This forthcoming issue of Platform considers labour through the creation and analysis of theatre and performance. We follow Kathi Weeks’s (2011) contention that the lived experiences of work have thus far received little attention in political and cultural theory and propose that the material and aesthetic space of theatre can illuminate this daily and bodily dimension of work. In theatrical labour, aesthetic considerations link both the practice of making and the practices of performance. Yet, studies of the performance of work have also been critiqued for conflating dimensions of practice and labour (Wikström 2012). With these tensions in mind, this issue aims to examine the various theatres of labour.
October 15-18, 2020
Simon Fraser University - Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Vancouver, located on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, has long been a site of occupation, exchange, defiance and resilience. From time immemorial, it has been a location of trade and traversal across coastal Indigenous communities of the Pacific and, in more recent centuries, a place where diverse cultures from across the world have encountered each other and interacted through colonial pathways and settlement. Vancouver is a site of Indigenous and international relationships. It is a site of resistance to uneven development, neoliberal markets, colonial laws, and to exclusion.
Call for Papers
Special Issue for Fall 2021: New Approaches to Harold Pinter
The Romanian Forum of the MLA invites proposals for presentations on its guaranteed panel at the 2021 Convention of the Modern Language Association (Toronto, January 7-10, 2021):
Eugène Ionesco’s Theater of Language
The August Wilson
American Literature Association
CALL FOR PAPERS
31st Annual ALA Conference
May 21-25, 2020
Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel
1 Market Place
University of Portsmouth, UK, 26 June 2020
Keynote speaker – Dr Katharina Rein, Bauhaus University Weimar
The Centre for Critical and Creative Writing (CCCW) presents a symposium on
Adaptation and the Australian Novel
Wednesday June 24 to Friday June 26 2020
The University of Queensland (UQ), St Lucia campus, Brisbane, Australia.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Journal of European Popular Culture (JEPC)
Call for papers
This peer-reviewed journal seeks lively submissions for its latest issues on any aspect of European cultural and creative activity.
- Early submission is encouraged -
The journal is interested in contemporary practices, but also in historical, contextual, biographical or theoretical analyses relating to past cultural activities in Europe.
Papers or exploratory critical or creative pieces relating to European media, literature and the writing arts, film, music, new media, art and design, architecture, drama and dance or fine art are all very welcome.
Call for Papers: Journal Special Issue
The Torn Object: Experimentation in Contemporary Anglophone Literature, Art and Film
Angles – New Perspectives on the Anglophone World
Dr Andrew Hodgson, Université Paris Est
Queries and Proposals: firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposal Deadline: 31st January 2020
Final Article Submission Deadline: 1st July 2020
In 1992, James Shapiro discussed ‘Shakespeare and the Jews’ in the James Parkes Lecture at the University of Southampton, a lecture that would form one of the cornerstones of his ground-breaking book of the same title. Thirty years later, in 2022, the journal Shakespeare pays homage to his research, both by looking back and reflecting on the issues Shapiro raised, and by looking around us in today’s world where the topic is as relevant as ever. Shakespeare and the accusation of anti-Semitism have long been intertwined, with The Merchant of Venice being central in this discourse. Today, the evidence of rising anti-Semitism has become almost impossible to ignore.
Call for Papers
Religion & Theatre Focus Group – Emerging Scholars Panel
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2020 Conference
July 29 – August 2, 2020
The ATHE Religion and Theatre Focus group invites current graduate students and/or independent scholars who have not presented at a major national conference to submit papers for the 2020 Emerging Scholars Panel.
The 2020 ATHE Conference theme:
Revisions: Confronting the Past, Re-imagining the Future
TaPRA-SCUDD 2020 Postgraduate Symposium
Wednesday 18th March, Millburn House, University of Warwick
Movement and Progress: Beyond, Ahead, and Post- in American Dance and Music
Adeline Chevrier-Bosseau (Université Clermont-Auvergne) and Mathieu Duplay (Université de Paris)
Nordic Irish Studies is looking for submissions on any aspect within the field of Irish Studies for the 2020 regular issue (December 2020). Nordic Irish Studies is a peer-reviewed journal. It is listed in MLA, JSTOR, EBSCO-Host databases.
The aim of the journal is to publish original, quality research by literature specialists, historians, social scientists, political scientists, musicologists, and geographers, as well as by scholars from other disciplines included in the field of Irish Studies. Nordic Irish Studies supports both the publication of inter-disciplinary work, and studies rooted in the methodologies and theories of the individual scholars’ disciplines.
The Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society is pleased to announce its 2020 Conference:
Please join us for the 2020 Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society (PNRS) conference in beautiful Banff, Canada at the Banff Park Lodge in the Rocky Mountains.
Conference dates: September 24-27, 2020
Conference theme: Renaissance Landscapes (Space, Place, and Performance)
Call for Proposals: PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research, volume 3, issue 2.
Pedagogies of/and Performance-as-Research
Special themed issue with guest editor Emily Rollie
In its initial issues, PARtake has explored key topics related to the dynamic field of Performance-as-Research, including the modes of performing research, the ethics of participating in research, activism in PAR, and the rich intersections of embodiment and somatic intelligence in PAR. This issue continues in that trend, specifically examining the relationship between PAR and pedagogy – the ways pedagogy intersects with, is influenced by, and is utilized in PAR.
Theatre Annual is the oldest theatre periodical continuously published in the United States. It is dedicated to examining theatre and performance of the Americas. We construe “America” broadly to include North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean Islands. Articles may treat work in these geographic areas or work from these areas that is presented elsewhere in the world. We welcome articles on the history and ethnography of performance, drawing from such areas as theatre studies, performance studies, popular culture, music, anthropology, dance, communication, philosophy, folklore, history, and areas of interest that cross disciplinary lines.
HOFSTRA CULTURAL CENTER
DEPARTMENT OF DRAMA AND DANCE
present a symposium
Shakespeare and theGlobe
Thursday and Friday, October 29 and 30, 2020
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Intermedial Eighteenth Century: Textual and Visual Arts, 1660-1832
16-17th September 2020, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Keynote lecture: Prof. Malcolm Baker (University of California Riverside) ‘The Agency and Role of Author Portraits within Changing Notions of Authorship in Eighteenth-Century Britain’
In conversation: Dr. Lucy Peltz (National Portrait Gallery) and Dr. David F. Taylor (University of Oxford) ‘Interdisciplinary Research across the Textual and Visual Arts’
The Music Theatre/Dance (MT/D) Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) announces its call for papers for the Bruce Kirle Memorial Debut Panel in Music Theatre/Dance at the 2020 ATHE conference in Detroit, Michigan from July 29-August 2, 2020. Accepted papers will be published in Studies in Musical Theatre, and panelists will receive a complimentary copy of Bruce Kirle’s Unfinished Show Business: Broadway Musicals as Works-in-Process.
the next ESSE congress will take place in Lyon, France from August 31 to September 4. Natalie Braber (Nottingham University) and I would be delighted to read your abstracts (200-250 words), which are due on January 15. Participants will be given notice of acceptance after March 15 for 15 minute-long papers followed by a short Q&A. S59: English Dialects from Page to Stage This seminar examines the construction of diatopic variation on the page and on the stage. The participants are invited to present their work on English dialects in poetry and drama with a special emphasis on rather contemporary productions (from the 1950s to today).
Blurring distinctions between the morally edifying, instructive, and perverse, P.T. Barnum’s American Museum at the corner of Broadway and Ann Street in New York was central to the emerging culture of popular entertainment in the 1840s-1860s. Les Harrison estimates that by 1865, forty-one million visitors attended P.T. Barnum’s American Museum in New York: nearly six million more than the total population of the United States at the conclusion of the Civil War.
Theatre and Performance Notes and Counternotes (http://www.psupress.org/journals/jnls_TPNC.html) is the first and only journal in the broadly-conceived field of theatre studies to publish short-to-medium length research articles on any subject, as well as publish discussion and response articles. As such, TPNC is an ambitious journal that provides the field with a uniquely-responsive and organic forum, encouraging and yielding more immediate and direct scholarly exchanges. Placing a premium on clarity, readability, and rigor of thought, TPNC seeks articles that despite their brevity are significant and have wide appeal and applicability in the field.
Net-Works: Mapping Labor in Theatre and Performance
April 23, 2020
The Graduate Center,
The City University of New York (CUNY)
365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 10016
Deadline: January 21, 2019
“Samuel Beckett and Nature”
October 16-18, 2020
Reunion: The Dallas Review is currently accepting CNF, Drama, Fiction, Poetry, Translation, and Visual Art submissions for its tenth issue. Submissions close on January 15, 2020, and the tenth issue will be published in Fall 2020.
Submissions link: <a href="https://reunionthedallasreview.submittable.com/submit"> https://reunionthedallasreview.submittable.com/submit </a>
General Formatting Guidelines:
*Extended Deadline* 31 December 2019