MLA 2018 - Performing Philosophy

deadline for submissions: 
March 10, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Laura Mielke / ATDS
contact email: 

The American Theatre and Drama Society invites individual proposals on the broad theme of “Performing Philosophy,” to be considered for the ATDS-sponsored panel at the 2018 MLA convention in New York City (Jan 4-7, 2018).

We encourage submissions that take up such topics as: 

  • philosophy as performance
  • the theatre & particular schools of philosophy
  • Performance Philosophy
  • staging philosophers, philosophical works
  • philosophers’ use of the theatre

The American Theatre and Drama Society welcomes individual submissions covering diverse topics and approaches in drama, theatre history, or performance studies. ATDS is an organization dedicated to the study of United States theatre and drama, its varied histories, traditions, literatures, and performances within its cultural contexts. ATDS recognizes that notions of America and the U.S. encompass migrations of peoples and cultures that overlap and influence one another, thus we encourage submissions from scholars who explore these intersections or offer new paradigms for research.

Please submit via e-mail a 250-word abstract and a 1-page CV by 10 March 2017 to Laura Mielke, University of Kansas (