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Applications for the 2015 Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research at Harvard University Due March 1

Posted: February 27, 2015 | By:

Dear colleagues, A reminder that applications for the 2015 Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research are due on March 1, 2015. Please see additional information below. The Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research at Harvard University is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our fifth annual summer session, to be held June 1st - 12th, 2015. The School offers faculty and advanced graduate students the opport...

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Katharine Worth Reading Beckett Travel Bursary

Posted: February 25, 2015 | By:

The Beckett International Foundation invites applications for the 2015 Katharine Worth Travel Bursary to visit the Beckett Archive at the University of Reading.   Amount of Bursary: £250 [GBP] Closing Date: 30 March 2015 Bursary may be used: Anytime between May 1st 2015 and April 1st 2016. The Beckett International Foundation at the University of Reading is delighted to invite applications for the first Katharine Worth travel bursary, in honour of the renowned Beckett scholar, Prof...

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Katharine Worth Reading Beckett Travel Bursary

Posted: February 25, 2015 | By:

The Beckett International Foundation invites applications for the 2015 Katharine Worth Travel Bursary to visit the Beckett Archive at the University of Reading.   Amount of Bursary: £250 [GBP] Closing Date: 30 March 2015 Bursary may be used: Anytime between May 1st 2015 and April 1st 2016. The Beckett International Foundation at the University of Reading is delighted to invite applications for the first Katharine Worth travel bursary, in honour of the renowned Beckett scholar, Prof...

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REMINDER: CfP- Redefining Theatre Communities. Community Perspectives in Contemporary Theatre-making

Posted: February 25, 2015 | By:

REMINDER:   Call for Papers     Redefining Theatre Communities. Community Perspectives in Contemporary Theatre-making   University of Malta 14-16 September 2015   Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Prof Mark O ' Thomas (University of Lincoln)   Organisers: New Tides Platform (UK) and Department of Theatre Studies, University of Malta In the last two decades, a series of financial, social, demographic – and not least – cultural transformation...

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Theatre and Globalization now live

Posted: February 19, 2015 | By:

This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)  discusses how theatre spread around the world in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The six modules  engage with both theoretical and historical perspectives on what is a relatively new area of theatrical research. How did plays, operas and ballets quite literally go global? What do we know about the itineraries of actors, singers, and dancers, what about the cosmopolitan audiences? What can we learn about agents and managers who facilitate...

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Theatre and Globalization now live

Posted: February 19, 2015 | By:

This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)  discusses how theatre spread around the world in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The six modules  engage with both theoretical and historical perspectives on what is a relatively new area of theatrical research. How did plays, operas and ballets quite literally go global? What do we know about the itineraries of actors, singers, and dancers, what about the cosmopolitan audiences? What can we learn about agents and managers who facilitate...

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Performance and Interdisciplinarity Conference - University of Malta

Posted: February 18, 2015 | By:

Performance and Interdisciplinarity   A conference at the University of Malta, hosted by the School of Performing Arts   20/21 March 2015   Registration is now open for the conference Performance and Interdisciplinarity, hosted by the School of Performing Arts of the University of Malta on the 20 and 21 March 2015.    Keynote Speaker Dr Laura Cull (University of Surrey) will be joined by an international group of speakers from the US, UK, Belgium...

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Hoax CFP by David Publishing for 2014 IFTR Conference Papers

Posted: February 10, 2015 | By:

Dear all, Be warned that "David Publishing" is targeting delegates of the 2014 IFTR conference at Warwick University, asking individual delegates to forward their paper and CV for consideration for publication in "Journal of Literature and Art Studies" published by David Publishing.Please be advised that this is a hoax.

Book Proposal

Posted: February 8, 2015 | By:

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST are invited from potential contributors to an edited volume entitled War and Theatrical Innovation   The military strategist and theoretician von Clausewitz seems to have coined the term “theatre of war” and in so doing created a nexus that suggests some interesting commonalities: war as theatrical spectacle that takes place in designated areas of engagement, and when he defines the essential characteristic of war as a confluence of violent emotion, chance...

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New Scholars’ Prize and Helsinki Prize

Posted: February 7, 2015 | By:

Following a rigorous assessment of essays received, the judges have selected two deserving entries for the award of the 2015 New Scholars’ Prize and none for the Helsinki Prize. Consequently, I am pleased to announce that following people as winners of the 2015 New Scholars’ Prize. I hope you will join me in congratulating them on their success.   Ms. Ariane Zaytzeff (New York University), Ingoma Nshya: Rerouting Performances of Tradition   Ms. Clio Unger (Ludwig- Maximilians...

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