AbstractThis panel explores representations of Irishness in the 21st Century. From the Belfast Agreement and the “end” of the Northern Ireland Troubles to the Republic’s referenda on divorce, abortion, and marriage equality, the past 25 years present a dynamic and changing society on the island. Recalling Clare Connolly’s introduction to Ireland and Postcolonial Theory, in which she writes of instability of the “boundaries between past and present [...] memory and history, national and international,” this panel examines Irishness in relation to shifting global, political, and cultural contexts as they manifest in texts from the present and recent past in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Reality Check: Representing Real Bodies in Performance.
10thannual PG Conference at the Department of Theatre, Film and Television
20thJune 2019, University of York, 10.00 – 18.00
Registration free -- please register by 13th June 2019
Things that go Bump in the Night: Premodern Narratives and Depictions of Spirit Visitation
IMC Leeds 2020
Organizers: Asa Simon Mittman and Thea Tomaini
Puppets are a universal phenomenon that appears in all cultures. Varying in size from the miniscule to the
colossal, puppetry is of an enormous diversity: from rounded (the string puppet or the marionette, the
rod-puppet, the hand- or glove-puppet, the finger-puppet) to flat (the shadow-show, the toy or paper
theatre); from 'living' marionettes and bodies fastened to performers, to 'held' puppets (Japanese Bunraku
theatre), puppets come in all shapes and sizes. Performances involving puppets are no less variegated:
spanning art forms as diverse as folk theatre and élite entertainment, one only needs to recall eighteenthcentury
operas penned for puppets; Gordon Craig's non-naturalistic refashioning of the actor as a
This Regular Session for the South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference welcomes submissions on any aspect of Modern Drama. Proposals addressing the SAMLA 91 conference theme—Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships—particularly as it relates to intersectional identity formations, are especially welcome.
By June 10, 2019, please submit a typed abstract of 250-300 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Ms. Kimber Wiggs, University of South Florida (email@example.com) and Mr. Will Forde-Mazrui, University of South Florida (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We now invite proposals for 20 minute-papers or performative presentations (e.g. poster presentations, show-and-tell etc.) for a one-day symposium on the theme“Classroom Acts: performativity, identity and the emergence of new communities in German language teaching.” The event will be held at the Modern Language Centre at King's College London on Saturday 14th September 2019 and is primarily aimed at teachers of German as a Foreign Language in Higher Education and lecturers in German Studies or Theatre Studies. We also invite submissions from researchers and teachers specialising in related fields, provided the topic is transferable to German language teaching and/or German Studies.
Performance, Religion, and Spirituality
Call for Papers for a special issue, vol. 2, no. 2:
Healing and Reconciliation in Performance and Religion
Call for Papers: ImagiNation: Exploring the American Political Circus
A Special Session at the Pacific and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
November 14 - 17, San Diego, CA
DEADLINE: June 10th
EXTENDED DEADLINE Call for Papers:
2019 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 10-13
151 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Deadline: May 15 2019
The American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriar’s Conference presents: Shakespeare and Ethics in Times of Uncertainty
This session aims at reflecting on the interrelation between theater, performance, diplomacy, and politics. Since theater became theater, plays and performances have reflected, reacted, rejected, denounced, and embraced political turmoil. This panel welcomes papers presenting an interdisciplinary or theoretically grounded analysis of the ways in which theater and/or theatrical audiences react to political turmoil and/or feed institutional discourses that endorse National politics. The multifarious nature of theater escapes unidirectional readings and categorizations: performers, directors, and the very nature of a performance's dialogic form often complicates the way in which jokes, comedy, and meaning are endorsed.
Call for Papers. Panel “Engaging with Audiences and the Dissemination of Knowledge”.
PAMLA Conference (San Diego, California, November 14-17, 2019).
Javier Patiño Loira (UCLA), Presiding Officer.
S. Randolph Edmonds Young Scholars Competition
In recognition of Black Theatre scholar and educator, S. Randolph Edmonds, The Black Theatre Network instituted the S. Randolph Edmonds Young Scholars Competition in 1988.
This competition seeks to encourage research and scholarship in Black Theatre. The competition supports the overall mission of BTN: to expose the beauty and complexity of the inherited theatre work of our African American ancestors as well as preserve and develop Black Theatre’s unique art form.
CFP: Shakespeare and the North\Northern Shakepeares
The 11th Annual World Shakespeare Congress, Singapore: Shakespeare Circuits 19-23 July 2021
CFP: Shakespeare and Utopia
The 11th Annual World Shakespeare Congress, Singapore: Shakespeare Circuits 19-23 July 2021
The Menstrual is an accessible online literary magazine that publishes written and creative works which discuss, debate, represent and promote radical feminist theory. With a new issue published quarterly, submissions are welcome anytime of the year. Innovative, unique, autonomous, and original work that explores women's liberation from patriarchal oppression are sought.The Menstrual is an inclusive literary magazine that rejects institutional and male-based oppression, racist, homophobic, xenophobic, classism and ageism, heteronormative, and anti-feminist language/concepts/ideas.
