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CFP: [Theatre] Catholic Theatre Conference

Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 11:27pm
Kevin Wetmore

2008 Catholic Theatre Conference

Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA

Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 April 2008

CFP: [Theatre] Critically Forgotten (grad) (2/15/08; (dis)junctions, 4/11/08-4/12/08)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 5:15am
Susana Brower

CFP: Critically Forgotten (grad) (2/15/08; (dis)junctions, 4/11/08-

This call for papers is for a proposed panel to be held at (dis)
junctions, the University of California, Riverside's 15th Annual
Humanities Conference, which will be on April 11-12, 2008. This year's
theme is “Where the Streets are Re-Named.”

CFP: [Theatre] Panel CFP on Trauma and Performance Studies for (dis)junctions Graduate Conference

Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 11:11pm
Helen Lovejoy

Trauma and Performance Studies

Contributors are invited to submit papers that explore the relationship
between the developing and interdiscplinary field of performance studies
and that of trauma studies. How can understandings of performance,
performativity, and performative arts contribute and speak to
contemporary psychological, social, legal and cultural understandings of
violence and trauma?

Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:

CFP: [Theatre] Medieval and Renaissance Drama panel for (dis)junctions graduate conference

Friday, January 25, 2008 - 5:20am
Carl Walker

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on any drama from
medieval or early modern Britain. These papers may include a variety
of subjects, but some possible areas of interest include:
• Performativity and performance theory
• Anachronism and historical representation
• Metadrama
• Drama and material culture (costumes, props, stages)
• Tudor drama and the transition from "pre-modern" to "early modern"
• Professionalization of the theater
• Renaissance (mis)interpretations of the medieval

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be e-mailed to
by February 16, 2008 (text in the body of the message; please no

CFP: [Theatre] Open Topic: Modern Drama SCMLA San Antonio, TX 03/01/08

Friday, January 25, 2008 - 12:22am
Liz Thompson

Call for Papers:

South Central Modern Language Association
San Antonio, Texas
November 6-8
Theme "Borders"

Seeking papers for the regular session on Modern Drama. This is an open
topic session. Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words to by no later than March 1st, 2008.

Must be an SCMLA member by May 12, 2008 to be included in the program.

Liz Thompson
University of Memphis
Chair: SCMLA Modern Drama Panel

CFP: [Theatre] Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â 11/9/2008)

Monday, January 21, 2008 - 4:43pm
Lauren Holt Matthews

Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â€"

Historically the relationship between women and the theater has been a site
of contestation. A woman’s place in the theater, whether as a character,
an actor, an author, or an attendee, often has drawn pointed social and
literary commentary. In keeping with the theme of the 2008 SAMLA
Convention, Drama, the 2008 SAMLA Women’s Studies Panel seeks paper
proposals that address the ways that femininity has been and is written,
performed, staged, and received in theatrical works.

CFP: [Theatre] ACIS/ MLA 2008: Irish Spectacle

Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 12:33am
Ellen Crowell

Modern Language Association (MLA) / (American Conference for Irish
Studies) ACIS panels, 2008, San Francisco.
Papers should explore the role of spectacle in Irish literature and
culture. Possible topics might include the role of spectacle in Irish
modernism, spectacular representations of gender and sexuality, spectacle
and the Irish stage, Irish political spectacle, spectacle and
representations of the Irish landscape.
Please send 200-word abstracts to Ellen Crowell by March 21, 2008. All
panelists must be ACIS and MLA members by July 1, 2008.
Ellen Crowell, Literature Representative, ACIS 2008-10

CFP: [Theatre] Eighteenth International George Sand Conference

Friday, January 18, 2008 - 9:16pm
Anne Marcoline

Call for Papers
Eighteenth International George Sand Conference
The University of California, at Santa Barbara
September 25-27, 2008

Writing, Performance and Theatricality in George Sand's Works

We invite proposals for papers (in French or English) on aspects of the
conference theme,including, but not limited to:

CFP: [Theatre] UCLA Southland Conference: Genre Matters

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 6:40am
Laura Haupt and Sam See

19th Annual UCLA Southland Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Conference Title: Genre Matters
Conference Date: Friday, May 16, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Lowell Gallagher, UCLA Department of English

CFP: [Theatre] CFP: Performing Islam/Muslim Realities

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - 8:49pm
Carolyn D. Roark

The Baylor Journal of Theatre and Performance (BJTP) seeks submissions
for a special issue titled Performing Islam/Muslim Realities. Conceived
as a collaborative project between the journal and the Arabic Theatre
Working Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research, the
issue is guest edited by Hazem Azmy (University of Warwick, UK) and
Marvin Carlson (Graduate Center of CUNY, US).

