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Samuel Beckett’s Bodies of Water

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 10:06am
Katherine Weiss / Tennessee Philological Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 7, 2016

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.


Shakespeare Reformed – Shakespearean Reformations

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 10:05am
Shakespeare Seminar 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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



Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:05am
Arc Humanities Press
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017


CFP on the Plays of Lisa Loomer

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 4:41pm
Comparative Drama Conference (Orlando, April 6-8, 2017)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 2, 2016

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

Gender politics


Proposal Guidelines

Please send the following as an email attachment to William Boles ( by 2 December 2016.

He Do Shakespeare in Different Voices

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:09am
European Shakespeare Research Association conference, Gdansk, 27-30 July 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 27, 2017

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


Articles on Anglophone literature and culture

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 10:05am
Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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.