CALL FOR PAPERS
THEATERS OF MARGINALITY
University of Massachusetts Amherst and Amherst College
SEPTEMBER 21-22, 2018
The Second Conference of the Iberian Theater and Performance Network will focus on the topic of marginality. It is informed by the transhistorical persistence of marginality, which we aim to approach from a textual, performative, and cultural perspective. We seek to explore non-normative practices and their negotiation in the realm of gender, sexuality, race, class, religion, and identity. Additionally, this conference will address the boundaries of the performative and theatrical event, as a site of inclusion and exclusion.
We are excited to share a lineup of participants and abstracts for both sessions of the “Marginality in Spanish Theater” working group at the MLA 2018. A first draft of these papers will be available at the ITPN commons page (www.mla.hcommons.org) after December 1. Participants will present for ten minutes and we will leave enough time for discussion.
Our working group schedule for MLA 2018 in New York has been confirmed. Both sessions will take place at the Hilton Midtown (Sixth Ave, between 53rd and 54th st.)
217. Marginality in Spanish Theater
FRIDAY, 5 JANUARY 8:30 AM-9:45 AM, BEEKMAN (HILTON)
SATURDAY, 6 JANUARY 10:15 AM-11:30 AM, BEEKMAN (HILTON)
We will update our commons page with abstracts after November 1.
Jennifer Duprey (Rutgers U, Newark, Newark)
Esther Fernández (Rice U)
Elena Garcia-Martin (U of Utah)
Antonio Guijarro-Donadios (Worcester State U)
Cristina Martínez-Carazo (U of California, Davis)
Harrison Meadows (U of Tennessee, Knoxville)
Anton Pujol (U of North Carolina, Charlotte)
David Rodriguez-Solas (U of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Our working group “Marginality in Spanish Theater” has been accepted and will be meeting at the MLA 2018 (January 4-7). Esther Fernández (Rice University) and David Rodríguez Solás (University of Massachusetts Amherst) will coordinate this new format launching at the convention in New York. Working groups meet for two consecutive days with the attendance and contribution of all confirmed participants. “Marginality in Spanish Theater” addresses how theater has presented and represented marginal subjects from early modern plays to our most immediate present. Group discussions will aim at elucidating the theatrical mechanisms by which the constant presence of marginal figures on stage negotiates the nation’s social realities.
Ya podéis ver la entrevista a los actores de la dramaturgia Haciendo memoria que cerró el simposio de la ITPN, Performing Spain. Theaters of Memory in Iberian Cultures. Pulsad aquí.