While introducing a performance from Hamilton at the recent Tony Awards ceremony, hip hop artist Common described the show as a “gamechanger,” a “cultural phenomenon,” and “simply put... one of the greatest pieces of art ever made.” Indeed it has become hard to talk about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton without resorting to hyperbole, as it appears to be a watershed moment in Broadway theatre and in American cultural history at large.
This issue would like to explore the relationship between Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, that of Shakespeare but also his contemporaries, and the representation of Africa, or, from a contextual viewpoint, the perception of the African continent in early modern England. The issue will also discuss 19th-21st c. re-writings, appropriations and adaptations of Shakespeare by African and African-American writers, stage directors and film directors.
Proposals may discuss, among other issues:
Request for Papers
Edited collection for submission to the University of Toronto Press.
Slings & Arrows: Performing Shakespeare as Canada
Edited by Kailin Wright (St. Francis Xavier University), Don Moore (University of Guelph), Andrew Bretz (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Since the advent of new historicism and the later development of cultural materialism, politics have been a topic of interest in early modern literature, and recent studies have asked us to conceive of them in new and broader ways, whether they be environmental, ecological, or cognitive, and to focus on different and overlooked outlets, such as pamphlets, free speech, or emotions.
This panel defines politics as an implementation or projection of governance—by a monarch in a kingdom, the head of a household in a domicile, etc.—and aims to assess early modern literature’s ability to present a wide scope of competing politics or political relations by offering the interpretation and/or voicing of plural or alternate realities.
Conference: American Comparative Literature Association, Annual Meeting
Location: Utrecht, 6-9 July 2017
Panel Title: "International Beckett"
Call for Papers - The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference
THE FINE ART OF LYING: DISGUISE, DISSIMULATION AND COUNTERFEITING IN EARLY MODERN CULTURE
Florence, 7 April 2017
The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence is a one-day interdisciplinary forum open to PhD students and researchers who have obtained their doctorates within the past 5 years.
Dissimulation is but a faint kind of policy, or wisdom; for it asketh a strong wit, and a strong heart, to know when to tell truth, and to do it. Therefore it is the weaker sort of politics, that are the great dissemblers! (Francis Bacon, “Of Dissimulation”)
BEYOND PARTITION: Mediascapes and Literature in Post-colonial India, Pakistan and Bangladesh
Nukhbah Taj Langah (Associate Professor at Forman Christian College University, Lahore, Pakistan
Roshni Sengupta (Lecturer, South Asian Studies, University of Leiden, The Netherlands)
Call for papers
Mise en Abyme. International Journal of Comparative Literature and Arts - Nr 5 (July/December 2016) - Deadline: 16th October 2016
The theme for the monographic section of issue nr 5 (July/December 2016) will be Europe vs Europe.
“Celebrity Worship: Ritual, Iconography, and Performance”
The Association for Theatre in Higher Education’s 2017 conference
Las Vegas, 3-6 August, 2017
Book Reviews & Production Reviews
Deadline: September 26, 2016
Continuum: The Journal of African Diaspora Drama, Theatre and Performance is Black theatre’s only online and open access referred scholarly journal. This journal is the official publication of the Black Theatre Network. Continuum is committed to advancing the very best in scholarship through the dissemination of knowledge on the theory, practice and praxis of Black Theatre.