CFP: Emerging Scholars MATC

Call for Papers
Emerging Scholars Symposium
Mid-America Theatre Conference
St. Louis, March 7-10, 2013

The 34th Annual Mid-America Theatre Conference will host two debut Emerging Scholars Panels designed for both undergraduate and graduate students who have not yet presented at a conference.

Paper submissions for each panel are welcome on any topic in theatre history, theory, or dramatic literature. Papers that compliment the conference theme of “MYTH” are encouraged, but not required.

Up to three participants will be selected for each panel, and each panelist will have fifteen minutes to deliver his or her paper. Students whose papers are accepted will receive free conference registration, free admission to the conference luncheon, a one-year membership in MATC, and a cash prize of $50. Undergraduate winners will also be paired with a conference mentor.

Papers should be 7-10 pages in length (1750-2500 words), and will be evaluated on their originality, the quality of their writing and research, and their critical/theoretical sophistication.

For consideration, please e-mail all submissions as Microsoft Word attachments to both symposiums co-chairs:
Jeff Grace (
Will Daddario (

Submissions should include the following:
(1) Your name and the name of your academic institution.
(2) Contact information (including mailing address, e-mail, and telephone number).
(3) A brief bio
(4) Indication of whether you are submitting to the Undergraduate or Graduate Debut Panel.
(5) Completed paper (no abstracts, please).

Deadlines for submissions are:
Graduate Panel = October 15, 2012
Undergraduate Panel = November 1, 2012

Please feel free to distribute to your interested students.
For more information about MATC, please visit


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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