2017 El Paso

The AHCT Annual

Spanish Golden Age Theater Symposium

April 20–22, 2017, Hilton Garden Inn, El Paso, TX

The 2017 Donald Dietz Keynote Speaker will be Professor Barbara Fuchs, UCLA, Director of the UCLA Working Group on the Comedia in Translation and Performance and founder of Diversifying the Classics, a project working to foster the awareness and appreciation of Hispanic classical theater in Los Angeles and beyond. http://diversifyingtheclassics.humanities.ucla.edu/.

The conference dates coincide with the Siglo de Oro Spanish Theater Festival at the Chamizal National Memorial Theater, April 19–22, 2017. The Association for Hispanic Classical Theater encourages studies on performance aspects of Siglo de Oro dramatic texts, though proposals for papers or special sessions on other topics related to Spanish Golden Age theater are also welcome. Papers should be twenty minutes in length, and may be delivered in either Spanish or English. To submit an abstract, visit the 2017 conference web page and fill out an Abstract Submission Form. If you are a graduate student, after submitting your abstract, 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. Participants that will be using the projector for their presentations should plan on bringing their own laptops. No VCR or DVD players will be available at the conference; presenters using video should plan on showing them in digital form. The new extended deadline for receipt of all submissions (abstracts and graduate student papers) is October 1, 2016.


Conference Updates. Further details regarding the symposium will appear on the 2017 conference page on the AHCT website as they become available. For special inquiries, please contact the AHCT Conference Director, Darci Strother, at strother@csusm.edu.