Dramatic Fictions / Fictional Dramas

deadline for submissions: 
October 12, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Drama Conference
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“Dramatic Fictions / Fictional Dramas”

Comparative Drama Conference

Orlando, FL, March 30 – April 1, 2023

Deadline: October 12, 2022


I am organizing a comparative panel that crosses and combines genres: works of fiction that contain plays, playwrights, actors, or dramatic performances; or plays that contain writers, fictional texts, or acts of literary composition. Alternately, presenters may set up intertextual conversations between the work of a playwright and an artist or character from another genre. For instance, I will be presenting a paper on Samuel Beckett and Bartleby the Scrivener. I am seeking two other papers to complete the panel. Only in-person presentations will be considered for this panel.


If you are interested in presenting a paper in the “Dramatic Fictions / Fictional Dramas” panel, please send an abstract of no more than 250 words [including name, paper title, institutional affiliation and rank (if applicable)] by October 12, 2022 to Graley Herren at herren@xavier.edu. Three papers of 15-minutes apiece will eventually be included in this pre-organized panel. If a sufficient number of strong proposals are submitted, it may be possible to add a second panel on this topic. Applicants will receive an update on the status of their submissions by mid-October.


All papers presented at CDC 2023 are eligible for publication consideration in the annual book series Text & Presentation after being expanded into full-length research papers. For more information see the conference website: http://blogs.rollins.edu/drama/.