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Theatre Topics

Monday, March 02, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Emily Fairall
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Theatre Topics, now in its 25th year, has many exciting updates for ATHE members. Not only are we currently publishing three times a year, both Editor, D.J. Hopkins and Co-Editor, Gwendolyn Alker have recently been featured on the award winning JHUP podcast series.

We are also excited to remind ATHE members of the call for papers for the upcoming special issue, Theatre and/as Education. The deadline for this issue is March 15th, 2015:

Since the first canonical theatre text, Aristotle’s Poetics, theatre has been lauded by theatre folk and others alike for its ability to teach. Theatre remains significant in its ability to give voice, refine speaking, encourage precise listening and inspire creativity in any educational setting. In the history of the discipline, however, the distinction between teaching theatre and using theatre as a teaching tool has often created disciplinary debates. For this special issue of Theatre Topics, the editors invite submissions on the philosophical, theoretical, and practical issues surrounding pedagogy in the fields of theatre and performance studies, broadly conceived. We are particularly interested in articles that interrogate these issues from a “meta” or interdisciplinary perspective, or from those scholars and artists who move among theatre studies, performance studies, educational and applied theatre, and even non-theatre related fields such as education or psychology. Authors should endeavor to contribute to the field as a whole rather than to engage with limited or individual case studies. Read more for the full call.

Please alert your colleagues in our allied disciplines, such as Performance Studies, Educational Theatre, or those more further afield, regarding this CFP.

For information about submissions, please contact the editor for this special issue, Gwendolyn Alker at, or visit the Theatre Topics website.

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