Representation of Violence in Theatre

deadline for submissions: 
May 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association


Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference (PAMLA)

Western Washington University (Bellingham, Washington)

November 9-11, 2018

Session: Drama and Society

Panel Title:                 Representation of Violence in Theatre

Presiding Officer:      Judith Saunders, Independent Scholar




This panel is included in the General Session Drama and Society that is part of the PAMLA conference to be held November 9-11, 2018 at Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington. 


Paper proposals are very welcome and should be submitted through an online form found on the PAMLA website:


This panel invites papers that explore the relationship that has traditionally existed between theatre and the enactment of stage violence. What are the many ways playwrights have imagined violence? What does the staging of cruelty signify in terms of theater art -- whether from the perspective of aesthetics (violence as metaphor?), socio-politics (a reflection of the society or politics in which the performance was conceived?), theory (Antonin Artaud?) or with regard to the role played by the audience (a possible comparison between stage and screen?).  


Proposal due date: May 30, 2018  (The PAMLA submission site will be ready shortly).