UPDATE "Age Studies and Drama"

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Anthony Ellis, Comparative Drama

Abstracts are invited for a panel exploring drama of any nationality or period from an age-studies perspective. Sponsored by the academic journal Comparative Drama, this panel will be held at the 36th Comparative Drama Conference, hosted by Stevenson University in Baltimore, MD, March 29-31, 2012.

Papers may focus on questions of childhood, middle age, old age, the aging process, or the life course, among other aging-related concepts. While papers may focus on the representation of aging in drama—on the page and onstage—they may also address issues of aging and artistic production (e.g., a playwright's "late style," the way that aging has determined a performer's career, etc.)

Papers should be 15 minutes in length and accessible to a multi-disciplinary audience. Scholars are invited to email a 250-word abstract to Dr. Anthony Ellis at comparative-drama@wmich.edu by 28 November 2011. (Please note: the journal Comparative Drama is a separate entity from the Comparative Drama Conference.) Please include paper title, author's name, status (faculty, graduate student, other/scholar-at-large), institutional affiliation, and postal address at top left. Also include any technical requirements for your presentation. Those whose abstracts are accepted for presentation are expected to attend the conference. Abstracts will be printed in the conference program.