[Theaterfacultystaff] FW: OSU Symposium Call for Papers

Barbara Fiocchi fiocchib at ohio.edu
Tue Dec 2 08:28:05 EST 2008



From: Christopher Matsos [mailto:matsos.1 at osu.edu] 
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Subject: OSU Symposium Call for Papers



Please disseminate the following call for papers throughout your department.
"Dismantling Machinal: Expressing Sex, Crime, and Punishment," is an
academic symposium to be held February 27th and 28th, 2009, at Ohio State
University in conjunction with OSU Theatre's production of Sophie
Treadwell's Machinal.  We are seeking a wide range of presentation topics
and types.  You will find our call for papers below and attached to this
email in PDF format.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Christopher T. Matsos
Department of Theatre
Ohio State University
matsos.1 at osu.edu

Call for Papers
Dismantling Machinal: 
Expressing Sex, Crime, and Punishment
Presented by The Ohio State University Department of Theatre and The
The Drake Performance and Event Center
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
February 27 and 28, 2009


Keynote Speakers:
Penny Farfan, Professor of Drama and English, University of Calgary
Julia A. Walker, Associate Professor of English and Drama, Washington
University in St. Louis

In conjunction with its 2009 production of Sophie Treadwell's Machinal, The
Ohio State University Department of Theatre and The Syndicate, the theatre
graduate student organization, will host "Dismantling Machinal: Expressing
Sex, Crime, and Punishment," an academic symposium devoted to Treadwell's
classic American drama, its themes, issues, and historical context.  Based
on the real-life 1927 murder trial of Ruth Snyder, and masterfully rendered
in expressionist strokes, Treadwell explores the social environment and
psychological conditions characteristic of the period, conditions that drove
a seemingly "normal" woman to murder her husband.
The Syndicate hereby invites the academic community to submit proposals for
a broad range of interdisciplinary presentations that seek to illuminate the
myriad theoretical, performative, and socio-political aspects of the play
and/or its historical context. Possible topics may include but are not
limited to:
Feminism                                            Documentary
Gender politics                            The death penalty
Sexuality                                           Psychology
Biopolitics                                         Criminality 
Capitalism/consumerism                    Technology
American/European expressionism          Religion
American/European avant-garde            Ethics
Please submit paper abstracts (maximum 250 words) for 15 minute
presentations or proposals for 3-4 person panels to syndicate.osu at gmail.com.
Include your name, academic affiliation, level of graduate study, phone
number, email address, as well as any audiovisual equipment needs. Deadline
for submissions is January 19, 2009. Accepted applicants will be notified by
January 30, 2009.

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