[Extended Deadline] Comparative Drama Conference Abstract and Play Submission
42nd Comparative Drama Conference
Call for Papers
April 5-7, 2018 Orlando, Florida
2018 Keynote Event
April 6, 2017 8 p.m. (followed by a reception)
A Conversation with Simon Stephens
Abstract Submission Deadline: 3 December 2017
Papers reporting on original investigations and critical analysis of research and developments in the field of drama and theatre are invited for the 42nd Comparative Drama Conference, hosted by Rollins College in Orlando, Florida, to be held April 5-7, 2018 . Papers may be comparative across nationalities, periods and disciplines; and may deal with any issue in dramatic literature, criticism, theory, and performance, or any method of historiography, translation, or production. Papers should be 15 minutes in length, written for oral presentation, and accessible to a multi-disciplinary audience. Scholars and artists in all languages and literatures are invited to email a 250 word abstract in English to Dr. William C. Boles at email@example.com by 3 December 2017. Please include paper title, author’s name, status (faculty, graduate student, other/scholar-at-large), institutional affiliation, and postal address at top left. Abstracts must present a clear argument and have an appropriate scope (usually two or fewer works). (PLEASE be sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your accepted email list so that conference emails will not be rejected by your server. Ask your IT administrator how to do so.) If you do not receive e-mail confirmation that we received your abstract/submission within 14 days, we did not receive your submission. Please contact us immediately at email@example.com. Those whose abstracts are accepted for presentation are expected to attend the conference. Due to the number of submissions, the adjudicators are unable to offer specific feedback on panels, abstracts, or scripts. Abstracts will be printed in the conference program. Accepted presentations will be scheduled in a room with a projector, screen, and speakers. If you wish to use a laptop, please bring your own as well as a dongle. We do not provide remote control devices.
Pre-organized Panels and Roundtables will also be considered. A pre-organized panel should include three papers. Each paper should be 15 minutes in length. Panel proposals should include (1) a copy of each panelist’s 250 word abstract with paper title, author’s name, institutional affiliation, status, postal address and email address at top left, and (2) a succinct, 50-word rationale for the grouping of the papers. The panel organizer should email the abstracts and rationale to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3 December 2017. A pre-organized roundtable should include at least four participants. Roundtable proposals should include (1) a succinct, 50 word explanation of and rationale for the roundtable topic, (2) a timeline of the program, including time for audience interaction and Q & A, and (3) clear evidence of each participant's expertise in the topic area. Do not send entire vitae. Include only evidence applicable to the roundtable topic. The panel or roundtable organizer should email the abstracts and rationale to email@example.com by 3 December 2017.
If you would like to advertise a pre-organized panel on the CDC website, please send the panel title, organizer contact information, deadline, and description to firstname.lastname@example.org immediately.
To see the call for pre-organized panels, visit our Pre-organized Panels page.
The conference board invites proposals for staged readings of new plays. Two full-length (one-act or more) new plays will receive staged readings during the course of the conference. Each staged reading will be followed by a talkback with the audience led by a dramaturg. This year, we will have two slots for a 90 minute staged reading. If you would prefer to have your play staged by a director and/or with a cast of your own choosing, please include their information as part of the proposal; otherwise, a director and actors may be assigned by the Conference Director in coordination with the Resident Dramaturg and a director from the Comparative Drama Conference. Those proposing a staged reading should submit the play’s title, character list, a 200 word summary of the play, a 100 word rationale for staging a reading of the play at this conference, and an exemplary scene or act in Word Document form to email@example.com by 3 December 2017.
Submitters and non-submitters of abstracts who are interested in chairing a session at the conference are invited to send a two-paragraph resume highlighting their areas of expertise to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3 December 2017.
Please circulate this announcement to other interested parties.