Theatre Research in Canada/ Recherches Théâtrales au Canada
would like to invite people to submit papers for a special issue on
Religion and Theatre in Canada.
Religion in this context is broadly defined as that relating to human spirituality, concerned with the divine and with sacred or holy things. This includes particular religious traditions, philosophies, institutions or theologies, and the expression of spirituality in ritual, worship, devotion and mystical experience.
Theatre is broadly defined as that relating to the creation of dramatic material, as well as its realization in production and performance before a live audience. This includes amateur, educational and professional theatre, paratheatrical activities and texts (including closet drama) and the elements of playwriting, acting, directing, costume and scene design, architecture, audience dynamics and theatre management.
What this issue hopes to explore is the dynamic intersection of religion and theatre as shaped within or by Canada, past and present, as a geographical, human and conceptual reality.
A wide variety of approaches to the topic are welcome. These may include - though are not restricted to:
Exploration of theoretical, theological or philosophical issues
Exploration of cultural, historical, socio-economic issues
Literary and critical analysis of texts
Analysis of production and performance elements
Any combination of the above
Comparative approaches to differing religious and dramatic traditions, and explorations of the connection between Canadian and world expressions of religion in drama or theatre, are also welcome.
All articles will undergo peer-review assessment, and should be prepared and submitted in adherence to standard TRiC/RTaC procedures. Full articles are usually no longer than 5,000 words, though shorter work may be considered for the review or Forum sections. For complete submission guidelines, please refer to http://www.lib.unb.ca/Texts/TRIC/subguide.html
Please send papers by July 31, 2005 to either
Department of Drama
John Mitchell Building
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E2
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