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Performing the Monstrous on the Early Modern Stage, RSA 2017

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:11pm
Barbara Mello
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016

This panel seeks proposals that examine the performance of the monstrous on the early modern stage. Performances of the monstrous include but are not limited to deformity, animals, devils, witches, and other supernatural beings performed on stage. Proposals should consider the vibrant medieval iconographic images of the monstrous that continued to stimulate the early modern imagination. Questions to be addressed might include: how did staging the monstrous secure or collpase boundaries between the natural and supernatural realms? Did the monstrous on stage enforce or interrogate political, cultural, or religious authority? How might staging the monstrous call attention to the cultural power of the stage?

Greek Drama V

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 3:26pm
University of British Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Greek Drama V

University of British Columbia

July 5-8, 2017


This is a call for papers for Greek Drama V, a conference to be held at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada, from Wednesday 5 July to Saturday 8 July 2017. The conference is the fifth of the periodic Pacific Rim Greek Drama conferences, after Sydney 1982, Christchurch 1992, Sydney 2002, and Wellington 2007. The keynote address will be delivered by Prof. Eric Csapo, University of Sydney.

A Woman Well Reputed? Porcia/Portia from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:08am
Renaissance Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Cato’s daughter; Brutus’ wife.  This panel will consider the figure of Porcia in the Renaissance, where she is to be found in a wide range of cultures and genres.  From the earliest accounts, Porcia has been something of a a paradox: heroic and vulnerable; the masculine soul who is also the devoted wife.   No woman in history can have passed into legend more closely defined by her menfolk; let’s give her some room of her own.


Topics might include, but are certainly not limited to:


National traditions (eg. Spanish lyrical Porcias; French tragic Porcias)

Exemplary Porcias

Porcia in the visual arts

Female suicide: strength or weakness?

Gender transgression

Transfusions and Transductions: Science and Performance as Permeable Disciplines

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:07am
American Society of Theatre Research, November 2016
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Transmit, transmute, transduce, transfuse: scientific and medical discourses have long relied upon the prefix “trans” to convey the mutability and permeability of living organisms, distant or tiny objects, and inorganic matter. Change is both a celebrated result of scientific advancements and an ominous harbinger of malignancies, disruptions, and decay. As with the clinical laboratory and astronomical observatory, the theatre serves as a reflexive and generative site of transformations, a place to penetrate barriers and test innovative ideas, approaches, and practices. This working session places transdisciplinarity at the core of its mission to identify and explore meaningful convergences of the fields of science and theatre.

English and Italian Hybridity

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:27am
Michael Saenger / Sergio Costola
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016

English and Italian Hybridity

CFP for Renaissance Society of America, March 30-April 1, 2017, Chicago, IL.

Art and Culture - Interartive Call for Submissions

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:45am
Interartive Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 18, 2016

The online Art Journal Interartive is open to collaboration with theorists, writers, historians and artists. The topics that we are interested are:

  • Art theory
  • Aesthetics
  • Performative Arts
  • Exhibition/ art event Reviews
  • Interviews
  • Art project presentations
  • Politics of art
  • Media art
  • Literature
  • Feminism

You have to send a full text in the address: until the 14th of June, 2016 with the subject line “Submission of Text for Collaboration”.

Science Fiction and Theatre

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 2:43pm
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 5, 2017

Compared to film, TV and the novel, science fiction theatre is not a widely discussed topic. But, whilst there is only one book from the 1990s that lists the history of sf plays, there is a long legacy of staging the fantastical, including the importance of Karel Čapek’s R.U.R. (1920) in coining the term ‘robot’. With contemporary mainstream plays such as Constellations, The Nether, MrBurns and X, sf theatre may be experiencing something of a revival. There are an increasing number of sf theatre companies worldwide as well as a new anthology in sf plays.

