CFP: Close Relations: The Spaces of Greek and Roman Theatre (Australia) (3/24/06; 9/19/06-9/23/06)
Call for papers
Close Relations: The =91Spaces=92 of Greek and Roman Theatre
An international, multi-disciplinary conference linking theatre and=20
performance studies, archaeology, classic studies and reception=20
Conference dates: September 19-23, 2006
Venue: the University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Conference website: http://www.sca.unimelb.edu.au/close/
Prof. Frank Sear, Paul Monaghan, Jane Montgomery Griffiths
Topics for papers
This conference examines the =91spaces=92 of Greek and Roman theatre and=20=
the relationships between them.
The word =91theatre=92 refers to something that is both a material =
(the performance space or theatre building) and the more fluid activity=20=
that takes place in it, and we are particularly interested in exploring=20=
the relationship between these two aspects in antiquity, over time, and=20=
in the contemporary world.
Our conference title, The =91Spaces=92 of Greek and Roman Theatre, =
investigations in =96 but does not restrict them to =96 the fields of:
* archaeology (physical and virtual reconstructions of theatre=20
* performance making (physical, textual, imaginative and conceptual=20=
space in relation to the physical, cultural, social and political)
* classic studies (the context of these relationships in antiquity)
* reception studies (the changing relations between these spaces=20
Papers of 20 or 40 minutes duration are sought on the following topics:
The physical spaces of Greek and Roman theatre
* Current reconstruction work, both physical and virtual, of=20
* how such sites might be used in conjunction with live performance=20=
for research and teaching purposes.
Ancient performance practice
* How did the physical spaces of Greek and Roman theatre influence=20=
or define actual performance practice in Athens, Rome and other=20
* The relationship between physical and virtual (in the sense of=20
mental, imaginative) space in ancient performance.
* What have later cultures (particularly since the Renaissance)=20
done with these ancient spaces
* What other spaces have they chosen to use for Greek and Roman=20
theatre performances and how have these spaces changed the reception of=20=
Reception in Australia and New Zealand
* What are the trends and what is distinctive about the reception=20=
of Greek and Roman theatre in this part of the world?
To date there has not been a sustained examination of the reception of=20=
Greek and Roman theatre in Australia and New Zealand. The conference=20
convenors are looking to establish an informal network of researchers=20
in this field, and hope that the conference will provide a starting=20
point for this endeavour.
Deadline & submission
Proposals for presentations of 20 or 40 minutes duration, including=20
title and abstract of up to 200 words must be received by March 24,=20
Please send proposals to pmonag_at_unimelb.edu.au
You may choose to present conventional academic papers, performed=20
papers, or performances.
Time and space for meaningful debate will be structured into the=20
proceedings (we welcome your suggestions).
A selection of papers will be published in a refereed academic journal=20=
after the conference.
Theatre Studies =09
School of Creative Arts =09
University of Melbourne =09
Double Dialogues conference and Journal
2005-06 Issues: 'Anatomy and Poetics' and In/Stead
Close Relations: the 'spaces' ogf Greek and Roman theatre
Call for Papers now active
Huge feature article in RealTime Dec-Jan
See also 'Dramaturgy Now' for earlier material
Tel: +613 / 8344 8289 =09
fax: +613 / 8344 8462
Mail: Room 201, Arts Centre Building
University of Melbourne
Victoria, Australia, 3010
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Received on Sat Feb 18 2006 - 10:32:10 EST