The Department of Theatre Studies and the Department of English and American Studies, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic are pleased to announce a series of international symposia on English Theatre Culture 1660–1737. The overarching theme of the first symposium is Forms, Genres and Conventions.
Dr. Scott Oldenburg and Dr. Matteo Pangallo are seeking essay proposals for a prospective collection of essays tentatively titled None a Stranger There: England and/ in Europe on the Early Modern Stage.
This volume will gather together scholarship (theater history, performance study, literary criticism, literary history, etc.) about early modern English drama, written in response to, reflecting upon, or in light of Brexit and the debates that it has provoked. Some of the themes or topics that the essays might address include:
NEW DEADLINE This CFP was first sent last year but the book was delayed and is now under contract for 2021 publication.
This is a call for essays and interviews for a book titled “Alternative Careers for the Performing Arts,” a new book in Routledge's "PERFORM: Succeeding as a Creative Professional" series, which will explore possibilities for making use of a theatre education.
Playing with What Is There: Perspectives on the Practice, Habit, or Need of Converting Reality into
Theatre, Fiction, or Illusion
My proposal here grows out of four earlier efforts to bring essayists together on a single issue: The Audience as Player: Interactive Theatre Over the Years, a double issue of Comparative
Appel à contributions · Numéro spécial de la revue Francosphères (décembre 2021)
Siblings on Stage, Page and Screen
Date: Saturday 16th January 2021
Though ubiquitous across stage, page and screen, images of siblings remain an under-researched and under-discussed phenomenon. The relationships, rivalries, conflicts and collaborations between brothers and sisters are frequently overlooked, and yet offer the possibility for fascinating discussion and insight into a wide range of cultural texts.
East-West Encounters in Literature & Cultural Studies
National Taiwan University Press (NTUP) and University of South Carolina Press (USCP) announce a groundbreaking series: East-West Encounters in Literature & Cultural Studies. This Series seeks scholarly works on intercultural encounters in language, literature, drama, and cultural studies, including East-West precolonial, colonial, modern or contemporary contacts. The Series especially welcomes monographs written in English or other languages translated into English. An anthology of edited essays with a thematic focus is also welcome.
Suggested topics include but are not limited to the following:
Few people know about Kelly Thomas, a homeless man diagnosed with schizophrenia who, in 2011, was beaten to death in Orange County by six police officers. Thomas was unarmed. All the officers were acquitted. The way we treat those with mental illness has become of interest to humanities scholars, particularly those working in Disability Studies. Margaret Price’s brave research, in Mad at School, rallies against the exclusion of those with mental disability from academic discourse (and academic life). Scholars of early modern disability have explored various neurodiversity in theater, from figurations of wise fools to imaginings of mad revengers.
In a brief survey of four 2016 A Midsummer Night’s Dream productions, Katherine Brokaw remarked that, this is, “perhaps of all Shakespeare’s plays, the one that most tempts radical and experimental interpretation. It is at once familiar and other” (Shakespeare Bulletin 35.1, 2017, pp. 148-156). Indeed, A Midsummer Night’s Dream has often been interpreted as a benevolent, cheerful story with airy, glittering fairies, well-meaning mechanicals, and lush natural settings, ending with a vision of natural harmony and social order.
Public Shakespeares and New Media: Critical Approaches (Working Title)
Spaces and Places
2nd Global Interdisciplinary Conference
Sunday 14th March 2021 - Monday 15th March 2021
When Germans and Americans move back and forth between the continents, they participate in an important cross pollination influencing both the intellectual and artistic worlds of both cultures. Whether they came with the waves of people that journeyed westward in the wake of the German Revolution of 1848, or because of wars and economic needs, or from diaspora across Europe they brought new ideas and artistry to America. During the maturation, commercial expansion and the technological explosion of the new world in the twentieth century, programs fostering education like the Fulbright exchange, sent millions of Americans back to Germany to study, teach, report, work and to live permanently.
