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CfP: Theatre during the Yugoslav Wars

Posted: March 17, 2015 | By:

University of Vienna Department for Theatre, Film, and Media Studies   Theatre during the Yugoslav Wars: Call for Papers Conference: 19th – 21st November 2015, Vienna Conference organisers: Stefan Hulfeld, Jana Dolecki, Senad Halilbasic   The purpose of the conference is to examine theatre activities during the Yugoslav Wars between 1991 and 1995, focusing on Serbia, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The socio-political and historical contexts greatly influenced how the th...

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New Associate Editor appointed for TRI

Posted: March 14, 2015 | By:

IFTR welcomes Dr Fintan Walsh (Birkbeck, University of London) as the incoming Associate Editor for Theatre Research International. Fintan brings a wealth of editing experience to the post, as well as research expertise in contemporary theatre and performance analysed through the lenses of subjectivity and identity, cultural politics, affect, ethics and queer arts practices.  Many thanks to all those who expressed interest in this position.  

The Energy of Performance Practice : Ways of Moving and Being from the East

Posted: March 12, 2015 | By:

Whether you call it qi, prana or presence - energy is the fuel that turns ideas into actions.  Everything is made up of and directed by energy whether it is the energy that constitutes and moves the stars, planets and moons or the energy used in lifting your hand to push open a door.  'The Energy of Performance Practice : Ways of Moving and Being from the East' 22 - 26 June 2015   *** 10am - 3pm each day ***  Early Bird discounts available or just turn up. Eastbourne Hous...

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The Energy of Performance Practice : Ways of Moving and Being from the East

Posted: March 12, 2015 | By:

Whether you call it qi, prana or Presence - energy is the fuel that turns ideas into actions.  Everything is made up of and directed by energy whether it is the energy that constitutes and moves the stars, planets and moons or the energy used in lifting your hand to push open a door.  'The Energy of Performance Practice : Ways of Moving and Being from the East' 22 - 26 June 2015   *** 10am - 3pm each day ***  Early Bird discounts available or just turn up. Venue: Eastbour...

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Staging Beckett April Conference Registration Open

Posted: March 11, 2015 | By:

Please see below for registration and schedule information for the Staging Beckett and Contemporary Theatre and Performance Cultures conference, University of Reading, 9th-11th April, 2015. Building on the conversation begun at the first two events which addressed national and international performance histories and productions at the cultural ‘margins’ respectively, this conference will address how we can locate productions of Beckett’s theatre or the staging of any Beckett text within...

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Staging Beckett April Conference Registration Open

Posted: March 11, 2015 | By:

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!     Staging Beckett and Contemporary Theatre and Performance Cultures   Minghella Building, University of Reading   9th-11th April 2015   ONLINE REGISTRATION: http://store.rdg.ac/UoR-StagingBeckettConference   SCHEDULE   Thursday 9th April   10.00 -11.00 Registration & coffee   11.00 - 11.30 Welcome and opening address   11.30 - 13.30 Panel 1: Performance and the Archiv...

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Routledge Companion to Adaptation - cfp

Posted: March 11, 2015 | By:

We are soliciting contributions for the new Routledge Companion to Adaptation.  The book is under contract, and publication is expected in late 2016 or early 2017. As a Routledge Companion, this book will offer a wide-ranging overview or perspective on current critical approaches and discourses as well as develop new perspectives as and when appropriate. It will still include source-oriented studies, such as novel-to-stage, film-musical-to-stage-musical etc., but it will go beyond th...

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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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