English Theatre Culture 1660–1737: Theatre, Society and Politics

deadline for submissions: 
March 28, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Department of English and American Studies and Department of Theatre Studies, Masaryk University


The Department of Theatre Studies and the Department of English and American Studies, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic are pleased to announce the second international online symposium on English Theatre Culture 1660–1737. This time, the overarching theme of the event is Theatre, Society and Politics.

The symposium offers a platform to explore various aspects of Restoration and early 18th-century English drama and theatre, such as transnational theatre culture, sociology of the theatre, performing identities in the period and theatre in its political context(s). The symposium seeks to bring together scholars from various disciplines, including theatre studies, literary studies, social studies and history, and investigate the potential for their interdisciplinary cooperation.

Due to the current epidemic situation, the symposium will take the form of online keynote lectures and seminars between 12 and 21 April 2021. The platform used will be MS TEAMS.

More information about the event, a full call for papers and details on how to register will soon be circulated and made available on the symposium website: https://theatre.phil.muni.cz/redrama.

Non-participating audiences are welcome after registration. There is no registration fee.

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Elaine Hobby (Loughborough University, UK)

Jean I. Marsden (University of Connecticut, USA)

Gesa Stedman (Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany)

Adrian Streete (University of Glasgow, UK)