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Whither Political Theatre? Cambridge Conference for a Poetics of Critical Political Theatre in Europe

Posted: September 5, 2014 | By:

Please find below a link to the conference website and programme for the Cambridge Conference for a Poetics of Critical Political Theatre in Europe, a British Academy Research and Networking Event on 19-20 September 2014 at St John's College in Cambridge. Keynote speakers include Professor Hélène Cixous, Dr David Barnett, Professor Maria Shevtsova, Dr Drew Milne, Professor Victor Merriman, and Dr Bérénice Hamidi Kim.  http://whitherpt2014.github.io/ Everyone is welcome to attend the...

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CFP: The International Christopher Marlowe

Posted: September 4, 2014 | By:

7-8 September 2015, University of Exeter Much current and historical scholarship has considered Christopher Marlowe’s work mostly from a domestic, English perspective. With one or two exceptions, his connections to the thought and literature of non-English cultures have been less thoroughly explored, even as scholars have begun to examine the highly cosmopolitan, multi-lingual character of English literary production and consumption during the 1580s and 1590s. To what extent was Marlowe an...

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Society for Theatre Research Conference on Regency-era theatre

Posted: September 3, 2014 | By:

Theatre in the Regency Era: Plays, Performance, Practice 1795-1843 Downing College, University of Cambridge July 29-31, 2016 www.regencytheatre2016.com   CALL FOR PAPERS:   Though the Regency period in Britain only technically lasted nine years (from 1811 to 1820),the man who became George IV exerted his influence for many more decades after his death, and his interest in theatre and the arts characterized the period. This is the era of an astonishing proliferation of new the...

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Posted: September 2, 2014 | By:

REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE ESTUDOS DA PRESENÇA Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies   RESEARCH IN PERFORMING ARTS   CALL FOR PAPERS   The Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies [Revista Brasileira de Estudos da Presença], an online free and open access journal, will receive, until December 15th, 2014, unpublished scientific papers for the thematic section RESEARCH IN PERFORMING ARTS. The section is aimed at making visible discussions which add innovative contribution to the t...

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Authors and book reviewers for a peer-reviewed section of the SDC Journal

Posted: August 30, 2014 | By:

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS   Authors and book reviewers for a peer-reviewed section of the SDC Journal   The SDC Journal, an official publication of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society,announces the addition of a new peer-reviewed section, publishing scholarly articles and book reviews on the crafts of stagedirecting and choreography.The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2014, though early submissions are encouraged.   Published quarterly, SDC Journal i...

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Notice of Election and Call for Nominations

Posted: August 27, 2014 | By:

I The President, Vice-Presidents and seven members of the Executive Committee reach the end of their term of office in 2011. They are: Chris Balme (President), Helen Gilbert* (Vice-President), Christina Nygren (Vice-President), Khalid Amine*, Elaine Aston*, Jean-Graham-Jones*, Kene Igweonu*, Hanna Korsberg, Gay Morris, Anneli Saro. (*)  =  eligible to stand for re-election A ballot will be held to elect members to serve from 2015-2019. The electoral timetable is as follows (please...

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CFP Performance Paradigm, no. 11 (2015): Staging Real People: On the Arts and Effects of Non-Professional Theatre Performers

Posted: August 26, 2014 | By:

Call for Papers: Performance Paradigm, issue no. 11, 2015, edited by Ulrike Garde and Meg Mumford   Staging Real People: On the Arts and Effects of Non-Professional Theatre Performers Performance practice since the 1990s has been characterized by an increased interest in the phenomenon of theatre without professional performers. Such performers are selected for a variety of reasons, including: their life experiences, their status as specialists in spheres of expertise other than that of...

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CFP Reminder

Posted: August 19, 2014 | By:

Just a reminder that the due date for the new online journal - Etudes - is coming up September 15!   visit http://www.etudesonline.com/cfp.html for more information! CALL FOR PAPERS Etudes is a new online theatre and performance studies journal for emerging scholars, dedicated to the unique voice of the individual scholar.  In this, our first call for papers, we invite the submission of scholarly manuscripts, media, performance reviews, creative work, manifestos, etc...

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Performing Space: Dublin Theatre Festival Symposium

Posted: August 13, 2014 | By:

Performing Space: Dublin Theatre Festival Symposium Co-organised by Siobhán O’Gorman and Noelia Ruiz, with Gail Weadick and Brian Singleton, this day-long symposium examines the power of performance to transform any space into a kinetically-charged place. A series of exciting panels will respond to the idea of ‘making scenes’ in relation to identities, politics, geographies, technologies and histories. Bringing together a range of practitioners, designers and academics from Ireland and...

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Registration now open for the conference 'The Exotic Body in 19th-century British Drama'

Posted: August 6, 2014 | By:

The programme and registration details for the conference 'The Exotic Body in 19th-century British Drama' (Oxford, 25-26 September 2014) are now available at the following link: http://www.english.ox.ac.uk/news-events/%E2%80%98exotic%E2%80%99-body-19th-century-british-drama