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
MAKING COMMUNITY IN CONTEMPORARY IRISH ARTS
University of Rennes 2, France, 4-5 June 2020
Call for Papers
McGill University’s 26th Annual English Graduate Conference
February 14-15, 2020 Montréal, Québec, Canada
William Shakespeare was Emily Dickinson’s favorite writer and her letters abound with references to him and his works. Dickinson’s allusions to Shakespeare’s writings evidence his pervasive presence in her life but also signal his ubiquitous place in her culture.
In collaboration with the Emily Dickinson Museum, the 2020 EDIS Annual Meeting will be held July 31 to August 1 in Amherst. This year’s focus is Dickinson’s great love of Shakespeare and this theme will shape the usual features of our Annual Meetings such as reading groups, tours of the Dickinson Museum, performances, readings, seminar-style discussions, and talks.
ArtsPraxis Volume 7, Issue 1
ArtsPraxis Volume 7, Issue 1 looks to engage members of the global Educational Theatre community in dialogue around current research and practice. This call for papers is released in anticipation of the publication of ArtsPraxis Volume 6, Issue 2. The submission deadline for Volume 7, Issue 1 is extended to December 15, 2019.
Submissions should fall under one of the following categories:
CFP: HEART Conference
“Locating the HEART and SOULS in Higher Education”:
An International Conference on the Future of the Humanities
11th Annual Conference
Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, QC
March 13 - 14, 2020
HEART: Humanities Education and Research in Teaching
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. We use double blind peer review.
“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”.
CFP for Proposed Volume on Science and Performance
From the Curious to the Quantum: Identity, Culture, and the Science Performance
Editors: Vivian Appler, College of Charleston
Meredith Conti, University at Buffalo, SUNY
Deadline for Abstracts: January 31, 2020
Deadline for Chapters: December 1, 2020
Topic: MUSIC, LITERARY AND PERFORMING ARTS IN CENTRAL- EUROPEAN AND MEDITERRANEAN CONTEXT
Place and date: SPLIT, CROATIA, MAY 7-9, 2020
Partner Organizers: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Centre Studia Mediterranea, University of Split, Croatia & Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts – Split Institute for Scientific and Artistic work, Split, Croatia
The Wooden O Symposium invites panel and paper proposals on any topic related to the text and performance of Shakespeare’s plays. The 2020 conference seeks papers that investigate our 2020 theme: Shakespeare, Story, and Adaptation. Topics could range from the art and power of story-telling, legends and tales, or the drive to adapt stories. We welcome unique interpretations of this theme. Next year’s symposium encourages papers and panels that speak to the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2020 season: Pericles, The Comedy of Errors, Richard III, Cymbeline, Shakespeare’s Worst!, Into the Breeches!, and Desperate Measures (a musical based on Measure for Measure).
The materiality of the body confounds us; it forces a reconsideration of the “linguistic turn,” perhaps even the “social constructionist” turn, by which we understand the world and identity as linguistically or socially constituted. But how do we look at bodies –our own, the first bodies exhibited to us as children, the bodies of clowns and circus performers, or even the bodies of everyday folks with impairments—people who are like us but also somehow different? And what knowledge do such encounters create or reify?
Studia austriaca (founded in 1992)
An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature
Published annually in the spring
p-ISSN 1593-2508 | e-ISSN 2385-2925
Editor-in-chief: Fausto Cercignani
Co-Editor: Marco Castellari
Irish Drama on the European Stage(s)
7th May 2020
University College Cork Ireland
The works of playwrights such as J.M. Synge, Seán O’Casey and, more recently, Brian Friel, Martin McDonagh, Enda Walsh or Elaine Murphy have been (and continue to be) extensively translated and incorporated to stage practice throughout Europe.
Imagining Differently: Research-Creation in Urgent Times
When: March 28 & 29, 2020
Where: York University
Accolade East (ACE), Rooms 208/209
The Graduate Program in Theatre and Performance Studies is pleased to announce that this year’s graduate conference will be held in conjunction with The Centre for Imaginative Ethnography (CIE) Symposium.
