CFP: [Theatre] Theatre and Popular Culture - MAP/ACA Conference, Niagara Falls

full name / name of organization: 
Jason D. Scott
contact email: 
jdscott@umail.ucsb.edu

MID-ATLANTIC POPULAR / AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION (MAP/ACA)
NOVEMBER 2008 CONFERENCE
NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO

CALL FOR PAPERS
THEATRE and POPULAR CULTURE

The study of theatre often reveals unexpected insights into a culture’s
historical and ideological conditions. Papers for this conference will
address how the institutions and practices of the living drama define
concepts of taste, suggest causes and solutions for social conflict, and
reflect the importance of race, gender, and religion in relation to
national or regional identity.

The 2008 MAP/ACA conference in Niagara Falls seeks presentations and papers
which focus on the theatre as a reflection of popular and/or American
culture. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to
submit proposals. Topic areas include (but are not limited to):

 
Dramatic literature
Dramatic theory
Theory and practice of dramaturgy
Actors and Acting
Stagecraft and design
The business of theatre
Theatre audiences
Theatrical criticism
Theatrical institutions
Directors and Directing Theory
Biographical studies
Non-traditional theatre
Theatre and other disciplines (art/media/entertainment/performance)

Proposals/abstracts (.doc/.pdf not exceeding 400 words) for individual
papers and panels must be submitted by JUNE 15, 2008 to:

Jason D. Scott, Theatre Area chair
jdscott_at_umail.ucsb.edu.

Innovative and non-traditional presentations are encouraged.

MAP/ACA is a regional division of the Popular Culture Association /
American Culture Association (PCA/ACA). In addition to the annual fall
conference, MAP/ACA publishes the refereed journal The Almanack and the
quarterly Gazette. With a membership comprised of college and university
faculty, independent scholars and artists, and graduate and undergraduate
students, MAP/ACA is an inclusive professional organization dedicated to
the study of popular and American culture in all its multi-disciplinary
manifestations.

http://pcaaca.org/
http://webhosting.its.psu.edu/mapaca/index.htm.

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