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CFP: THEATRE(S) IN THE AGE OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1607  Monday, 25 June 2001

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Date:           Monday, 25 Jun 2001 09:13:48 +0300 (EET DST)
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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