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CFP: Performance and Spirituality (5/15/07; journal issue)

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 11:59pm

Performance and Spirituality=20
The Journal of the Institute for the Study of Performance and Spirituality=
CFP: "Delineating the Field": Submission Deadline, May 15, 2007.=20
(The Institute for the Study of Performance and Spirituality is an emerging=
research center that operates in association with the Martin E. Segal Theat=
Center of The Graduate Center, of the City University of New York.)=20
Performance and Spirituality=E2=80=94a new peer-reviewed, annually-published=
journal dedicated to examining intersections of new and alternative forms o=
spirituality/religion and theatre/performance=E2=80=94is seeking articles fo=
r the =20

CFP: Harold Pinter's The Dumbwaiter (3/19/07; collection)

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 10:34pm
Mary Frances Brewer [ffb]

Papers are sought for a volume on Harold Pinter's The Dumbwaiter to be
edited by Mary Brewer. This collection forms part of a new series -
Dialogue - under the general editorship of Michael J. Meyer of DePaul
University Chicago, which is to be published by Rodopi of Amsterdam and
New York. Expected date of publication for this volume: 2009.

The Dialogue series will offer new and experienced scholars the
opportunity to=20
present alternative readings and approaches to classic texts that have=20
received canonical acceptance in either American or Continental

*Emerging scholars* will be defined by the following criteria:=20

CFP: The Crucible in Performance (3/1/07; MLA '07)

Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 10:33pm

CFP: _The Crucible_ in Performance
Special session at MLA 2007 (27-30 December, Chicago).

Soliciting papers treating Miller's play and/or adaptations of it, especially
Robert Ward's opera. While I will consider any proposal, I would especially
like to consider papers treating issues of textual problematics across
adaptations, the performance of allegory, Miller's historiography, or the
relationship between politics, history, and theatre/performance.

One page proposals by 1 March to Erika Olbricht: erika.olbricht at
Finished papers should be 15 - 20 minutes.

Erika Olbricht
Postdoctoral Fellow
Yale University

CFP: The Politics of Cultural Programming (grad) (3/15/07; 9/28/07-9/29/07)

Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:02pm
Robert Gehl

Call For Papers

The first annual Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference at George
Mason University will interrogate the politics of cultural programming
in public spaces.

Institutions within the conference purview include: museums, festivals,
the performing arts, sporting events, multicultural and/or ethnically
specific celebrations, gigs and club nights, and tourist spectacles. Of
special interest is the menu of activities available in specific
localities at any given moment: Of what is this menu comprised? To whom
is it offered? And at what cost?

Questions to be considered may include but are not limited to:

CFP: Renaissance Drama (3/14/07; SCMLA, 11/1/07-11/3/07)

Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:01pm

CFP: Renaissance Drama (Shakespeare on the World Stage), to be held at
the South Central MLA, Memphis, Tennessee, November 1-3, 2007.

This session will examine the ways Shakespeare offers insight into
cultural diversity. We invite proposals that explore any aspect of
Shakespeare on the world stage, including television and film.

Please submit abstracts or completed papers by March 14, 2007 to:

Dr. James M. Palmer
Dept. of Languages and Communication
P.O. Box 519; MS 2220
Prairie View, TX 77446

CFP: For SHAW 28: Shaw and War" (5/15/07; edited volume)

Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:00pm
Richard Dietrich

         Call for Papers for SHAW 28: "Shaw and War." SHAW is "The
Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies" and is published in hard bound in the
Fall. Below the Guest Editor for Volume 28 describes the sorts of
papers she is looking for. Deadline May 15, 2007.

