Samuel Beckett’s Bodies of Water
In Samuel Beckett’s canon, water is a recurring image. In his radio play, Embers, the protagonist Henry tells us that he is sitting by the ocean, in his stage play Endgame Nagg and Nell remember nearly drowning in Lake Como, and in his tour de force stage and later television play, Not I Mouth refers to the narrative gushing from her mouth as a “steady stream.” Water in these and other works by the Nobel Prize winning author is both a location and a metaphor; it is aligned with happy memories and danger, with transition and stasis, with the beginning and the end.
In the year of the 500th anniversary of the publication of Luther’s theses, the Shakespeare- Seminar 2017 calls for papers that address ideas of reform and reformation in Shakespeare's works. We invite papers on the literary and cultural repercussions of the two major early modern reformations – the one prompted by Martin Luther and the one initiated by Henry VIII. Taking our cue from Hamlet's famous charge to the players to “reform it altogether” (Hamlet 3.2.36), the seminar seeks to address both questions of religious reformation and of more widely conceived notions of personal, political, cultural, or literary reform in Shakespeare's poems and plays. Topics may include, but are not restricted to the reform/reformation of
While Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance seeks to publish cutting-edge scholarship, it also welcomes shorter essays for its section called Perspectives.
JEFFREY KAHAN, ERIC S. MALLIN,
The Plays of Lisa Loomer
The 41st Comparative Drama Conference will feature Lisa Loomer as its Keynote Speaker on April 7, 2017 and in honor of her appearance we will offer panels on her plays.
While we welcome papers on any aspect of Loomer’s plays, some possible topics to explore include:
Connections with and influences by María Irene Fornés
Questions about ethnicity
The theatricalization of parenting/parenthood
Body imagery and questions about beauty
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Call for Chapter Proposals
The Griot Project Book Series- Series Editor, Carmen Gillespie
African-American Arts: Activism & Aesthetics
Editor: Sharrell D. Luckett
Publication projected for summer of 2017
41st Comparative Drama Conference
Text & Presentation
2017 Keynote Event
A Conversation with Lisa Loomer
April 7, 2017
Call for Papers
European Shakespeare Research Association conference, Gdansk, 27-30 July 2017
Call for papers
‘He Do Shakespeare in Different Voices: The Use of Regional Accents and Dialects’
Lisa Hopkins, Sheffield Hallam University
Domenico Lovascio, University of Genoa
ANGLICA: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES is a peer-reviewed annual print and electronic journal under the auspices of the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw. We invite submissions on all aspects of Anglophone cultures and linguistics for our next issue to be published autumn 2017.
For Volume 26.1 we are interested in contributions from such fields as English, Irish, Welsh, Scottish, American, Canadian, Australian and post-colonial literature, theatre, film, critical theory, the arts, the media, history and social studies.