Greetings! My name is Laura Bauer and I’m the film studies editor of Women Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. I am also the co-editor of All Things Dickinson: An Encyclopedia of Emily Dickinson's World published by ABC-CLIO in 2014. Hollywood Heroines: The Most Influential Women in Film History is a reference work that provides comprehensive and wide-ranging categories not often found together in a single volume on film.
While his most famous crossdressing characters are women posing as men––including Rosalind from As You Like It, Twelfth Night’s Viola, and The Merchant of Venice’s Portia––William Shakespeare also twice imagines male characters posing as women: Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor and the page playing Christopher Sly’s wife in The Taming of the Shrew. Male characters also pass (to varying degrees) as women in works by Sidney, Jonson, Middleton, Fletcher, and others. But while much has been made of the “squeaking” boy actors who played women’s parts on the early modern stage, very little critical attention has been paid to male characters wearing women’s weeds in early modern literature.
ACLA 2018 Seminar Proposal
"Transmutations and Translocations of the Absurd Post-Camus"
Seminar organizer: Nozomi Irei
URL for submissions: https://www.acla.org/seminar/transmutations-and-translocations-absurd-post-camus
Every play imagines its own world—but the worlds they imagine must in some way connect with their audience, both past and present. This panel invites perspectives on early modern English drama that considers the balance between these two poles: the imagined world of the setting and its connection to the surrounding culture in early modern England. This balance is particularly important in early modern English drama for both historical reasons—an increased awareness of other worlds and their different reality within the expanding cultural purview of the early modern English—and literary ones—since so much criticism of these plays has focused on their relation to early modern England itself to the exclusion of their frequently quite disparate settings.
2019 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Richard Burbage, a member of the family who gave us the first purpose-built theatre in Shakespeare's London. By exploring his life, and those around him, historians have been able to unearth much valuable information about the early modern theatre industry. Scholarship about other theatre people – prompted by their work, the archive, or both – has similarly added to our knowledge of the theatre in Shakespeare's time. We have learnt about the period's theatre from Philip Henslowe's diary, Anthony Munday's pageants, Richard Brome's contract, and George Wilkins' lawsuits.
City, Space, and Spectacle in
A conference organised in conjunction with Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film
Palazzo Pesaro-Papafava, Venice
University of Warwick
8 - 10 June 2018
Revolution/Revelation in Theatre and Performance
Religion and Theatre Focus Group
Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference
“You want a revolution? I want a revelation!
So listen to my declaration…”
--Lin Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
In an increasingly news-saturated world – or even, a news-controlled one – contemporary Western social and cultural discourse is preoccupied with narratives of fear and anxiety. Especially after the events of 11 September 2001, there has been a significant increase in plays and productions representing events, contexts, people, and situations that relate to these themes. Meanwhile, we are encouraged to be afeared of: the anonymous or digital other, the unknown or unexplainable (such as disappearing planes), the collapse of capitalism (and the bankers who caused it), fake news and ‘post-truths’, and the rise of the political right (or left).
Whereas religious study often dwells with the theological question of how the sacred has been revealed to humanity, sociologists of religion Emile Durkheim and Max Weber preferred to ask how the sacred is made and remade within a society. For them, human activity assumes a power sometimes attributed to supernatural forces: the power to produce the sacred.
POPULAR CULTURE AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
MARCH 27-31, INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA
RADIO AND AUDIO MEDIA AREA
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: OCTOBER 1, 2017