News and Events

  • September, 2017 — Nancy Isenberg received a fellowship from the NYU Center for Ballet and the Arts  for this semester. She reports that applications are open for 2018-19 fellowships (deadline December 1).  Visit  She also reports that the Center has a broad view of what they’re looking for in project proposals and that the support is generous.
  • 3-5 May 2017 — Linda McJannet presented at SEDERI 28, the annual conference of the Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies, University of Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain. The theme of the conference was “Transcultural Bridges: Seas, Town, and Texts in Early Modern England,” and her paper was entitled “Choreographic Bridges: Then and Now.”
  • 22-24 June 2017– Linda McJannet presented at the Shakespearean Theatre Conference, “Shakespeare 401: What’s Next?” in Stratford, Ontario. Her paper was entitled “Embodying the Sea: Shakespeare and Physical Theatre.”
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Calls for Papers and Proposals

  • 4 December 2017 —  Call for proposals deadline for Dance Studies Association conference to be held in Valletta, Malta, 5-8 July 2018. The theme is “Contra: Dance & Conflict,” with particular interest in interactions between dance and other performing arts disciplines, texts, and academic discourses. Abstracts of Proposals are to be submitted to  Information for graduate student awards, debut panels, and travel support, as well as full conference proposal guidelines will be available on the conference website on October 30, 2017.
  • 30 April 2017 — Call for proposals deadline for Music and Dance in Visual Culture conference from 5-7 Oct. 2017 in Athens, Greece. Details and submission at
  • 15 April 2017 — Call for proposals deadline for individual papers and complete panels and workshops for the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference from 26-29 October 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Details and submission at

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