CFP: ATDS Vera Mowry Roberts Research and Publication award




Deadline: MARCH 1, 2012

Purpose: The American Theatre and Drama Society offers an annual award of $200 and a one-year membership in the Society for the best essay published in English (essays must appear in a refereed scholarly journal or edited collection). The essay must focus on Theatre and/or Performance in the United States (recognizing that notions of “America” and the United States encompass migrations of peoples and cultures that overlap and influence one another). The award recipient will be recognized at the next annual meeting of ATDS.

Eligibility: The author must be a degreed (no longer enrolled in a graduate program) but untenured scholar at the time the essay is published. The competition is also open to independent scholars, or scholars working in adjunct, or full-time, non-tenure track positions.  Eligible essays must have been published between March 2, 2011

and March 1, 2012.

Nomination: Nominations may come from the author of the essay, any member of the American Theatre and Drama Society, or the editor of a journal or collection in which the essay appeared. Authors may nominate only one essay. Editors may nominate one essay per volume or collection.

Submission: Electronic submissions are encouraged, if possible.  Email a pdf to Elizabeth Reitz Mullenix:  If the submission will be by post, then submit four copies of the essay to Elizabeth Reitz Mullenix:  121 Center for the Performing Arts, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056. Postal applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2012.

Evaluation: The awarded essay will be evaluated by a selection committee on the basis of originality, critical rigor, demonstration of a broad knowledge of the topic and field, and the promise of future professional development of the author.

Notification: The award recipient will be notified by May 31, 2012.


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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