For Early Modern Women, the very act of seeing or being seeing was fraught. Whether in their domestic roles or later as they first appeared on English stages, much was talked about the gaze of the early modern woman and the sway she held over others' gazes. Whether she was catching the eye of a potential lover or looking longingly after her children, her freedom, her future, the language of sight surrounds these women. This panel will look for papers exploring the theatrical power within these depictions of women seeing and being seen. The performative nature of being a woman who must appear chaste while remaining sexually desirable.
American Dramaturgies for the 21st Century
Engaging with the new millennium on stage
Université Paris-Sorbonne – March 15-16, 2018
This panel explores the spatial limits of bodies in early modern Europe. The spatial limits of bodies, broadly conceived, refer to the determinant role that real or abstract boundaries play on the physical and/or imagined body. These limits can take many forms, including aesthetic conventions, battlefields, domestic confines, geographic boundaries, and religious sites. Notions of the body may be equally diverse, extending to animals, communities, environments, and genders. Panel discussion will provide a rich examination of intersections between spatial perspectives and studies of early modern bodies.
Call for Arts, Entertainment, and Digital Media Workshops and Master Classes (Deadline June 1, 2017)
Long Beach Indie Film, Media and Music Conference
(August 30-September 3, 2017)
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2017
Celebrating global diversity, the Long Beach Indie International Film, Media and Music Festival (August 30-September 3, 2017) is looking for scholars, journalists, and entertainment industry professionals to bring their intellect, art, and energy this year’s Film, Media and Music Conference.
This panel will explore the complex and evolving relationships between tradition, transgression, and dialogue in South Asian Culture. Because of the complexity of these issues, we are not insisting on a specific time-frame. While the accent will be on contemporary life, participants may want to focus on the past, near or distant.
“The philosophy of lying can be full of dark corners” (Saint Augustine, On Lying, 395 A.D.). Over time, in all spheres of the human experience, the attempts to define the concept of ‘lying’ have been numerous and have resulted in a dichotomous relationship with either ‘truth’ or ‘reality’. Both elusive and tempting, lying is a mode of communicate and influence others’ beliefs and behaviours which reveals itself in a wide range of forms: imagination, creation, invention, artifice, (dis)simulation, omission, pretence, change, disfiguration, deception, forgery, manipulation, etc.
It's A "Normal" World After All? Theme Parks and the Performance and Aesthetics of “Difference”
Jennifer A. Kokai, Weber State University
Tom Robson, Millikin University
Interdisciplinary Shakespeare Beyond Theory
The Shakespeare Association of Korea
Date: Oct. 27-28, 2017
Place: Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, South Korea
William Shakespeare’s oeuvre is comprised of multiple forms, including the play, the sonnet, and the narrative poem and spans a wide variety of genres, including comedy, tragedy, history, epic, and romance. Because of his contributions to the western canon, modern scholarship tends to focus on Shakespeare the writer. Yet, we often forget another aspect of his literary life: Shakespeare the reader. In crafting his work, Shakespeare borrows heavily from Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance literature of all genres, including poetry, epic, drama, and prose fiction, and incorporates references to mythological, religious, rhetorical and philosophical texts throughout his works.
This creative session seeks work that crosses, that inhabits several places or that moves relentlessly through and across places of genre, form, medium, and so on. It is meant as a partner and collaborator with the panel “Thinkings In and Out of Place,” though in this session the boundary-crossings activate and shape the works sought. The call is for scholarship|interpretive work projected into new forms with differently confluent streams of image and text, of prosaic and poetic, of academic and literary. Is there a way to project interpretation and theorization in such a way that resists or operates differently than the conventions of academic discourse, its unshakeable positivity and correlative thetic and agonistic stance?
The Editorial Board of Acta Iassyensia Comparationis,a thematic, interdisciplinary biannual e-journal published by the Department of Comparative Literature of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, invites you to publish in AIC 20 (2/2017), devoted to the VIS ŞI REALITATE / DREAM AND REALITY / RÊVE ET RÉALITÉtopic. By the choice of this theme, we intend to bring together, in one volume, approaches to the different (and yet related) genres and subgenres of fantastic literature, science-fiction and imaginary ethnography.
Title: From the Curious to the Quantum: Bodies at the Intersection of Science and Performance
American Society for Theatre Research conference
November 16-19, 2017
Vivian Appler, College of Charleston
Meredith Conti, University at Buffalo – SUNY
This panel investigates early modern coping strategies that engage both possibility and temporality. Specifically, how do early modern texts model alternative temporalities that evoke revised histories, alternative presents, or potential futures? How might intertextuality, grammatical structures, wordplay, and visual or other paratextual elements signal possibility? And how might alternative temporalities revise early modern subjectivity?
Topics of interest might include:
Call for Papers
Renaissance Society of America 2018 (New Orleans, 22-24 March 2018)
We invite scholars to submit a paper proposal for the following panel:
Spectrality and Early Modern Spectacle
Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXI
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
September 21-23, 2017
Keynote Address: “Historiated Bruts: How Manuscript Illustration Twisted History in the fifteenth-Century English Chronicle”—Elizabeth J. Bryan, Brown University
This session welcomes abstracts on any aspect of Modern Drama. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 89 theme, High Art/Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture, are especially welcome. By July 14, please submit a 250-word word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Aaron Botwick, The Graduate Center, CUNY, at email@example.com
International Conference on Music, Avant-Gardes and Counterculture: October 25-27
Venue: University of Lisbon/ School of Arts and Humanities and Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (Maat)
Conference organized by: Anabela Duarte (ULisbon) and Andrew Hussey (ULondon)
The Politics of Memory in Contemporary U.S. Visual Culture
South Atlantic Modern Language Association's Annual Conference
November 3-5, 2017
Call for Papers
Shakespeare: Visions of Rome
We invite essay submissions (c. 6000 words including notes) for a special issue of Shakespeare, the journal of the British Shakespeare Association, on the topic of Shakespeare: Visions of Rome, planned for publication in 2019.
Call for Papers
THE EXPRESSIVE ART OF TARELL ALVIN MCCRANEY:
BETWEEN NOW AND THEN
Anticipated Publication Date:
Call for Papers and Performances:
Performance and Performativity in Modern South Asia: An Interdisciplinary Pre-Conference
October 26, 2017
From Jones and Stallybrass's Renaissance Clothing and the Materials of Memory (2000) to art historian Cordelia Warr's Dressing for Heaven (2010), to Patricia Lennox and Bella Mirabella's edited collection, Shakespeare and Costume (2015), the power of clothing on medieval and early modern subjects is being more thoroughly explored. This interdisciplinary panel is interested in the ways clothing, costume, and other articles, including wigs, false beards, and jewelry, had power to shape, transform, or otherwise exert material effects on the bodies who wore them. How do such "wearables" and/or their material effects relate to issues of (mis)recognition or identity creation, successful or otherwise?
The 115th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association (PAMLA) will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10, to Sunday, November 12.
Call For Papers and Play Scripts
The Performative Aesthetics of 21st Century Theatre in India
John Berger Now
12-13th September, 2017 School of Humanities, Canterbury Christ Church University.
Keynote: Professor Vikki Bell (Goldsmiths), Dr Tom Overton (editor, Landscapes and Portraits, currently writing Berger's biography)
Roundtable discussion with Professor John Bowen (York), Professor Tessa McWatt (UEL) and Professor Jeff Wallace (Cardiff Metropolitan)
‘Shakespeare at Play’
The University of Melbourne
8-10 February 2018
Gina Bloom, UC Davis
Claire M. L. Bourne, Penn State U
Roslyn L. Knutson, U Arkansas, Little Rock
20 minute papers are now invited for the Australian and New Zealand Shakespeare Association (ANZSA) biennial conference. Papers might consider (but are not restricted to) these or any related topics:
early modern plays
Shakespeare in plays
Call for Papers
For a special issue of Shakespeare: A Journal, marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, we are inviting submissions of reviews, to be published in the Performance section of the journal, in which the reviewer, who is experienced in Marxist Shakespearean criticism, reviews a current Shakespeare theatrical production, film or other form of performance, broadly defined, using a lens that may include historicising, contextualising socially and economically, close-reading form, and reading dialectically. Reference to the situation in our contemporary world as part of the overall argument would be welcome as well.
Monsters are linked to the female body in scientific discourse through the question of biological reproduction." The capacity of the female body to grow, change, and produce new life has been a simultaneous source of fear and wonder, while incidents of monstrous births and the opacity of those same bodies drove centuries of speculation about how and why the process of reproduction could 'fail.' As medical understands of pregnancy grew, the possibility of non-biological reproduction in the form of Frankenstein’s monster or Stoker’s vampirism opened new frontiers of extraordinary bodies to people the popular imagination. Susan Caldwell, in a different cultural context, refers to the mother goddess in the Hindu Pantheon as a terrifying mother.