The Plays of Simon Stephens

deadline for submissions: 
November 30, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Drama Conference
contact email: 

The Plays of Simon Stephens

The 42nd Comparative Drama Conference will feature Simon Stephens as its Keynote Speaker on April 6, 2018 and in honor of his appearance we will offer panels on his plays.

While we welcome papers on any aspect of Stephens’s plays, some possible topics to explore include:

Teaching Simon Stephens in the classroom

Productions of Simon Stephens’s works

Simon Stephens as an adapter (Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, A Doll’s House, The Seagull)

Comparing Pornography (Stephens’s 7/7 play) to 9/11 plays

Politics in the plays of Simon Stephens

Proposal Guidelines

Please send the following as an email attachment to Amy Muse ( by 30 November, 2017.

Include: Paper Title; 250-word abstract; and contact information (name, institutional affiliation, rank/status, mailing address)

Conference Details

The 42nd annual Comparative Drama Conference is hosted by Rollins College and will take place 5-7 April 2018 at the Double Tree Hilton in downtown Orlando, Florida. Panels consist of three 15-minute presentations followed by questions. Papers presented at the conference may be submitted for publication consideration in the CDC's peer-reviewed annual book series Text & Presentation. For more details about the conference see the CDC website: