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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

Witchcraft & Catholicism in the Early Modern Period

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:11am
Rocky Mountain Medieval & Renaissance Association at the RSA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

This panel seeks proposals which address works (artistic, literary, historical, etc.) at the intersection of Catholicism and witchcraft (demons, devils, witches, magic, etc.) between 1500 and 1700 in England and/or Continental Europe. Of particular interest are works which link witchcraft and Catholicism; critique governmental or religious responses to witchcraft and/or Catholicism; and/or representations in literature or drama which compare witchcraft and/or Catholicism.

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.]