We are pleased to welcome keynote speaker Dr. Natalie Loveless, Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Design (History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture) at the University of Alberta, and Director of the Research-Creation and Social Justice CoLABoratory
Medieval English Theatre Conference
University of Wolverhampton Saturday, 4 April 2020
Consumption, Performance, and Early Theatre
CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE NEXT ISSUE
Volume: 30, Issue: 1, Year: 2020
Dear Colleagues, Litera: Journal of Language, Literature and Culture Studies - Dil, Edebiyat ve Kültür Araştırmaları Dergisi, which is the official publication of the Department of Western Languages and Literatures, Istanbul University, is an open access, peer-reviewed, multilingual, scholarly and international journal published twice a year, in June and in December.
44th Comparative Drama ConferenceText & PresentationCall for PapersApril 2-4, 2020Orlando, Florida
Featuring a 2020 Keynote Event with Anne Washburn Abstract Submission Deadline: 3 November 2019
Papers reporting on original investigations and critical analysis of research and developments in the field of drama and theatre are invited for the 44th Comparative Drama Conference, hosted by Rollins College in Orlando, Florida, to be held April 2-4, 2020 .
Since Anne Washburn will be our Keynote Guest at the Comparative Drama Conference, we offer a proposed panel on her plays.
The Plays of Anne Washburn
The Comparative Drama Conference asks for abstracts on the plays of Anne Washburn. The conference does not require any specific focus, but some possible topics are:
Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play and other post-apocalyptic plays
Washburn's interest in the focusing on popular culture in her plays (for example, The Simpsons in Mr. Burns, her adaption of The Twilight Zone)
Washburn's contribution to the growing number of plays about Trump or inspired by Trump
The Plays of David Henry Hwang
Sponsored Panel by the David Henry Hwang Society
Any abstract proposal on David Henry Hwang’s plays are welcome.
Some possible topics include:
The generation of Asian-American playwrights who have followed Hwang and their (dis)connection with his legacy
The presence of autobiography in his plays, particularly Yellow Face and Soft Power
Hwang's representation of China
Comparing Hwang's theatrical legacy with his work on Showtime's The Affair
A discussion of Hwang's engagement with Trump in Soft Power in comparison to other theatrical depictions of Trump
Call for Papers - Deadline Extended!
Asian Popular Culture / The Asian American Experience
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission extended deadline: November 20, 2019
The Washington Irving Society invites proposals for a panel connecting Washington Irving and his contemporaries to the theater. As a native New Yorker, Irving was a lifelong theater goer and even aspired to become a playwright while living abroad. His relationship with playwright John Howard Payne and Frankenstein author Mary Shelley, in fact, developed during this time in England when he attempted to write for the theater. As we continue to celebrate the 200th anniversary of The Sketch Book (1819-1820), stage performances of stories from the collection, such as “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” are welcomed, but we open the panel to stage productions of Irving and his other writing, too.
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"Danza e ricerca. Laboratorio di studi, scritture, visioni" is soliciting original contributions for its 12th issue, scheduled for publication by the end of 2020. D&R is an open access journal edited by Elena Cervellati and Elena Randi and published by the Department of Arts (University of Bologna).
Based on a wealth of interdisciplinary of materials, ideas, and fertile connections, D&R wants to continue in this direction and maintain its miscellaneous structure. We would like to invite international dance scholars to send us their free topic articles for our next 2020 issue.
44th Annual Comparative Drama Conference
April 2-4, 2020
Deadline: November 1, 2019
Disability in Dramatic Texts and Performance
Papers are sought for a special panel series on the subject of disability in dramatic texts and performance. We invite research utilizing Disability Studies in any dramatic period. Panels will showcase discussions on representation, image, symbolism, societal regulation or construction of disability, casting, and depictions of the disabled in playtexts and dramatic performance.