The 43rd Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference Marietta College (Ohio)
June 28·30, 2019
Extended Deadline for Proposals: Monday, May 6, 2019
Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIII
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
September 26-28, 2019
Keynote Address: “Noisy Neighbors: Playhouse and Church in a London Parish”—Christopher Highley, The Ohio State University
Infinite Variety: The Older Actress on Stage 1660–present
A two-day symposium on 18–19 October 2019, taking place at Christ Church, University of Oxford, UK.
Symposium Directors are Dr Sophie Duncan and Professor Mary Luckhurst
The event is jointly convened by the School of Arts, University of Bristol and Christ Church, University of Oxford, with support from The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities (TORCH).
Confirmed keynote speakers include Gilli Bush-Bailey (Central School of Speech and Drama), Jacky Bratton (Royal Holloway) and Fiona Gregory (Monash University).
BECKETT & ITALY
“old chestnuts”, new occasions
University of Reading (7-8 November 2019)
“Sapienza” Università di Roma (May 2020)
Can’t conceive by what stretch of ingenuity my work could be placed under the sign of italianità… There are a number of Italian elements [in my work]…
(SB to AJ Leventhal, 21 April 1958)
Paper abstracts needed for PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) Conference Special Session on Shakespeare:
Shakespeare’s plays abound in fools direct, but the language, gesture, and attitude of “foolery” run through his work even aside from the antics of characters such as Feste, Lear’s Fool, or Touchstone. This panel will concentrate on moments in Shakespeare that are not so much driven by the playwright’s most famous practitioners of the fool’s trade, but rather subtly informed and structured by that trade and by the perspective it affords.
ArtsPraxis Volume 6, Issue 2
ArtsPraxis Volume 6, Issue 2 looks to engage members of the global Educational Theatre community in dialogue around current research and practice. This call for papers is released in conjunction with the release of ArtsPraxis Volume 5, Issue 2. The submission deadline for Volume 6, Issue 2 is June 1, 2019.
Submissions should fall under the category of Theatre and Health.
Call for Papers
Papers should be no longer than 4,000 words, must be accompanied by a 200 word abstract and 100 word biographies for the author(s), and conform to APA style manual. Submissions must be received by June 1, 2019.
Journal of English Literature and Cultural Studies (JELCS): Call for Papers
REALITY CHECK: Representing Real Bodies in Performance 2019
Univerisity of York, Department of Theatre, Film and Television, UK
A Postgraduate led conference exploring Representations of Real Bodies in Performance
CONFERENCE DATE AND VENUE:
June 20th 2019 (09.30 - 18.00)
Univeristy of York, Department of Theatre, Film and Television
Baird Lane, Heslignton East Campus
Call for Papers: Shakespeare and Popular Culture
12-13 October 2019, Campion College of the Liberal Arts, Sydney
From abolitionist literature to antiwar painting, from documentary photography to committed filmmaking, the arts have been tools of resistance to dominant ideologies. Artistic practices provide people with a means of dissent in democratic and/or authoritarian societies. Under the cover of visual or poetic metaphors, artists imagine alternative realities that can be read as arts of resistance. The world has witnessed in the postwar era a proliferation of artistic trends, a constant re-evaluation of what constitutes a work of art, a multiplicity of experimentations and explorations, not to mention an ever-increasing diversity of media available to express the artist’s ideas.
Black Humour on the English Early Modern Stage
EA Climas, EA SPH, Université Bordeaux Montaigne, 10-11 October 2019
The “Shakespeare and Shakespearean Criticism” permanent section of the 2019 Midwest Modern Language Association invites proposals that engage with this year’s conference theme of “Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgangers.” Scholarship that explores issues of duality in Shakespeare’s literature, and in early modern culture broadly, from myriad perspectives will be considered.
Exploring doubling in Shakespeare’s works might begin with attention to any of the following list of topics:
· Duality of texts and paratexts
· Double-meanings (linguistics, semantics, multiple interpretations)
· Double entendre
· Twins, doubles in drama
· Doubled literary sources
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Annual Conference
November 14-17, 2019
San Diego, California
CALL FOR PAPERS
Drama and Society 1: Theatre’s Clowns and Comic Traditions
This panel invites papers that explore the many ways the ever elusive and haunting trope of the clown has been represented in theatre arts: from the Ancients to the Contemporary, from the buffoon to the coulrophobic grotesque, and as a signifier embedded in both Western and non-Western cultures.