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Spanish Golden Age at the MLA Conference (Call for Papers)

Call for Papers

Annual Meeting of the MLA, December, 2009

The Division on Sixteenth- and Seventeenth Century Spanish Drama of the Modern Language Association is pleased to announce an open Call for Papers for the annual meeting of the MLA to be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 27-30, 2009. The topics of the three sessions sponsored by the Division are as follows:

Spaces and Places in the Early Modern Public Theater

  • Creation of dramatic space in the Comedia through deixis, diegesis, and visual images, within the context of the theaters’ physical spaces.

Polyphony in the Comedia

  • Multiple voices, points of view, plots, forms of speech, meters, and sounds, and their relation to the organicity of comedias, their dramatic effects, reception, etc.

Early Modern Spanish Drama beyond the Public Playhouses

  • Court, private, church, convent, Jesuit, university, and street theaters: their influences and dramatic traditions, theatrical assumptions, venues, audiences, etc.

One page abstracts should be sent to Donald R. Larson at: larson.3[at]osu.edu. Deadline: March 15, 2009

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