Due Date Extended: This panel will consider how American plays, live performances, masters, or movements in American drama and theatre from any period offer strategies for persistence in an age of mechanical reproduction. How do American plays model, operationalize, and/or resist persistence? Why and how do some theatrical voices persist in the national discourse amid marginalization? For example, papers may wish to consider persistence in American drama within Benjaminian, or other, theoretical context(s) regarding the work of art in an age of mechanical reproduction or live performance’s “aura” in a digital age.
David Mamet in the Twenty-First Century
a special issue of Texas Studies in Literature and Language (TSLL)
Edited by Douglas Bruster and Brice Ezell
In 2016 Oxford Dictionaries named ”Post-truth” as the international word of the year, but as Lee McIntyre argues in his book Post-Truth (MIT, 2018), the concept of post-truth is not a new one, as he cites the vociferous arguments made against the cancer causing effects of cigarettes, the assault on vaccinations, and other significant moments of push-back that have occurred when the facts will out.
However, in the 2010s the omnipresent nature of post-truth arguments has accelerated and is now an omnipresent part of our lives (on international, national, regional, and communal scales).
The theatre, as one might imagine, has noticed and has responded.
Call for Papers:
Rebels and Revels: An Exhibit and Symposium on the Theatre of the Middle East
A one-day Symposium:
Sponsored by The International Program for Creative Collaboration and Research of the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland
In collaboration with the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto
Friday, April 3, 2020
University of Maryland, College Park
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
First Conference of the ICLA Research Committee on Literatures/Arts/Media (CLAM) Transcodification: Literatures - Arts - Media
Department of Humanities – Excellence Program 2018-2022 July 1-3, 2020 – University of L’Aquila (Italy)
MSA Brooklyn 2020: Streets
Date: April 10, 2020 to April 12, 2020
Location: Brown University, Providence, United States
Subject Fields: German History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Literature, Philosophy, Theatre & Performance History / Studies, Anthropology, Political Sciences, Modern Culture and Media Studies, Religious Studies, Contemplative Studies
Keynote Speaker: Eduardo Cadava (Princeton)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Collaborative Research in Theatre and Performance Studies
Joint Issue of Global Performance Studies and the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism
To be published Fall 2021 (GPS issue 4.2 & JDTC issue 36.1)
Kevin Brown, University of Missouri
Felipe Cervera, LASALLE College of the Arts
Kyoko Iwaki, Waseda University and University of Antwerp
Eero Laine, University of Buffalo, State University of New York
Kristof van Baarle, University of Antwerp
This forthcoming issue of Platform considers labour through the creation and analysis of theatre and performance. We follow Kathi Weeks’s (2011) contention that the lived experiences of work have thus far received little attention in political and cultural theory and propose that the material and aesthetic space of theatre can illuminate this daily and bodily dimension of work. In theatrical labour, aesthetic considerations link both the practice of making and the practices of performance. Yet, studies of the performance of work have also been critiqued for conflating dimensions of practice and labour (Wikström 2012). With these tensions in mind, this issue aims to examine the various theatres of labour.
October 15-18, 2020
Simon Fraser University - Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Vancouver, located on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, has long been a site of occupation, exchange, defiance and resilience. From time immemorial, it has been a location of trade and traversal across coastal Indigenous communities of the Pacific and, in more recent centuries, a place where diverse cultures from across the world have encountered each other and interacted through colonial pathways and settlement. Vancouver is a site of Indigenous and international relationships. It is a site of resistance to uneven development, neoliberal markets, colonial laws, and to exclusion.
Call for Papers
Special Issue for Fall 2021: New Approaches to Harold Pinter
The Romanian Forum of the MLA invites proposals for presentations on its guaranteed panel at the 2021 Convention of the Modern Language Association (Toronto, January 7-10, 2021):
Eugène Ionesco’s Theater of Language
The August Wilson
American Literature Association
CALL FOR PAPERS
31st Annual ALA Conference
May 21-25, 2020
Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel
1 Market Place
University of Portsmouth, UK, 26 June 2020
Keynote speaker – Dr Katharina Rein, Bauhaus University Weimar
The Centre for Critical and Creative Writing (CCCW) presents a symposium on
Adaptation and the Australian Novel
Wednesday June 24 to Friday June 26 2020
The University of Queensland (UQ), St Lucia campus, Brisbane, Australia.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Journal of European Popular Culture (JEPC)
Call for papers
This peer-reviewed journal seeks lively submissions for its latest issues on any aspect of European cultural and creative activity.
