- Call For Papers Modern Drama Special Issue on Pinter December 6, 2019
- CFP: Harold Pinter Review 2021 Volume 5 October 18, 2019
- Call for Submissions for the Fourth Volume of the Harold Pinter Review April 9, 2019
- Pinter at MMLA Chicago November 14-17 2019 April 8, 2019
- Friendly Reminders March 21, 2019
- CFP: Pinter Panel and Pinter Submissions for the Harold Pinter Review January 21, 2019
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Thanks to a lively discussion during the Harold Pinter: Histories and Legacies Conference at the University of Leeds in September 2019, The Harold Pinter Review will welcome essays on teaching Pinter. Please submit essays to the journal’s portal by 1 August 2020. Essays will appear in May 2021. The journal welcomes book and performance reviews, as well as essays on other modern and contemporary playwrights. If you have questions, please email Ann C. Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org. Submit essays to http://www.editorialmanager.com/hpr
The Harold Pinter Review is seeking essays on the works of Harold Pinter, other contemporary playwrights, book reviews, performance reviews, and creative pieces inspired by or imitating the work of Harold Pinter. The topic of this volume is Creating with Pinter, but standard academic essays are also welcome. For more information, contact Ann C. Hall, email@example.com.
Submissions are due 1 August 2019 for publication in late Spring 2020. Submit to the Harold Pinter Review via this link: :https://www.editorialmanager.com/hpr/default.aspx
The International Harold Pinter Society is seeking submissions for the Pinter Panel at the Midwest Modern Language Association to be held in Chicago on November 14-17, 2019.
(Re)Pinter: Riffs, Recreations, and Reproductions
Harold Pinter’s poetry, drama, fiction, creative non-fiction, political non-fiction, and screenwriting engage in various creative and critical modalities, both drawing from and influencing the work of other artists and creative writers. To celebrate the mutiple-modality of Pinter’s influences and legacy, The International Harold Pinter Society invites creative presentations, including poetry, short plays, monologues, short fiction, film, images, enactive presentations, imaginative production design concepts, and other playful alternatives to the standard conference paper. Works should in some way respond to, riff on, or register the Pinteresque in more or less attenuated ways. Please send a brief sample of the work to be presented–a selection of images, a discursive description, sample dialogue, or excerpts, to ann.hall by April 15th, 2019, as well as a one-paragraph explanation of the way proposed work connects to Pinter. Please also indicate what (modest) production/presentation and logistic needs you may require, including AV and additional readers. Please include a title, CV, and contact information.
Just another friendly reminder that dues are due by 1 May 2019 if you would like to receive the 2019 issue of The Harold Pinter Review (coming early summer).
Also, submissions to the 2020 The Harold Pinter Review are due by 1 August. Materials will be reviewed as they arrive.
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The Midwest Modern Language Association will be held in Chicago, November 14-17, 2019. We are soliciting papers for this panel. The deadline for the proposals are 15 April 2019. Conference submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you cannot attend the conference, but would still like to write a response to this CFP, please send submissions to The Harold Pinter Review for publication consideration by 1 August 2019. https://www.editorialmanager.com/hpr/default.aspx
(Re)Pinter: Riffs, Recreations, and Reproductions
Harold Pinter’s poetry, drama, fiction, creative non-fiction and screenwriting engage in various creative and critical modalities, both drawing from and influencing the work of other artists and creative writers. To celebrate the mutiple-modality of Pinter’s influences and legacy, The Harold Pinter Society invites creative presentations, including poetry, short plays, monologues, short fiction, film, images, enactive presentations, imaginative production design concepts, and other playful alternatives to the standard conference paper. Works should in some way respond to, riff on, or register the Pinteresque in more or less attenuated ways. Please send a brief sample of the work to be presented–a selection of images, a discursive description, sample dialogue, or excerpts, to ann.hall by April 15th, 2019, as well as a one-paragraph explanation of the way proposed work connects to Pinter. Please also indicate what (modest) production/presentation and logistic needs you may require, including AV and additional readers.
CFP: The International Harold Pinter Society at the University of Louisville Literature and Culture Conference
The International Harold Pinter Society will be holding panel sessions at the University of Louisville’s Literature and Culture Conference on February 21-23, 2019. A staged reading of Pinter’s Ashes to Ashes will precede panels on Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, and Martin McDonagh. The sessions will be entitled Triangulations: The Theatre of Beckett, Pinter, and McDonagh. Papers on the works of the individual authors or a combination are welcome. Send 250 word abstracts to Ann C. Hall, ann.hall by 1 September 2018. For more information about the U of L conference, see https://www.thelouisvilleconference.com/about.
Please consider submitting essays on Pinter and/or contemporary drama to The Harold Pinter Review, Volume 3. Essays are due 8/1/18. Reviews are due 9/1/18. Please submit through the following link: http://www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_HPR.html For questions, contact Ann C. Hall, email@example.com
Call for papers: Conference “Pinter On Film, Television and Radio” Sept 19-20, 2018 at The University of Reading and The British Library (UK). Deadline: Feb 16, 2018.
