[UPDATE] Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium - January 20, 2012

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Villanova University: Theatre Department
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Call for Papers
Call for Performances
Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium

Conference Theme:
The work of Elizabeth LeCompte,
The Wooster Group, the Avant Garde, Textual Intervention, and Experimental Theatre Collectives

Friday, January 20, 2012

Keynote Speaker
Elizabeth LeCompte

The Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium is seeking abstracts for papers for our sixth annual gathering of theatre scholars. This year's PTRS seeks to highlight the work of new scholars in the area of, but not limited to, the Avant Garde, Textual Intervention, Ensemble and Experimental Theatre Collectives, with a special emphasis on the work of Elizabeth LeCompte and the Wooster Group. This symposium offers the opportunity to present work in progress and to share ideas with other researchers. We are seeking papers which engage a broad range of topics in theatre and drama studies including performance analysis, gender, politics, and cultural theory. Participants' papers will be eligible for publication in Praxis: The Journal for Theatre, Performance Studies and Criticism.

Abstracts of 250 words or less should be submitted along with a brief bio to PTRS@villanova.edu.

This year PTRS also seeks submissions for performance in the areas of Textual Intervention and Experimental Theatre Collectives. Submissions for ensemble performance projects are limited to one hour. Submissions should include a description and a video, or a video link for the performance. Artists will be responsible for their own tech.

Materials should be submitted to PTRS@villanova.edu.

We are proud to announce that this year's symposium will launch an accompanying journal. This journal will provide a publishing opportunity for some of the papers presented. This journal will include established scholars but seeks to create publishing opportunities for new scholars and interesting practitioners in the area of theatre and drama.

The deadline for submission is November 18, 2011.