CFP – ATDS @ ATHE 2012

American Theatre and Drama Society Sessions for ATHE 2012, Washington, DC

Individual papers and papers for the following panels (see individual CFPs): October 15 (submit to Susan Kattwinkel – or panel chairs as listed on CFPs)
Complete sessions: November 1 – submit online to ATHE at

ATDS @ 25: Looking Forward, Looking Back
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the American Theatre and Drama Society plans to present a set of coordinated panels, designed to chart the chronological, topical, and historiographic progression of our discipline.

Four panels have been created by ATDS and feature a chair/respondent who will issue a call for papers.  Keep an eye out for CFPs on the following topics:

1. The Long Nineteenth Century

2. American Popular Entertainments

3. Twentieth Century American Theatre and Drama

4. American Theatre in the Twenty-First Century

ATDS plans to put forward three multi-disciplinary calls for papers on the following topics:

5.  The American Musical

6.  African American Theatre and Drama

7. Latino/Latina American Theatre and Performance

ATDS will also program one additional panel on the state of the profession, to be offered at the end of the conference as a response to all previous sessions.

ATDS welcomes additional panels or individual papers that address key loci in American Theatre and Drama from all ATHE members. (Panels might address theatrical movements, specialties, historical moments, key individuals, etc.)

Multi-disciplinary panels addressing key movements, genres, or moments in American Theatre history are also encouraged.

ATDS looks forward to celebrating our 25th Anniversary with you all in our nation’s capital, August 2-5, 2012.

Preference will be given to ATDS members. If you are interested in enjoying all of the membership benefits of ATDS – including your own subscription to the Journal of American Drama and Theatre – please visit the website ( <> ) for an application or contact ATDS Membership Secretary Stuart Hecht ( <> ).

About the American Theatre and Drama Society: The American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS) is an incorporated organization dedicated to the study of United States theatre and drama, its varied histories, traditions, literatures, and performances within its cultural contexts. ATDS also encourages the evolving debate exploring national identities and experiences through research, pedagogy, and practice. ATDS recognizes that notions of America and the US encompass migrations of peoples and cultures that overlap and influence one another. To this end, ATDS welcomes scholars, teachers, and practitioners world-wide.


About Sarah Bay-Cheng

Professor of Theater at Bowdoin College. Co-host for the On TAP (Theatre and Performance Studies) podcast at Editor for the book series Avant-Gardes in Performance (Palgrave). Sporadically blogging about theatre, performance, and digital culture. twitter: @performaddict
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