Call for Papers: Global Legacies – Pirandello across Centuries and Media – New York City 16 September 2017

The Pirandello Society of America invites contributions for its one-day conference in NYC:

“Global Legacies – Pirandello across Centuries and Media”

Saturday 16 September 2017, 8:00 am – 6:30 pm

Hunter College, CUNY, 695 Park Ave, New York City

 

Keynote Speaker: Pietro Frassica, Princeton University

 

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Luigi Pirandello’s birth, this one-day conference sponsored by the Pirandello Society of America seeks a broad spectrum of contributions that evaluate and illuminate Pirandello’s legacies on world theatre, literature, cinema, and other media over a period of more than a hundred years. We encourage contributions that are interdisciplinary and engage with a variety of theoretical models when looking at Pirandello’s work and its multifaceted resonance.

 

Possible topics:

Pirandello and media: theatre, cinema, performance, music, painting, and beyond

Pirandello’s creative legacies: children and grandchildren of Pirandello

Pirandellian mutations, transformations, dramaturgies

World Pirandello: Pirandellian authors and works outside the Western canon

Unfinished and ever-new: Pirandello “updated” across three centuries

Pirandello and the power of experimentation

Pirandellian techniques: applications and developments

 

Abstracts of 250 words in English for papers of 20 minutes duration should be sent to psa2017conference@gmail.com by April 15, 2017.

 

English is the official language of the Conference.

For further information about The Pirandello Society of America please visit our website at: http://pirandellosociety.org/ and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pirandellosocietyofamerica/

 

The Pirandello Society of America is pleased to be featured among a series of international conferences being held across the globe in honor of Pirandello’s 150th anniversary: Pirandello International 2017, Pirandello in a Globalized World. From Agrigento to Rome, Johannesburg to Munich, these events demonstrate the world-spanning reach of Pirandello’s influence today. More information and the full calendar for the international conference series can be found online: http://pirandello.eu/international2017/

Call for Papers: Modern Language Association Convention, 2018, New York City

Call for Papers: Modern Language Association Convention, 2018, New York City
Allied Organization: Pirandello Society of America

Title: Negotiating Identities: From Pirandello to Today

Description: Personal, cultural, national identity in Luigi Pirandello and 20/21st century peers; using recent theories of negotiation and identity or other approaches.

Deadline & Email contacts: Abstracts of 250 words by 15 March 2017; to:
Jana O’Keefe Bazzoni (jana.okeefebazzoni@baruch.cuny.edu) and
Michael Subialka (msubialka@ucdavis.edu).

Call for papers: Pirandello: Performativity and Role-Playing

The Society for Pirandello Studies one-day conference

in collaboration with the Italian Department at the University of Edinburgh

Pirandello: Performativity and Role-Playing

Saturday 17 October 2015

University of Edinburgh: 50 George Square, Project room.

The annual one-day conference of the Society for Pirandello Studies aims to embrace a wide variety of methods and approaches to Pirandello’s œuvre, and to bring together theatre professionals, critics and scholars representing a range of disciplines. This year’s conference focuses on a quintessential Pirandellian theme, namely that of role-playing, within the contemporary framework of performativity theory. Particularly welcome are contributions that relate Pirandello’s texts to different media and/or genres. Abstracts of c.200 words (in English) for papers of 20 minutes’ duration should be sent to Enza De Francisci at e.francisci@ucl.ac.uk.

The deadline for abstracts is Friday 21 August 2015.

For further information about The Society for Pirandello Studies, including membership and Pirandello Studies (the annual journal), please visit our website at http://www.ucd.ie/pirsoc/ and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SocietyForPirandelloStudies.

Call for Papers: MLA Convention in Austin

The Pirandello Society of America is pleased to invite your submissions for two proposed panels at the 2016 MLA Convention in Austin. We encourage interdisciplinary and comparative approaches.

“Mediated Legacies: New Theoretical Approaches to Pirandello”

We seek proposals for papers that use new perspectives and apply innovative theoretical lenses to approach the work and thought of Pirandello. Topics of particular interest include the development of Pirandellian thought across genres and media and its resonance in visual or other forms (spanning from visual arts to music and beyond). How does Pirandello’s work coincide with new theoretical approaches to the study of literature, the arts, and (material) culture? How might these new lenses produce different perspectives and unexpected insights into his work and thought?

The panel welcomes interdisciplinary, cross-genre, and comparative approaches.

Please submit abstracts of approximately 250 words by 15 March 2015 to Jana O’Keefe Bazzoni (jana.okeefebazzoni@baruch.cuny.edu) and Michael Subialka (michael.subialka@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk).

“Pirandello in the Classroom and Beyond: Innovative Pedagogy”

We welcome proposals for a seminar-style panel that seeks to combine presentations with performance and practical, workshop-style discussion (following suggestions elaborated by the MLA in the “Innovative Proposals” document, available online: http://www.mla.org/innovative_proposals).

This panel will examine how Pirandello’s works are taught and how they are communicated to new publics (in the classroom, in the theater, online, and beyond). We are particularly interested in theoretical/pedagogical innovations relating to adaptation, translation, and performance.

Interdisciplinary work, workshop proposals (for example, course syllabi for workshop discussion), performance presentations, and other innovative contributions are all welcome and encouraged.

Please submit abstracts of approximately 250 words, including a description of the type of intervention envisioned, its anticipated length, and how it would contribute to the innovative structure of the proposed panel. Deadline 15 March 2015. Email to Jana O’Keefe Bazzoni (jana.okeefebazzoni@baruch.cuny.edu) and Michael Subialka (michael.subialka@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk).

Call for Articles – PSA XXVII (2014)

PSA, the Pirandello Society Annual journal, invites articles from multiple disciplines for volume XXVII (2014) of the publication. We welcome articles that engage Pirandello’s work and influence from perspectives including film, literature, theatre or the visual arts. We are especially interested in papers that examine political themes and motivations throughout his corpus or comparative and interdisciplinary articles that examine the European and/or global resonance of Pirandellian themes, tropes, or images in the visual arts, film, or on stage.

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.

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. Manuscripts will be peer reviewed.

Articles must be accompanied by an abstract of approximately 250-300 words and a brief bio (100 words).

Please, submit articles (MSword.doc) via email to editorpsa@gmail.com by August 15, 2014. Please provide a separate cover page giving the author’s name and contact information. Give no self-identifying information in any portion of the text.  Submit via mail attachment. Mark your subject line: PSA 27.

Call for Papers – Modern Language Association Convention in Vancouver – January 2015

“Pirandello and Politics”

We seek papers that engage Pirandello’s work from a political lens. We are especially interested in papers that examine political themes and motivations throughout his corpus. Some topics of interest might include (but are by no means limited to): questions of history and political struggle/identity in his works (such as I vecchi e i giovani, “Colloquii coi personaggi,” etc.), Pirandello’s view of contemporary politics and society (in works like Il fu Mattia Pascal or I giganti della montagna, for example), and his relationship to the burgeoning culture industry.

Please send 250-word abstracts by 21 March 2014 to Jana O’Keefe Bazzoni (Jana.OKeefeBazzoni@baruch.cuny.edu) and Michael Subialka (michael.subialka@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk).

 

“(Re)casting: The Pirandellian Lens”

For this panel we seek comparative and interdisciplinary papers that examine the resonance of Pirandellian themes, tropes, or images in the visual arts, film, or on stage. While critical attention has often been focused on adaptations of Pirandello’s works for stage and screen, less attention has been given to the ways in which Pirandellian aspects like these are recast in the production of other figures throughout the 20th century. To encourage examinations that look at the afterlife of the Pirandellian perspective, we invite papers that consider these resonances in a European and/or global context.

Please send 250-word abstracts by 21 March 2014 to Jana O’Keefe Bazzoni (Jana.OKeefeBazzoni@baruch.cuny.edu) and Michael Subialka (michael.subialka@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk).

 

“Labyrinthine Modernisms in Pirandellian Times”

The Modernist Studies Association and the Pirandello Society of America invite you to submit paper abstracts for a proposed joint panel at the MLA Convention in Vancouver (January 2015).

We seek papers/presentations that consider the use of labyrinths and puzzling structures/forms in modernist production, focusing both on Pirandello and on his contemporaries in Europe and across the globe.

Some potential questions of interest include (but are not limited to): whether specific modernist writers develop labyrinthine structures to achieve different outcomes (from aporia and confusion to social-political subversion, etc.); how the labyrinth functions within the text (is it disruptive or a source of continuity? Does it involve the reader, the author, the characters, a meta-fictional self-reflection, etc.?); what are the methods by which such puzzling forms are constructed and deployed; how do various types of modernist labyrinths compare with one another within and across boundaries (of geography, language, time, etc.)?

We welcome comparative and interdisciplinary approaches.

Please submit 250-word abstracts by 21 March 2014 to Leonard Diepeveen (Leonard.Diepeveen@Dal.Ca) and Michael Subialka (michael.subialka@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk).

Call for Papers – Modern Language Association Convention Chicago, 9-12 January 2014

PIRANDELLO SOCIETY CALL FOR PAPERS:
The Pirandello Society of America invites papers for the Modern Language Association Convention in Chicago, 9-12 January 2014, on the following topics.

Topic 1
Global Pirandello
Pirandello in and of the world: topics such as cosmopolitanism and global geographies, including legacies, influences, audiences, adaptations. Interdisciplinary/comparative approaches encouraged.

Topic 2
Modern Consciousness: Pirandellian Obsessions
Topics including psychology, spirituality, sexuality and other aspects of modern consciousness in Pirandello and contemporaries; interdisciplinary/comparative approaches encouraged.

By March 15, 2013, please email abstracts of 250 words and a brief biography to Jana O’Keefe Bazzoni, jana.okeefebazzoni@baruch.cuny.edu

Call for Papers – Modern Language Association Convention Boston, 3-6 January 2013

PIRANDELLO SOCIETY CALL FOR PAPERS:
The Pirandello Society of America invites papers for the January 2013 Modern Language Association Convention in Boston,  3-6 January 2013, on the following topics.

Topic 1
Pirandello and International Modernism
We welcome papers exploring the relationships between Pirandello’s works and Modernism in literature, theatre, and the visual arts through a cultural, comparative and interdisciplinary approach.

Topic 2
Pirandello and the Female Subject
We welcome papers that explore the variegated typology of female characters of different social/economic status and examine how Pirandello’s works situate themselves in terms of gender relations.

By March 15, 2012, please email abstracts of 250 words to Jana O’Keefe Bazzoni, jana.okeefebazzoni@baruch.cuny.edu

Call for Papers for the MLA Conference – Seattle, January 2012

Call for Papers for the MLA Conference – Seattle, January 2012

1. Pirandello and Cinema: Adaptations, Reexaminations, and Representations

Papers reexamining Pirandello’s early interest and participation in film

as well as papers on film adaptations and representations of his stories, novels and dramatic works.

2. Facing/Writing/Thinking/Womanhood. Pirandello’s representation of female characters

Papers that explore Pirandello’s variegated typology of female characters of different socio-economic status

and examine how his works situate themselves in terms of gender relations.

Abstracts of 250 words

Please include a short bio and a sample bibliography as well as the abstract and your contact information.

Deadline for submissions: 20 March 2011

Chosen panelists will be listed as MLA members by April 7 at the latest.

Please send your submissions to:

jana.okeefebazzoni@baruch.cuny.edu