Archive for October, 2007

CFP: The Sagacious Stephen Sondheim

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

The Sagacious Stephen Sondheim, 14 – 15 February 2008
William Paterson University
Wayne, New Jersey (20 miles from Manhattan)


Exciting news! William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey (20 miles from Manhattan), will host a Stephen Sondheim symposium, The Sagacious Sondheim, on February 14 and 15. Sondheim will speak on Friday evening. Open to all, the Symposium is also a regional conference for the International NETWORK of Schools for the Advancement of Arts Education.

Call for Papers information is located at:

This Symposium is designed for academics, theatre professionals, as well as music, theatre and musical theatre aficionados. Highlights and options include:

  • Opportunity to hear Stephen Sondheim (He’s bringing Anthony Rapp of Rent and Sean Patrick Flahaven, associate editor of the Sondheim Review)
  • Panels, Presentations, Performances – two days of Sondheim-related academic activities 
  • Opportunity to see a preview performance of the Broadway revival of Sondheim’s Pulitzer-Prize winning musical, Sunday in the Park with George
  • Continuing Education Credits available
  • College Credit available
  • President’s Day holiday on the following Monday – Extend your trip into a long NYC weekend

A significant discount is automatically available to those registering prior to December 1, 2007.

Please look over the information at If you have questions, please feel free to e-mail me.

-Phillip Sprayberry, convener

sprayberryp AT

William Paterson University Media Relations Coordinator

-Diane Nottle, convener
Assistant to the editor, culture news, The New York Times

The Sagacious Stephen Sondheim
William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey

Safari bug

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

The Mac users of this site may have experienced some truncated pages and weird layouts over the last couple weeks if they visited it using Safari.  I think it should be fixed now, but please do email me (dreside AT if you notice any problems with the site.

CFP: 2008 National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

National conference, proposals due Nov. 9, 2007

2008 National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
Conference: March 19 – 22, 2008
San Francisco Marriott
55 Fourth Street
San Francisco, California
The National PCA/ACA invites submissions and abstracts for its 2008 Conference, to be held at the San Francisco Marriot.
Paper topic areas are broad and many, encompassing business, entertainment, fashion, gender, the body, ethnography, technology, science fiction, and many more. Political, historical, literary—essentially all approaches are welcome. See for a list of all subject areas and the area chairs’ contact information.
For more specific and detailed information about the conference and the organization, please visit
If you have further questions, please contact Delores Rauscher, the Conference Coordinator, at rausche5 AT msu DOT edu