Shaw and War
Lagretta Tallent Lenker, Guest Editor

CFP: Literature & Fashion (3/1/07; RMMLA, 10/4/07-10/6/07)

Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:00pm
Catherine R Mintler

Call for Papers: "Literature & Fashion" Panel
RMMLA Conference, Calgary Alberta, October 4-6, 2007.
          * * * * * * *
The focus of the 2007 RMMLA panel on "Literature & Fashion" is open regarding genre and period; however, we are specifically interested in papers that explore the "materiality" of clothing in shaping the context of identity and in shaping the practices that continually [trans]form identity--or, adversely, impede its transformation or essentialize it--for either/both wearer and observer.
* performance (in any of its many [dis]guises)

UPDATE: JAM 2007, PG Conference: See-Hear-Feel (UK) (1/26/07; 4/20/07)

Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:54am

How do visual media and performance grab our attention? What role does
the body play in our engagement with media texts? How does our perception
of media texts, forms and institutions influence our readings and
 Second call for papers for Journeys Across Media 2007 postgraduate
conference. Please feel free to forward to any early career researchers
or postgraduate students researching film, theatre, television or new
SEE - HEAR - FEEL: Perception and Engagement in Visual Media & Performance
Department of Film, Theatre & Television, University of Reading, Friday 20
April 2007.
Guest Speaker - Yoram Allom, Editorial Director Wallflower Press - 'How to

CFP: Journal of Interactive Drama: Fast-Track Submission (ASAP; journal issue)

Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:53am
Brian David Phillips

Journal of Interactive Drama
Immediate Need for Fast-Track Submissions

The current issue of the Journal of Interactive Drama has space for up to two immediate submissions. See for more information about the journal. The journal considers new submissions at any time but we have an immediate need for pieces for the current issue. Submissions within the next week will be fast-tracked for immediate editorial vetting.


Journal of Interactive Drama

CFP: Drama Across the Curriculum and Beyond (3/15/07; 4/27/07-4/29/07)

Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:25am
Desiree P Hamburger

Drama Across the Curriculum and Beyond
April 27-29, 2007

Call for Proposal
Deadline March 15, 2007

The forum seeks proposals investigation the relationship between drama
and learning across all curricular areas. The forum aims to address
the following questions:

• What research supports the potential of drama as a learning
• How does drama make connections across curricular content
• How does drama contribute to life long learning?
• What role does drama play in community agencies?

CFP: Hungarian Studies––Open Topic (3/1/07; RMMLA, 10/4/07–10/6/07)

Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:24am
Susan Nyikos

Call for submissions to a special topics panel devoted to Hungarian Studies
at the Rocky Mountain MLA in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, October 4-6, 2007.
The topic for this panel is open and all and any critical approaches to
Hungarian themes are encouraged for 15-20 minutes long presentations. Some
possible themes but not restricted to:

-Hungarian film studies

-race and identity in Hungary before and after WWII

-the Hungarian Medieval thought in the European context

-Shakespeare on the Hungarian stage

-gender studies: history and context in post-Communism

-new directions in the Hungarian literary scene

-Hungarian studies and culture beyond the border

CFP: Romantic Shakespeare (3/1/07; MLA '07)

Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:24am

CFP: Romantic Shakespeare. (3/1/07; MLA '07)

In conjunction with the theme of a future issue of the Shakespeare
Yearbook, "Romantic Shakespeare" the journal seeks abstracts for a
proposed Special Session at the 2007 Annual meeting of the MLA in
Chicago. Proposals are welcome that explore the editing or
interpretation of Shakespeare and early modern literature in the
Romantic period, as well as the impact of early modern literature on
the literary production of writers associated with the English
Romantic Movement.

UPDATE: British Queer Theatres (3/15/07; collection)

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 10:19pm

Alternatives Within the Mainstream II: Queer Theatre in Postwar Britain=20
Critics had been invited to write chapters for a critical study of=20
contemporary British post-war queer theatre. The focus is on bi, trans, gay=
, lesbian=20
identities as represented on the British stage. Keeping in mind that queer=20
identities are fluid and always in a state of flux, defying definitions and=
binary oppositions, articles were invited which examine these identities as=
represented in British drama since 1950.=20
A few of the topics which have been covered:=20
Lesbian theatre=20
Black lesbian theatre [Black in this anthology includes Asian]=20
Gay theatre=20

CFP: Harold Pinter (3/1/07; MLA '07)

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 10:19pm
Hall, Ann C.