Call for Book Chapters for Edited Volume
“Digital Communities and Cloud Spaces: Arts for a Networked World”
Women, Domesticity and Closet Drama in Early Modern England
A proposal for an Epistémè-sponsered panel at RSA Dublin, 2021
CFP Platform: Journal of Theatre and Performing Arts
BALANCING ACTS No. 14, Vol. 2
Balance is an insecure state. When extreme acts of falling (releasing) and suspension (being unable to move) push bodies off balance, into a state of disorientation, balance is put into question. Following Sara Ahmed’s observation that bodies lose their balance if they do not move along the straight vertical line of capital (2016) and Anne Cooper Albright’s analysis which explores how we can practice realigning ‘at the edge of our balance’ (2019), this issue of Platform investigates moments in which balance is put at stake.
Since 2017, the #metoo movement has been successful for the conviction of Harvey Weinstein, who was at the center of the landmark trial. The same cannot be said in the case of India, which is still coming to terms with the issue of gender-based violence. Our panel will examine the representations of women who have been forgotten or have been rendered invisible in the national and international media discourse. Our panel will examine such representations through the study of South Asian filmic and theatre representations of Dalit (lower-caste), Northeast Indian, and women who were foundational figures in the defining the newly minted nation—India and Pakistan.
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.
Annual Congress of the French Shakespeare Society
“Shakespeare Across the Disciplines”
March 11-13, 2021
Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe, Cité Internationale, Paris 14e
For detailed information on how to submit papers to Whatever please check at https://whatever.cirque.unipi.it/index.php/journal/announcement/view/2
Themed Section: Performance, subversion, relation: tracing queer in BDSM
Guest Editors: Massimo Fusillo, Serena Guarracino, Luca Zenobi
CFP: JDTC Special Section for Spring 2021, #Performative X
I will be chairing a panel on Disability Representation in Contemporary Media at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention in Philadelphia from March 11-14. I am currently accepting paper submissions.
Collaborative Research in Theatre and Performance Studies
Joint Issue of Global Performance Studies and the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism
To be published Fall 2021 (GPS issue 4.2 & JDTC issue 36.1)
Kevin Brown, University of Missouri
Felipe Cervera, LASALLE College of the Arts
Kyoko Iwaki, Waseda University and University of Antwerp
Eero Laine, University of Buffalo, State University of New York
Kristof van Baarle, University of Antwerp
The peer-reviewed e-journal Otherness: Essays and Studies is now accepting submissions for a special issue, Representing Richard: Shakespeare and Otherness in a Global Context which will be guest-edited by Anne Sophie Refskou forthcoming Spring 2021.
Otherness: Essays and Studies publishes research articles from and across different scholarly disciplines that examine, in as many ways as possible, the concepts of otherness and alterity. We particularly appreciate dynamic cross-disciplinary study.
Research articles are being invited for a peer reviewed edited book to be published by a reputed publisher tentatively in 2020.
Pandemics, Theatre and Performance: Perspectives and Possibilities
Call For Papers
Louis Althusser’s thought is receiving renewed attention in the humanities and social sciences. This session seeks to bring together scholars of various disciplines and specializations to explore the potential of a return to Althusser in the particular context of Renaissance/early modern studies. Contributions may reflect on Althusser’s writings on early modern figures, make use of Althusserian concepts to produce new readings of early modern texts, or engage relevant theoretical questions.
March 11-14, 2021; Philadelphia, PA
European Journal of Theatre and Performance
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
(proposal deadline: 20 July 2020)
Language and Performance: Moving across Discourses and Practices in a Globalised World
Guest Editors: Małgorzata Sugiera, Karel Vanhaesebrouck, and Timmy De Laet
This is a call for proposals for people who want to talk about sex from their own perspective. Once the deadline ends (12/31/20), I will select 6-7 proposals and, along with their authors, continue to develop a play about sex that will have a staged reading in New York as well as be used as script where I teach. Furthermore, this play will be offered to drama therapists and/or sex educators to be workshopped with their clients and/or students.
The play will be developed based on a series of questions that I will share with those selected at a later date. I am ONLY interested in personal accounts that help advance a mature and uninhibited talk about sex.
As of this writing, we find ourselves about ten days into international protests following the murder of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Protesters the world over have made specific calls to action: acknowledge that black lives matter, educate yourself about social and racial injustice, and change the legal system that allows these heinous acts to go unpunished. In thinking through how we in the field of educational theatre can proactively address these needs, I reminded myself that there are many artists and educators who are already deeply engaged in this work.