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New Plays and New Play Development

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 2:20pm
Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium at Villanova University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Call for Papers




Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium




Conference Theme:


New Plays and New Play Development




May 5, 2017




Keynote Speakers


Kwame Kwei-Armah OBE


Artistic Director, CenterStage Baltimore


Call for book chapters: Reading the Road in Shakespeare's Britain

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 11:15am
Lisa Hopkins (Sheffield Hallam University) and Bill Angus (Massey University)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 28, 2017

Call for book chapters: Reading the Road in Shakespeare’s Britain

Edited collection.

Publisher TBC.

Editors: Lisa Hopkins and Bill Angus

Contact emails:

Deadline for submissions: 

Deadline for submitting chapter proposals (400 words): April 28th, 2017.

Notification of acceptance: 19 May 2017

Deadline for final submissions (6000-8000 words): 29 September 2017


‘Go hie thee presently, post to the road’ (CE 3.2.906)

Emerging Scholars Panel—Religion and Theatre Focus Group ATHE

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 11:25am
Association of Theatre in Higher Education
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 27, 2017

The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2017 Conference

Las Vegas, Nevada

Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino

August 3-6, 2017

Joe Orton: 50 Years On

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:13am
University of Leicester
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of playwright Joe Orton (1933-1967), the University of Leicester is hosting a one day interdisciplinary symposium on his life and work.

Deadline for 250-word abstracts for 20 minute papers: 31 April, 2017

Possible topics include:

Orton and satire/black comedy/farce

Orton’s TV plays

Orton as diarist

Orton and race

Orton and crime

Orton and art

Orton on screen

Orton and the 1960s

Gay/Queer Orton

Orton and Halliwell

The defaced library book covers

Orton and Leicester

The Orton industry

Orton’s influences

Orton’s influence

Orton’s legacy

Book proposal and call for abstracts/chapters on literary/dramatic widowhood

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 7:01pm
Katarzyna Bronk, PhD, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 5, 2017

Call for abstracts on literary/dramatic widowhood

“[O]ld Maid and musty Widows are like the plague shun’d of by all men…” So says Doll Pacify from Margaret Cavendish’s Bell in campo (1660). Her fellow servant, Nell Careless, replies: “a man cannot intimately love a Widow, because he will be a Cuckold, as being made one by her dead Husband, and so live in Adultry…” (Bell, V.25).

CFP: Shakespeare and Narrative Theory Collected Volume

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 2:43pm
J. F. Bernard, PhD.
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 10, 2017

Shakespeare and Narrative Theory 

Deadline Feb. 10th

Call for papers exploring the connection between Shakespeare and narrative theory for a volume of essays entitled Shakespeare, Storytelling and Narrative Theory. Papers should explore the productive dialogue between Shakespeare’s work and the field of narrative, and aim to make a dual contribution to both areas of study. Abstracts (250 words) should outline the interpretative problems, the narrative theoretical contributions that the papers seek to make (revising or extending and established theory, developing a new concept, etc) and the connections to Shakespesare's oeuvre. 

“The accent of his tongue affecteth him:” “Accentism” and/in Shakespeare

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 4:22pm
ESRA (European Shakespeare Research Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

As part of the ESRA 2017 Congress, “Shakespeare and European Theatrical Cultures: AnAtomizing Text and Stage” (Gdansk, 27-30 July), Dr Carla Della Gatta and Dr Adele Lee invite contributions to the following seminar:

The accent of his tongue affecteth him:” “Accentism” and/in Shakespeare

Staging Utopias: Shakespeare in Print and Performance

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 12:34pm
ESRA (European Shakespeare Research Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

Call for Papers: Staging Utopias: Shakespeare in Print and Performance

The European Shakespeare Research Association (ESRA) is holding their 2017 Conference: Shakespeare and European Theatrical Cultures: AnAtomizing Text and Stage on 27 – 30 July 2017 at University of Gdańsk and The Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre, Poland.

How to Teach a Play: Call for Teaching Exercises

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 11:51am
How To Teach a Play Book Project (2018, Bloomsbury Methuen)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

The editors of How to Teach a Play: 75 Exercises for the College Classroom (Bloomsbury Methuen Publishers) are seeking submissions of teaching exercises on the 75 most popularly-taught plays at the university level.

How to Teach a Play provides a new generation of teachers with the tools to develop their students’ performative imagination.  Grounded in scholarship, each teaching exercise will call attention to the performance elements of a specific play and show how the performative can illuminate the thematic meaning of the script.  The collection will consist of exercises that connect close textual analysis with performance.