The Harold Pinter Society is seeking papers for its panel at the Modern
Language Association in 2007. The topic is an open one. Papers on any
aspect of Harold Pinter's diverse body of work, as well as his influence
and influences are welcome. Send a 100-word abstract with title,
preferred address, phone, and email to Ann C. Hall,, by 3/1/07.


Thank you.


Ann C. Hall

Ohio Dominican University

1216 Sunbury Rd.

Columbus, OH 43219


CFP: Critical Essays on African American Pulitzer Prize Winning Literature (4/30/07; collection)

Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 10:59pm
Yolanda W. Page

Papers are solicited for a collection of critical essays tentatively titled: Crowned with Laurel: Critical Essays on African American Pulitzer Prize Wining Literature . This collection of essays will examine eleven works by African Americans that have won the country's most prestigious award. Those works are:
  1950: Poetry—Annie Allen by Gwendolyn Brooks
  1970: Drama—No Place to Be Somebody by Charles Gordone
  1978: Fiction—Elbow Room by James Alan McPherson
  1982: Drama—A Soldier's Play by Charles Fuller
  1983: Fiction—The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  1987: Fiction—Fences by August Wilson
  1987: Poetry—Thomas and Beulah by Rita Dove
  1988: Fiction—Beloved by Toni Morrison

CFP: Embodying Shakespeare (New Zealand) (9/1/07; 2/7/08-2/10/08)

Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 10:58pm
Brett D. Hirsch

        Australian and New Zealand Shakespeare Association Conference
        7-10 February 2008
        University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Confirmed Speakers:
        Bruce Smith, University of Southern California
        Gail Kern Paster, Folger Shakespeare Library
        Dympna Callaghan, Syracuse University


CFP: Drama Section (4/16/07; MMLA, 11/8/07-11/11/07)

Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 1:15am
Hall, Ann C.

The Drama section of the Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) is
accepting papers on the following topic: =20

Displacing the Stage

This section welcomes essays on the Protean nature of theatre, the
definition of theatre, theatrical events outside of the traditional
theatre space, the use of history, current events, popular culture, and
technology in plays both now and in the past, theatre and political
activism, politics as theatre, theatre's future, and theatre's effects
on "the real" world. Send 50-word abstracts, contact information
(preferred email, address, and phone) to Ann C. Hall,
halla_at_ohiodominican by April 16, 2007. =20

CFP: Journeys Across Media 2007: 'See - Hear - Feel' (grad) (UK) (1/26/07; 4/20/07)

Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 1:15am

Plain text version below:




Journeys Across Media 2007


See - Hear - Feel:

Perception & Engagement in Visual Media & Performance


20 April 2007

Department of Film, Theatre & Television - University of Reading Supported
by the Standing Conference of University Drama Departments (SCUDD) and the
Graduate School in Arts and Humanities, University of Reading.




CFP: Bodies in Motion, Languages in Motion: An Interdisciplinary Forum (1/31/07; 3/30/07-3/31/07)

Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 1:15am
Sylvie Ndome Ngilla

CFP: Bodies in Motion, Languages in Motion: An Interdisciplinary Forum

Call For Papers
11th Annual Graduate Symposium in Romance Studies
Friday, March 30 & Saturday, March 31, 2007

Bodies in Motion, Languages in Motion:
An Interdisciplinary Forum

A graduate symposium co-sponsored by the Department of French & Italian and
the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at the University of Minnesota-Twin

CFP: The Upstart Crow: Shakespeare and the American South (2/1/07; journal issue)

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 - 12:53am



The Upstart Crow is currently accepting submissions for a theme-based
issue on "Shakespeare and the American South." We are also interested in
receiving manuscripts that consider the reception, representation, or
adaptation of Shakespeare in any part of the United States from the
seventeenth century to the present.

Submissions that address any aspect of Shakespeare's work, and performance
reviews of Shakespeare theater productions and festivals, will also be

Deadline for priority reading of submissions: February 1, 2007.