The S Word - STANISLAVSKI IN CONTEXT: Symposium at the University of Malta

22 September, 2018 by Stefan Aquilina | 0 comments

The S Word - STANISLAVSKI IN CONTEXT: Symposium at the University of Malta

Registration is now open!


Annual Symposium organised by

The Stanislavski Centre and The Department of Theatre Studies (University of Malta)

in collaboration with The University of California Riverside.






5th, 6th, 7th April 2019




Venue:                         The Valletta Campus of the University of Malta, Valletta, Malta




Keynote speakers:       Prof. Laurence Senelick (Tufts University)


Prof. Vicki Ann Cremona (University of Malta)




Co-conveners:             Dr. Paul Fryer (The Stanislavski Centre)


Dr Stefan Aquilina (University of Malta)




Creative Adviser:        Prof. Bella Merlin (University of California Riverside)




Following on from the past three successful editions of the Symposium, we are very pleased to announce the Call for Papers/Presentations for the fourth major event of The S Word project. 


In choosing ‘Stanislavski in Context’ as its title, the 2019 edition of The S Word Symposium shows a dual ambition. It invites proposals that reflect on Stanislavski’s work within the social, cultural, and political milieus in which it developed without however forgetting the ways in which this work was transmitted, adapted, and appropriated within recent and current theatre contexts. The Symposium’s reach, therefore, is both historical as well as contemporary, and participants are encouraged to think of Stanislavski both as an instigator of modern theatre as well as a paradigm for performance practices within twenty-first-century training and performance scenarios. 




We invite proposals for contributions in the following formats:


  • an individual conventional paper (20 minutes);

  • practical/workshop sessions (40 minutes);

  • panel presentations (a minimum of three participants) (60 minutes);

  • and, for the first time this year, practice-as-research sessions/practical presentations (20 minutes).




In the first instance please send a short written proposal (no more than 300 words) to Dr. Paul Fryer ( and Dr Stefan Aquilina (, to arrive no later than 30th November 2018. Please include a short bionote.




Publication: Selected papers and other material from this event will be published in a special edition of the journal, Stanislavski Studies, in March 2020.




Registration for this event is now open online:




Early bird Registration Fee payable until 01 January 2019 midnight CET: EUR 175.

Standard Registration Fee payable until 29 March 2019 midnight CET: EUR 225.

Members of SCUDD, ATHE and Drama UK: EUR 160.

Concessions (including students, unemployed, pensioners): EUR 100.

Registration Fees cover: Attendance at Conference Sessions & Conference pack.




This event is generously supported by the School of Performing Arts of the University of Malta.

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