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Mid-America Theatre Conference Theatre History Symposium (CFP Deadline: Oct. 15, 2010; Conference March 3-6, 2011)
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Mid-America Theatre Conference
CALL FOR PAPERS
Company: Collaborations, Ensembles, Institutions
For MATC's 2011 meeting in Minneapolis, the Theatre History Symposium invites proposals for papers on or around the theme of company. What are the challenges of writing about contemporary or historical theatre companies, ensembles, or processes of collaboration? How does the field of theatre studies theorize company, from Aristotle to Stephen Sondheim? Following the promptings of Thomas Postlewait in The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Historiography, how does research dealing with practices of theatrical company negotiate the inter-relation of documentary scholarship and cultural history? What can uniquely be articulated about the intersection of artistry, administration, and audiences by looking at histories of companies or artists keeping company?
Possible topics might address these questions, or explore one or more of the following:
Please direct proposals and queries to the Theatre History Symposium co-chairs:
Dr. Sara Freeman
Dr. Beth Osborne
You may submit proposals by email in Word format to both co-chairs. Proposals should include the following items:
All proposals must be received by October 15, 2010.
Robert A. Schanke Award
The Robert A. Schanke Research Award is given annually to an untenured faculty presenter of the Theatre History Symposium and carries a cash award of $500 as well as subsequent publication of the paper in *Theatre History Studies*, the journal of the Mid-America Theatre Conference. To be eligible for the Schanke Award, candidates must submit full, conference-length versions of their paper to the co-chairs at the addresses above by February 15.