Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Drama and Society IV: Representation of Violence in Theater'

deadline for submissions: 
May 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Judith Saunders, Independent Scholar


Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Drama and Society IV: Representation of Violence in Theater
Presiding Officer: Judith Saunders, Independent Scholar
Proposal Due Date: May 30, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website,

Panel description:

This panel invites papers that explore the relationship that has traditionally existed between theatre and the enactment of violence. What are the many ways playwrights have imagined violence? What does the staging of cruelty signify in terms of theater art, whether from the perspective of aesthetics, socio-politics, theory, or with regard to the role demanded of the audience?

Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns. We look forward to your submission.

Note: The PAMLA Conference, held over the November 9-11, 2018 weekend at lovely Western Washington University in idyllic Bellingham, Washington, is a broad conference for scholars of a wide variety of literary, cultural, or media topics. There are over 125 approved sessions you could consider proposing to. You may submit to more than one session (if you do so, please let the presiding officers know you are doing so) but may only deliver one paper at the conference itself.

Please do not submit proposals to more than two or three sessions, and do not submit the same proposal to multiple sessions.