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.
This panel proposes that early modern transformations in rape law placed pressure on issues concerning female self-possession, sexual knowledge, pleasure, and consent and that these tensions were critiqued and, at times, exploited by playwrights and authors of the period. In what ways do sixteenth and seventeenth century poetry, drama, and literature explore the injustices and ambiguities arising from the elision of resistance, coercion, and consent in sexual encounters?
The editor of Critical Insights: Macbeth for Salem Press is seeking proposals for original critical readings of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. All topics and critical methodologies are welcome, particularly those that employ specific theoretical approaches to engage productively with interpretive problems in the text. At least one essay from each of the following subfields is desired for publication: gender studies, queer studies, postcolonialism, transnational studies, book history, cultural history, ecocriticism, film studies, linguistics, and digital humanities.
Ilha do Desterro - Call for Papers
Issue v. 71, n. 2 (May 2018)
Special Issue on Artistic Collaborations
Maria Rita Drumond Viana, UFSC
Alinne Balduino Pires Fernandes, UFSC
Miriam Haughton, NUI Galway
Performing Identity: The Relationship between Identity and Performance in Literature, Theatre and the Performing Arts, Florence, Italy, 22 - 23 June 2017
Panel Proposed by: Dr. Panayiota Chrysochou, The University of Cyprus
CALL FOR PAPERS
The panel is part of the 6th Euroacademia International Conference ‘Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities’
22 – 23 June 2017, Florence, Italy
Deadline: 10th of May 2017
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of playwright Joe Orton (1933-1967), the University of Leicester is hosting a one day interdisciplinary symposium on his life and work.
Possible topics include:
• Orton and satire/black
• Orton’s TV plays
• Orton as diarist
• Orton and race
• Orton and crime
• Orton and art
• Orton and film
• Orton and the 1960s
• Gay/Queer Orton
• Orton and Halliwell
• Orton and Leicester
• The Orton industry
• Orton’s influences
(Oscar Wilde, Ronald Firbank,
• Orton’s influence (on other
comedy, art, music)
• Orton’s legacy
Call for Papers:
2017 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Wednesday-Sunday, 18-22 October 2017
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
315 Chestnut St.
St. Louis, MO 63102
Deadline: April 30 2017
Travel, Translation and Communication 19th-21st July 2017
Institute of English Studies, Senate House, London
Anne-Marie Beller (Loughborough)
Mary Hammond (Southampton)
Catherine Wynne (Hull)
‘Picturing The Mass Market: Popular Late Victorian Periodicals’ Curated by John Spiers
‘Travels of the Mind and Body’ Hosted by Chloé Holland and Anne-Louise Russell
Call for Papers
BOOK PROJECT AND SPECIAL JOURNAL ISSUE ON PERFORMANCE
[Selected essays from the special issue and other essays will subsequently be published as an edited volume from a major academic publisher in 2018, following the publication of the issue]
ANZSA 2018 Panel CFP: “Lend thy serious hearing”: Irreverence and Play in Shakespeare Adaptations
Four hundred years after William Shakespeare’s death, his work continues to not only fill playhouses around the world, but be adapted for various forms of popular culture, including film, television, online video, and comics/graphic novels. These adaptations introduce a whole new generation of audiences to the work of Shakespeare, and are often fun, playful, engaging, and “irreverent, broadly allusive, and richly reimagined takes on their source material” (Cartelli and Rowe, New Wave Shakespeare on Screen, 2007, 1).
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Performance Studies Focus Group
Association for Theatre in Higher Education
August 2nd and 3rd, 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada
The Society for American Music invites proposals for (a) individual papers, (b) organized panels of 2-4 papers, (c) lecture-recitals, (d) written papers related to one of the seminar topics, (e) scholarly posters, and (f) interest groups for its 44th Annual Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, to be held 28 February - 4 March 2018. All proposals must be submitted via the SAM web site by 11:59 pm PDT 1 June 2017.
