CFP: [African-American] Black Theatre Association - Debut Panel

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Jonathan Shandell
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The Black Theatre Association (BTA), a focus group of the Association for
Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), seeks essay submissions for its 8th
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 Editor of
Theatre Topics; and David Krasner, Associate Professor of Performing Arts
(Emerson College). Accepted panelists will present their papers at the
ATHE conference, July 31-August 3, 2008, in Denver, Colorado.
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 Friday, February 29, 2008.

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