Shakespeare's Ashes

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 11:53am
Supriya Chaudhuri/ Shakespeare Society of India
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Shakespeare’s Ashes

An International Conference, organized by the Shakespeare Society of India

New Delhi, October 21st-22nd, 2016


African-American Art: Activism and Aesthetics

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:46am
Bucknell University Griot Institute for Africana Studies and Africana Studies program
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

The Griot Institute at Bucknell University and the Africana Studies program announce and invite paper submissions for a conference entitled African-American Arts: Activism and Aesthetics, to be held September 29th, 30th, and October 1st, 2016 in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

Keynote speaker: Carrie Mae Weems. Performance by Jimmy Greene

Conference website:

Abstracts due midnight July 15, 2016 to

Tennessee Williams Annual Review accepting submissions for 2017 issue

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:10am
Tennessee Williams Annual Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

The Tennessee Williams Annual Review invites academic writing on all aspects of the Williams oeuvre, including his plays, poetry, prose, and correspondence. Studies of the productions of his plays and technical analyses of stagecraft and institutional issues are welcome, as is work on present-day productions of recently discovered and newly edited texts. The journal also routinely publishes brief texts that emerge from the ongoing examination of his literary records. Of particular interest is the history of the reception of Williams’s work and public persona in the postwar Broadway renaissance and in the period roughly from 1940 to 1980, along with scholarship on the lasting effects of Williams’s work on the cinema.

Call for papers - TheatreForum

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:08am
TheatreForum: International Theatre Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

TheatreForum: International Theatre Journal, dedicated to documenting, discussing, and disseminating innovative and provocative theatrework is soliciting articles and playscripts for its upcoming issues to be published in December 2016 and June 2017.

Articles focus on performance and process. They are on an innovative company, production, or creators, but others subjects are possible. Articles on work produced internationally are encouraged. ~5,000 words and including high quality color photographs

SAMLA 88: Modern Drama [Deadline Extended]

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:32am
Aaron Botwick / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

This session invites submissions of paper proposals on plays and/or performances under the broad category of modern drama. Comparative Drama as well as Drama in English papers are welcome.  Papers on SAMLA's conference theme--Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?--will be given special consideration.


By May 31, 2016, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Aaron Botwick, The Graduate Center, CUNY, at

The Asian Literature Session of the 2016 PAMLA Annual Conference

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 11:08am
Seonna Kim / University of Minnesota
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

12016 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Annual Conference
Asian Literature Session

Nov. 11-13, 2016
We invite papers (15-20 minutes) for the Asian Literature session of the 114th Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) annual conference that will take place over the November 11-13, 2016 weekend at Westin Pasadena in Pasadena, CA.

Transfigured Performance

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 7:07am
American Society for Theatre Research
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Transfigured Performance


Gwyneth Shanks, UCLA 
Areum Jeong, UCLA 
Lilia Adriana Perez Limon, University of Wisconsin Madison


Il Parlaggio - new issue

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 12:28pm
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)

This section of the academic journal "Sinestesieonline" is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages.

"Il Parlaggio" is the name created by Gabriele d'Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the "neverending show".

Planned Obsolescence: Texts, Theory, Technology

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 9:21am
Université de Liège (Belgium)

Call for papers
Planned Obsolescence: Texts, theory, technology
Université de Liège (Belgium) - December 8th and 9th, 2016

[Pour le français, voir plus bas.]

A Special Issue on "Recent Trends in English Language & Literature"

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 5:29am
iJARS Group

Journal: iJARS International Journal of Humanities & Social Studies

A Special Issue on "Recent Trends in English Language & Literature"

Pedagogy of English Language
Modernism in Literature
Best practices in Language Teaching
English as a medium of solidarity
Popular culture in Language Learning
Testimonial Literature
British Literature: Romanticism, Poetry & Drama
Literary Criticism and Theory
Indian Contribution to English Literature
Business Communication and Soft Skills
Publishing Fee:

Indian Authors: INR 1500 only(30% off!! to Regular Fee)
Foreign Authors: $50 only (30% off!! to Regular Fee)

UPDATE: 9/11 Popular Culture (Panels for MPCA,Oct 6-9, 2016); May 15 deadline

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 4:22pm
Paul Petrovic / Midwest Popular Culture Association
The 9/11 and Popular Culture area is looking for abstract proposals for the MPCA conference in Chicago, IL, at the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O'Hare from Thursday-Sunday, October 6-9.

The 9/11 Popular Culture area seeks essays that explore the convergence of post-9/11 themes in contemporary television, film, fiction, poetry, comics, and other artistic expression. I am especially interested in essays that approach issues of trauma theory and Islamophobia, as well as critiques of American exceptionalism and politics across artistic expression.

I welcome papers that analyze

UPDATE: Extended Deadline for the 31st Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 2:06pm
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures University of West Georgia


The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, the College of Arts and Humanities, and the University of West Georgia (UWG) invite you to celebrate the 31th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities, September 22-September 24, 2016. We welcome submissions from across the Humanities, Fine Arts, and the Social and Natural Sciences, dealing with NATURE/CULTURE/COMMERCE and its many crossroads and intersections. Papers, exhibits, performances and screenings may be submitted by scholars, graduate students, writers, artists, and performers. Papers in French, German, or Spanish are welcome when part of a pre-organized panel.

