A 2020 ESSE Panel co-organized by our Board Member, Serena Guarracino 31 August-September 4 Lyon

CFP ESSE, Lyon, France, August 31-September 4, 2020 


Dear colleagues,

RADAC (Recherches arts dramatiques anglophones contemporains),  AISCLI (Associazione italiana di studi sulle culture e letterature di lingua inglese) and the University Mediterranean, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Montenegro,are inviting proposals for seminar S41: Theatre and Minorities.

Abstracts of 200/250 words should be sent to us by 15 January 2020.

Please note  theESSE seminar format is 15 minutes followed by a 5 minute question time.

The ESSE conference is open to everyone, whether they are members or not.


S41: Theatre and Minorities 

The birth of theatre is historically related to the birth of democracy, but it may have become an elitist artform. And yet, by nature and scope, theatre has always been a welcoming space for voices of dissent in the city, the ‘Polis’. The seminar “Theatre and Minorities” contemplates the representation and the expression of minorities (migrant communities, groups discriminated on the grounds of race, ethnicity, class, gender, or ability, LGBTIQ, intersectional identities) in contemporary Anglophone theatre since the 1990s. Such questions as staging alterity, stereotyping minorities, repression and transgression, specific dramatic voices and aesthetics for minority groups may be raised.



* Christine Kiehl (Université Lumière Lyon 2, France), christine.kiehl@univ-lyon2.fr

*Serena Guarracino (Università dell’Aquila, Italy), serena.guarracino@gmail.com

*Vesna Tripković- Samardžić (Mediterranean University, Montenegro), vesna.tripkovic-samardzic@fvu.me