AATI Palermo June 28 –July 2 2017
The artistic production of Emma Dante and the work of the Compagnia Sud Costa Occidentale
Session Organizer and Chair: Patrizia Comello Perry -BMCC
This special session investigates the function of memory in U.S. visual culture, tracing political significance of remembering particular historical events in a contemporary moment. Indeed, judging by recent examples—including Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway sensation Hamilton, Theodore Melfi’s blockbuster Hidden Figures, and John Lewis’s graphic novel trilogy March; the representational backwards-gaze upon the national past seems to enact, at a minimum, influential political critique and, at a maximum potential, art-based activism. We welcome proposals for 15-minute papers that consider the political stakes of memory and remembrance in any visual artifact (broadly defined) that engages U.S. culture.
Papers are being solicited for the new Musical Theatre and Film area at the Northeast Popular Culture Association Conference to be held October 27 and 28, 2017, at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst.
This area investigates topic central to the understanding of all aspects of musical theatre and film and their reflections and resonances in popular culture. Some topics may include:
◾Divas and Icons
◾Writers, composers, directors and designers
Call for Papers
Atlantic World Arts: Collision, Fusion, Re-Vision
An International, Interdisciplinary Conference
Sponsored by the Atlantic World Research Network and The National Folk Festival
Call for papers
“Danza e ricerca. Laboratorio di studi, scritture, visioni”, n.9, 2017
"Danza e ricerca. Laboratorio di studi, scritture, visioni" selects original contributions for the 9th issue, scheduled for publication by the end of 2017. D&R is an open access journal edited by Eugenia Casini Ropa and published by the Department of Arts (University of Bologna).
Alison Bechdel on Page, Stage, and in Theory
Non-Guaranteed Ignite Talk Special Session
MLA 2018, New York City, January 4-7
CALL FOR PAPERS
Stages in Transition: South Asia and the Diaspora
City University of New York
April 29, 2017
Theater of South Asia and the diaspora is a rich topic for exploration, particularly in our current political climate, in which questions of cultural identity, citizenship, personal and cultural expression, movement between cultures and geographic borders are all at the forefront of public discourse globally. How do place and space, our understanding of home and belonging come to inflect the theater that we make?
From the Renaissance to Romanticism25-7/May/2017 // Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://disbelief2017.wixsite.com/emerg // Keynote speakers: Péter Dávidházi (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary), Tim Fulford ( De Montfort University), Nicholas Halmi (The University of Oxford, UK), Ágnes Péter (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary),Tzachi Zamir (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel).
MLA 2018: Recognition and Identity in Early Modern English Drama How do dress, voice, actions, etc cause a character to be "recognized" (or not recognized) as him/herself or as another in early modern English drama? Is the "recognition" of a character equal to a character's "identity"? How do reading and misreading shape our understanding of the connection between a character's individual "identity" and who he is perceived to be? How is identity and/or recognition read or understood on the early modern English stage? Please submit 250-word abstracts to email@example.com by Friday, March 10th, 2017. Thanks!
2018 Conference of the French Shakespeare Society
Paris, Thursday 18 – Saturday 20 January 2018
The Société Française Shakespeare is dedicating its annual conference to “Shakespeare Unbound”. The topic addresses Shakespeare’s propensity to negotiate with dominant ideologies, his ability to break and renew formal and cultural rules and his long-lasting influence in creating innovative dramatic and poetic forms, new words and thoughts, “And all that faith creates or love desires, / Terrible, strange, sublime and beauteous shapes” (Shelley), Prometheus-like.
REUNION: The Dallas Review, a graduate journal of the School of Arts & Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas, is now taking submissions for Volume 7, to be published in 2017. The editors of Reunion are looking for submissions in the following genres: Visual Arts. The subject of your submission is limited only by your imagination. All submissions should be sent through Submittable at the following address: https://reunionthedallasreview.submittable.com/submit and should follow the guidelines outlined below. We look forward to reading and viewing your work.
Evidently Set Forth: God and the Human Stage
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, UK, Saturday 4 November 2017
Offers of papers are invited on aspects of the history and theory of drama, tragedy, drama in Biblical narrative, mystery plays, Biblical dramas, Puritanism and the theatres, and modern drama, including poetic drama, closet drama and studio drama. Performance is within this remit, as also is theo-drama. Papers may adopt a historical or thematic approach, or may discuss individual plays or books, or draw comparisons e.g. as between King Lear and the Book of Job. The CLSG interest is in Exploring Christian and Biblical themes in Literature.
A reminder that applications for the 2017 Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research are due on March 1, 2017. Please see additional information below.
Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association 2017
“Reformations during the Middle Ages and Renaissance”
Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO
June 22–24, 2017
Call for Papers
Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium
New Plays and New Play Development
May 5, 2017
Kwame Kwei-Armah OBE
Artistic Director, CenterStage Baltimore
5th International Conference on American Drama and Theater
“Migrations in American Drama and Theater”
Université de Lorraine (Nancy, France)
4 – 6 June 2018
Abstracts due 15 September 2017
2nd and Final CFP Deadline: 5 March 2017
- Anne Fogarty (University College Dublin)
- Stanley E. Gontarski (Florida State University)
- Maebh Long (University of Waikato)
- Arthur Riordan (Improbable Frequency, Slattery’s Sago Saga, The Train)
- Alan Titley (The Dirty Dust, In My Own Words: Flann O'Brien Speaks)
- Joanna Walsh (Vertigo, Hotel, Grow a Pair)
As part of the ESRA 2017 Congress, “Shakespeare and European Theatrical Cultures: AnAtomizing Text and Stage” (Gdansk, 27-30 July), Dr Carla Della Gatta and Dr Adele Lee invite contributions to the following seminar:
“The accent of his tongue affecteth him:” “Accentism” and/in Shakespeare
CALL FOR PAPERS
International Conference on VISUAL SOUTH ASIA:
Anthropological Explorations of Media and Culture
Department of Anthropology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh &
Department of Sociology, South Asian University, New Delhi, India
On 10 – 11, MAY, 2017
At Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
CFP: 21st-century Ireland: Culture and critique (guaranteed panel)
Abstracts welcome on responses in Irish literature, journalism, performance, film, and new media to recent and/or current uncertainties in Ireland, post-Brexit UK, and post-Trump America.
300-word abstracts by 10 March 2017; Mary M. Burke
“Show thy queere substance”: The Queer, the Early Modern and the Now
Friday 7th July (evening) and Saturday 8th July 2017
Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies, University of Westminster
CFP for 2018 MLA
4H: History, Hamilton, & Hip hop in High School
2018 MLA Conference, New York City, January 4-7, 2018
Session sponsored by MLA’s Children & Young Adult Literature Forum
The American Literature Society and the American Theatre and Drama Society invite individual proposals for a co-sponsored panel on the theme of “Theatrical Collaboration” at the 2018 MLA convention in New York City (Jan 4-7, 2018).
The American Theatre and Drama Society invites individual proposals on the broad theme of “Performing Philosophy,” to be considered for the ATDS-sponsored panel at the 2018 MLA convention in New York City (Jan 4-7, 2018).
We encourage submissions that take up such topics as:
WOODEN O SYMPOSIUM • SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY • AUGUST 7–9, 2017
Cedar City, Utah, USA
The Wooden O Symposium is a cross-disciplinary conference exploring Medieval through Early Modern Studies, through the text and performance of Shakespeare’s plays. Scholars from all disciplines are encouraged to submit papers that offer insights and new ideas springing from the era of William Shakespeare.
The symposium is hosted by Southern Utah University and the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Conference attendees will have the unique opportunity of immersing themselves in research, text, and performance in one of the most beautiful natural settings in the western United States.
The UK’s decision to leave the European Union constitutes the most momentous separation of British-European political culture since the Protestant Reformation. As scholarly and public interest in ideas of British political identity continues to sharpen, this conference explores themes of division and devolution in drama written at the dawn of the British Empire. Looking to Britain’s uncertain future by learning about its past can tell us much about how literature responds to drastic political change, not least in terms of the territories (real and imagined) with which it is invested. Recent events across the Atlantic also point to the complex dis/unities of political leadership, religion, and physical spaces.
Special Section on Soviet and Post-Soviet Shakespeares in The Shakespearean International Yearbook (2019)
We invite contributions for a special section on Soviet and post-Soviet engagements with Shakespearean drama and Shakespeare as a culturally significant figure. We are particularly interested in ideologically influenced performance, translation, literary adaptation, and scholarship. Papers might focus on how Soviet approaches to Shakespeare were influenced by the evolution of cultural policies from 1917 to 1991, or examine treatments of Shakespeare in post-Soviet states from 1991 until the present. Contributors are also encouraged to consider Soviet and post-Soviet Shakespeare in languages other than Russian.
Special Issue: “Slavery’s Reinventions”
The 16th Annual University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate Student Theatre Conference
Impetus / Action / Reaction
Call for Papers, Discussion Panels, Workshops, and Performances
April 7th & 8th, 2017
The University of Wisconsin, Madison, Union South
The UW-Madison Theatre and Drama Graduate Student Organization (TDGSO) will sponsor the Graduate Student Theatre Conference on April 7th and 8th, 2017. The theme for this conference is based upon the instigation and methodology that leads to performative action, both on stage and in our communities.