For complete information, please visit http://www.american-music.org/conferences/KansasCity2018/cfp.php
The MAC Belfast
21-22 June, 2017
Confirmed keynote Speaker: Professor David Pattie (University of Chester) 'We'll have to celebrate this'; Reflections on Beckett, Festivals, and Celebrations
Mixed Bill: comedy and gender research network
Women and comedy symposium
University of Salford Thursday 19th October 2017
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 June 15, please submit a 250-word word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Aaron Botwick, The Graduate Center, CUNY, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 papers related to the issue's central topic of investigating Marx's impact, in a broad sense, on Shakespeare studies, either by exemplifying it in your own way or by commenting directly on it. Reference to the situation in our contemporary world as part of the overall argument would be welcome as well. We are also looking for papers that investigate Shakespeare’s influence on Karl Marx and the development of his writings.
The proposed length for this is 6000 words, and the journal requires double-blind peer evaluation. We expect a strong issue.
The Performance and Performativity of Violence
An interdisciplinary conference hosted by The Performance of the Real Research Theme
The University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, 19-21 June, 2017
Professor Bruce Johnson (Macquarie University, Australia and University of Turku, Finland)
Dr Lisa Fitzpatrick (University of Ulster, Ireland)
Modern English Drama Association of Korea (MEDAK) invites contributions for a planned collaboration with Kritika Kultura on the Korean dramatic tradition.
As an Asian country, Korea has an Asian identity. It shares much of its historical experiences and cultural background with other Asian nations. However, it is reasonable to say that Korea has more deep-rooted relationships with China and Japan—all together referred to as “East Asia”—than with South-East Asian countries. It is because Korea was historically an isolated kingdom, probably almost never having gone beyond the neighborhood of North-East Asian region. Nevertheless, with globalization, in many ways, Korea has opened itself to the world.
CFP Extended Deadline: April 23, 2017
The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 64th Annual Meeting will be hosted by Webster University in St. Louis, MO, September 29-Oct 1, 2017. The keynote speaker will be Tammy Proctor of Utah State University, and the plenary address will be given by Jonathan Sawday from Saint Louis University.
This special session at MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association, Cincinnati, Ohio. November 9-12, 2017) seeks papers that focus on the performativity of satire as a form and means of activism for social justice, equality, and/or awareness of critical issues or problems. Papers exploring any performative elements of satire (humor, exaggeration, jokes, irony, ridicule, word play, etc.) in historical or contemporary texts in a range of literary or cultural genres are all welcome.
The University of Bucharest, Romania, is pleased to host the Seventh International Conference on Consciousness, Theatre, Literature, and the Arts. The conference will be held in Bucharest from Tuesday 6th to Thursday 8th June 2017. The main conference venue will be the Odeon Theatre in Bucharest. Abstracts (up to 1 page) are invited for papers relating any aspect of consciousness (as defined in a range of disciplines involved with consciousness studies) to any aspect of theatre, performance, literature, music, fine arts, media arts and any sub-genre of those. We also welcome creative work!
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Authenticity, Performance, and (‘Post’)Truth in Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media
With Professor Helen Wood (University of Leicester) as keynote speaker
The Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York, is delighted to announce its 8th Annual Postgraduate Symposium on 22 June 2017.
Call for abstracts on literary/dramatic widowhood
“[O]ld Maid and musty Widows are like the plague shun’d of by all men…” So says Doll Pacify from Margaret Cavendish’s Bell in campo (1660). Her fellow servant, Nell Careless, replies: “a man cannot intimately love a Widow, because he will be a Cuckold, as being made one by her dead Husband, and so live in Adultry…” (Bell, V.25).
‘WRITING ABOUT CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS: CHALLENGES, PRACTICES, AND COMPLEXITIES’: CALL FOR PAPERS
An international, multi-disciplinary three-day conference to be hosted at the University of Surrey, UK, Friday 20 – Sunday 22 October 2017.