40th Comparative Drama Conference

Pre-organized Panels - Call for Papers


Pre-organized Panels and Roundtables will also be considered. A pre-organized panel should include three papers. Each paper should be 15 minutes in length. Panel proposals should include (1) a copy of each panelist’s 250 word abstract with paper title, author’s name, institutional affiliation, status, postal address and email address at top left, and (2) a succinct, 50-word rationale for the grouping of the papers. The panel organizer should email the abstracts and rationale to cdc@stevenson.edu by 3 December 2015. A pre-organized roundtable should include at least four participants. Roundtable proposals should include (1) a succinct, 50 word explanation of and rationale for the roundtable topic, (2) a timeline of the program, including time for audience interaction and Q & A, and (3) clear evidence of each participant's expertise in the topic area. Do not send entire vitae. Include only evidence applicable to the roundtable topic. The panel or roundtable organizer should email the abstracts and rationale to cdc@stevenson.edu by 3 December 2015.

If you would like to advertise a pre-organized panel on the CDC website, please send the panel title, organizer contact information, deadline, and description to cdc@stevenson.edu immediately.

Calls for Pre-Organized Panel Participants


HOW TO TEACH A PLAY: Exercises for the College Classroom

Do you have a teaching tip for your favorite play? Are you looking for ways to engage with colleagues on the art of teaching drama while attending the Comparative Drama Conference? If so, CDC Board Members Miriam Chirico and Kelly Younger invite you to submit a teaching exercise through a simple, on-line form: CLICK HERE or paste bit.ly/teachingplays into your browser. This panel hopes to inspire dialogue on how to teach the performative aspects of dramatic literature. Selected participants will share their ideas on an informal panel at the conference, and all submissions will be considered for future publication in the handbook Miriam and Kelly are currently editing. All participants are encouraged to submit; we invite ideas from graduate student through full professors. The deadline is March 15, 2016. More information is available on the link above, but if you have questions, contact kellyandmiriameditors@gmail.com.