UPDATE: MATC Theatre History Symposium (11/15/06; 3/1/07-3/4/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Magelssen, Scott

Keynote speaker announced:

MATC (Mid-America Theatre Conference)
Changing Theatrical Landscapes:
Mapping New Directions in History, Pedagogy and Practice
For the 21st Century

Hyatt Regency Hotel
Minneapolis, Minnesota
March 1-4, 2007

Mid-America Theatre Conference is pleased to announce that the keynote =
speaker for its March 2007 Conference will be Lou Bellamy, Founder and =
Artistic Director of Penumbra Theatre Company.

MATC is equally pleased to announce that Professor Michal Kobialka, =
Professor and Chair of The Department of Theatre and Dance at the =
University of Minnesota will serve as Respondent for our Theatre History =

CALL FOR PAPERS: Theatre History Symposium

TRUE NORTH: A line from any point on the earth's surface to the north =
pole. All lines of longitude are true north lines. True north is usually =
represented by a star.

In order to measure something, there must always be a starting point or =
zero measurement. To express direction as a unit of angular measure, =
there must be a starting point or zero measure and a point of reference. =
These two points designate the base or reference line. There are three =
base lines- true north, magnetic north, and grid north (Source: =

For MATC's 2007 Theatre History Symposium in Minnesota, "The North Star =
State," we invite proposals for papers which reflect on or incorporate =
the idea of True North, broadly construed. As a theatre scholar, what =
are your baselines? How do you determine them? How does your selection =
of reference points determine the direction of your research?

Topics might include:
-Examinations of particular individuals, texts, and performances that =
highlight the perils (or pleasures) of navigating Theatre History.
-Manifestos pointing us in new directions.
-Legends to help us find our way home.
-Surveys that indicate boundaries, landmarks, and points of reference.
-Measures by which we can corroborate evidence, establish a trajectory,
and navigate a course through our teaching, research, and practice.
-Intersections between theory and evidence.
-Instruments to chart our path through interdisciplinary landscapes.
-And, of course, Pirates!

Please direct proposals and queries to:

Scott Magelssen
Augustana College

Henry Bial
University of Kansas

Email Abstracts as Word documents to both Theatre History Symposium =
co-chairs, above. Abstracts must be received by November 15, 2006. =
Please limit abstracts to 250 words. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR NAME, TITLE =
(identifying whether you are faculty, student, or independent scholar) =
and ACADEMIC AFFILIATION with your Abstract. Proposals for full panels =
(of three related papers) are also welcome. Contact Co-Chairs for =

Robert A. Schanke Research 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.

For more information, go to www.matc.us

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