CFP: [Theatre] Shaw and His Contemporaries

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - 1:22am
Charles Joseph Del Dotto

Shaw and His Contemporaries
Special Session for 2008 MLA

"The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who
writes about all people and all time."
--The Sanity of Art (1895)

CFP: [Theatre] Black Theatre Association - Debut Panel

Friday, January 11, 2008 - 1:16am
Jonathan Shandell

The Black Theatre Association (BTA), a focus group of the Association for
Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), seeks essay submissions for its 8th
Annual Debut Panel. We encourage all graduate students and non-tenured
faculty working on African American theatre and performance studies who
have never presented at ATHE or a national conference to apply. Papers may
consider any aspect of African American dramatic criticism, theatre
history, plays, playwrights, performers, directors, designers, etc. The
highest quality papers will be selected by our distinguished panel of
theatre scholar judges: Harry J. Elam, Jr., Olive H. Palmer Professor in

CFP: [Theatre] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference

Thursday, January 10, 2008 - 4:15pm
Jill E. Anderson

The 14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the Annual
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, July 17th-19th, 2008.
 The keynote speaker will be John T. Edge, director of the Southern
Foodways Alliance and author of numerous books on Southern cuisine,
including Fried Chicken: An American Story.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may include:

CFP: [Theatre] LGBTQ Theatre / Debut Panel ATHE

Monday, January 7, 2008 - 9:16pm
Jordan Schildcrout

Call For Papers: Debut Panel
LGBT Theatre / ATHE

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Theatre Focus Group of the
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) invites submissions for
its Debut Panel from scholars who have not yet presented at a national
conference. The deadline for submissions is February 25, 2008.

UPDATE: [Theatre] Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholarship Panel in Music Theatre/Dance

Monday, January 7, 2008 - 3:52pm
Kathryn Edney

The Music Theatre/Dance Focus Group of The Association for Theatre in
Higher Education (ATHE) announces its updated call for papers for
the "Music Theatre/Dance Emerging Scholarship Panel", now known as
the "Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholarship Panel in Music
Theatre/Dance" for the 2008 ATHE conference in Denver, CO (July 31 -
August 3, 2008). Dr. Bob Schanke, distinguished scholar and author of
numerous books including *Staging Desire: Queer Readings of American
Theater History*, will serve as the respondent for this panel.

CFP: [Theatre]

Sunday, December 23, 2007 - 9:39pm
Vasuki Shanmuganathan

MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH â€" extended deadline 22/01/08
A workshop exploring how life is managed, commodified and objectified
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Munk Centre at the University of Toronto.

CFP: [Theatre] Tennessee Williams Scholars' Conference and Annual Review

Thursday, December 20, 2007 - 5:25pm
Robert Bray


Tennessee Williams Scholars' Conference 2008
Presented in conjunction with the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary

The Historic New Orleans Collection
Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA

Friday, March 28, 2008

UPDATE: [Theatre] Challenging Faith: Intersections of Belief and Doubt in Literature, Composition, and the Profession

Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 6:09pm
Matthew Hurwitz

The English Graduate Organization at the University of New Hampshire
would like to announce that it has extended the deadline for proposal
submissions to its 2008 Graduate Conference entitled “Challenging Faith:
Intersections of Belief and Doubt in Literature, Composition, and the
Profession” to be held March 7-8. The new deadline will be December 22,
2007. Papers on both religious and non-religious topics are encouraged.
We intend the conference to cover all matters of “faith,” understood in
its broadest sense and look forward to a rewarding conference experience
for all. Speakers at this year’s conference will be Patricia Bizzell,

CFP: [Theatre] Renaissance Drama in the Archives

Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 5:09pm
J. Caitlin Finlayson

CFP: Renaissance Drama in the Archives

South Central MLA,
San Antonio, Texas, November 6-8, 2008.

