[UPDATE] Theatre and Ghosts Conference, 1-3 July 2011

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University of York (UK)
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The Department of Theatre, Film and Television
University of York (UK)

is pleased to announce a call for papers for an international conference on

Theatre and Ghosts

1-3 July 2011

Professor Marvin Carlson, CUNY
Professor Barbara Hodgdon, University of Michigan
Professor Peter Holland, Notre Dame
Professor Joseph Roach, Yale

The conference spans the Renaissance to the present day. We are expecting rich cross-dialogue between cultures and periods.

Papers are called on, but not limited to, the following:

ghosts and cultural memory
haunted roles, ghosting, and surrogation
haunted actors, haunted plays
performing ghosts
Japanese Noh
ghosts and war
guilt and revenge
the undead and the disappeared
ghosts, stage mechanics and technology
Chinese opera
haunted theatre buildings, haunted spaces
ghosts and trauma
ghosts and spectatorship, superstition, the operations of fear

Conference Director: Professor Mary Luckhurst

Deadline for 300-word abstracts, for 20 minute papers or performance presentations:
5 January 2010
We will respond to applications by the end of January 2011.
Please send enquiries and abstracts to the conference administrator, Virginia Spillett on vhs500@york.ac.uk