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CFP: THEATRE(S) IN THE AGE OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2517  Wednesday, 31 October 2001

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Date:           Wednesday, 31 Oct 2001 07:52:44 +0200 (EET)
Subject:        CFP: THEATRE(S) IN THE AGE OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES

                              CALL FOR PAPERS

                 THEATRE(S) IN THE AGE OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES

                                   Gramma
                      Journal of Theory and Criticism
                           Issue Number 10 (2002)
                            Aristotle University

  At the turn of the twentieth century we can feel privileged as humans
to
  have at our service a series of scientific discoveries and
technological
    inventions that have unlocked for us the deepest secrets of life and
  creation and which give us prospects of seemingly limitless control
over
                   communication and genetic engineering.
 This new sense of power and control over the future of life and
humanity is
certainly not a pure triumph but a mixed blessing. And art has been
quick to
     confront this ambiguity. Benevolent representations of science and
  technology mingle with darker representations of doom, catastrophe,
decay
 and desperation in various forms of art, in particular theatre.
Dramatists
 have observed, either sardonically or with humour, the material and
ethical
 changes brought to our lives through recent advances in applied science
and
     technology, but they have also envisaged nightmares, atrocities and
 dystopias, many of which have already been experienced in real life. At
the
     same time the stage has welcomed the facilities offered by the new
   technologies and is exploring new notions and forms of
representation,
                       subjectivity, mediation, etc.
  The aim of Gramma's special issue is to raise provocative questions
about
 the complex variety of forms technologies have taken in the theatre(s)
and
drama(s) of the new century. To this end the volume invites papers on
issues
                                  such as:
    - Dramatic representations of science/technology in present-day life
  - Ethical issues arising from the uninhibited use of
science/technology

           - Science dystopias; the Frankenstein and other myths
   - The theatrical body as cyborg - The body in the space of technology
             - Technology in culture and gender representation
 - Technological requirements in contemporary staging (Digital
Scenography,
       Televisual mise-en-sc

 

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