August Wilson was a man of vision. While Wilson was committed to portraying the “richness and resilience of the twentieth-century black American life through the medium of drama,” he also set the stage for all Americans to examine their purpose and place in society. In addition to his stage portrayals, Wilson also presented his theories in his lectures such as, “The Ground on which I Stand,” where he identified himself as a “race man.” This focus brings up the question: How are his views on family matters presented in his lectures compared to those depicted in his plays?
Since the plays of Sean O'Casey are ripe for analysis beyond historical/new historical readings that examine them in light of Irish nationalism, I am seeking abstracts for a possible panel on O'Casey for the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900 (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com/) on February 22-24, 2018. O'Casey's work, both that which focuses on the years just before and after Irish independence and that written during his years in England, offers varied resources for scholarship from the perspectives of colonialism/postcolonialism, Marxist theory, and gender analysis.
Call for Papers Platform: Journal of Theatre and Performing Arts 11.2 Theatre and the Kitchen Food and gastronomy saturate contemporary cultural spheres. From social media’s ‘food porn’, reality television and culinary pop-ups to concept-restaurants and the internationalisation of local cuisines. Arguably, menus have recently become a privileged medium for cultural transfer and appropriation, but food has long been both the signifier and transmitter of emotion, identity, ideology, belonging and wealth.
CFP - Invito a intervenirescadenza 31 agosto 2017 Università degli Studi di TorinoSeminari universitari di ricerca sul dramma antico frammentario Frammenti sulla ScenaFsS Il Centro Studi sul Teatro Classico dell'Università di Torino promuove, a margine delle attività didattiche erogate nell'a.a. 2017/2018, un ciclo di seminari a cadenza bimestrale inerenti la ricerca sul dramma frammentario greco e latino dedicati a studenti, dottorandi e professori dell'Università degli Studi di Torino e di altri atenei.Gli interventi ritenuti meritevoli a insindacabile giudizio del Comitato scientifico saranno oggetto di pubblicazione nella collana scientifica Il Carro di Tespi (diretta dal prof.
CALL FOR PAPERFor young researchers, Ph.D. students and Professorsdeadlyne 31th aug 2017 Ist International Conference on Ancient DramaThe Forgotten Theatre 30th November – 1th December 2017University of Turin (Italy)Aula magna, Palazzo del Rettorato Conference coordinator Francesco Carpanelli (Professor of Greek-Latin theatre, University of Turin),Keynote speaker Enrico V. Maltese (Head of the Deparment of Classics, University of Turin). The Centro Studi sul Teatro Classico (Center for Studies on Classic Theatre) has scheduled for 30th November-1th December 2017 its first academic conference for young researchers, Ph.D.
NeMLA Annual Convention - Pittsburgh, PA - 12-15 April, 2018
For a time, the Absurd was one of the chief literary movements of the day. When Martin Esslin published The Theatre of the Absurd he would frame various emerging playwrights such as Ionesco, Beckett and Pinter under one label. Though they would reject the term, the notion of the Absurd stuck and would invite a flurry of criticism from the academic world.
or Early Modern Women, the very act of seeing or being seeing was fraught. Whether in their domestic roles or later as they first appeared on English stages, much was talked about the gaze of the early modern woman and the sway she held over others' gazes. Whether she was catching the eye of a potential lover or looking longingly after her children, her freedom, her future, the language of sight surrounds these women. This panel will look for papers exploring the theatrical power within these depictions of women seeing and being seen. The performative nature of being a woman who must appear chaste while remaining sexually desirable.
This panel will explore the complex and evolving relationships between tradition, transgression, and dialogue in South Asian Culture. Because of the complexity of these issues, we are not insisting on a specific time-frame. While the accent will be on contemporary life, participants may want to focus on the past, near or distant.
Call for Arts, Entertainment, and Digital Media Workshops and Master Classes (Deadline June 1, 2017)
Long Beach Indie Film, Media and Music Conference
(August 30-September 3, 2017)
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2017
Celebrating global diversity, the Long Beach Indie International Film, Media and Music Festival (August 30-September 3, 2017) is looking for scholars, journalists, and entertainment industry professionals to bring their intellect, art, and energy this year’s Film, Media and Music Conference.
This panel explores the spatial limits of bodies in early modern Europe. The spatial limits of bodies, broadly conceived, refer to the determinant role that real or abstract boundaries play on the physical and/or imagined body. These limits can take many forms, including aesthetic conventions, battlefields, domestic confines, geographic boundaries, and religious sites. Notions of the body may be equally diverse, extending to animals, communities, environments, and genders. Panel discussion will provide a rich examination of intersections between spatial perspectives and studies of early modern bodies.