Theatre and Minorities 2020 ESSE Conference

Country: France

City: Lyon

Abstr. due: 15.01.2020

Dates: 31.08.20 — 04.09.20

Area Of Sciences: Arts; Cultural science;

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Organizers: RADAC (Recherches arts dramatiques anglophones contemporains), AISCLI (Associazione italiana di studi sulle culture e letterature di lingua inglese) and the University Mediterranean, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Montenegro


The ESSE conference is open to everyone, whether they are members or not.

S41: Theatre and Minorities 

The birth of theatre is historically related to the birth of democracy, but it may have become an elitist artform. And yet, by nature and scope, theatre has always been a welcoming space for voices of dissent in the city, the ‘Polis’. The seminar “Theatre and Minorities” contemplates the representation and the expression of minorities (migrant communities, groups discriminated on the grounds of race, ethnicity, class, gender, or ability, LGBTIQ, intersectional identities) in contemporary Anglophone theatre since the 1990s. Such questions as staging alterity, stereotyping minorities, repression and transgression, specific dramatic voices and aesthetics for minority groups may be raised. 

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