Wednesday, November 21, 2012

CFP: Comparative Drama Conference April, 2013

37th Comparative Drama Conference
Baltimore, MD
April 4 – 6, 2013

2013 Keynote Event with

Edward Albee

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

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...

Staged Readings

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...

Constantinidis Award

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...

Conference Registration


The 2013 pre-registration fees are valid until February 28, 2013, and are as follows:
  1. Presenter, Reader or Presenter Session Chair: $99 for faculty members, $89 for graduate students
  2. Non-presenter Session Chair: $79
  3. Guest: $69
  4. Student Guest: $39
  5. 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...

Conference Hotels

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 discount:
  • 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 plenary session.

Stevenson University

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