Call for Book Proposals

27 January, 2024 by Christopher Balme | 0 comments

Call for Book Proposals

Transnational Theatre Histories is looking for book proposals that deal with theatre's imbrication with phenomena such as cultural exchange, migration, appropriation, and circulation.

Transnational Theatre Histories (Palgrave) illuminates vectors of cultural exchange, migration, appropriation, and circulation that long predate the more recent trends of neoliberal globalization. Books in the series document and theorize the emergence of theatre, opera, dance, and performance against backgrounds such as imperial expansion, technological development, modernity, industrialization, colonization, diplomacy, and cultural self-determination. Proposals are invited on topics such as: theatrical trade routes; public spheres through cross-cultural contact; the role of multi-ethnic metropolitan centers and port cities; modernization and modernity experienced in transnational contexts; new materialism: objects moving across borders and regions; migration and recombination of aesthetics and forms; colonization and decolonization as transnational projects; performance histories of cross- or inter-cultural contact; festivals, exchanges, partnerships, collaborations, and co-productions; diplomacy, state and extra-governmental involvement, support, or subversion; historical perspectives on capital, finance, and administration; processes of linguistic and institutional translation; translocality, glocality, transregional and omnilocal vectors; developing new forms of collaborative authorship.

Prospective authors are encouraged to reach out to any of the editorsLeo Cabranes-GrantChristopher BalmeTracy C. DavisMarlis Schweitzer

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