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CFP: Critical Approaches to the American Musical (3/10/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:50pm
Warren Hoffman

Critical Approaches to the American Musical: Papers wanted for a Special
Session at the 2006 MLA Conference in Philadelphia that use a theoretical
lens (ethnic, racial, sexual, etc.) to examine the connection between
aesthetics and thematic content in musical theater texts. 1-page
abstracts due by March 10; Warren Hoffman (

UPDATE: Breaking It Down: Dance Under Construction VIII (grad) (2/1/06; 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:50pm
Dance Under Construction .

Breaking It Down
Dance Under Construction VIII
UC Riverside April 7-8, 2006
Hosted by Department of Dance, UCR

• Keynote Speaker
• Proposal Deadline Extended

We are pleased to announce André Lepecki from NYU's
Department of Performance Studies as the keynote
speaker for Dance Under Construction 2006.

*** Proposal Deadline Extended ***
We have extended the deadline for paper and
performance submissions to February 1, 2006. Please
see the guidelines for abstracts in the CFP. Please
direct correspondence to

CFP: Theatre Reviews: Shakespeare Bulletin (no deadline; journal)

Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:48pm
Jeremy Lopez

SHAKESPEARE BULLETIN, a journal for the study of Shakespeare and other
renaissance drama in performance, is pleased to announce that, beginning
with the Spring 2006 issue, we will be published by the Johns Hopkins
University Press. We are currently looking for theatre reviewers to
contribute to the Summer, Fall, and Winter 2006 issues. Reviews are
assigned by the theatre review editor and generally run 1000-2000 words.

Please contact the theatre review editor, Jeremy Lopez, at, for submission and editorial guidelines.

CFP: Medieval and Renaissance Performance and Periodization (3/7/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:47pm
jill stevenson

"Bridging the Divide: Medieval and Renaissance Performance and
2006 MLA Convention
Philadelphia, December 27-30, 2006

"Periodization" has often limited the ways in which we define, examine, and
theorize performance. This panel invites papers that consider how medieval
and/or renaissance performance challenges
traditional notions of periodization. Periodization is defined broadly in
this context. Papers might suggest how performance bridges such moments as
ancient to early medieval, the High to Late Middle Ages, Medieval to
Renaissance, or pre- to post-Reformation, but papers that examine fresh
definitions, ideas, and theories of periodization are especially encouraged.

CFP: Debut Panel, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Theatre (2/15/06; ATHE, 8/3/06-8/6/06)

Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:15pm
Wendell Stone

CFP: Debut Panel, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Theatre (ATHE)
(2/15/06; 8/3/06-8/6/06)

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Focus Group of the Association
for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 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 February 15, 2006.

CFP: Maria Irene Fornes (grad) (2/1/06; (dis)junctions, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Monday, January 2, 2006 - 12:15pm

Maria Irene Fornes

This call for papers is for a proposed panel to be
held at
(dis)junctions, the University of California
Riverside's 13th
Annual Humanities Graduate Conference on April 7-8,

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on
the Cuban American dramatist Maria Irene Fornes.
Papers may explore any play and/or issue surrounding
the 20th cent. playwright.

Abstracts of 250 words should be e-mailed to by February 1, 2006 (text in the
body of the message; please no attachments).

Proposals sent via snail mail should be postmarked by
February 1, 2006 and sent to:

UPDATE: Regional Theatre Since 1980 (UK) (1/31/06; 9/8/06-9/10/06)

Friday, December 16, 2005 - 6:10pm
Mountford, Abigail

***Please note the change in dates!***

Call for Papers

The Glory of the Garden
Regional Theatre Since 1980

8th-10th September 2006
Liverpool John Moores University

In 1984, George Rowell and Anthony Jackson published their history of what we then more commonly referred to as 'repertory' theatre concluding:

CFP: Stagecraft and Witchcraft (2/1/06; journal issue)

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 1:39pm
Amy Wygant


Forthcoming Special Issue on Stagecraft and Witchcraft

Call for articles

Contributions are sought from scholars working in French, German, Russian, Spanish, Italian and English Studies for a Special Issue on the historical and literary intersections of stagecraft and witchcraft.

