Due Feb 15 | CFP – The Bruce Kirle Memorial Debut Panel in Music Theatre/Dance

Call for Papers
Deadline Extended to February 15

ATHE’s Music Theatre/Dance Focus Group:
The Bruce Kirle Memorial Debut Panel in Music Theatre/Dance

The Music Theatre/Dance (MT/D) Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education

(ATHE) announces its call for papers for the Bruce Kirle Memorial Debut Panel in Music Theatre/Dance at the 2017 ATHE conference in Las Vegas, Nevada from August 3-6, 2017.

This annual panel is held in memory of Professor Bruce Kirle, scholar of musical theatre and longtime member of the Music Theatre/Dance Focus Group. Dr. Jessica Sternfeld, Associate Professor of Musicology at Chapman University and author of The Megamusical, will serve as this year’s respondent.

Paper submissions may concern any area within the purview of the Music Theatre/Dance Focus Group, which encompasses opera, operetta, musical theatre, dance theatre, performance art with music or dance elements, and pedagogy of music theatre and dance. Paper submissions may also address intersections of ability, class, race, gender, nationality, and sexuality in global musical theatre/dance broadly construed.

Submissions are open to graduate students and scholars who have not yet presented at a national conference, as well as established scholars who have not previously presented or published in the areas of music theatre or dance. Scholars must not be scheduled to present on music theatre or dance topics at any other national conference prior to the submission date, and papers may not be cross-submitted to another ATHE panel for the 2017 conference. Scholars may, however, present or serve on other panels at this conference.

For consideration, please e-mail your paper, 10 to 12 pages in length, as a Microsoft Word attachment to mtdgradrep@gmail.com by February 15, 2017. Please include a cover page with your name, paper title, institutional affiliation, and contact information, but remove your name from the body of the essay.

Three papers will be selected by a blind peer-review committee for inclusion on this competitive panel. The selected authors will be expected to attend the conference in Las Vegas and to present their papers there. They will receive a copy of Bruce Kirle’s “Unfinished Show Business” generously donated by his family, a yearlong subscription to “Studies in Musical Theatre” (Intellect Books), and their essays will be prepared for publication in that journal.

Please direct any and all questions to mtdgradrep@gmail.com.

For more information on the ATHE 2017 conference, visit http://www.athe.org[athe.org].

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