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Call for Papers 2018: Life, the Universe, & Everything 37

The Marion K. “Doc” Smith Symposium on Science Fiction and Fantasy is interested in collecting 40 minute papers for their 2019 conference. They are especially interested in papers in the following areas:

– Literary criticism/analysis of science fiction and fantasy and related literature (medieval, renaissance, mythology, magic realism, graphic novels, etc.)
– Science and technology (especially new or unusual)
– Serious analysis of science fiction and fantasy in cinema, television, radio, and other media
– Analysis of science fiction and fiction relating to poetry or theatre
– Critical analysis of the narrative, aesthetic, and thematic elements of science fiction and fantasy video games
– Mormon culture, literature, and society in relation to science fiction and fantasy

Submission must include the full paper. To submit, please send papers to LTUE—Academics, c/o Marny Park, 1063 JFSB, Provo, Utah 84602 or email electronic submissions as RTF files to Include name, phone number, street address, and email address on cover sheet. Papers submitted without contact information will not be considered. Student papers welcome. Please see for more information.

Papers must be submitted no later than October 1, 2018.

(*Accepted papers may be published in the Proceedings volume at a later date.)

Summer 2018 Acting Conservatory in New York City

Cost: $2500
Term: 6 weeks – 180 hours

Deadline June 20. Class size is limited to 16 students. 

Summer Acting Conservatory (30 hours per week) is a 6-week, summer acting-for-film & stage, professional MEISNER TRAINING PROGRAM which focuses on instrument development, and is designed to train actors in the beginning techniques of Meisner Acting technique, Improvisation, Emotional Preparation, Colding Reading/Script Analysis, Scene Study, Voice/Speech, Voice-Over Workshop, Singing, Stage Violence, and Acting for the Camera. It is a rigorous, intensive program for students seeking to commit to 6-weeks of the highest level of training offered in New York designed to begin their development into well-grounded, professional artists capable of acting in film, TV and theatre.

The Summer Acting Conservatory offers a progressive, 30-hour per week curriculum of classes taught Monday through Friday for six weeks.  The acting classes and training follow the exercise-based method of development devised by legendary acting instructor Sanford Meisner now considered an industry standard. The curriculum is designed by studio director, James Price, who was a protege and personal friend to Sanford Meisner for 14 years and who is a career teacher of acting; training successful actors for over 32 years. The staff of instructors are all first-rate, New York-based, teachers with on-going professional experience.  Our studio prides itself in providing superior instruction and development for the actor/student with individualized and personal attention and support.


Scheduled Sessions for:

Summer Acting Conservatory – Jun 25

Session: Term Instructor Day Hours Begins Fee
Summer 2018 6 weeks Faculty Mon thru Fri 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Jun 25, 2018 $2500

The ATHE Conference 2018

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This year, the ATHE Conference will be held in Boston from August 1-5. As opportunities to participate in the conference arise, they will be posted here. See important dates below:

March 30, 2018 Notification of ATHE Grant awards
May 1, 2018 Registration opens
May 15, 2018 Materials due to your Focus Group Conference Planner:
• Finalized session description for the printed program (no more than 30 words)
• Finalized session title
• Finalized listing of session participants, paper titles, and institutions for the printed program
June 4, 2018 Early Bird Registration ends
June 15, 2018 Conference registration required for all presenters

For more information about the conference, click here.