CFP: Regional Theatre Since 1980 (UK) (1/31/06; 9/6/06-9/8/06)

Friday, December 9, 2005 - 8:18pm
Mountford, Abigail

Call for Papers

The Glory of the Garden
Regional Theatre Since 1980

6th-8th September 2006
Liverpool John Moores University

In 1984, George Rowell and Anthony Jackson published their history of what we then more commonly referred to as 'repertory' theatre concluding:

CFP: Modern Drama - The Pulitzer Prize (3/1/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

Friday, December 9, 2005 - 8:18pm
McDonald, Rob

Modern Drama section

South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)

November 10-12, 2006

Charlotte, NC


The Drama of the Pulitzer: Winners and Losers


This session will explore aspects of the competition for the Pulitzer
Prize in Drama: What does it mean for a play to win the prize? What do
the nominations (and the controversies they sometimes generate) suggest
about the nature of the American theater? We encourage a full range of
approaches to and perspectives on the topic.


By March 1, 2006, send 500-word abstracts or full papers to:


Rob McDonald

Department of English and Fine Arts

Virginia Military Institute

CFP: Literacy of the Body: Theatre Performance (1/1/06; 2/10/06-2/11/06)

Monday, December 5, 2005 - 6:14pm
Jeannie Musick

CALL FOR PERFORMANCE: Literacy of the Body

The Louisiana State University Graduate Theatre Organization in conjunction with
The Louisiana State University English Graduate Student Association
16th Annual Mardi Gras Conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
February 10-11

Text and the Provisionality of Meaning: Theory into Action
Keynote Speaker: Terry Eagleton, Professor of Cultural Theory and the John
Rylands Fellow, The University of Manchester, England.

Theatre Performance: Literacy of the Body

CFP: Thornton Wilder as American Writer (1/10/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 9:44pm

The American Literature Association 17th Annual Conference
May 25-28, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Embarcadero Center
Sponsored by The Thornton Wilder Society

Possible Approaches:

Wilder and his works as products of American culture:

early life in Madison, WI; Berkeley, CA; Oberlin College; Yale.
teaching career at Lawrenceville School, NJ; University of Chicago; Harvard.
novels, plays, screenplays, essays, letters.

Analysis of novels and plays as they depict American characters in
American settings acting in American ways in accordance with American

UPDATE: Susan Glaspell and Performance (12/1/05; 4/28/06-4/29/06)

Monday, November 21, 2005 - 10:10pm
Lisa Jayne

  Keynote speaker will be Linda Ben-Zvi, a Glaspell biographer, of the University of Tel Aviv.
  Call for Papers
Susan Glaspell and Performance
April 28 & 29, 2006
Northland Pioneer College
Snowflake, Arizona 85937
In conjunction with the world premier production of Intimations From the Brook, a fulllength play adapted from Susan Glaspell's novel Brook Evans, Northland Pioneer
College will host Susan Glaspell and Performance, a conference to discuss
Glaspell's work in and for the theatre, as well as her artistry, broadly conceived. The

CFP: Word and Image: Visual Dialogues (grad) (12/30/05; 2/16/06-2/17/06)

Monday, November 21, 2005 - 10:09pm
Mary Beth Wetli


Call for Papers

6th Annual Graduate Humanities Forum Conference
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

February 16-17, 2006

Keynote Speaker: Michael Fried, Professor/Director of the Humanities Center and
Professor, History of Art, Johns Hopkins University

UPDATE: Shakespeare Adaptations: Additions and Omissions (12/1/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

Monday, November 21, 2005 - 9:35pm
Kelli Marshall


2006 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
27th Annual Conference: Albuquerque, NM

February 8-11, 2006

PROPOSAL DEADLINE: The deadline is extended until December 1, 2005.

Proposals are being accepted for a panel entitled "Shakespeare Adaptations:
Additions and Omissions" in the Shakespeare on Film and Television Area of
the conference.

