The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0363 Wednesday, 14 February 2001
Date: Tuesday, 13 Feb 2001 12:28:01 -0500
Subject: Conference Announcement
Call for Papers
An International Graduate Student Conference
9-10 November 2001
The Graduate Centre for Study of Drama
at the University of Toronto
"Performative Resurrections: Death, Rebirth, and the Trope of the Risen"
Plenary Speakers: Drs. Linda and Michael Hutcheon
We invite papers which investigate themes of death and rebirth in drama
and performance from scholars in a wide range of disciplines.
Presentations might address this topic through the lens of contemporary
critical theory, staging practice, dramaturgical approaches, theatre
histor(ies), genre, or various performance traditions (ritual and
religious drama, folklore, opera, dance, etc.). Topics might include,
but are not restricted to, the tragic ghost tradition, 'faking' death on
stage, specters of disease, holocaust narratives, apocalypse narratives
and representations of the afterlife.
One-page abstracts (approximately 500 words) are due by 30 April 2001.
Abstracts must include the applicant's name, address, telephone number
and email address as well as academic affiliation. Papers will be
limited to presentations of twenty minutes maximum. Please include a
request for any required audio-visual equipment with your submission.
Send abstracts to:
Kim Solga and Jenn Stephenson
Graduate Centre for Study of Drama
University of Toronto
214 College Avenue, 3rd floor
Canada M5T 2Z9.
Purposefully designed to be interdisciplinary, this conference will also
be interactive, incorporating scene presentations of conference-paper
length side-by-side with more conventionally academic work. A separate
call for performance presentations will be issued once the paper call