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Special Issue of Aphra Behn Online: 18th-Century Camp!

updated: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 10:25am
Emily MN Kugler and Ula Lukszo Klein (Aphra Behn Online)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Special Issue Overview & CFP

Ula Lukszo Klein, Texas A&M International University, and Emily Kugler, Howard University

In Susan Sontag’s now-classic essay, “Notes on ‘Camp,’” Sontag argues for a critical dimension of the term “camp.” Camp, for Sontag, is “one way of seeing the world as an aesthetic phenomenon.” For her, Camp emphasizes a blend of the silly and the extravagant, making the serious and the ridiculous equal to one another. She cites the beginnings of the Enlightenment period as an important moment for the establishment of this sensibility:

Samuel Beckett’s Bodies of Water

updated: 
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 10:06am
Katherine Weiss / Tennessee Philological Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 7, 2016

Samuel Beckett’s Bodies of Water

 

In Samuel Beckett’s canon, water is a recurring image. In his radio play, Embers, the protagonist Henry tells us that he is sitting by the ocean, in his stage play Endgame Nagg and Nell remember nearly drowning in Lake Como, and in his tour de force stage and later television play, Not I Mouth refers to the narrative gushing from her mouth as a “steady stream.” Water in these and other works by the Nobel Prize winning author is both a location and a metaphor; it is aligned with happy memories and danger, with transition and stasis, with the beginning and  the end.

 

Shakespeare Reformed – Shakespearean Reformations

updated: 
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 10:05am
Shakespeare Seminar 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

In the year of the 500th anniversary of the publication of Luther’s theses, the Shakespeare- Seminar 2017 calls for papers that address ideas of reform and reformation in Shakespeare's works. We invite papers on the literary and cultural repercussions of the two major early modern reformations – the one prompted by Martin Luther and the one initiated by Henry VIII. Taking our cue from Hamlet's famous charge to the players to “reform it altogether” (Hamlet 3.2.36), the seminar seeks to address both questions of religious reformation and of more widely conceived notions of personal, political, cultural, or literary reform in Shakespeare's poems and plays. Topics may include, but are not restricted to the reform/reformation of

 

RECREATIONAL SHAKESPEARE

updated: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:05am
Arc Humanities Press
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

RECREATIONAL SHAKESPEARE
SERIES EDITORS
JEFFREY KAHAN, ERIC S. MALLIN,

CFP on the Plays of Lisa Loomer

updated: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 4:41pm
Comparative Drama Conference (Orlando, April 6-8, 2017)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 2, 2016

The Plays of Lisa Loomer

 

The 41st Comparative Drama Conference will feature Lisa Loomer as its Keynote Speaker on April 7, 2017 and in honor of her appearance we will offer panels on her plays.

While we welcome papers on any aspect of Loomer’s plays, some possible topics to explore include:

 

Connections with and influences by María Irene Fornés

Questions about ethnicity

The theatricalization of parenting/parenthood

Body imagery and questions about beauty

Gender politics

 

Proposal Guidelines

Please send the following as an email attachment to William Boles (wboles@rollins.edu) by 2 December 2016.

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