Pre-organized Panels

44th Annual Comparative Drama Conference

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Pre-organized Panels – Call for Papers

Pre-organized Panels and Roundtables will also be considered. A pre-organized panel should include three papers. Each paper should be 15 minutes in length. Panel proposals should include (1) a copy of each panelist’s 250 word abstract with paper title, author’s name, institutional affiliation, status, postal address and email address at top left, and (2) a succinct, 50-word rationale for the grouping of the papers. The panel organizer should email the abstracts and rationale to by 3 November 2019 A pre-organized roundtable should include at least four participants. Roundtable proposals should include (1) a succinct, 50 word explanation of and rationale for the roundtable topic, (2) a timeline of the program, including time for audience interaction and Q & A, and (3) clear evidence of each participant’s expertise in the topic area. Do not send entire vitae. Include only evidence applicable to the roundtable topic. The panel or roundtable organizer should email the abstracts and rationale to by 3 November 2019.

If you would like to advertise a pre-organized panel on the CDC website, please send the panel title, organizer contact information, deadline, and description to immediately.

Calls for Pre-Organized Panel Participants

George Bernard Shaw

Sponsored by the International Shaw Society

Papers addressing any aspect of George Bernard Shaw’s plays are welcome.  Please submit your 250 word abstract to Dr. Tony Stafford ( by October 31, 2019.

David Henry Hwang

Sponsored Panel by the David Henry Hwang Society

While any paper on David Henry Hwang’s plays are welcome, we are interested in exploring the generation of Asian-American playwrights who have followed Hwang and their (dis)connection with Hwang’s legacy.

The David Henry Hwang Society was founded in 2016 at the Comparative Drama Conference with the goal of promoting scholarly examination of Hwang’s theatrical works. Since his first breakout play, FOB, in 1980, David Henry Hwang has proven the most significant and prolific Asian American playwright to date.  From the global phenomenon of M. Butterfly and more recent successes with Yellow Face and Chinglish, Hwang has staged stories of the Asian American experience and explored questions of race, culture, and identity.

Send your 250 words abstract to by October 31, 2019