Literature, being a creative universal form of expression, addresses spiritual, emotional and social concerns of humanity. It is known that there are reciprocal relations between literature and religion, still the question of how these two disciplines interact with each other invites fresh thought. Looking at the past of English Literature, it is abundantly clear that critics even before Mathew Arnold have referred back to form and content of religious scriptures.
English: The Journal of the English Association invites contributions to a special issue on The Classroom of Literature
. . . . we moved together out of the clutch of the Fates, inhabitors of a world without doom; with a scratching, licking and chewing of pens, a whisper and passing of jokes, a titter of tickling, a grumble of labour, a vague stare at the wall in a dream. . . . (Laurie Lee, Cider with Rosie)
Samuel Johnson wrote in the Rambler: “This one generation is always the scorn and wonder of the other, and the notions of the old and young are like liquor store of different gravity and texture which never can unite” (in Ottaway 2016: 2.35). His comments, from 1750, were connected to the changing perception of ageing as well as the new dynamics and power play developing between members of the ‘new’ and the ‘old’ generations. This is in contrast to the ideal/idealised situation where “intergenerational relations are best characterized as relationships of reciprocity, differently balanced on both sides at different stages of life according to need” (Thane 2000: 12).
On odd numbered years since the first October the Blackfriars Playhouse opened, scholars from around the world have gathered in Staunton, during the height of the Shenandoah Valley’s Fall colors, to hear lectures, see plays, and explore early modern theatre. In 2017, the American Shakespeare Center’s Education and Research Department will once again host Shakespeareans, scholars and practitioners, to share ideas about Shakespeare in the study and Shakespeare on the stage and to find ways that these two worlds – sometime in collision – can collaborate.
41st Comparative Drama Conference
Text & Presentation
2017 Keynote Event
A Conversation with Lisa Loomer
April 7, 2017
Call for Papers
Drama, Theatre and Young People
A two-day symposium organised by CECILLE and CEAC
with the participation of Compagnie Théâtre du Prisme, Action Culture and RADAC
Lille University (Villeneuve d’Ascq), 2-3 February 2017
Scientific Committee: Constantin Bobas (CECILLE – Université de Lille), Claire Hélie (CECILLE – Université de Lille), Véronique Perruchon (CEAC – Université de Lille)
Thursday 2 February 2017: Symposium
Call for papers
The Harold Pinter Review is seeking journal articles for its 2018 issue. Essays on Pinter are welcome, but we would like to encourage essays on other modern and contemporary dramatists for this issue, as well. For more information, contact email@example.com. To submit an article for review, please use the Penn State Press Editorial Manager: http://www.editorialmanager.com/hpr/default.aspx
ART@IU’s 5th Annual Graduate Symposium in Theatre and Performance Studies
March 31st and April 1st 2017
Indiana University, Bloomington
In Patricia Hill Collins’ 2016 book Intersectionality she defines the titular concept as “a way of understanding and analyzing the complexity in the world, in people, and in human experience.” ART@IU’s Graduate Symposium will provide generous intersectional space in which scholars and practitioners from various disciplines can converge.
Proposals for papers, performances, and round table discussions might address questions of:
Will’s Word and World: Commemorating the Bard
To commemorate the 400th death anniversary of William Shakespeare, AJILE (Aesthetique Journal for International Literary Enterprises, E-ISSN 2456-1754) plans to bring out a special issue containing academic articles exploring various avenues of Shakespeare studies. This special volume shall be multidisciplinary in its content and welcomes scholarly contributions from the fields of literature and language, history and culture, stage and costumes, gender and performance. However other relevant topics are also encouraged for submission.
Topics may include, but are not limited to: