Louisville Literature and Culture Conference and the Theatre of the Absurd

Hi everyone!

This year, I’d like to hold several panels on the theatre of the absurd at the Louisville Literature and Culture Conference, since Esslin’s book celebrated its 60th during COVID. I’m soliciting proposals for several panels, and I’m casting a staged reading of The Bald Soprano. Conference proposals are due 15 September, so I would need a brief abstract (250-500 words) from you by 1 September with your contact information. The Conference will be held in Louisville, KY from 22 February to 26 February 2022.

Unfortunately, we have no funds to offset travel expenses, but I thought I would let you about this conference. Depending on the response, we may also figure out a way to publish papers on the theatre of the absurd in The Harold Pinter Review or as an edited collection. So, if you cannot make the conference, you might be interested in submitting a paper to that special issue.

I have attached the link to the conference information, and please let others know about the special panels and the conference in general.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Sincerely,
Ann C. Hall
Ann.Hall@louisville.edu
Send absurd papers to me directly by 1 September.

For other conference proposals, see the CFP. The deadline is 15 September.

https://www.thelouisvilleconference.com/call-for-papers

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New Publications

Jonathan Bignell just published “Cringe Histories: Pinter and Steptoe and Son.” Follow this link: https://doi.org/10.3390/h10020083

William Baker and Kenneth Womack published “PInter’s Apprenticehip and the BBC.” Follow this link:https://doi.org/10.1080/0013838X.2021.1928362
Congratulations.
Best, Ann

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The Old Vic presents THE DUMB WAITER Live streaming

The Old Vic presents THE DUMB WAITER 7-10 July 2021.

£10 tickets available for live-streamed The Dumb Waiter
The Old Vic – live-streamed
07–10 Jul

Daniel Mays (Line of Duty, White Lines) and David Thewlis (Fargo TV series, Harry Potter film series) star in Harold Pinter’s darkly funny, insidiously menacing The Dumb Waiter for the sixth production in The Old Vic’s globally live-streamed series, OLD VIC: IN CAMERA.

Ben and Gus are seasoned hitmen awaiting details of their next target in the basement of a supposedly abandoned cafe. When the dumbwaiter begins sending them mysterious food orders, the killers’ waiting game starts to unravel.

Book tickets from £10
https://www.oldvictheatre.com/whats-on/2021/live-stream-from-home/old-vic-in-camera-the-dumb-waiter

YouTube Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBfn3GMnECM

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Harold Pinter Review Volume 5

The most recent Harold Pinter Review will be released in two weeks. It’s one of the best volumes. Don’t forget to subscribe to receive your copy. https://www.pintersociety.org/membership/

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New Board Member and Reminders

Greetings everyone!

We have a new editorial board member for The Harold Pinter Review: Dr. Basil Chiasson is a new member of the Editorial Board. His academic affiliation is Western University (Ontario, Canada). Welcome to board, Dr. Chiasson.

If you have not done so, please renew your membership or join the International Harold Pinter Society soon to receive your copy of the 5th volume of The Harold Pinter Review.

If you are interested in presenting a paper on Harold Pinter at the Midwest Modern Language Association in Milwaukee, WI November 4-7, 2021. Please submit a 500-word abstract to ann.hall by May 1. Please include a title and your email address.

The Drama session is also looking for papers: The 2021 MMLA Drama Section welcomes fifteen-minute papers on Dramatic Pedagogy for the 2021 conference in Milwaukee, WI. In addition to innovative classroom approaches to specific texts or theatrical representations, this panel will consider dramatic texts and performances with particularly subversive didactic appeals. As always, any belligerent contrarians who wish to consider the limits of dramatic pedagogy are welcome. Please submit a 250-word abstract to Lance Norman at normanl1 by May 1, 2021.

And as always, papers for publication in volume 6 of The Harold Pinter Review are due 1 August 2021.

Best, Ann

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New board members and a change in Assistant Editorship

Greetings Pinter members,

Just a quick note to let you know that we have some changes on The Harold Pinter Review Board.

Dr. Lance Norman will be stepping down as the Assistant Editor, and Dr. Judith Roof will become the Assistant Editor. Dr. Norman will remain on the board. And I would l like to take a few moments to thank him for his hard work on the Review. He was with the review when it started in 2016, and we had an incredible amount of work to do to set up the Editorial Manager, negotiate Penn State Press devise the letters, the parameters, etc. He is also a wonderful and generous reader who offers comments and suggestions for improvement. He does everything he can to understand the author’s argument and gently points out places where the argument could be strengthened. He is a wonderful edito, and colleague. We will miss him, but we are grateful that he will be on the Board! Thank you Dr. Norman, and congratulations on your new child, Beckett.

We also added two new board members listed below.

Dr. Matthew Roberts

Assistant Professor and Librarian for English and Drama

The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Professor Graham Saunders

Allardyce Nicoll Chair in Drama

Department of Drama & Theatre Arts

University of Birmingham

UK

We look forward to working with you and them on our next issue of The Harold Pinter Review.

Best,

Ann C. Hall, Editor

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Good News and CFPS

Don’t forget to join the International Harold Pinter Society, if you have not. Essays for the next volume are due 1 August 2021. If you are interested in submitting a presentation to the Midwest Modern Language Association to be held in Milwaukee, WI in November 2021, please send me a 500 word abstract by 15 April 2021. Finally, good news, The Harold Pinter Reviewhas been approved for inclusion in the European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences, or ERIH PLUS for short!
Best,
Ann

Ann C. Hall, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair

The Department of Comparative Humanities

Editor, The Harold Pinter Review

303 Humanities Bldg.

Louisville, KY 40292

502-852-7134

ann.hall@louisville.edu

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Harold Pinter Review–Membership and CFP

Just a friendly reminder and an additional CFP.

Pinter’s Pandemic Aesthetics, Volume 5, The Harold Pinter Review

Please join or renew your membership to receive volume 5 of The Harold Pinter Review. Essays by Judith Roof, Arka Chattopadhay, Lucy Jefferey, Russell Vandenbrouke, Robert Berry Fleming (Artistic Director of Actor’s Theatre of Louisville), and David Chaack address Harold Pinter’s Pandemic Aesthetics: Pinter, COVID, and Black Lives Matter.

Stephen Watt, Peter Lawson, Pim Verhist contribute essay that address power, language, and inter-and trans-mediality.

From the Pinter Archives, Jamie Andrews and Zoe Wilcox provide updates and observations.

Matra Alatawi provides our first non-Pinter essay on Irish drama and narrative. And Matthew Roberts provides our first essay on Pinter and pedagogy. And we hope more will follow.

Reviews include a brief statement by James Fox who played the young man in Pinter and Losey’s 1963 film The Servant.

Please join by 1 April 2021.

https://www.pintersociety.org/membership/

CFP: Essays for Volume 6 of The Harold Pinter Review are due 1 August 2021.

https://www.editorialmanager.com/hpr/default.aspx

CFP: The International Harold Pinter Society is seeking essays on Pinter’s screenplays for the Midwest Modern Language Association meeting to be held in Milwaukee, WI November 4-7. Please send 500-word abstracts with title and your email to ann.hall. Please send them by 15 April 2021.

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Harold Pinter Review–Membership and CFP

Pinter’s Pandemic Aesthetics, Volume 5, The Harold Pinter Review

Please join or renew your membership to receive volume 5 of The Harold Pinter Review. Essays by Judith Roof, Arka Chattopadhay, Lucy Jefferey, Russell Vandenbrouke, Robert Berry Fleming (Artistic Director of Actor’s Theatre of Louisville), and David Chaack address Harold Pinter’s Pandemic Aesthetics: Pinter, COVID, and Black Lives Matter.

Stephen Watt, Peter Lawson, Pim Verhist contribute essay that address power, language, and inter-and trans-mediality.

From the Pinter Archives, Jamie Andrews and Zoe Wilcox provide updates and observations.

Matra Alatawi provides our first non-Pinter essay on Irish drama and narrative. And Matthew Roberts provides our first essay on Pinter and pedagogy. And we hope more will follow.

Reviews include a brief statement by James Fox who played the young man in Pinter and Losey’s 1963 film The Servant.

Please join by 1 April 2021.

https://www.pintersociety.org/membership/

Essays for Volume 6 are due 1 August 2021.

https://www.editorialmanager.com/hpr/default.aspx

Penn State Press BTW will now work with Duke UP.

Best,

Ann C. Hall, President

ann.hall@louisville.edu

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Harry Burton and The Homecoming Friday 2/5 at 2PM EST/7PMGMT

Harry Burton’s Working with Pinter on Zoom will feature Dr. Katherine Katherine H. Burkman and Dr. Ann C. Hall during a discussion on Pinter’s The Homecoming. We will also hear from Sir Peter Hall (still dead) and even have time for rehearsals. Pay what you can. Friday, February 5, 2PM EST/7PM GMT

https://www.tickettailor.com/events/runatitshouting/480208

Also, don’t forget to renew your membership or join The International Harold Pinter Society before 1 April to receive Volume 5 of The Pinter Review. The collection features lively essays and a section on Pinter’s Pandemic Aesthetic and Black Lives Matter by theatre scholars and practitioners including Robert Berry Fleming of Actors Theatre of Louisville.

Membership Information: https://www.pintersociety.org/membership/

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