2015 El Paso

AHCT Annual Spanish Golden Age Theater Symposium,

March 19 – 21, 2015


The 2015 AHCT Spanish Golden Age Theater Symposium will take place March 19-21 in El Paso, Texas. These dates coincide with the Golden Age Spanish Theater Festival at the Chamizal National Memorial, March 18-22, 2015. Sessions will begin Thursday morning, March 19, and end Saturday afternoon, March 21. The meeting of the officers of the AHCT will take place Wednesday, March 18, from 9:00 am -12 noon, and the meeting of the Board of Directors will take place that same day from 1:30-5:00 p.m.

Call for Papers.  The Association for Hispanic Classical Theater particularly encourages studies on all aspects of performance of Siglo de Oro dramatic texts, though proposals for papers or special sessions at the annual symposium on other topics related to Spanish Golden Age theater are welcome. Papers should be 20 minutes in length, and may be delivered in Spanish or English. To submit an abstract for the AHCT Symposium, fill out the AHCT Symposium Abstract Submission Form.

If you are a graduate student, after submitting your abstract through the website, please also send your completed ten-page paper in Word to gradsubmissions@comedias.org. This applies to all students, including those who have been invited to be members of panels, whether organized by faculty members or others. Graduate students whose papers are accepted for presentation will be considered for the AHCT Everett W. Hesse Travel Grant. The submission form will allow applicants to indicate any special equipment needs, as well as to volunteer to help at the symposium. Conference participants who will be using the projector for their presentations should plan on bringing their own laptops.

The new extended deadline for receipt of all submissions (abstracts and graduate student papers) is September 1, 2014.

Hotel Reservations.  The Symposium will once again take place at the Hilton Garden Inn El Paso/University , 111 West University Avenue, El Paso, 79902, 1-915-315-2121. A special conference rate is available to AHCT symposium participants; the rate of $112 applies to single/double/triple/quad rooms, and includes a hot buffet breakfast for up to two people per room. All rates are subject to a 17.5% tax. Parking is complimentary. The group rate applies Tuesday, March 17 through Sunday, March 22, 2015. Reservations may be made online at www.elpaso.stayhgi.com or by calling the Hilton’s toll-free number, 1-877-STAY-HGI (1-877-782-9444). Use the group rate code: AHCT.

AHCT Conference Registration.  You must be a member of the AHCT to register for the conference. Current membership dues are $65 (or $120 for two years) for faculty and $55 (or $100 for two years) for retired members and students. A lifetime membership may be purchased for $650.  The registration fee for the conference for all faculty attendees, as well as for graduate students who are reading papers or participating in a special session, is $125. A late fee of $50 is assessed if registration is paid after February 5, 2015; if registration is not paid in full by February 19, 2015, the participant will be dropped from the program. Registration includes conference attendance, the annual banquet of the AHCT, transportation to and from the Chamizal National Memorial every evening for the Siglo de Oro Spanish Drama Festival, and refreshments in the hospitality room after the theater performances. (Note: a special registration rate of $40 applies to students who do not present papers or attend the banquet. An additional $25 payable at the time of registration purchases tickets for the banquet. The aforementioned late fees also applies to auditor registration.)

Conference Updates. Further details regarding the symposium will appear on the AHCT webpages as they become available. For special inquiries, please contact the AHCT Conference Director, Darci Strother, strother@csusm.edu.

To join AHCT or to renew your membership, visit our Membership page (Clicking this link will open a new window or tab.).

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