The second lecture arising from the Pinter: Histories and Legacies project (https://pinterlegacies.com) focusses on Pinter’s work in media other than the stage.
Staging Pinter: Networks, Collaborators, Legacies
The inaugural conference of Harold Pinter: Histories and Legacies
A two-day international conference at the University of Birmingham, UK
April 6-7 2018
Keynote Speaker: Steve Waters, playwright
Further speakers and guests to be announced
Call for Papers
The life and works of Harold Pinter, a pivotal figure in late twentieth-century British theatre, have been widely discussed, debated, and celebrated internationally. This engagement with Pinter has also been reflected in a worldwide ‘Pinter Industry’ in scholarship. In contrast to the focus of much critical work directly on Pinter’s theatrical outputs, ‘Staging Pinter: Networks, Collaborators, Legacies’ invites scholars and practitioners from a range of disciplines to explore a broader series of networks that Pinter produced and engaged with, both as an artist and as a citizen. How do these networks serve to offer us insight into his activity and influence while alive, and how do they continue to reverberate to define his legacy?
‘Networks’ can be understood as an exchange of ideas or practices, or as a system of interconnected people, places, or works. Over five decades, Pinter’s work has traversed various forms and genres across theatre, film, television and radio drama, poetry, prose and political activism. Pinter’s work as an actor and director has also intersected with the work of other writers and artists across a series of venues and within different forms of media. What does an emphasis on the circulation of Pinter’s theatrical work reveal about key productions or texts? How can we better understand Pinter’s practice(s) through the networks of collaboration he established during his lifetime? By tracing the documentation and dissemination of Pinter’s life and work across archival, digital, scholarly, and performance networks, what new perspectives become possible?
This conference is the first in a series of academic and public events in connection with the Harold Pinter: Histories and Legacies project. As such, we anticipate publishing either an edited collection or special issue based on the submissions to this conference. As well as work focused specifically on Pinter, we would welcome submissions exploring the work of other playwrights and theatre makers who may have been influenced by Pinter’s work and encourage submissions from scholars at all stages of their careers.
While this conference focuses primarily on Pinter’s work for the stage and his theatrical legacy, there will be further opportunities to explore Pinter’s work specifically for television, film, and radio at the University of Reading in September in 2018 and later at the University of Leeds in 2019 to mark the conclusion of the project. We therefore look forward to welcoming scholars and practitioners to be a part of an ongoing, international conversation during the course of this project (please see the project description below for more details).
Drawing on the project’s central research questions and objectives concerning patterns across productions of Pinter’s works, we invite 20 minute papers on all aspects of Pinter’s works for the stage, with an emphasis on the various figures, sites, and institutions involved in their production. Possible topics might include (but are not limited to):
- Spatial Networks such as key performance sites (the Royal Shakespeare Company or the National Theatre, for example) that Pinter’s work has occupied; touring practices or specific productions on tour
- Collaborations with other writers, directors, and performers across Pinter’s career
- Institutional Legacies exploring this impact of Pinter’s work on specific theatres, organisations, theatrical companies, or curriculum(s)
- Global Networks such as international stagings, reception, or adaptation of Pinter’s work(s); Pinter in translation
- Media Networks exploring how Pinter’s theatrical work interconnects with his work across film, television, and radio; the role of the media in the consolidation and dissemination of Pinter’s theatrical work and reputation
- Political Networks and Social Activism exploring instances across Pinter’s career from the political drama of the 1950s and 1960s to contemporary politics
- Digital/Archival Networks addressing the archiving and documentation of Pinter’s life and work; the online presence and dissemination of Pinter as a cultural figure
- Stylistic and Aesthetic Legacies in the work of other theatre makers or in theatrical contexts
Deadline for Abstracts: Friday 24th November 2017
The Harold Pinter: Histories and Legacies Project
Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Harold Pinter: Histories and Legacies is led by Dr Mark Taylor-Batty from the School of English at the University of Leeds, with co-investigators Professor Jonathan Bignell (Reading) and Professor Graham Saunders (Birmingham). The project explores what performance aesthetics have been attached to Pinter’s work over the course of his career and what impact his work has had on the broader palette of British performance (stage and screen) history since the late 1950s.
A key outcome of the project will be the construction of a comprehensive, publically accessible database of professional UK productions (and broadcasts and film releases), which will be central to both mapping histories and scrutinising possible patterns across productions.
By generating new narratives of Pinter’s significance, which may validate or challenge those that sustain current scholarship or traditional scholarly perspectives, the project will offer a focus for developments in Pinter scholarship, and more broadly in theatre studies.
To learn more about the project, visit: https://pinterlegacies.com