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"English" Special Issue: The Classroom of Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:29am
English: The Journal of the English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

English: The Journal of the English Association invites contributions to a special issue on The Classroom of Literature

 

. . . . we moved together out of the clutch of the Fates, inhabitors of a world without doom; with a scratching, licking and chewing of pens, a whisper and passing of jokes, a titter of tickling, a grumble of labour, a vague stare at the wall in a dream. . . . (Laurie Lee, Cider with Rosie)

International Conference on Religion, Literature & Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:26am
Higher Education and Research Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

Literature, being a creative universal form of expression, addresses spiritual, emotional and social concerns of humanity. It is known that there are reciprocal relations between literature and religion, still the question of how these two disciplines interact with each other invites fresh thought. Looking at the past of English Literature, it is abundantly clear that critics even before Mathew Arnold have referred back to form and content of religious scriptures.

Etudes Episteme special edition: Profane Shakespeare

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:26am
Karen Britland / UW-Madison
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Profane Shakespeare

Perfection, Pollution, and the Truth of Performance

“But no perfection is so absolute,

That some impurity doth not pollute”

Rape of Lucrece, l. 899

 

For its 33rd issue (Spring 2018), the online peer-reviewed journal Etudes Epistémè (www.episteme.revues.org) seeks articles examining Shakespeare’s treatment of the notions of perfection (or “purity”) and pollution (or “impurity”), understood not only along traditional moral and religious lines, but also, more “profanely”, in aesthetic and hermeneutic terms.

 

Drama, Theatre and Young People

updated: 
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:20am
University of Lille
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 10, 2016

Drama, Theatre and Young People

 

A two-day symposium organised by CECILLE and CEAC

with the participation of Compagnie Théâtre du Prisme, Action Culture and RADAC

Lille University (Villeneuve d’Ascq), 2-3 February 2017

 

Scientific Committee: Constantin Bobas (CECILLE – Université de Lille), Claire Hélie (CECILLE – Université de Lille), Véronique Perruchon (CEAC – Université de Lille)

 

Thursday 2 February 2017: Symposium

 

Call for papers

 

[REMINDER] The 41st Annual Comparative Drama Conference

updated: 
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:19am
Comparative Drama Conference (Orlando, April 6-8, 2017)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 3, 2016

41st Comparative Drama Conference

Text & Presentation

 

                                                                                                                                     2017 Keynote Event

A Conversation with Lisa Loomer

April 7, 2017

8 p.m.

 

Call for Papers

SOUND/THEATRE: SOUND IN PERFORMANCE

updated: 
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:15am
Critical Stages (International Association of Theatre Critics)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

 

CRITICAL STAGES/SCENES CRITIQUES

 

www.critical-stages.org

International Association of Theatre Critics

Association internationale des critiques de théâtre

a/s Jean-Pierre Han, 27, rue Beaunier, 75014 Paris,France

www.aict-iatc.org

ISSN 2409-7411

 

 

SOUND/THEATRE: SOUND IN PERFORMANCE

 

 

Amended Deadline: The Plays of David Henry Hwang

updated: 
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 4:04pm
The David Henry Hwang Society Session at the 41st Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Inaugural Sponsored Panel by the David Henry Hwang Society

The David Henry Hwang Society was founded in 2016 at the Comparative Drama Conference with the goal of promoting scholarly examination of Hwang’s theatrical works. Since his first breakout play, FOB, in 1980, David Henry Hwang has proven the most significant and prolific Asian American playwright to date.  From the global phenomenon of M. Butterfly and more recent successes with Yellow Face and Chinglish,Hwang has staged stories of the Asian American experience and explored questions of race, culture, and identity.

 

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.

