'Churchll Now: 21st Century Caryl Churchill' International Symposium

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Dr Sian Adiseshiah University of Lincoln UK

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Professor Elaine Aston (Lancaster University)
Professor Mary Luckhurst (University of York)

Caryl Churchill is now considered a world-leading playwright. Her work spans fifty years and is significant both for its incisive intervention into the political and philosophical issues of the day as well as its continual rejuvenation of dramatic form.
This one-day symposium takes place at the end of a weeklong Caryl Churchill Festival. Discussion will be focused around the significance of Churchill's work in the 21st century. Papers will be 20 minutes. Topics may include the following:

- Churchill's 21st century plays
- 21st century productions of older plays
- Contemporary theoretical/political approaches to Churchill (such as those coming from ecocriticism, gender studies, anti-capitalism, trauma studies, postcolonialism, posthumanism, or those using theorists like Jacques Rancière, GeorgioAgamben, Bruno Latour and Antonio Negri)
- Formal innovation in recent work/productions

Please email 200-300 word proposals for papers and brief biographical notes to Dr SiânAdiseshiah sadiseshiah@lincoln.ac.uk

Deadline: 25th February 2011.

Website: http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/conferences/churchill/index.htm