Revolutionary Theater ACLA panel–cfp

Call for Papers: Global Perspectives on Revolutionary Theater, ACLA, 2015

Organizer: Annelle Curulla, Williams College
Co-Organizer: Sophia Tingting Zhao, Stanford University
Proposal Submission Deadline: Oct. 15
ACLA Conference Location: Seattle, Washington
Time: March 26-29, 2015

Revolutionary theater—as both a genre and a form of embodied performance— is at the very heart of questions related to politics, representation, and modernity, yet, too often, these questions remain bound by disciplinary and national boundaries. This panel will gather scholars of revolutionary theater from a broad range of national and regional traditions. Our purpose is to share and compare methods, approaches, and problems related to revolutionary theater, and to explore how theater manifests itself in different national or regional contexts. How do the form and function theater change in times of social upheaval? How does theater relate to new forms of political and social life? What are the themes, body languages, dramaturges, and affective states that give meaning to revolutionary changes? As scholars of revolutionary theater, what are our methods and sources of evidence? Where does evidence fail? Send 250 word abstract and brief bio to and

We welcome proposals for individual papers on all theatrical forms and all theoretical approaches by Oct. 15, 2014. Here is the link to the website:


Sophia Tingting Zhao (趙婷婷)
Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University
East Asian Languages and Cultures Department

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