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THEATRE AND NEUROSCIENCE - NEW ISSUE

Posted: June 4, 2014 | By:

We have just released a new issue of Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies, No. 2, Vol. 4, May-August 2014. In addition to texts on various themes, this issue has a thematic section on Theatre and Neuroscience. This important subject is discussed in texts in Portuguese, English, and French, by researchers from many different countries and universities. Please visit www.seer.ufrgs.br/presenca. If you are interested in publishing with us, our journal receives (fee free) contributions all year rou...

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New Book Series PERFORMING LANDSCAPES

Posted: June 4, 2014 | By:

Book series announcement PERFORMING LANDSCAPES   Series editors: Deirdre Heddon and Sally Mackey   Series publisher: Palgrave Macmillan We are delighted to announce a new series in the field of theatre and performance studies.   Performing Landscapes offers a critical study of generic and complex sites of and for performance. Each book focuses on a topographical site such as Forests, Edgelands, Mountains, Homes, Wilderness, Islands and Deserts. Distinctive to...

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Theatrescapes. Global Media & Translocal Publics (1850-1950) - International Conference Theatre Studies, LMU Munich (19-21 June)

Posted: May 29, 2014 | By:

      In the century between 1850 and 1950 theatre experienced an unprecedented expansion in all its dimensions. Performers, theatrical genres, new buildings, and, most importantly perhaps, new publics emerged which both responded to and enabled such flows. The notion of ‘theatrescapes’ proposed here responds to Arjun Appadurai’s famous formulation of various ‘scapes’ marking the emergence of globalized cultural flows after the end of the Cold War. This conference a...

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Pre-conference workshop: 'The Bible as Theatre' (Prof Shimon Levy)

Posted: May 29, 2014 | By:

Dear colleagues, We're happy to announce a workshop to be held the Saturday before this summer's IFTR conference in Warwick, Titled 'The Biblie as Theatre,' it explores Prof Shimon Levy's extensive work on theatrical interpretations of biblical characters and narratives in practice, and will be a fascinating event for any scholars or students interested in the topic. Details are here: http://iftr2014warwick.org/conference/pre-conference-events/ All IFTR members are welcome, and thanks t...

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Wesleyan University - Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater

Posted: May 28, 2014 | By:

The Theater Department at Wesleyan University invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor in theater criticism, history, and theory, beginning fall 2014. The position is for one year with a possibility for renewal. The candidate should have terminal degree in hand or be very close to completion; teaching experience in a liberal arts environment is preferred. The teaching load consists of five courses a year. We seek candidates who are able to teach a two-semester survey of...

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Theatre in the Dark - registration now open!

Posted: May 28, 2014 | By:

THEATRE IN THE DARK - A ONE-DAY SYMPOSIUM 12 JULY 2014, UNIVERSITY OF SURREY (UK) What happens when the stage and house lights fade to black? When the strictness of a light-based divide between them and us, stage and auditorium, dissolves? What happens to theatre in the dark? This inter-disciplinary symposium responds to the uses of darkness in performance. ‘Pitch-black theatre’ – a term that might usefully describe theatre that takes place in complete darkness – prompts enquir...

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

Posted: May 28, 2014 | By:

 Call for Papers   Whither political theatre? Cambridge Conference for a Poetics of Critical Political Theatre in Europe Faculty of English, Cambridge, and St John’s College, Cambridge19-20 September 2014   This conference is concerned with the state and direction of contemporary political theatre in Europe after 2000, initiating a re-engagement with the aesthetics and politics debates of Bloch, Lukács, Benjamin, Brecht and Adorno and with their legacies. While calling f...

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Resident Academic Full Time Post in Dance Studies (University of Malta)

Posted: May 27, 2014 | By:

Call for applications
 Resident Academic Full Time Post in Dance Studies
 School of Performing Arts, University of Malta
 Deadline: 3 June 2014 Details: http://www.um.edu.mt/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/215697/Post_in_Dance_Studies.pdf For information about the department see also: www.um.edu.mt/performingarts/dance For more information concerning the post, contact Prof Jo Butterworth, Head of Department, Dance Studies: ( \n This email address is being protected from spambots...

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DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS EXTENDED: The 'Exotic' Body in 19th-century British Drama

Posted: May 26, 2014 | By:

  THE DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 15 JUNE   The ‘Exotic’ Body in 19th-century British Drama   University of Oxford Funded under the 2011 Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships scheme, European Commission   25-26 September 2014 Faculty of English Language and Literature, University of Oxford   Convenor: Dr Tiziana Morosetti (Oxford)   Confirmed speakers: Professor Ross Forman (Warwick), Dr Peter Yeandle (Manchester), Dr Hazel Water...

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Translation, Adaptation, and Dramaturgy - New books

Posted: May 24, 2014 | By:

New Dramaturgy: International Perspectives on Theory and Practice Katalin Trencsenyi and Bernadette Cochrane (eds)   Recent shifts in the theatrical landscape have had corresponding implications for dramaturgy. The way we think about theatre and performance today has changed our approaches to theatre making and composition. Emerging new aesthetics and new areas of dramaturgical work such as live art, devised and physical theatre, experimental performance, and dance demand new approaches...

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