaturgy Focus Group, Association for Theatre in Higher Education
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

ATHE 2019

SCENE CHANGES: PERFORMING, TEACHING AND WORKING THROUGH THE
TRANSITIONS

Orlando, FL | August 7-11, 2019

Dramaturgy Focus Group
Call for Proposals (Full Paper Panels, Full Roundtables, and Individual Papers)

The Dramaturgy Focus Group (DR) of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)
invites proposals for full paper panels, full roundtables, and individual papers for the 2019 ATHE
conference theme, “Scene Changes: Performing, Teaching and Working Through the Transitions” to be held in Orlando, Florida from August 7- 11, 2019.

CFP--Essays for book on Edward Albee and influence

updated: 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 11:52am
New Perspectives in Edward Albee Studies (Brill)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019

We invite proposals for essays to be published in EDWARD ALBEE: INFLUENCE, which will be Volume 4 of NEW PERSPECTIVES IN EDWARD ALBEE STUDIES, to be published by Brill. Essays can focus on theatrical, literary or cultural influences on Albee's work OR on Albee's influence on other writers, directors or genres.     In particular, we are interested in essays on any or all of the following topics:     Playwrights who influenced Albee's work and theatrical styles which influenced his work.     Albee and American history/culture. Eg.

Shakespearean Translations – Translating Shakespeare

updated: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:18am
Shakespeare Seminar 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

It is a critical commonplace that Shakespeare in many ways relied on and produced various forms of translations – translations of foreign words, translations of literary texts, translations from one medium into another, to name but a few. Over time, Shakespeare’s works themselves have become some of the most widely translated texts in world literature. As of today, his works have been translated into more than 100 languages. Moreover, his plays and poems have travelled across time and space, and they have been re-translated time and again in order to adapt them for contemporary audiences. More often than not, such translations also raise questions about the original works and their socio-cultural as well as literary contexts.

FOOT 2019: Equity & Diversity in Performance (Feb. 15-17, 2019)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:40pm
Centre for Drama, Theatre & Performance (University of Toronto)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 20, 2018

FOOT 2019: Equity & Diversity in Performance

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Proposals Due: Saturday, October 13th, 2018

DEADLINE EXTENDED: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2019

 

Moves Towards Modernism: The British Theatre Before WWI

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:10pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

This is a CFP for a panel proposal "Moves Towards Modernism: The British Theatre Before WWI," which will hopefully take place at the 2019 Comparative Drama Conference in Orlando, Florida from April 4-6, 2019. See the Comparative Drama Conference website for more information on the conference and keynote, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. 

GENESIS – CRACOW 2019 Genetic Criticism: from Theory to Practice

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:03pm
Jagiellonian University (Cracow), Institut des Textes et Manuscrits Modernes (Paris)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

Faculty of Polish Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow
and
Institut des Textes & Manuscrits Modernes (ITEM) in Paris
are pleased to invite you to participate in the international conference

GENESIS  –  CRACOW 2019   

Genetic Criticism: from Theory to Practice
12 - 14 June 2019

Location: Jagiellonian University, Cracow (Poland)
Language: English

Proposal (title and abstract) submission is now open:   conf.genesis@uj.edu.pl

Call for Papers: SCSECS 2019 (Dallas, TX, 21-23 Feb.)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:00pm
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

SCSECS invites proposals for papers for our 2019 annual meeting, which will be held in Dallas, TX, 21-23 February. A full list of panels can be found at scsecs.net. Please submit abstracts directly to the panel chair. If you don't see a panel that fits your paper idea, you can submit a proposal to conference co-organizer Ashley Bender at abender@twu.edu. The deadline for submission is November 30.

After Beckett

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:00pm
Comparative Drama Conference (April 4-6, 2019 in Orlando)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Three decades after his death in 1989, Samuel Beckett remains one of the most influential figures in modern and contemporary drama. This panel seeks to examine plays written “after Beckett”: that is, plays written since 1989 which stage an intertextual conversation with one or more of Beckett’s plays. I will be presenting a paper on Antoinette Nwandu’s 2017 play Pass Over. I am looking for two additional papers to complete the panel.

13th International Arthur Miller Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 3:37pm
David Palmer, The Arthur Miller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

Call for Papers

The 13th InternationalArthur Miller Conference

Ashland University |Ashland, Ohio

October 11-13, 2019

Conference Topic: Arthur Miller and the Question of Relevance

“Perspectives on Eighteenth-Century Theater and Performance" (SCSECS 2019)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 12:10pm
Ashley Bender / South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

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? Submit abstracts of 250-500 words to Ashley Bender at abender@twu.edu.

New Perspectives on the Absurd (NeMLA 2019)

updated: 
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 5:08pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

NeMLA Annual Convention - Washington D.C. - 21-24 March, 2019

ATHE 2019 - Religion and Theatre Focus Group Call for Papers

updated: 
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 9:20am
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) - Religion and Theatre
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

 

Religion and Theatre Focus Group Call for Papers 

Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference

Orlando, Florida

August 7-11, 2019

 

Scene Changes: Performing, Teaching, and Working through the Transitions

 

Shakespeare and Tourism

updated: 
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 2:32pm
Valerie Clayman Pye and Robert Ormsby
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Shakespeare and Tourism

Call FOR PAPERS/ABSTRACTS

Deadline for Submission: November 15, 2018

Editors: Robert Ormsby and Valerie Clayman Pye

 

The editors of the essay collection, Shakespeare and Tourism, are seeking two further contributions for the volume, which is under contract with Routledge.

