Alison Bechdel on Page, Stage, and in Theory
Non-Guaranteed Ignite Talk Special Session
MLA 2018, New York City, January 4-7
Call for papers
“Danza e ricerca. Laboratorio di studi, scritture, visioni”, n.9, 2017
"Danza e ricerca. Laboratorio di studi, scritture, visioni" selects original contributions for the 9th issue, scheduled for publication by the end of 2017. D&R is an open access journal edited by Eugenia Casini Ropa and published by the Department of Arts (University of Bologna).
Call for Papers
Atlantic World Arts: Collision, Fusion, Re-Vision
An International, Interdisciplinary Conference
Sponsored by the Atlantic World Research Network and The National Folk Festival
The Leonora Carrington Centenary Symposium will celebrate and bring into discussion the work and legacy of Lancastrian-born Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington (1917-2011). This timely event forms part of the existing body of research and creative practice that has already emanated from across departments at Edge Hill University, including Film Scholarship (Professor Roger Shannon), Creative Writing (Professor Ailsa Cox), and Dance Performance and Choreography (James Hewison and Michelle Man). We now call upon artists and scholars from a range of disciplines to share research and creative practice that explores Carrington’s work as an artist, a theatre and film collaborator, and writer.
Papers are being solicited for the new Musical Theatre and Film area at the Northeast Popular Culture Association Conference to be held October 27 and 28, 2017, at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst.
This area investigates topic central to the understanding of all aspects of musical theatre and film and their reflections and resonances in popular culture. Some topics may include:
◾Divas and Icons
◾Writers, composers, directors and designers
This special session investigates the function of memory in U.S. visual culture, tracing political significance of remembering particular historical events in a contemporary moment. Indeed, judging by recent examples—including Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway sensation Hamilton, Theodore Melfi’s blockbuster Hidden Figures, and John Lewis’s graphic novel trilogy March; the representational backwards-gaze upon the national past seems to enact, at a minimum, influential political critique and, at a maximum potential, art-based activism. We welcome proposals for 15-minute papers that consider the political stakes of memory and remembrance in any visual artifact (broadly defined) that engages U.S. culture.
AATI Palermo June 28 –July 2 2017
The artistic production of Emma Dante and the work of the Compagnia Sud Costa Occidentale
Session Organizer and Chair: Patrizia Comello Perry -BMCC
John Berger Now
12-13th September, 2017 School of Humanities, Canterbury Christ Church University.
Keynote: Professor Vikki Bell (Goldsmiths), Dr Tom Overton (editor, Landscapes and Portraits, currently writing Berger's biography)
Roundtable discussion with Professor John Bowen (York), Professor Tessa McWatt (UEL) and Professor Jeff Wallace (Cardiff Metropolitan)