The panel invites papers that address the relationship between public or
historical records and the performance, production, suppression, or
regulation of theatre in the Renaissance. Papers on specific archival
collections and their application to research on Renaissance theatre are
also welcome.
Please submit abstracts or completed papers by February 13, 2008 to:

J. Caitlin Finlayson
Literature, Philosophy and the Arts
3011 CB
University of Michigan-Dearborn
4901 Evergreen Rd.
Dearborn, MI 48128-2406

CFP: [Theatre] Masks: the online journal of law and theatre

Monday, December 10, 2007 - 10:17pm
Sharon Sutherland

Masks: the online journal of law and theatre is a new multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed online
journal based at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law. The journal’s focus is on the
intersections of law and theatre. Diverse scholarship exists on some of these intersections,
including: courtroom as theatre; historical connections between theatre and the Inns of Court;
lawyer playwrights; images of lawyers in popular culture; law in literature studies of plays; and
legislative theatre. Masks seeks to bring together continuing scholarship in these areas and to
provide a forum for discussions of new areas of research.

CFP: [Theatre] Masks: Law and Theatre conference

Monday, December 10, 2007 - 10:16pm
Sharon Sutherland

Masks: the online journal of law and theatre will be launched at a Law and Theatre conference in
Vancouver, June 17-19, 2008. The conference will focus on the intersections of law and theatre
and seeks to explore a wide range of possibilities.

The Masks Conference will be divided into three thematic days:

Day 1 â€" Academic Day: Scholars will present their academic papers, which we encourage be
submitted to the Masks journal as well.

Day 2 â€" Workshop Day: This day will focus on active workshop sessions exploring all aspects of
the intersection of law and theatre.

UPDATE: [Theatre] Studies in English (Izmir/Turkey) (01/04/07; 04/16/08 â 04/18/08)

Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 10:04am
Rezzan Kocaoner Silku

Call for Papers

Studies in English
Third International IDEA Conference
Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
16-18 April 2008

Call for Papers Deadline has been extended to: 4 January 2008

The Third International IDEA Conference will be held at Ege
University, Izmir, Turkey on 16-18 April 2008. The Conference
will be jointly hosted by Ege University, Department of English
Language and Literature, and English Language and Literature
Research Association of Turkey (IDEA). The Conference will cover
the following four main areas of studies in English:

Language and Linguistics
Translation Studies
Cultural Studies

CFP: [Theatre] ATHE Theatre History Focus Group Debut Panel

Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 2:29am
Daniel Smith

The Theatre History Focus Group of ATHE (Association for Theatre in Higher
Education) invites submissions for its Debut Panel from scholars who have
not yet published articles or presented at a national conference.

The deadline for submissions is January 25, 2008.

Essays must address the history of theatre practice, but the parameters are
broad. Certainly, an active engagement with historiographical theory,
methodologies, and/or dramatic literature is welcome. Papers may consider
the conference theme ("Difficult Dialogues"), but this is not required.

UPDATE: [Theatre] Transverse: Comparative Literature Journal (grad) (1/10/08; journal issue)

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 - 5:49am
Andres Perez Simon


Transverse, the graduate literary journal of the Centre for Comparative
Literature at the University of Toronto, invites submissions of essays
and literary reviews for the next issue, to be published in Spring 2008.
The monographic topic will be “Aesthetic Tensions in Experimental Drama.”
Transverse is a paper-based journal with a pdf version available on-line

UPDATE: [Theatre] CFP - Extended Deadline Dec 10, 2007: FOOT 2008

Tuesday, November 27, 2007 - 9:37pm
Luella Massey

Call for Papers, Performances, and Workshops
Extended Submission Deadline: Monday, December 10, 2007

FOOT (Festival of Original Theatre):
(En)gendering Performance: Feminism(s) in Representation

February 28-March 1, 2008

The Graduate Centre for Study of Drama at the University of Toronto is
pleased to announce our annual student-run conference and festival,
the Festival of Original Theatre (FOOT), running from February 28 to
March 1, 2008 at the Drama Centre. Scholars and artists are invited to
submit proposals for papers, performances and workshops for this
year's theme, (En)gendering Performance: Feminism(s) in

CFP: [Theatre] Thornton Wilder Conference Oct. 2-4, 2008

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 2:48am
Lincoln Konkle


Wilder in the Twenty-first Century
First International Thornton Wilder Conference
Sponsored by The Thornton Wilder Society and The College of New Jersey