CFP: Translation, Performance and Reception of Greek Drama, 1900-1950: International Dialogues. Comparative Drama Special Issue

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Amanda Wrigley

Proposals are invited for essays on the translation, performance and reception of ancient Greek drama in the period between and around the two world wars—so, very broadly speaking 1900-1950.

Essays which have an international focus or dimension are particularly encouraged: for example, discussions of translations and adaptations which engage with international politics; considerations of intercontinental trends in Greek play performance; or essays on the various receptions of internationally touring productions (such as Max Reinhardt's Oedipus, 1910-12, Harley Granville-Barker and Lillah McCarthy's Amercian tour of Trojan Women and Iphigenia in Tauris, 1915).

This Special Issue, which will be published in late 2010, seeks to encourage and promote research into engagements with Greek drama after the Victorian era and before the 1960s, a significant and interesting period which—though often overlooked—repays close study.

Abstracts of up to 300 words should be sent by 30 April 2009 to Amanda Wrigley, Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3LU, UK or to