Teaching Christian Drama to Biblically Illiterate (and Semi-Literate) Audiences

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:05pm
Comparative Drama Conference-Orlando, Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

Western civilization is deeply rooted in Judeo-Christian tradition and ideology, which goes a long way in explaining why the Bible is a shadow text on nearly every college literature syllabus. The heritage of the so-called “the book of books” spans the full historical spectrum of English writing, from its earliest specimens up to its most recent. For centuries, the bible offered up a common vocabulary and shared lens through which American college professors and their students could think and talk about literary history and culture.

 

Session on Medieval and Early Modern Drama

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:04pm
43rd Comparative Literature Conference-Orlando, FL
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

This session of the Comparative Drama Conference explores the ways in which this year’s conference locale—Orlando, Florida—crosses paths with the culture of medieval and early modern drama. Included among Central Florida’s most notable and popular theatrical productions are theme park stage adaptations of animated films and cinematic blockbusters (think Finding Nemo-The Musical etc.). How do medieval and early modern dramatic works similarly appropriate, convert and dramatize other types of scripted or choreographed performances (oral legends; religious rituals and practices; courtroom dramas; political spectacles etc.) —and to what practical and ideological ends?

 

The Stage and the Comics Page: Graphic Adaptations of Plays, Theatrical Adaptations of Comics

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:54am
Northeast MLA 2019, March 21-24
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel seeks papers that explore adaptations from comics into theater, or from theater into comics. Whether comics adaptations of classic plays, or celebrated graphic narratives that get adapted for the musical stage, the interplay between the stage and the comics page is rich and multi-directional, as both are visual narratives, with very different points of access and methods of meaning-making. The ill-fated Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark may not have much in common with a graphic novelization of Oscar Wilde’s Salome, for instance, but they share an attempt to grapple with the intersection of the two media.  

The Gestures of Diplomacy: Gifts, Ceremony, Body Language (1400-1750)

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:21am
Nathalie Rivere de Carles & Premodern Diplomats Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

Call for Papers The Gestures of Diplomacy: Gifts, Ceremony, Body Language (1400-1750)  

Toulouse, France, 30th May - 1st June 2019.  

 

Confirmed Keynote speaker:  Ellen R. Welch (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), author of A Theatre of Diplomacy (Penn, 2017)

 

interdisciplinary symposium: On Criticism

updated: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 10:35am
Platform Journal, Royal Holloway, University London and Royal Central School of Drama and Speech
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 24, 2018

Interdisciplinary Symposium: ‘On Criticism’

Friday 23 November 2018

Royal Central School of Drama and Speech, University of London

Hosted by Royal Holloway‘s Platform Journal

Confirmed keynote speaker: Prof. Sabeth Buchmann, title TBC*

Confirmer Rounttable Participants: Hetain Patel and Sanjoy Roy

Co-organisers: Lisa Moravec, Josephine Leask, and Clio Unger

NeMLA creative session: Portuguese and/or Canadian texts: Borders, Postcolonialism, Saudade, and 'the North'

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 12:36pm
Angela Ferreira/University of Alberta
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Call for creative proposals for NeMLA 2018 in Washington D.C. March 21-24, 2019.

This creative session asks participants to write through a Portuguese and/or Canadian perspective in regards to borders, postcolonialism, saudade or 'the North'. The work focuses on understandings of these themes; the idea is to bring together a blend a contemporary national and/or personal views. The participant should write on either Portugal or Canada; there can be a Luso-Canadian view but this is not required for all entries. The goal is to understand and question nationhood through geography (landscapes), politics (economy), and culture (the self and the community).

Chair: Angela Ferreira, University of Alberta

Call for Articles, Migrations in American Drama and Theater

updated: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:11am
John S. Bak
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Call for Articles

 

Title: Migrations in American Drama and Theater

Edited by: Ramón Espejo, Josefa Fernandez Martin, Alfonso Ceballos, John S. Bak

Publisher: Brill/Rodopi                                                                                   

 

Due date for submitted articles: 10 January 2019
Date for acceptance notifications: 15 May 2019

Due date for final (revised and formatted) articles: 1 August 2019

 

Tenth Biennial Blackfriars Conference

updated: 
Friday, August 31, 2018 - 10:56am
American Shakespeare Center
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

For the Tenth Biennial Blackfriars Conference, colloquies will take one of three formats: Research Paper Discussion, Actor Facilitated Exploration, and Round Table Discussion. All colloquies are 75-minute sessions. This new format paves the way for focused, research-driven exploration and discussion of Early Modern theatre practice and academia.

RESEARCH PAPER DISCUSSION:

Panel on Historical Fandom

updated: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 1:21pm
PCA, April 17-20, 2019, Washington DC
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

Call for Papers: Panel on Historical Fandom at PCA, April 17-20, 2019, Washington DC

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