Drama and Society Panel - PAMLA 2023

deadline for submissions: 
May 31, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Kimberly Jew/University of Utah
contact email: 


120th PAMLA CONFERENCE (Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association)





“Drama and Society Panel” 

 Roundtable Format 


Drama has long served as a communal mirror to society, reflecting its habits, aesthetics, politics, and cultural norms. This session seeks to discuss the many ways in which drama reveals its intricate relationship to society. Papers for this roundtable session are welcomed that explore how drama supports, embodies, and critiques the society in which it was created; how theater arts, with its variety of tools, successfully conveys the complexities of such a relationship. Papers are also encouraged to consider the topic from the perspective of diverse places, time periods, and genres.

Papers that address the conference theme “Shifting Perspectives” are also welcome. This theme resonates with drama’s role in expressing shifting ideologies, changing attitudes toward identity and shifting identities, experiments with dramatic practices and aesthetics, and shifts in cultural perspectives.


Please submit your abstract at this link: https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/18868


Due date May 31, 2023


For more information, please contact Kimberly Jew at Kimberly.jew@utah.edu