36th Comparative Drama Conference
March 29-31, 2012
Pier 5 Hotel, Baltimore, MD
Call for Papers
Abstract Submission Deadline: 3 December 2011
Papers reporting on new research and development in any aspect of drama are invited for the 36th Comparative Drama Conference hosted by Stevenson University in Baltimore, MD, March 29-31, 2012. Papers may be comparative across nationalities, periods and disciplines; and may deal with any issue in dramatic literature, criticism, theory, and performance, or any method of historiography, translation, or production. Papers should be 15 minutes in length and should be accessible to a multi-disciplinary audience. Scholars and artists in all languages and literatures are invited to email a 250 word abstract to Dr. Laura Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org by 3 December 2011. Please include paper title, authorís name, status (faculty, graduate student, other/scholar-at-large), institutional affiliation, and postal address at top left. Also include any technical requirements for your presentation such as powerpoint or slide projectors, DVD/VHS, etc. (Please note: AV that is not requested with the abstract cannot be guaranteed). Those whose abstracts are accepted for presentation are expected to attend the conference. Abstracts will be printed in the conference program.
Pre-organized panels will also be considered. A pre-organized panel should include three papers. Each paper should be 15 minutes in length. Panel proposals should include (1) a copy of each panelistís 250 word abstract with paper title, authorís name, institutional affiliation, status, postal address and email address at top left, and (2) a succinct, 50-word rationale for the grouping of the papers. The panel organizer should email the abstracts and rationale to email@example.com by 3 December 2011.
The conference board invites proposals for staged readings of new plays. 2-4 new plays will have staged readings during the course of the conference. Each staged reading will also feature a talkback with the audience. Proposed plays should be no longer than 45 minutes. Readers may either be listed as part of the proposal or solicited at the conference. Reading organizers should submit title, character list, a 200 word summary of the play, a 100 word rationale for reading the play at the conference, and an exemplary scene or act to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3 December 2011.
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