CFP: Black Theatre Association 7th Annual Debut Panel (4/2/07; 7/26/07-7/29/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Jonathan Shandell

The Black Theatre Association (BTA), a focus group of the Association
for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), seeks essay submissions for
its 7th Annual Debut Panel. We encourage all graduate students and
non-tenured faculty working on African American theatre and
performance studies who have never presented at ATHE or a national
conference to apply. Papers may consider any aspect of African
American dramatic criticism, theatre history, plays, playwrights,
performers, directors, designers, etc. The highest quality papers
will be selected by our distinguished panel of theatre scholar
judges: Harry J. Elam, Jr., Olive H. Palmer Professor in the
Humanities and Chair of the Drama Department (Stanford University);
Sandra G. Shannon, Professor of English (Howard University) and co-
editor of Theatre Topics; and David Krasner, Associate Professor of
Theatre Studies, African American Studies, and English (Yale
University). Accepted panelists will present their papers at the
ATHE conference, July 26-29, 2007, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

All essays submissions should be ten to twelve pages in length,
typed, double-spaced (including block quotes), and use either Chicago
or MLA style citations. Please e-mail your contact information and
complete essay submission as an MSWord attachment to Melinda Wilson,
BTA Conference Planner, at Please type "BTA Debut
Panel" in the subject heading.

Deadline for submissions is Monday, April 2, 2007.

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