Roundtable on Effective Teaching Approaches to Drama in the College Classroom

deadline for submissions: 
June 27, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association
contact email: 


Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference (PAMLA)

Western Washington University (Bellingham, Washington)

November 9-11, 2018

Session: Drama and Society

Panel Title:                  Roundtable on Effective Teaching Approaches to Drama in the College Classroom

Presiding Officer:        Kimberly Jew, Associate Professor, Theatre and Ethnic Studies, University of Utah



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 roundtable panel will explore effective and creative approaches and techniques to teaching drama in the college classroom. Participants will share their experiences teaching drama in English and/or Theatre courses and offer specific assignments, discussion topics, and teaching techniques that have proved productive.


The following pedagogical questions will be of special interest: 1) how to utilize performance in the classroom setting, 2) how to integrate film and other media in the study of drama, and 3) how to balance the value of the text and theatre’s lively nature for the benefit of the undergraduate student?


Proposal due date:  June 27, 2018  - extended deadline