El Paso Golden Age Theater Symposium, April 2018

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Second Call for Papers:
The AHCT Annual Spanish Golden Age Theater Symposium
April 12–14, 2018, Hilton Garden Inn, El Paso, TX
Submission deadline: September 1, 2017.

The Association for Hispanic Classical Theater invites submissions for its
2018 Symposium. The conference dates coincide with the world’s
longest-running Spanish Golden Age theater festival, the Siglo de Oro Drama
Festival at the Chamizal National Memorial, April 11–14, 2018. The AHCT
provides conference attendees tickets and transportation to and from the
Chamizal each evening to attend the plays. The Association encourages
studies on performance aspects of Siglo de Oro plays, though proposals for
papers or special sessions on other topics related to Spanish Golden Age
theater are welcome. Possible areas of analysis may include, but are not
limited to:

•       Contemporary performances of Golden Age plays
•       Performances in interesting historical and/or cultural contexts
•       Music and/or dance in relation to performance of Siglo de Oro plays
•       The performance history of a play or thematically related plays
•       Audiences or reception theories in relation to performance
•       Directors’ and/or actors’ perspectives on Siglo de Oro plays
•       Intercultural exchange in the performance of Golden Age plays
•       Performance elements of Golden Age plays in translation
•       Costumes, props, lighting, sets, and/or scenery
•       Golden Age performance and technology or social media
•       Interactive workshops on performing Golden Age drama
•       Round table discussions on performance
•       Performance aspects of dramatic texts

Papers should be 20 minutes in length and may be delivered in Spanish or
English. To submit an abstract, visit the conference webpage at
http://www.wordpress.comedias.org/2018-el-paso/ and click the link for the
“Abstract Submission Form.” If you are a graduate student, please also send
your completed ten-page paper in Word to gradsubmissions@comedias.org after
submitting your abstract. This applies to all students, including those who
have been invited to be members of panels, whether organized by faculty
members or others. Graduate students whose papers are accepted for
presentation will be considered for the AHCT Everett W. Hesse Travel Grant.
The deadline for receipt of all submissions (abstracts and graduate student
papers) is September 1, 2017. Submitters will be notified of their status
by November 1, 2017. Check the 2018 conference page for further details on
the symposium, registration, and lodging.