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The School of English of Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, in co-operation with the Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS), invites scholars to submit proposals for the international theatre conference to be held in Thessaloniki in 18-21 April, 2013.

Each era brings along its own problems. Our globalized world, with its conflicts, failed promises, economic challenges, recession, vast immigration, state corruption, ecological and environmental problems, provides more than enough challenges for theatre people to face, East and West. This international conference aims to explore the role of theatre in a world characterized by radical transformations and mediated transgressions. As a living experience, theatre has always provided the audience with the unavoidable confrontation with a society in transition, engaging provocatively with questions of identity formation, (trans)national consciousness, cultural negotiations, globalizing processes, political antagonisms.

We invite proposals that explore theatre’s potential to incorporate politics and influence audiences. Scholars, researchers, and artists are invited to submit 250-word abstracts for papers or practical presentations. We especially welcome panel proposals. Panels should include, besides the title and the summary of the topic, a summary of each individual contribution. Topics may include among others:

Abstracts should be submitted by August 31, 2012.

Please use the following template for your submission:
First: Author (s)
Second: Affiliation (if any)
Third: Email address
Fourth: Title of Abstract and Proposal
Fifth: the 250-word abstract

All papers accepted for and presented at the conference will be published in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers (developed into a maximum of 20-page chapters) will be published in a hard copy volume.

Please address e-mails to: spats@enl.auth.grdetsi@enl.auth.gr.

We invite colleagues and people interested in participating to disseminate this call for papers. Hope to meet you in Thessaloniki.

Organizing Committee