CFP: [Theatre] Sarah Kane: Reassessments - Conference Announcement

full name / name of organization: 
anna harpin

Sarah Kane - Reassessments
10.00am - 7.00pm Saturday, 16 February 2008

Judith E Wilson Drama Studio,
Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, 9 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP.

Sarah Kane's plays are performed all over the world; books and articles on her
work are starting to appear; she is a standard reference for contemporary
theatre historians and young theatre makers. But which Sarah Kane do these
histories construct? What aspects of her work have we forgotten, obscured or
denied? What are the continuities and discontinuities between Kane, her
predecessors and her contemporaries? Thirteen years on from Blasted's debut at
the Royal Court, this conference is an opportunity to revisit Kane's work and
place it in a new critical light.

The conference will be framed by two keynote contributions from Professor
Elaine Aston (University of Lancaster) on 'Re-viewing Kane' and Dr Chris Megson
(Royal Holloway, University of London) on 'Sarah Kane and the Politics of

An international array of scholars, including Mireia Aragay, Brenda Foley,
Helen Iball, David Pattie, Frances Piper, Duska Radosavljevic, Graham Saunders,
and Lián Sifuentes, will be presenting papers on topics including

* Kane and Love
* Kane and Melancholy
* Queer Kane
* Kane and the Archive
* Kane and Identity
* Kane & Global Politics
* European Kane
* Kane and the Critics
* Kane and Tragedy
* Kane and Apocalypse.

The conference is jointly organised by the University of Cambridge, Royal
Holloway, and Anglia Ruskin University. For further information please contact
the conference organisers Gianna Bouchard (, Anna
Harpin (, or Dan Rebellato (

The fee for Sarah Kane: Reassessments is £30 / £20 (student rate), including
lunch and refreshments.

To book online: go to and follow the
link from there.
To book by post please send a cheque made out to 'RHUL' to Sarah Kane
Conference, Department of Drama and Theatre, Royal Holloway University of
London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX

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