Essays on Pinter, Modern, and Contemporary Drama Sought

updated: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 10:09am
Ann C. Hall/The Harold Pinter Review
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Harold Pinter Review is seeking journal articles for its 2018 issue. Essays on Pinter are welcome, but we would like to encourage essays on other modern and contemporary dramatists for this issue, as well.  For more information, contact ann.hall@louisville.edu.  To submit an article for review, please use the Penn State Press Editorial Manager: http://www.editorialmanager.com/hpr/default.aspx

 

"Shaw at The Shaw" Conference in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 21-25,2017

updated: 
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 1:10pm
International Shaw Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 30, 2017

Sponsored by the International Shaw Society, The Shaw Festival, and York University, "Shaw at The Shaw" seeks paper proposals that will cover a broad spectrum of topics but will give some preference to topics on the two Shaw plays scheduled at The Shaw Festival, SAINT JOAN and ANDROCLES AND THE LION, and on comparisons of Shaw to other playwrights and of Shaw's plays to other plays featured in the 2017 Festival season (see www.shawfest.com).  Student papers for special sessions are welcome as well.  Send an abstract of 200-300 words with your name and employer/university to shawconference@gmail.com by 30 January, 2017.  Questions can be directed there as well.  If unknown

Drama: Play and Passivism

updated: 
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 10:33am
MMLA/November 9-12 2017/Drama Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Drama Caucus MMLA.  Play and Passivism.
In contradistinction to the MMLA General Theme, “Arts and Activism,” the Drama Caucus seeks papers on play and passivism in modern and contemporary drama.  Papers might address such topics as pointlessness, lethargy, apathy, ennui, and incompetence.   We especially welcome proposals that promise innovative or unconventional presentational modes.  350-word abstracts are due 1 April 2017 to Matthew Bowman, bowma9@lcc.edu.

Pinter Modalities

updated: 
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 10:33am
MMLA/November 9-12 2017/Pinter Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

Pinter Panel/MMLA 2017

Pinter Modalities
The International Harold Pinter society seeks papers on Pinter Modalities.  Papers might address such topics as presence and absence, sound, visuals, space, the body as sign, movement, and narrative.  We especially welcome proposals that promise innovative or unconventional presentational modes.  350-word abstracts are due 1 April 2017 to Ann C. Hall, ann.hall@louisville.edu.

Will’s Word and World: Commemorating the Bard - AJILE Shakespeare Special Issue CFP

updated: 
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 10:13am
Aesthetique Journal for International Literary Enterprises
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Will’s Word and World: Commemorating the Bard

 

To commemorate the 400th death anniversary of William Shakespeare, AJILE (Aesthetique Journal for International Literary Enterprises, E-ISSN 2456-1754) plans to bring out a special issue containing academic articles exploring various avenues of Shakespeare studies. This special volume shall be multidisciplinary in its content and welcomes scholarly contributions from the fields of literature and language, history and culture, stage and costumes, gender and performance. However other relevant topics are also encouraged for submission.

 

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

 

International Graduate Conference in Greek Comedy

updated: 
Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 6:24am
Faculty of Classics and The Queen's College, University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 24, 2016

The Faculty of Classics and The Queen’s College, University of Oxford, are pleased to announce a two-day International Graduate Conference in Greek Comedy in honour of Dr Angus Bowie, upon his retirement. The conference will be held on 20 & 21 May 2017 at Ioannou Centre (66 St Gilles) and aspires to bring together postgraduate scholars of Greek Comedy from across Europe. Angus’ colleagues and students are warmly invited to attend, to express our gratitude and appreciation for his substantial contribution to classical scholarship and teaching. Our confirmed keynote speakers are Professors Oliver Taplin and Michael Silk.

Call for papers (UPDATED)

Extended Deadline. Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance (Special Issue on Climates of Disaster and Performance)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 10:38am
De La Salle University, Manila
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 18, 2016

What are the conditions in which performance happen or is made, in the wake of or in response to a disaster? But we can be more expansive and ask how performance can be linked to disaster, if performance perchance may be thought in the terms of a disastrous event, how such thinking takes on board the implications of linking these two terms: disaster and performance and what possibilities are opened for a politics and ethics of performance.

DEADLINE EXTENDED Britain, Canada, and the Arts: Cultural Renewal as Post-War Exchange (London, UK)

updated: 
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 3:28pm
Irene Morra; Senate House, London
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Britain, Canada, and the Arts: Cultural Exchange as Post-war Renewal

15-17 June 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

Papers are invited for a major international, interdisciplinary conference to be held at Senate House, London, June 15-17th, 2017. Coinciding with and celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, this conference will focus on the strong culture of artistic exchange, influence, and dialogue between Canada and Britain, with a particular but not exclusive emphasis on the decades after World War II.

Journal of Communciations Media Studies, 2017

updated: 
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 10:10am
Zack Stiegler / Journal of Communications Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

The Journal of Communications Media Studies welcomes original submissions for its annual volume, to be published in Fall 2017.

The Journal of Communications Media Studies is broad in focus and welcomes submissions on a variety of communication topics including (but not limited to) mass communication, international communication, educational technology, rhetorical studies, and organizational/corporate communication. Article submissions should be directed to Editor Zack Stiegler (stiegler@iup.edu) for consideration. All article submissions undergo double blind peer review.

Shakespeare and Riot

updated: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 10:13am
Journal Special Issue
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

 

Special Issue of Shakespeare:  ‘Shakespeare and Riot’ (planned for publication in 2018)

 

We invite essay submissions (c. 6000 words including notes) for a special issue of Shakespeare, the journal of the British Shakespeare Association, on the topic of ‘Shakespeare and Riot’. 

Acting Out: The IV International Flann O'Brien Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 10:13am
Paul Fagan / University of Salzburg
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Acting Out: The IV International Flann O'Brien Conference 

(Salzburg, 17-21 July 2017)

 

Keynote Speakers

Anne Fogarty (University College Dublin)

Stanley E. Gontarski (Florida State University)

Maebh Long (The University of the South Pacific)

 

Writers & Performers (more TBA)

Arthur Riordan (Improbable Frequency, Slattery’s Sago Saga

Liverpool-Irish Literary Theatre (The Glittering Gate, The Dead Spit of Kelly, Thirst)

 

Call for Proposals for ATHE Panel, "The Spectrum of Spectacle in NYC: Contemporary Downtown Performance Aesthetics"

updated: 
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 11:35am
Rachel Anderson-Rabern and Jessica Brater (conveners)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 29, 2016

In many ways, the spectrum of “spectacle” aesthetics that threads through New York’s contemporary downtown performance community unearths new ways of examining the ethics and political engagement of these diverse groups and performance-makers. Inclusive of epic works like Taylor Mac’s A 24-Decade History of Popular Music and Nature Theater of Oklahoma’s Life and Times; The Wooster Group’s and The Builder’s Association’s sophisticated tech-scapes; and Half Straddle’s shoestring excess; downtown performance artists increasingly reinvent, challenge, resist, and embrace the spectacular.

The William Dean Howells Society (ALA 2017)

updated: 
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 11:35am
The William Dean Howells Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions for two panels at the 28th Annual American Literature Association Conference to be held in Boston, May 25-28, 2017. 

 

Panel 1: On the Neglected Works of William Dean Howells

"Nation, Nationhood and Theatre": 26th Annual CDE Conference, Reading, UK, 29 June – 2 July 2017

updated: 
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 10:20am
The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 16, 2016

The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE) is pleased to announce its 26th Annual Conference (29 June - 2 July 2017). It is organized by the Department of Film, Theatre & Television at the University of Reading (UK) and will be held as a residential conference at the University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus.

Nation, Nationhood and Theatre

Offensive Shakespeare

updated: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 10:39am
Monika Smialkowska / Northumbria University and Edmund King / The Open University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

 

"Offensive Shakespeare"

Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne

24 May 2017

 

Keynote speakers: Prof. Douglas Lanier (University of New Hampshire) and Dr. Peter Kirwan (Nottingham University)

Sponsored by the British Shakespeare Association

 

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.

 

He Do Shakespeare in Different Voices

updated: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:09am
European Shakespeare Research Association conference, Gdansk, 27-30 July 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 27, 2017

European Shakespeare Research Association conference, Gdansk, 27-30 July 2017

http://esra2017.eu/

 

Call for papers

‘He Do Shakespeare in Different Voices: The Use of Regional Accents and Dialects’

Lisa Hopkins, Sheffield Hallam University

Domenico Lovascio, University of Genoa

 

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