MRDS Newsletter: Upcoming Academic Meetings and Opportunities Spring 2004
Upcoming Academic Meetings and Opportunities Spring 2004
Upcoming Academic Meetings and Opportunities
ANNOUNCEMENT AND OPPORTUNITY
Early Theatre 7.1 will be mailed out to subscribers in June. We are now in our third year of publishing 2 issues a year, one in June and the other in December. As always, we are interested in receiving an article or note on any aspect of early performance or theatre history, and are continually reviewing material for future issues.
Although Early Theatre has received government funding
(Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) as well
as support from McMaster University, subscribers play a vital role
in the continuation of this journal. Please renew your subscription
or begin a new subscription. Right now, an annual subscription of
two issues costs $35 CD or $30 USD (subscribers outside
Along with a selection of book reviews, ET 7 includes the articles, notes, and issues in review listed below. You may access the abstracts online at http://www.earlytheatre.ca.
Information about journal submissions and subscriptions is available online at http://www.earlytheatre.ca/etorder.htm. We hope that those of you who have not yet subscribed to Early Theatre will take this opportunity to see what you've been missing. We need your support.
Gloria J. Betcher
Early Theatre, Associate Editor, Internet
Early Theatre, Editor
CALL FOR ESSAYS
Deadline: June 1, 2004
Contributions are sought for a collection of essays addressing connections between oral traditions-including folktales and folklore-and gender in early modern literature. Send completed papers (no more than 5,000 words) or abstracts by June 1, 2004 to both Karen Bamford firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medieval Forum, an electronic journal for the promotion of scholarship in Medieval English Literature, invites submissions for its fourth volume. MF is dedicated to providing a venue for the free exchange of ideas in a collegial, public forum environment. Critical essays on works from any genre or period of the medieval corpus are invited, and a humanistic orientation is encouraged. Although the focus of MF is on literature, articles from other disciplines, particularly cultural and historical, that will contribute to the study of literature are welcome. Book reviews are also invited.
Volume 4 is anticipated in December 2004. Submissions are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis, with the deadline of 15 September. Visit our website for guidelines: http://www.sfsu.edu/~medieval/.
CALL FOR ESSAYS
European Medieval Drama
Articles are invited for issues 8 and 9 of European Medieval Drama, an annual journal published by the Belgian publishers Brepols (http://brepols.net) in association with the Socit Internationale pour l'tude du Thtre Mdival (SITM: http://burgundy.byu.edu/sitm).
European Medieval Drama publishes original academic research, in either English or French, on any aspect of medieval drama in Europe. It welcomes work on medieval drama performed in languages other than English, and comparative studies linking English and continental material. It also publishes translations into English of non-English medieval plays. Each issue of EMD includes a small number of book-reviews, but does not set out to cover all recent publications in the field of medieval drama.
Articles for publication should be sent to the e-mail address of the General Editor, Alan Hindley (email@example.com) in the form of an attachment using Rich Text Format or Word for Windows. It should conform in its presentation to the Brepols style-sheet, which is almost identical to the the MHRA style-sheet, a rsum of which may be obtained from the General Editor on request. Contributors normally correct proofs made available to them on the internet by Brepols.
Although exceptions may occasionally be made for contributors who do not use computers, EMD's aim is to achieve speed, efficiency and economy by the minimal use of postal systems and by the maximal use of electronic communications.
If you have any further queries about the possibility of submitting an article to EMD, please do not hesitate to contact me at the address below.
'European Medieval Drama'
Department of Modern Languages
University of Hull
HULL HU6 7RX, UK
CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline: May 31, 2004
Department of English, Harvard University
September 22-25, 2005
The Department of English's Medieval Colloquium is organizing an interdisciplinary conference on the theme of Conversion in September 2005. This will be the first of a triennial series of conferences. We hereby invite interested scholars to submit draft abstract of papers. David Aers (Duke), Roberta Frank (Yale), and Sabine McCormack (Notre Dame) will be the plenary speakers.
Conversion focuses on, for example, the following themes: the experience of radical historical change within societies and within selves; the nature and imperatives of religious persuasion, both internal and external; the relation of individual and political transformations; textuality and conversion; conversion and power. We intend the geographical focus to be primarily on the British Isles, although with some continental European, and non-European, perspectives. The chronological span is broad, from Late Antiquity to the Reformation. The conference will be interdisciplinary, but papers should address questions of cultural history. Non-plenary papers will be 30 minutes long.
The conference is made possible by generous assistance from the Morton W. Bloomfield Lecture Fund and the Harvard Medieval Studies Committee.
Abstracts should be sent to Dan Donoghue, firstname.lastname@example.org or Nicholas Watson, email@example.com, to whom any question can also be addressed. Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words, and should arrive by May 31, 2004.
New England Medieval Conference
The 2004 New England Medieval Conference will meet at Connecticut College (New London, CT), on October 16-17. The topic of the conference is "Ceremony, Ritual, and Performance." A flyer with detailed information about scheduled papers, participants, registration, and accommodations will be sent to all members of the NEMC in early August. For additional information, contact Professor Joseph Alchermes, Department of Art History, Connecticut College, New London, CT 06320; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Professor Kenneth Bleeth, Department of English, Connecticut College; email: email@example.com; or Professor Frederick Paxton, Department of History, Connecticut College; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. As of April 20, we still have a small number of slots available for 30-minute papers; proposals may be submitted to any of the committee members listed above.
Romance Studies Colloquium
October 14-16, 2004
Co-sponsored by Montclair State University at the
Hyatt Regency on the Hudson, Jersey City, NJ
The 2004 Romance Studies Colloquium will take place from October 14 to 16 in Jersey City (NJ), in a spectacular setting overlooking the Hudson River and New York City. The colloquium will address the representations of celebration across the Romance languages. Material, sociological, and theoretical implications of celebration will be considered.
Edvige Giunta, New Jersey City University
Gustavo Prez Firmat, Columbia University
Nancy Regalado, New York University
For more information and updates, please consult the conference web site: www.chss.montclair.edu/~emerye/romancestudies.htm
For more information about the journal Romance Studies, see http://www.maney.co.uk/search?fwaction=show&fwid=212
Historical Dance Program at Amherst Early Music Festival
July 10-18, 2004
Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont, U.S.
A summer workshop with classes in historical dance (Renaissance, Baroque, Contredanses, English Country Dance); a fully staged Opera Workshop; lectures; concerts; and more. Performance with live music, and costumes!
Contact:, Kaspar D. Mainz, Dorothy Olsson
Or: http://www.amherstearlymusic.org/ and follow link to Historical Dance Program.
Further information: email@example.com
International Society of Phenomenology, Aesthetics and the Fine Arts
(An affiliate of the World Phenomenology Institute)
Ninth Annual Conference
May 14-15, 2004
Harvard Divinity School
Cambridge MA USA
Human Creation Between Reality and Illusion: art, dance, digital art, film, light, music, theatre.
All the arts challenge percipients to resolve the dialectical tension between reality and illusion. This conference is dedicated to those processes that play on self-referential illusion in the work of art. Topics might include: illusions of expansion and diminution in time and space; perspective; truth in digital art, photography and film; illusions and emotion; illusion and neurology; the awakenings of illusion; staged illusion of reality of life in theatre; the "true lie"; echoes; conventions in opera; belief suspended in disbelief. We would appreciate contributions from the points of view of creators and percipients alike.
For further information, please contact:
Locating Calls For Papers
PennEnglish CFP: http://www.english.upenn.edu/CFP/
EServer! Calls for Papers http://eserver.org/calls