CFP: "Shrews" on the Renaissance Stage (UK) (12/10/05; 5/26/06-5/27/06)

Monday, November 21, 2005 - 9:34pm

Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
University of York, England

Call for Papers: "Shrews" on the Renaissance Stage

Date: 26-27 May 2006
Location: University of York, England

This interdisciplinary conference will focus particularly on The Taming
of A Shrew; Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew; Fletcher, The Woman's
Prize; John Lacy, Sauny the Scott.
Speakers will include: Anna Bayman & George Southcombe (Oxford),
Michael Cordner (York), Holly Crocker (South Carolina), Laura Gowing
(King's London), Barbara Hodgdon (Michigan), Leah Marcus (Vanderbilt),
David Wootton (York).

CFP: Breaking It Down: Dance Under Construction (1/15/06; 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Monday, November 21, 2005 - 9:33pm
Dance Under Construction .

Call For Papers and Performances
Dance Under Construction VIII
UC Riverside April 7-8, 2006
Hosted by Department of Dance, UCR

Dance Under Construction is an interdisciplinary forum
for presenting graduate student work on dance, the
body and performance. It originated as an initiative
of the graduate students of UCLA Department of World
Arts and Cultures and has been hosted by various UC
campuses. This year Dance Under Constructions returns
to UC Riverside.

CFP: The Arthur Miller Journal (ongoing; new journal)

Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 4:29pm
Ian Maloney

St. Francis College is pleased to announce the publication of The Arthur
Miller Journal. Inaugural Issue, Spring 2006.


The Arthur Miller Journal will provide a lasting legacy to Miller's
significant contribution to American drama. The journal will be
published twice yearly under the auspices of the English Department of
St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, in cooperation with the Arthur
Miller Society. We welcome essays on any aspect of Miller's life, work,
and career. Of particular interest for the first edition are essays that
evaluate the scope of Miller's eight decades of writing and his
connection to other playwrights. We also invite book, production, and
performance reviews.

CFP: Christopher Marlowe (3/1/06; MLA '06)

Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 3:37pm
Brandt, Bruce

The Marlowe Society of America solicits papers on any aspect of
Christopher Marlowe's plays or poetry (including performance-based
criticism) for an open-topic session to be held at the MLA Convention
(scheduled for New Orleans) in Dec. 2006. Send detailed abstracts or
papers of 15-minute reading length by e-mail, e-mail attachment, or hard
copy to Bruce Brandt, (
<> ) President, Marlowe Society of
America, English Dept., Box 504, South Dakota State University,
Brookings, SD 57007. Deadline: March 1, 2006.

CFP: Shakespeare and the Queen's Men (2/15/06; 10/27/06-10/29/06)

Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 3:26pm
Holger Schott Syme

Toronto, 27-29 Oct 2006 -- Abstracts deadline: February 15, 2006

This major international conference at the University of Toronto is being
organized by the SSHRC-funded "Shakespeare and the Queen's Men" project in
association with Poculi Ludique Societas (PLS). The project, a joint venture
led by Alexandra Johnston (REED, University of Toronto) and Helen Ostovich
(McMaster University), aims to recreate the staging conditions of a
sixteenth-century touring company in order to study and test scholarly
theories about acting styles and repertory through performance practice.

CFP: Experimental Theatre (grad) (11/30/05; SGES, 2/24/06-2/26/06)

Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 3:26pm
Cindi Knight

12th Annual Southwest Graduate English Symposium
Arizona State University – February 24-26, 2006

(Re)Markable Identities: Confronting, Corrupting, and Conflating Cultural

CFP: Theatre Pedagogy Papers (12/1/05; MATC, electronic publication)

Friday, November 11, 2005 - 2:18pm

--Apologies for Cross-Posting--Please Forward to Interested Parties

The Mid-America Theatre Conference Pedagogy Focus Group requests your 1-page
Pedagogy Paper for inclusion in an electronic publication to be distributed at
the Mid America Theatre Conference in Chicago this March!