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Wednesday, November 21, 2012
CFP: Comparative Drama Conference April, 2013
37th Comparative Drama Conference Baltimore, MD April 4 – 6, 2013
2013 Keynote Event with
Comparative Drama Conference Keynote Address
by Edward Albee
On Saturday, April 6, 2013,
the Comparative Drama Conference will welcome Edward Albee, winner of
three Pulitzer Prizes and four Tony Awards, including a Tony for
Lifetime Achievement, as our Keynote Speaker. A reception will follow to
honor Albee, who has been hailed by The New Yorker as "America's
greatest living playwright.” Join us for an engaging evening with this
inspiring innovator and advocate of drama whose challenging plays have
radically influenced the contemporary stage.
Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: 3 December 2012
Papers reporting on new research and
development in any aspect of drama are invited for the 37th Comparative
Drama Conference hosted by Stevenson University in Baltimore, MD, April
4-6, 2013. Papers may be comparative across nationalities, periods and
disciplines; and may deal with any issue in dramatic literature,
criticism, theory, and performance, or any method of historiography,
translation, or production. Learn More...
Pre-organized panels will also be
considered. A pre-organized panel should include three papers. Each
paper should be 15 minutes in length. Learn More...
The conference board invites proposals
for staged readings of new plays. 2-4 new plays will have staged
readings during the course of the conference. Each staged reading will
also feature a talkback with the audience led by a dramaturg. Learn More...
Text & Presentation
For 30 years, The Comparative Drama
Conference Series has been publishing the best papers presented at its
annual meetings, keeping readers current in scholarship and performance
aesthetics in drama internationally. Learn More...
The Philadelphia Constantinidis Essay in
Critical Theory Award will be given to the best comparative essay on
any aspect and period of Greek drama or theatre that was published in
English in any journal or anthology in any country between January 1 and
December 31 in the prior year. Learn More...
The 2013 pre-registration fees are valid until February 28, 2013, and are as follows:
Presenter, Reader or Presenter Session Chair: $99 for faculty members, $89 for graduate students
Non-presenter Session Chair: $79
Student Guest: $39
One-day guest passes: $30 ($20 for students)
The pre-registration fee covers all
conference events and services for categories 1 – 4, including a copy of
the conference Programs and Abstracts book, a copy of the current
edition of Text and Presentation, admission to all conference
events and the conference reception, and a ticket to a play yet to be
determined. Tickets for the play must be requested with registration by
February 28. One-day passes include conference admission only (including
plenaries and keynote event). Learn More...
The Pier 5 Hotel is the conference site,
and The Admiral Fells Inn, which is a 15- to 20-minute complimentary
shuttle ride away, is also providing attendees with a conference
Pier 5: $169 per night plus tax for up to four.
Admiral Fells Inn: $129 per night plus tax for up to four, breakfast included.
All reservations must be made on an
individual basis by February 28, 2013 to receive the discount. Call
Harbor Magic Hotels at 866-583-4162 to make your reservation. Please be
sure to ask for the Comparative Drama Conference discount. Learn More...
SuperShuttle will give a discount for
conference attendees. Round-trip between Baltimore Washington
International Airport and the Pier 5 Hotel is $28. SuperShuttle also
runs from Washington National and Washington Dulles, and can take you to
The Admiral Fells Inn from any of the airports. The rates from National
and Dulles to either hotel are approximately $180 round-trip. Learn More...
37th Comparative Drama Conference
The Comparative Drama Conference is an
international, interdisciplinary conference founded by Dr. Karelisa
Hartigan at the University of Florida in 1977. Every year, approximately
150 scholars are invited to present and discuss their work in the field
of drama. The conference draws participants from both the Humanities
and the Arts. The papers delivered range over the entire field of
theatre research and production. Over the past 36 years, participants
have come from 32 nations and all 50 states. Each year a distinguished
theatre scholar or artist is invited to address the participants in a