CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘ADAPTATION AND DANCE’ ONE-DAY CONFERENCE AT DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY

The Centre for Adaptations at De Montfort University has released a call for papers for their ‘Adaptation and Dance’ conference, to be held on Wednesday 2nd March, 2016. Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

-        Fairy and folk tale ballet adaptations

-        The history of ballet adaptations

-        Modern dance and classical ballet interpretations of literary works

-        Key choreographers as adaptors

-        The idea of the choreographer as ‘auteur’

-        Dance adaptations of novels and poems

-        Stardom, celebrity and dance adaptations

-        Shakespeare and ballet

-        Genres of dance adaptation

-        The theoretical underpinnings of Adaptation Studies in relation to dance

It is hoped that selected papers will form an edited collection. Proposals (between 50–100 words) and a brief biographical note should be sent to Elinor Parsons (eparsons@dmu.ac.uk) and Hila Shachar (hila.shachar@dmu.ac.uk) by 6th November 2015. Hope to see you there! 

REGISTER: TWO DANCE AND LITERATURE EVENTS AT THE WORLD SHAKESPEARE CONGRESS 2016

The next World Shakespeare Congress takes place from 31st July to 6th August 2016 in Stratford upon Avon and London. Register now for Nona Monahin and Emily Winerock’s workshop on ‘Re-creating Shakespeare’s Dances’ and Linda McJannet and Amy Rodgers’ seminar on ‘Shakespeare and Dance’. Both events promise to be, well, brilliant! http://www.wsc2016.info/attend-wsc2016/register-for-wsc-2016/

FORTHCOMING FROM OUP: THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF SHAKESPEARE AND DANCE

Oxford University Press has contracted The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Dance for publication in early 2017. Edited by Dr Lynsey McCulloch (Coventry University) and Dr Brandon Shaw (University of Malta), it will contain over 30 essays and is the first such collection to examine the relationship between William Shakespeare – his life, works, afterlife – and dance. Alan Brissenden’s 1981 Shakespeare and the Dance remains the seminal text for those interested in early modern dancing and its appearances within Shakespearean drama, but this new volume provides a single source of reference for dance as both an integral feature of sixteenth and seventeenth-century culture and as a means of translating Shakespearean text into movement. 

​INAUGURAL DANCE AND LITERATURE SYMPOSIUM!

Join us on Thursday 10th September 2015 for DANCE AND LITERATURE’s inaugural event – Dance in Literature | Literature as Dance – on the Coventry University London Campus. A one-day working symposium for those interested in the relationship between dance and literature, the event is open to scholars and practitioners and will include a fascinating keynote on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (a notoriously popular text for choreographers), networking opportunities, future planning for the field and a free lunch! For more information, click here.