Archived News and Calls for Papers






  • April 5, 2019 — The Newberry Library, Chicago, IL, is hosting an all-day symposium entitled “Medieval and Early Modern Dance in the Book.” The event will include lectures, a session with rare books, a demonstration of Baroque dance, and a performance by the Newberry Consort. Free and open to the public, but registration is required. Visit http//


  • 5-8 July 2018 — Emily Winerock, Linda McJannet, Nona Monahin, Anne Daye, and Nancy Isenberg, presented papers at the Dance Studies Association conference in Malta, hosted by Brandon Shaw
  • 11 April 2018 — Sidia Fiorato presented a talk at IULM University in Milan on McMillan’s ballet of Romeo and Juliet as part of a workshop on law and the image.  It was livestreamed on
  • 28-31 March 2018 — Amy Rodgers co-led the seminar “Scholar-Practitioner Shakespeare” at the Shakespeare Association of America conference in Los Angeles.
  • 28-31 March 2018 — Linda McJannet contributed a paper to the very popular SAA research seminar on Macbeth: “Stasis, (Dis)Placement, and Embodiment:  Staging the Witches’ Dances in Macbeth.”
  • 22-24 March 2018 — Emily Winerock presented a paper in one of the two “New Directions in Early Dance Studies” panels at the Renaissance Society of America conference in New Orleans.


  • 11 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 is available on the conference website at:
  • 1 December 2017 — Deadline for NYU Center for Ballet and the Arts 2018-19 fellowships.  See  Nancy Isenberg reports that the Center has a broad view of what they’re looking for in project proposals and that the support is generous.
  • September, 2017 — Nancy Isenberg received a fellowship from the NYU Center for Ballet and the Arts for this semester.
  • 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.”
  • 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.”
  • 23 February 2017 — Julia Buhrle (Oxford) presented a lecture on twentieth-century choreographer, John Cranko. Sponsored by DANSOX. John Cranko (1927-1973) was a South African born ballet dancer and choreographer with the Royal Ballet and the Stuttgart Ballet. His most famous “literary” ballets include Romeo and Juliet (1962), with music by Prokofiev, and The Taming of the Shrew (1969). Drinks reception after the event. Free and open to all. Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, Cowley Place, Oxford, United Kingdom. Thu, 17:30 – 20:30 GMT.


  • 14 December 2016 — Linda McJannet presented a plenary lecture at “O! had I but followed the Arts: Celebrating William Shakespeare 1616-2016),”  a conference sponsored by ULICES, the University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies, in Lisbon, Portugal. Her talk was entitled “Shakespeare and Physical Theatre: The Adaptations of John Farmanesh-Bocca and Not Man Apart.”
  • 20 November 2016 — Call for Papers for “Now Let Us Anatomize Shakespeare: Shakespeare-Inspired Ballets in European Ballet Companies” for the European Shakespeare Research Association conference, July 27-30, 2017, Gdansk. Convenor: Adeline Chevrier-Bosseau, University of Paris-Est Créteil. Details at
  • July 31 – August 6 2016 — Nona Monahin and Emily Winerock led a workshop, ” Re-creating Shakespeare’s Dances,” and Amy Rodgers and Linda McJannet led a seminar, “Creating and Re-creating Shakespeare,” at the 10th World Shakespeare Congress in Stratford-Upon-Avon and London.
  • 24-26 March 2016 — Susan Dibble, Linda McJannet, and Emily Winerock led a workshop, “Approaching Dance in Shakespeare: Text, Context, Performance,” at the Shakespeare Association of America conference in New Orleans.


  • 18-20 June 2015 — Nona Monahin and Emily Winerock presented the panel “Shakespeare and the Language of the Dance” at the Shakespearean Theatre Conference in Stratford, Ontario.
  • 26-28 March 2015 — Linda McJannet, Emily Winerock, and Amy Rodgers presented the panel “The Shakespeare and Dance Project: Three Views of Dancing in Romeo and Juliet” at the Renaissance Society of America conference in Berlin.

Updated March 15, 2023.

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