American Theatre & Drama Society at ATHE - CFP
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From: Beth Osborne <cinnamoneas@...>
Attached, please find the CFP for the American Theatre and Drama Society at the 2009 Association for Theatre in Higher Education conference. I've attached a handy pdf for anyone planning to print. Please share with interested parties!
Deadline for full panels is November 1st. Deadline for individual submissions is October 15th.
Apologies for cross-postings. I look forward to your proposals!
Beth Osborne, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor in Theatre Studies
Florida State University
324 Fine Arts Building
bosborne@...CALL FOR PAPERS:
American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS)
Association for Theatre in Higher Education/American Alliance for Theatre & Education (ATHE/AATE) Conference
August 8 – 11, 2009, New York Marriott Marquis, New York City
"Risking Innovation: New Questions"
The ATHE/AATE 2009 conference is dedicated to charting new paths, challenging assumptions, and developing new approaches – risking innovation in teaching, production and scholarship. The American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS) invites papers/panels that outline "new questions" theatre scholars and artists should be asking in American theatre – either about "familiar" topics or those yet to be discovered.
- How has American theatre – both historically and on the contemporary stage – provoked new questions or compelled us to reconsider the place of theatre in society?
- What new questions in the field demand attention? How might scholars pose, define, or respond to new questions, materials, or challenges?
- How might fresh approaches lead to reinterpretations of familiar documents, plays or events?
- In what ways has "American" theatre crossed global or disciplinary borders, both historically and in contemporary theatre? How has American theatre been adapted, reinterpreted or reimagined in the exchange? How have these border crossings reached back to and influenced theatre in America?
- What cultural, social, or economic conditions have induced revolution, challenged convention, or invoked new questions, forms, or approaches in American theatre and aesthetics?
The American Theatre and Drama Society encourages the submission of papers and panels addressing any of these themes, or – in the spirit of risking innovation – those that deal with other engaging topics in American Theatre. In addition to the "usual" papers and panels addressing these topics, ATDS also welcomes proposals that pose new questions in the form of roundtables, talkbacks, etc.
ABOUT the American Theatre and Drama Society: The American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS) is an incorporated organization dedicated to the study of United States theatre and drama, its varied histories, traditions, literatures, and performances within its cultural contexts. ATDS also encourages the evolving debate exploring national identities and experiences through research, pedagogy, and practice. ATDS recognizes that notions of America and the US encompass migrations of peoples and cultures that overlap and influence one another. To this end, ATDS welcomes scholars, teachers, and practitioners world-wide.
TIPS FOR SUBMITTING PROPOSALS:
- Completed proposals (with all panel members assembled) may be submitted directly to ATHE at www.athe.org by November 1, 2008. Please forward a copy of your completed proposal to Beth Osborne (bosborne@...). PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TECHNOLOGY REQUESTS MUST BE INCLUDED IN YOUR COMPLETED PROPOSAL. Simply check the relevant box on the proposal form for your AV needs. (ATHE cannot accommodate AV needs submitted after November 1 without substantial cost to the individual presenter.) You will receive a confirmation when your proposal has successfully made it through the process.
- Individual paper proposals may be submitted to ATDS Conference Planner, Dr. Beth Osborne, at bosborne@.... Please note that individual proposals must be submitted by OCTOBER 15, 2008. Abstracts (250 words) must include paper title and contact information, and must specify any AV needs. ATHE does not accept individual paper submissions -- DO NOT submit your individual proposal on the ATHE website. Full panel proposals are strongly encouraged.
- Members of ATDS wishing to identify colleagues to create panels prior to the November 1st deadline are encouraged to use the ATDS listserv: ATDS@... to circulate questions or possible panel topics.
- Please note that ATHE runs from Saturday-Tuesday in 2009. The majority of the panels will be scheduled on Monday and Tuesday. The application form will not accept scheduling preferences this year.
- Presenters wishing to create multidisciplinary panels must contact the Focus Group Conference Planners for each of the THREE groups they propose as. Multidisciplinary panels MUST include at least one ATHE Focus Group sponsor AND at least one AATE Network sponsor.
- Presenters proposing programs outside of the traditional panel format are asked to be specific in their proposals concerning the structure and number of participants so that ATHE can be notified about space/time needs.
- Grants for AV support are not necessary this year. If you would like to use AV, simply specify it in your online proposal.
- ATHE will notify ATDS concerning accepted or rejected panels by March 1st. Panelists should expect to hear from the Conference Planner or their Panel Chair by mid-March.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT THE ATDS WEBSITE AT WWW.ATDS.ORG
Preference will be given to ATDS members. If you are interested in enjoying all of the membership benefits of ATDS, please visit the website (www.athe.org/atds) for an application or contact ATDS Membership Secretary Stuart Hecht (hecht@...).
Questions? Please contact Dr. Beth Osborne at bosborne@... or review the information on the ATHE website at www.athe.org for additional conference information and for submission forms.