11th Annual Irish Theatrical Diaspora Conference

Centre for Irish Studies, Charles University, Prague

 12-13 September 2014

Irish Theatre and Central Europe

The conference aims to discuss the relations between theatre in Ireland and a broadly defined region of Central Europe. Principal themes include the reception of Irish theatre and drama in Central Europe; theatre and drama from Central Europe on Irish stages; links between theatres, playwrights and practitioners from the respective geographical areas; the history, practice and politics of drama translation.

The deadline for proposals (max. 250 words) along with an affiliation, email address and a brief bio, is 30 March 2014; proposals should be sent to Dr Ondřej Pilný at ondrej.pilny@volny.cz. The conference organizers welcome applications from scholars at any stage of their career, and particularly encourage graduate students to submit proposals. Please note that as the two-day conference can accommodate only up to 20 papers, the organizers are unable to guarantee the acceptance of all proposals. Delegates will be notified of the acceptance of their presentation by 1 May 2014.

Scholarship for ITD 2014

The Irish Theatrical Diaspora Network is making available a scholarship for any Ireland-based post-graduate or unwaged post-doctoral student who wishes to deliver a paper at the 2014 conference. The scholarship will reimburse the cost of transportation to the event, up to a maximum of 300 euro. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. Applicants should send a short letter of intent outlining how the candidate would benefit from the scholarship, together with their paper proposal and a letter of reference from a supervisor to Patrick.Lonergan@nuigalway.ie on or before 1 May 2014.

Publication of Papers

The conference organizers intend to publish an edited collection of essays based on a selection of the papers presented at the conference.

Organizing Committee

Nicholas Grene (TCD), Patrick Lonergan (NUI Galway), Ondřej Pilný (Charles University), Clare Wallace (Charles University)