CFP: [Theatre] Futurist Dramaturgy and Performance Due June 30 Conference November 7,8, 2008 University of Toronto

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Luella Massey
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Futurist Dramaturgy and Performance

Sponsored by the University of Toronto’s Graduate Centre for Study of Drama
In collaboration with the Emilio Goggio Chair in Italian Studies,
Centro di Studi «Aldo Palazzeschi» dell'Università di Firenze, and
Instituto Italiano di Cultura - Toronto;
and with the support of Centre for Comparative Literature and
Department of Language Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga

Anticipating the centenary of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti’s seminal cri du
théâtre “The Foundation and Manifesto of Futurism,” papers examining
theatrical aspects of Futurist performance and its associated dramaturgy
are invited for a two-day conference at the University of Toronto, November
7 - 8, 2008. Revivals of staging and reception history of the movement
will be of special interest.

Topics for consideration may include but are not limited to investigations of:

        * Italian Futurism and symbolism
        * Futurist dramaturgy of sound
        * Futurism and traditional dramatic forms
        * Influence and legacy of Futurism on European theatre
        * Futurist revivals
        * Futurist production techniques and conventions

Due: June 30, 2008
Papers are expected to be thirty minutes in length.

Please submit proposals (250 words) to Paul Stoesser
(Copy in the body of the email, please)
All proposals should include the author's affiliation and full contact

Alternatively, submissions may be sent to the attention of
Dr. Paul J. Stoesser,
Conference Convenor,
Graduate Centre for Study of Drama,
University of Toronto,
214 College Street,
Toronto Ontario Canada M5T 2Z9.

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