Theaters of Marginality

Event Date: 
21 Sep 2018 to 22 Sep 2018


University of Massachusetts Amherst and Amherst College

The Second Conference of the Iberian Theater and Performance Network will focus on the topic of marginality. It is informed by the transhistorical persistence of marginality, which we aim to approach from a textual, performative, and cultural perspective. We seek to explore non-normative practices and their negotiation in the realm of gender, sexuality, race, class, religion, and identity. Additionally, this conference will address the boundaries of the performative and theatrical event, as a site of inclusion and exclusion. We invite abstracts for 20-minute papers (in English or Spanish) on a broad variety of topics and methodological approaches that treat the theme of "Theaters of Marginality" from disciplines including theater and performance studies, literary studies, musicology, history, art history, philosophy, cultural studies, religious studies, gender and sexuality studies, and critical theory.

To propose a paper, please submit an abstract not exceeding 250 words to the program committee at The proposal should include the speaker's name, e-mail address, and academic affiliation. Proposals must be received by end of day on Friday, March 16, 2018. For more information, see

Submission date for papers: 
16 Mar 2018