Thursday, October 1, 2015

Safe On Campus Training: Oct. 9

The Safe on Campus program helps countless LGBTQ and ally students feel more welcomed and supported at WMU.

Help us get the word out about our upcoming Safe on Campus training to your colleagues, friends and classmates!

Friday, October 9
1-4 p.m.
Multicultural Center, Trimpe Building

RSVP here!

About Safe on Campus

Learn to be a better advocate and ally to lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender people. Participants receive information on practical strategies for addressing homophobia, learn ways to support students who are coming out, and gain an understanding of respectful language use. Participants may choose to become members of the Safe On Campus program by signing a pledge of support for LBGT people.

SOC members are given a door sign to display in their campus living or work place. This indicates the space is safe for LBGT persons to seek support. SOC facilitators may be invited to residence halls, student organizations, and classrooms. Membership is always optional.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

CFP: 2016 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference@The Newberry Library (Deadline: Oct. 15)

Call for Papers: 2016 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Submission deadline: October 15
Conference dates: January 28 to 30, 2016

We invite abstracts for 20-minute papers from master's or PhD students from any discipline on any medieval, Renaissance, or early modern topic in Europe, the Americas, or the Mediterranean world. We encourage submissions from disciplines as varied as the literature of any language, history, classics, anthropology, art history, music, comparative literature, theater arts, philosophy, political science, religious studies, transatlantic studies, disability studies, and manuscript studies. Because of the conference's multidisciplinary nature, all papers must be in English.

Eligibility: Proposals are accepted only from students at member institutions of the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium. Students who presented a paper at the previous year's conference are given lower priority, though they are still eligible to submit a proposal.

For all these programs, students from Center for Renaissance Studies consortium schools ( have priority, in accordance with the consortium agreement. Fees are waived for students from consortium institutions. Such students may be eligible to apply for travel funds to attend ( Each member university sets its own policies, limitations, and deadlines, and some may limit eligibility to certain departments or units within the institution; contact your Representative Council member in advance for details.


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Sunday, July 26, 2015

New Issue of Comparative Drama

Comparative Drama is pleased to announce publication of our Spring 2015 issue. Volume 49.1 includes the following contributions:


Moscow, St Petersburg, London: Hubert Griffith and the Search for a Russian Truth
Claire Warden

The Tragicomic Moment: Republicanism in Beaumont and Fletcher’s Philaster
Judy Park

Vondel’s Brothers and the Power of Imagination
Stijn Bussels

Brothers and ‘Gentles’ in The Life of King Henry the Fifth
Maurice Hunt


The Drama of Reform: Theology and Theatricality, 1461-1553, by Tamara Atkin
reviewed by Clifford Davidson

Documentary Trial Plays in Contemporary American Theater, by Jacqueline O'Connor
reviewed by Leopold Lippert

The Ingenious Simpleton: Upending Imposed Ideologies through Brief Comic Theatre, by Delia Méndez Montesinos
reviewed by Corey A. Reed

Moving Shakespeare Indoors: Performance and Repertoire in the Jacobean Playhouses,
edited by Andrew Gurr and Farah-Karim-Cooper
reviewed by Joel Benabu

Singing Simpkin and other Bawdy Jigs: Musical Comedy on the Shakespearean Stage: Scripts, Music and Context, by Roger Clegg and Lucie Skeaping
reviewed by Catherine Henze

The End of Satisfaction: Drama and Repentance in the Age of Shakespeare
, by Heather Hirschfeld reviewed by William Junker

Shaw’s Settings: Gardens and Libraries, by Tony Jason Stafford
reviewed by Christopher Wixson