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International Archive of Theatre Journals

Posted: September 30, 2014 | By:

Dear colleagues and editors of theatre journals,   we have the pleasure to announce that the IATJ Database – International Archive of Theatre Journals – is finally ready and active:  http://www.iatj-journals.org. It is also accessible on the IFTR website under: http://www.firt-iftr.org/links.   The database has been designed with the purpose of making scholarly journals on theatre and performance quickly and extensively accessible. The archive includes both journals that...

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Two Tenure-Track Assistant Professor positions in Performance Studies @ NYU

Posted: September 25, 2014 | By:

The Department of Performance Studies at NYU Tisch School of the Arts is seeking applications for two tenure track Assistant Professors beginning Fall 2015: 1) Specific research and teaching strengths in queer theory, critical race theory, queer of color critique, and related fields.  2) Field open.  Please apply for one or the other position (not both). If, however, you feel qualified to be considered for bothpositions, please specify this in your cover letter. The Depart...

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Performance Philosophy and the Future of Genre: Thinking Through Tragedy & Comedy

Posted: September 24, 2014 | By:

    An international symposium to be held at the ICI Berlin on December 4-5, 2014.   What is the relation between laughter and thought? How does suffering bring about understanding? Do some philosophies have a comic rather than a tragic vision? The contemporary fascination with how performance and philosophy overlap begs an appeal to genre studies. Tragedy and comedy can function as exemplary sites on which the tensions between theatre, philosophy and performance are played o...

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XI International Conference of Indian Society for Theater Research - II Call for Papers

Posted: September 23, 2014 | By:

XI International Conference of Indian Society for Theatre Research (In association with International Federation for Theatre Research)   Organized by Academy of Folk Arts Mumbai University, Mumbai   14-17 January 2015   Semiotic Encryption of Global Conflict and Idea of Modernity in Folk Theatre: India and the World   II Call for Papers   [Open for scholars, researchers and practitioners of theatre, dance, music, media and other Related disciplines] &n...

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MA and PhD in Theatre Studies at the National University of Singapore

Posted: September 19, 2014 | By:

Applications are invited for admission to MA by Research and PhD degrees in Theatre Studies at the National University of Singapore. Research Scholarships are offered to PhD candidates on a competitive basis for four years full-time study. The performance practices and cultures of the Asian region have a long history, and contemporary significance. As a focus of study, they provide a means of understanding the aesthetic expressions, cultural dynamics and social forces of a diverse and fast-cha...

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REMINDER: CFP Staging Real People - Abstracts due 6 October

Posted: September 17, 2014 | By:

A REMINDER  that abstracts need to be submitted to the guest editors, Ulrike Garde ( \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) and Meg Mumford ( \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) by 6 October 2014.   Call for Papers: Performance Paradigm, issue no. 11, 2015, edited by Ulrike Garde and Meg Mumford   Staging Real People: On the Arts and...

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FINAL REMINDER: 'The 'Exotic' Body in 19th-century British Drama'

Posted: September 17, 2014 | By:

The registration for the conference 'The 'Exotic' Body in 19th-century British Drama' (Oxford, 25-26 September), available at the following link, will close on 24 September. http://www.oxforduniversitystores.co.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=1&deptid=110&catid=2024&prodvarid=824  

Cologne Graduate School a.r.t.e.s calls for Applications

Posted: September 16, 2014 | By:

For further information on a.r.t.e.s. and the application procedure see www.artes.uni-koeln.de University of Cologne | Faculty of Arts and Humanities | Graduate School Starting April 1st, 2015 the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne, the Graduate School of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Cologne offers 20 PhD scholarships and 10 collegiate places over a period of three years. The Graduate School – successful in the excellence initiative – w...

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CFP - Deadline Extended to October 1

Posted: September 16, 2014 | By:

We are excited to announce that the deadline for submission for our first volume has been extended from September 15 to October 1!  Etudes aims to publish two peer-reviewed editions annually, but is also interested in providing an ongoing forum for works in progress, non-traditional research, networking, advising, and general positivity that can be the key to sanity in the early years of our careers in academia.  We believe: Success builds on success Success builds on commu...

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Cologne Graduate School a.r.t.e.s call for applications

Posted: September 15, 2014 | By: