Humans have always moved or danced as a way of ritualizing their relationship to the Divine. These dances expressed an understanding of God(s), the relationship of human beings to the divine world, and were an expression of thanksgiving for the life cycle events that move history forward: birth, death, and all that is between. Some circus arts, find their earliest documentation as religious practices. This book begins the investigation of what it means for these practices to meet their holy origins once more, not as a form of expression but as a mode of study.
The International Lawrence Durrell Society requests proposals for 20-minute presentations on fictional, dramatic, or poetic cycles from the modernist era. Such cycles may include explicit trilogies (tetralogies, etc.) or works connected in more implicit ways. Potential subjects include:
The Journal of the Wooden O is a peer-reviewed academic publication focusing on Shakespeare studies. It is published annually by Southern Utah University Press in cooperation with the SUU Center for Shakespeare Studies and the Utah Shakespeare Festival.
The editors invite papers on any topic related to Shakespeare, including Shakespearean texts, Shakespeare in performance, the adaptation of Shakespeare works (film, fiction, and visual and performing arts), Elizabethan and Jacobean culture and history, and Shakespeare’s contemporaries.
Pirandello and Scientific Revolution
The annual International Yeats Society conference: "Yeats and Eros" / "Yeats and Paris"
Sorbonne nouvelle (Paris, France), 12-14 December
Call for papers
Yeats and Eros:
International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo 2020
44th Annual Comparative Drama ConferenceText & PresentationCall for PapersApril 2-4, 2020Orlando, Florida
2020 Keynote EventApril 3, 2020 8 p.m. (followed by a reception) Annie Russell Theatre, Rollins College
Keynote Q&A: TBA Abstract Submission Deadline: 3 November 2019Please note the change in the deadline. It has been moved up a month to allow scholars more time to apply for travel funds.
Special Issue of Multicultural Shakespeare: Shakespeare, Blackface, and Performance: A Global Exploration,
Ed. Coen Heijes and Ayanna Thompson.
DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2020
PUBLICATION: AUTUMN 2020
More details here: https://acmrs.asu.edu/multiculturalshakespeare?fbclid=IwAR2JU0ixuEQhi0MG...
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
for a new anthology
The Next Act: Approaches to the Problem of the Theatre Canon in Undergraduate Education
Co-Editors: Lindsey Mantoan, Matthew Moore, and Angela Farr Schiller
Canonicity is not only a list of texts, but a way of thinking about what the texts signify.
- Randy Laist
“The Self-Deconstructing Canon:
Teaching the Survey Course Without Perpetuating Hegemony.”
Currents in Teaching and Learning Vol. 1 No. 2 (2009): 51
Call for Papers
SEDERI welcomes articles, notes and reviews for its next issue (nº 30) to be published in Autumn 2020.
SEDERI, Yearbook of the Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies, is an annual publication devoted to current criticism and scholarship on Early Modern English Studies. It is peer-reviewed by external readers, following a double-blind policy. It is published in paper and online, in open-access.
Quality Assessment and Indexing
Early Modern Resilience and Resistance: Deadline July 29th, 2019
Call for Abstracts
ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) 2020
Conference Dates: March 19th-22nd 2020, Chicago
Abstract submission deadline: Sept 23, 2019 (9 a.m. EST)
New Perspectives on the Indian New Wave: Fifty Years On
Organizers: Manishita Dass (Royal Holloway, University of London) & Usha Iyer (Stanford University)
The 41st Annual Mid-America Theatre Conference
Embassy Suites Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL
March 5 – 8, 2020
8th Annual Conference on Medieval and Early Modern Studies - Othello's Island 2020
6 to 9 April 2020 - Nicosia, Cyprus
Held annually since 2012, Othello's Island is a multi-disciplinary conference that looks at Medieval, Renaissance and early modern history, literature, art and other culture, held in Nicosia, Cyprus. It brings together a wide range of academics and research students, from all over the world, to discuss their work in what we describe as a multi-disciplinary event.
Session Title: Performing Medieval Drama in the 21st Century (A Panel Discussion) at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University (2020)
Organizer: Kyle A. Thomas (Missouri State University)
Sponsered by the Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society (MRDS)
International Pearl-Poet Society
Call for Papers — ICMS 2020
The International Pearl-Poet Society is sponsoring five sessions and one co-sponsored session with the Medieval Association of the Midwest (MAM) at the 55th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 7-10, 2020) at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. One session is:
The Pearl-poet: Modern Connections, Adaptations, and Evolutions
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”.
The theater has always been a place to push boundaries and explore the borders of what is accepted in society. The Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society invites abstracts for the 2020 Leeds International Medieval Congress on “Borders” to be delivered in a session about crossing different types of borders—be they geographic or social—within the context of drama and performance in the medieval and Renaissance periods.
Topics can include but are not limited to:
International Conference "Translating Performance / Performing Translation"
EUR ArTeC (University Paris 8)
December 12-13-14, 2019
Location: The conference will be held in Laboratoires d’Aubervillers, an art center focusing on experimentation and social practices as well as live creation.
41 Rue Lécuyer, 93300 Aubervilliers
on line 7 of the Parisian métro
The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE) is pleased to announce its 29th Annual Conference (21–24 May 2020). It is organized by the Chair of English Literature at the University of Augsburg and will be held as a residential conference at ‘Haus Sankt Ulrich’ in Augsburg.
CALL FOR PAPERS (Extended Deadline!)
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
Thursday, November 14, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019, Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel, San Diego, California
Call for Papers: Scene 8 (2020) – Special Issue: ‘Performance and Ireland’
Online ISSN 2044-3722
First published in 2013
2 issues per volume
We are seeking proposals for papers focusing on the literature, culture, and social history of the British/Anglophone long-eighteenth century. This general session entertains paper proposals on a wide variety of topics, but with consideration granted to papers that engage with the 2019 conference theme of "Send in the Clowns."
The 117th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) will take place November 14-17, 2019 in San Diego, California.
Please submit 500-word proposals at this web address: https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/17013
“The surface is where most of the action is.”
--James Gibson, The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception
A playwright has to build their story within their allotted two hours of stage traffic. We are taken on a guided ride from which we glimpse what the playwright chooses, forming our layers of knowledge through which we are manipulated. Often we are privy to the internal thoughts of a character which contrast with their public utterances: e.g., Rosalind/Ganymede, Angelo, or Richard III. Our prescient view makes Macduff's seemingly banal inquiry about his wife and children emotive fire. Our own knowing is challenged just by taking in a play as we know it is not real, yet we embrace the illusion.
51st Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
March 5-8, 2020
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