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>Subject: CFP: "Parables in Drama" at ATHE
>Conference (10/15/06; ATHE, 7/26/07-7/29/07)
>CALL FOR PAPERS
>ěParables in Dramaî
>Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference
>July 26-29, 2007
>Parables and drama, and specifically parables in drama, work performatively
>to ěredescribeî the world as we know it and force the audience to perform a
>redescription of reality. They deserve our attention for the ways in which the
>self and our world are constructed and deconstructed. But most especially,
>parables in drama consider layers of readings that highlight what the best of
>both genres have to offer.
>This panel will investigate this little theorized form and specific readings
>of parables in drama. What is a parable in drama? What is parabolic drama? Is
>there a difference?
>Possible topics to explore:
>How do the parables of Jesus make their way into drama?
>How are parables in drama and religion fundamentally tied together?
>What is the ethical world of parabolic drama?
>Are parables in drama didactic?
>What is the performative nature of the parable in drama?
>What cultural critics may inform parabolic drama?
>How is parabolic drama relevant in a post-9/11 world?
>What is parabolic performance?
>How does parabolic drama investigate the self?
>BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, how do you apply the above to perform readings of
>Please email 250-500 word abstracts and a copy of your c.v. to Michael Y.
>Bennett at [log in to unmask] by October 15, 2006. Queries invited.
>For further information about the conference, please consult the ATHE website:
The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Assistant Editor: Megan McKinstry
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
Info available at: http://www.missouri.edu/~graswww/resources/gerlistserv.html