CALL FOR PAPERS / Curtains Up: Conversation Among Emerging Scholars
16th ANNUAL Black Theatre Association Emerging Scholars Panel
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Black Theatre Association (BTA) Focus Group
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)
Las Vegas, NV - August 3, 2017 to August 7, 2017
Conference Theme: “Spectacle: Balancing Education, Theory, and Praxis.”
**For a full description of this year’s theme, see http://www.athe.org/page/17_CFP **
Submissions Due: March 16 2017
The Black Theatre Association (BTA), a focus group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education
(ATHE), seeks essay submissions for its 16th Annual Debut Panel. The Black Theatre Association (BTA), in coordination with the American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS), is pleased to announce its emerging scholars “Curtain Up” ATHE panel.
*Please note: This is not a “debut” panel. Submissions are welcome from any scholar currently enrolled in a graduate program.
The American Theatre and Drama Society will also issue a call for emerging scholars for participation in this jointly coordinated panel. BTA encourages all graduate students working on black theatre and performance studies to apply. Papers may consider any aspect of black dramatic criticism, theatre history, plays, playwrights, performers, directors, designers, or any other topics related to black theatre and/or performance. The highest quality papers will be selected by our distinguished panel of theatre/performance studies scholar judges. The selected essays will receive specific feedback from judges to help authors strengthen their work for the national conference presentation.
Please e-mail your completed essay submission as an MSWord attachment to Leticia Ridley, BTA Emerging Scholars Panel Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please type “BTA Emerging Scholars Panel” in the subject heading and submit by Thursday, March 16, 2017. Please include:
• A cover page with your name, paper title, affiliation, and contact information
• Your 8-10 page (20mins), typed, double spaces (including block quotes). And use either Chicago or
MLA style citations.
Receipt of your submission will be confirmed via email, and you will be informed of the judges' decisions on or
near April 16, 2017.
Accepted panelists will present their papers at the ATHE conference, August 3 to August 7, 2017 in Las Vegas,
Please e-mail your completed essay submission as an MSWord attachment to Leticia Ridley, BTA Emerging
Scholars Panel Coordinator, at email@example.com. Please type “BTA Emerging Scholars Panel” in the subject
heading and submit by Thursday, March 16, 2017.