- Early submission is encouraged -
The journal is interested in contemporary practices, but also in historical, contextual, biographical or theoretical analyses relating to past cultural activities in Europe.
Papers or exploratory critical or creative pieces relating to European media, literature and the writing arts, film, music, new media, art and design, architecture, drama and dance or fine art are all very welcome.
Call for Papers: Journal Special Issue
The Torn Object: Experimentation in Contemporary Anglophone Literature, Art and Film
Angles – New Perspectives on the Anglophone World
Dr Andrew Hodgson, Université Paris Est
Queries and Proposals: firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposal Deadline: 31st January 2020
Final Article Submission Deadline: 1st July 2020
In 1992, James Shapiro discussed ‘Shakespeare and the Jews’ in the James Parkes Lecture at the University of Southampton, a lecture that would form one of the cornerstones of his ground-breaking book of the same title. Thirty years later, in 2022, the journal Shakespeare pays homage to his research, both by looking back and reflecting on the issues Shapiro raised, and by looking around us in today’s world where the topic is as relevant as ever. Shakespeare and the accusation of anti-Semitism have long been intertwined, with The Merchant of Venice being central in this discourse. Today, the evidence of rising anti-Semitism has become almost impossible to ignore.
Call for Papers
Religion & Theatre Focus Group – Emerging Scholars Panel
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2020 Conference
July 29 – August 2, 2020
The ATHE Religion and Theatre Focus group invites current graduate students and/or independent scholars who have not presented at a major national conference to submit papers for the 2020 Emerging Scholars Panel.
The 2020 ATHE Conference theme:
Revisions: Confronting the Past, Re-imagining the Future
TaPRA-SCUDD 2020 Postgraduate Symposium
Wednesday 18th March, Millburn House, University of Warwick
Movement and Progress: Beyond, Ahead, and Post- in American Dance and Music
Adeline Chevrier-Bosseau (Université Clermont-Auvergne) and Mathieu Duplay (Université de Paris)
Nordic Irish Studies is looking for submissions on any aspect within the field of Irish Studies for the 2020 regular issue (December 2020). Nordic Irish Studies is a peer-reviewed journal. It is listed in MLA, JSTOR, EBSCO-Host databases.
The aim of the journal is to publish original, quality research by literature specialists, historians, social scientists, political scientists, musicologists, and geographers, as well as by scholars from other disciplines included in the field of Irish Studies. Nordic Irish Studies supports both the publication of inter-disciplinary work, and studies rooted in the methodologies and theories of the individual scholars’ disciplines.
The Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society is pleased to announce its 2020 Conference:
Please join us for the 2020 Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society (PNRS) conference in beautiful Banff, Canada at the Banff Park Lodge in the Rocky Mountains.
Conference dates: September 24-27, 2020
Conference theme: Renaissance Landscapes (Space, Place, and Performance)
Call for Proposals: PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research, volume 3, issue 2.
Pedagogies of/and Performance-as-Research
Special themed issue with guest editor Emily Rollie
In its initial issues, PARtake has explored key topics related to the dynamic field of Performance-as-Research, including the modes of performing research, the ethics of participating in research, activism in PAR, and the rich intersections of embodiment and somatic intelligence in PAR. This issue continues in that trend, specifically examining the relationship between PAR and pedagogy – the ways pedagogy intersects with, is influenced by, and is utilized in PAR.
Theatre Annual is the oldest theatre periodical continuously published in the United States. It is dedicated to examining theatre and performance of the Americas. We construe “America” broadly to include North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean Islands. Articles may treat work in these geographic areas or work from these areas that is presented elsewhere in the world. We welcome articles on the history and ethnography of performance, drawing from such areas as theatre studies, performance studies, popular culture, music, anthropology, dance, communication, philosophy, folklore, history, and areas of interest that cross disciplinary lines.
HOFSTRA CULTURAL CENTER
DEPARTMENT OF DRAMA AND DANCE
present a symposium
Shakespeare and theGlobe
Thursday and Friday, October 29 and 30, 2020
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Intermedial Eighteenth Century: Textual and Visual Arts, 1660-1832
16-17th September 2020, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Keynote lecture: Prof. Malcolm Baker (University of California Riverside) ‘The Agency and Role of Author Portraits within Changing Notions of Authorship in Eighteenth-Century Britain’
In conversation: Dr. Lucy Peltz (National Portrait Gallery) and Dr. David F. Taylor (University of Oxford) ‘Interdisciplinary Research across the Textual and Visual Arts’