Call for Articles – PSA XXIX (2016)

PSA, the Pirandello Society Annual journal, invites articles from multiple disciplines for volume XXIX (2016) of the publication. We welcome articles that engage Pirandello’s work and influence from perspectives including film, literature, theatre or the visual arts. We welcome comparative and interdisciplinary work that examines a range of topics including: the historical context of Pirandello’s work, the broader discourses in which his work and ideas can be read, theoretical perspectives that might enrich our understanding of his work and the work of his contemporaries, studies of the sources relevant to Pirandello’s work, studies of the reception of the reception and legacy of Pirandello in Italy and/or globally.

We also seek reviews of recent performances, adaptations, and publications on these and related topics.

PSA is a leading source of English-language research on Pirandello that regularly features work by both established and emerging scholars. In publication since 1985, it is committed to fostering both specialized research on Pirandello as well as comparative and interdisciplinary approaches; likewise, the Pirandello Society of America strongly supports not only the study but also the production of Pirandello’s theatrical work. All submissions to the journal are read by the issue editor(s), and all published articles go through a process of double-blind peer review. Volume XXIX (2016) of the journal will be in print in early 2017.

PSA submission guidelines:

Use the current MLA Style Manual (references in the text, minimal endnotes, Works Cited following the endnotes) for articles (15-25 MS pages) and book or performance reviews (2-3 MS pages). Please, do not use automatic formatting. Any images included must be available in separate, high resolution files and the author will be responsible for securing permission if needed. Manuscripts will be peer reviewed.

Articles should be accompanied by a short abstract and bio.

Please, submit articles in MS Word format (.doc or .docx) via email to editorpsa@gmail.com by July 31, 2016. Please provide a separate cover page giving the author’s name and contact information. Leave no self-identifying information in any portion of the text. Submit via email attachment. Mark your subject line: PSA 29.

Please direct any inquires to the editor at the same address.

Call for articles: PSA XXVIII (2015)

PSA, the Pirandello Society Annual journal, invites articles from multiple disciplines for volume XXVIII (2015) of the publication. We welcome articles that engage Pirandello’s work and influence from perspectives including film, literature, theatre or the visual arts. We welcome comparative and interdisciplinary work that examines a range of topics including: the historical context of Pirandello’s work, the broader discourses in which his work and ideas can be read, theoretical perspectives that might enrich our understanding of his work and the work of his contemporaries, studies of the sources relevant to Pirandello’s work, studies of the reception and legacy of Pirandello in Italy and/or globally.

We also seek reviews of recent performances, adaptations, and publications on these and related topics.

PSA is a leading source of English-language research on Pirandello that regularly features work by both established and emerging scholars. In publication since 1985, it is committed to fostering both specialized research on Pirandello as well as comparative and interdisciplinary approaches; likewise, the Pirandello Society of America strongly supports not only the study but also the production of Pirandello’s theatrical work. All submissions to the journal are read by the issue editor(s), and all published articles go through a process of double-blind peer review. Volume XXVIII (2015) of the journal will be in print in early 2016.

PSA submission guidelines:

Use the current MLA Style Manual (references in the text, minimal endnotes, Works Cited following the endnotes) for articles (15-25 MS pages) and book or performance reviews (2-3 MS pages). Please, do not use automatic formatting. Any images included must be available in separate, high resolution files and the author will be responsible for securing permission if needed. Manuscripts will be peer reviewed.

Articles should be accompanied by a short abstract and bio.

Please, submit articles (MSword.doc) via email to editorpsa@gmail.com by July 31, 2015. Please provide a separate cover page giving the author’s name and contact information. Leave no self-identifying information in any portion of the text.  Submit via email attachment. Mark your subject line: PSA 28.

Please direct any inquires to the editor at the same address.

Call for Articles: Pirandello Studies, Volume 35

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

Pirandello Studies, Volume 35

The next volume of Pirandello Studies, which will appear in the autumn of 2015, will include, amongst other material, articles based on the papers given at the October 2014 conference, PIRANDELLO AND CONFLICT: ONE HUNDRED YEARS FROM SARAJEVO. Further submissions on this or other topics relating to Pirandello’s work are welcomed, and should be sent to the Editor, Shirley Vinall, at s.w.vinall@reading.ac.uk. All submissions for the 2015 volume should reach her by 1 Feb. 2015; submissions for future volumes are also welcomed.

Call for Submissions – Pirandello’s Visual Philosophy: Imagination and Thought across Media

Pirandello’s Visual Philosophy: Imagination and Thought across Media

Edited by Lisa Sarti (BMCC, The City University of New York)

and Michael Subialka (University of Oxford)

 

In recent years English-language scholarship on Pirandello has begun to explore new directions that complement but also complicate the critical tradition around this seminal Italian modernist. Reflected in conference topics in the US and UK, as well as articles in various journals, this work expands on the ways in which Pirandello’s production spans not only cultures and continents but also media and traditions of philosophical inquiry. At the same time, Italian-language publications have placed increasing emphasis on aspects of Pirandello’s production that put him in dialogue with the visual arts, such as his own work as an amateur painter. Our volume aims to draw on the rich areas opened by these new insights to update the English-language scholarship with a book publication that will ground an expanded approach to Pirandello in theoretical and interdisciplinary frameworks.

The volume is situated at the juncture of the inter-medial study of Pirandello’s works and the exploration of his thought and its position in his intellectual and artistic context. Drawing on intersections with media such as film, the visual arts (photography, painting, etc.), music, and performance traditions, we are especially interested in the importance of the visual imagination to the unfolding of Pirandello’s rich worldview. In this sense we aim to open new avenues of discourse around Pirandello’s thought, acknowledging the central role of typical Pirandellian themes such as the clashes of form/life, illusion/reality, identity/uncertainty, etc., but also enlarging the scope of the discussion.

With these aims in mind, the topics of interest for the volume include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Pirandello’s participation in the visual arts and in other media
  • Imagination, fantasy, and creation as visual processes; the relation of inner images to philosophical stances or ways of thinking and understanding; the imagistic presentation of conceptual content
  • Modernist visuality, intellectual history and art history in relation to Pirandello’s visual thought
  • Music (Pirandello’s works as operas, and Pirandello’s own uses of music)
  • Existential drama and visual thought
  • The “utopian” effort to escape reality through artistic means, and the troubles of such an effort

 

Interested contributors are asked to submit an abstract proposal of around 300 words to pirandelloproject@gmail.com no later than January 16, 2015. Proposals will be reviewed, and the editors will invite full manuscripts of approximately 7,000-9,000 words to be published in English (meaning contributors will need to ensure the fluency of their essays). Further details will be communicated to authors whose proposals are chosen for inclusion in the volume, which will be peer reviewed to guarantee the highest academic standards for publication.

Call for Contributions: Shakespeare and Pirandello

Rethinking Shakespeare and Italy: Cultural Exchanges from the Early Modern Period to the Present, ed. by Enza De Francisci and Chris Stamatakis (Routledge: Studies in Shakespeare Series)

This volume brings together international scholars from English literature, Italian studies, drama, and linguistics, as well as actors and playwrights, and offers new perspectives on the vibrant relationships that can be traced between Shakespeare and Italy from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century. Besides offering a selection of individual examples of exchanges from Shakespeare’s own time to the present, this volume also ventures more theoretical paradigms to explain the fascinating dynamics by which exchange between Shakespeare and Italy is a two-way process. It is not simply that the literary, dramatic, and linguistic culture of Renaissance Italy shaped Shakespeare’s drama in his own time, but rather that, as this book shows by tracing his literary afterlife, Shakespeare’s plays helped shape Italian artistic culture in the ensuing centuries, in the realms of drama, opera, novels, and film. Unifying the chapters in this book is an interest in how Shakespeare’s drama represents, enacts, and becomes the subject of exchanges across the national, political, and cultural boundaries separating England and Italy.

Abstracts of approximately 250 words are sought for essays that address any period and any aspect of exchange between Shakespeare and Pirandello. Essays can be either empirical or more theoretical in nature, and can explore any mode of cultural interchange. The deadline for submissions is 12th December 2014. Abstracts should be sent to e.francisci@ucl.ac.uk, and will be subjected to peer review. First drafts of chapters (c. 6,000 words) should then be submitted to the editors ideally by March 2015.

For any questions or further information, please do not hesitate to contact e.francisci@ucl.ac.uk or c.stamatakis@ucl.ac.uk.