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CFP for Etudes Online Journal - THEMED SECTION!

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:41pm
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Call for Papers

The CFP for our next issue - including our THEMED SECTION - is due AUGUST 15


We are seeking work dealing with theatre that speaks truth to power, that stands up for unheard voices, and that pushes back against tyranny and injustice. We want to celebrate theatre's power to affect the world around us and to serve as a mode of protest. For the themed section, we invite scholarly and creative work.

Submissions of both themed and general work will be considered for this issue.

Approaches to Teaching Medieval Drama, Revisited (Session of Papers)

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:29pm
Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

Twenty-seven years ago, Approaches to Teaching Medieval English Drama, edited by Richard K. Emmerson, presented possibilities for engaging students in the literary, theoretical, historical, and performative explorations of the field. Scholarship in the intervening decades has expanded these approaches and introduced new ones. Manuscript digitization, 3-D modeling of medieval cities, and online databases provide research and instructional opportunities far beyond those available in 1990. Research on Teaching and Learning and rhetorical pedagogies have demonstrated the importance of educational research and strong theoretical approaches. The panel welcomes theoretical and practical discussions of teaching all pre-modern drama.

papers sought for a book to be titled How We Teach Shakespeare: Teachers and Directors Reflect on Approaching the Playwright with Their Students

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:37pm
Sidney Homan, English Department, University of Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017


            My colleague Brian Rhinehart and I have a book coming out in February from Bloomsbury/Methuen, Comedy Acting for Theatre: The Art and Craft of Performing in Comedies.  I have now proposed a second book to the press, with a tentative title of How We Teach Shakespeare: Teachers and Directors Reflect on Approaching the Playwright with Their Students

LAST REMINDER: Il Parlaggio - new issue November 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 7:03am
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

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.

“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”.

“Staging Knowledge in Early English Drama” Kalamazoo 2018

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:28pm
Joe Stadolnik and Helen Cushman
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

In late-medieval England, public performances of learning and expertise were political performances, that not only expressed one’s mastery of a subject but also an ability and right to speak to it in public view. Whether speaking to knowledge of theology, or medicine, or carpentry, these public professions of knowledge were subject to scrutiny both institutional (e.g. the Church or craft guilds) and informal (by lay churchgoers or prospective customers). Drama offered a form in which claims to knowledge could be exaggerated, parodied, or reproduced for effect--in a word, staged--to invite medieval audiences to rethink the social and political dimensions to such performances.

JMMLA Spring 2018 Special Issue: Metonymy, Poetics, Performance

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 1:45pm
Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

This special issue has a cluster of three terms at its center: metonymy, poetics, and performance. These three terms have to do with conventional structures and what it means to live in them. Metonymy, a trope in which common association lets one thing stand in for another, mobilizes conventional relations. Poetics, the theory of how a text’s elements work together, studies the structures through which artistic effects exist. Performance involves living out relations within structures like genre, medium, and circumstance. Together, these terms allow us to think through the metonymical relations among art, artist, and context.

Palgrave Macmillan Anthology on Arthur Miller

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:51am
David Palmer, President, The Arthur Miller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Arthur Miller Society
Call for Proposals

A Palgrave Macmillan Anthology on Arthur Miller for the 21st Century

Hamilton: Shaping Discourse in Pop Culture and History (For Better or Worse)

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:43am
Northeast Modern Language Association - 2018 Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton swept the theatre awards season of 2016 for its inventive mix of hip hop, history, political relevance, and casting choices. In the avalanche of accolades that the show was awarded, the critical discourse is only starting to emerge that demonstrates how the show has pioneered many areas, yet does have weaknesses that underpin the framework of the musical. This panel seeks to evaluate the show, the ways it has resonated with audiences, and consider the critical conversation developing outside of traditional theatre scholars. Some possible topics to consider involve the show’s depiction of women, perspectives on U.S.

The Age of Sterne in the 21st Century

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 7:34pm
International Laurence Sterne Foundation, Kazimierz Wielki University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

At the 2nd International Laurence Sterne Conference (26-28 October, Bydgoszcz, Poland) Dr Daniel Cook will be convening the panel "The Age of Sterne in the 21st century". The panel will concentrate on the uses and abuses of the Georgian period - especially, though not exclusively, the 1750s and 1760s (the "Sternean" decades) - in contemporary literature and popular culture. 

Send paper proposals to and; the deadline is 15 July 2017.

More more information on the conference go to