CALL FOR PAPERS Intermediality in Theatre & Performance Working Group

17 November, 2013


Call For Papers


Intermediality in Theatre & Performance

Working Group



Theatre and Stratification

IFTR/FIRT International Federation for Theatre Research
World Congress

University of Warwick

28 July-1 August 2014


In response to the theme of the Warwick Congress in 2014, we propose the following questions:


-  How might we understand stratification with reference to intermediality in theatre and performance? Is stratification inherently inscribed in intermedial practice?

-  How does intermediality respond to economic, social, and cultural stratification? In what ways does it display and challenge it in theatre and performance?

-  Is there a perceptible economic or geographic stratification between performers who deploy intermedial strategies? (Is intermedial performance primarily a Western, late capitalist phenomenon?)

-  Does intermediality stratify its audiences or experiencers?

-  Open call: we encourage submissions that address intermediality in theatre and performance, even if they do not directly refer to the conference theme.


Further information on the conference is at



The deadline for submission is 15 January 2014.

Please submit an abstract of max 300 words along with a short bio of max 50 words.

Abstracts must be submitted via the abstract submission page:


Please note that you need to be a current IFTR/FIRT member in order to submit an abstract. The IFTR membership can be updated through the Cambridge Journals link pasted above.


Applicants will be informed of acceptance by 21 February 2014.


Registration (including accommodation and the social programme) will open on 1 March 2014.



Format of Conference sessions

The co-conveners will arrange proposals into panels of papers on connected topics. We invite 20-minute presentations in any format. If we have an exceptionally large number of participants, we may ask for shorter presentations (e.g. 10 minutes) and focus on ideas from pre-circulated papers. We are keen on encouraging a lively discussion during the sessions.

We also invite observers to our sessions and we appreciate their contribution to the discussions.

The group is welcoming and inclusive. We will organize drinks/ dinner during the conference for the members of the group.

We look forward to hearing from you.

WG Co-conveners:

Aneta Mancewicz, University of Bedfordshire,

Ralf Remshardt, University of Florida,

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