[UPDATE] Urban Studies - MPCA/ACA 2016 Conference May 15 Extended Deadline

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 12:07pm
Megan Cannella/MPCA/ACA

Call for Papers
Urban Studies Area
2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference

Thursday-Sunday, 6-9 October 2016
Chicago, IL - Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'Hare
Extended Deadline: May 15, 2016

The Urban Studies Area of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October 2016.

The Apollonian Vol. 3, Issues 1 & 2 (March-June 2016) Joint "OPEN ISSUE"

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 4:56pm
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies

We seek essays that are interdisciplinary in nature. Papers should not be merely descriptive but involve a philosophical/theoretical exploration of the issues. Any papers that merely describe the events journalistically will be rejected outright. Please see our submission guidelines for further details.

We also seek book reviews within 1200 words and conforming to the MLA style. For works academic and non-fiction works, the books to be reviewed should have been published between 2014 and the present. For works of fiction, the reviews are to be restricted to books published from 2015 to the present.

Call for Submission for Aeternum: The Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 11:10pm
Aeternum: The Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies

Call for Submissions for Aeternum: The Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies (ISSN2324-4895)

Aeternum is an open-access biannual online journal of peer-reviewed academic articles on all aspects of the contemporary Gothic. The purpose of the Journal is to provide an emphasis on contemporary Gothic scholarship, bringing together innovative perspectives from different areas of study.

Revisiting Shakespeare in the 21st Century

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 10:52pm
School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Patna

Title: Revisiting Shakespeare in the 21st Century

ights depending on the changing social scenarios.

However, the topic that clearly emerges is 'gender'. Gender has always been a debatable topic of discussion since time immemorial and in times when glass- ceilings are breaking fast it would be worth to compare and contrast the concept and role of genders as depicted in Shakespeare's plays to the concept of gender as it eThe year 2016 marks the 400th death anniversary of one of the greatest English playwright William Shakespeare. The effort here is to commemorate the death of this great dramatist immortalized by his landmark works of fiction.

Concept Note

EXTENDED DEADLINE: First Mainz Graduate Conference in English Literature and Culture, 22-23 July 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 6:50pm
English Literature and Culture, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

First Mainz Graduate Conference in English Literature and Culture

The School of English Literature and Culture at Mainz University will be hosting its first graduate conference on 22 and 23 July 2016. We invite potential participants to submit proposals for 20-minute papers that fit into one of the following sections:

1. Text, Language, Reader
2. Text, History, Form
3. Text, Culture, Identity

Please send 200-word abstracts to the organisers by 15 May 2016: and

UPDATE - Lands of Milk and Honey: The Spatial Turn in Religion

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 9:41pm
Ed Simon

In his 1967 "Des Espace Autres" Michel Foucault wrote that in contrast to literary and cultural criticism's previous privileging of history, periodization, and time that "The present epoch will perhaps be above all the epoch of space." In the past generation scholars working across a wide variety of the humanities including literary theory, history, philosophy, cultural studies and religious studies have confirmed Foucault's prediction.

25th Annual English Language and Literatures Conference, Nov. 12th, 2016 (Abstracts due May 15th)

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 5:39pm
Department of English and Foreign Languages, University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL

for the 25th Annual English Language and Literatures Conference
to be held at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL on Saturday, November 12, 2016
Featuring poet Roger Reeves as keynote speaker

Please submit abstracts (approx. 250 words) for proposed papers by May 15, 2016, and completed papers (approx. 2000-3000 words or 1500-2000 words for AP and introductory students) no later than Sept. 15, 2016 in any of the following categories:
English literatures ● literatures in translation ● comparative literature ● critical theory ● film ● creative writing ● teaching English ● special sessions for introductory and AP English students

[sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation; issue 13: non-thematic; submission deadline: 1 August 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 1:46pm
University of Zadar

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
University of Zadar
Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV. br 2
23000 Zadar

Call for Papers
(Open, Non-Thematic Issue)

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 13th issue. We accept:

- original research papers: 5,000 to 7,000 words
- reviews: up to 2,000 words
- translations of literary texts: 5,000 to 7,000 words
- video essays (max 50 MB) – video submissions are welcome from all fields within the journal's focus