Call for Papers: 2014 AHCT Symposium

AHCT 30th Annual Spanish Golden Age Theater Symposium,

February 27 – March 1, 2014

The 2014 AHCT Spanish Golden Age Theater Symposium, featuring special events to commemorate AHCT’s 30th  year, will take place February 27-March 1 in El Paso, Texas. These dates coincide with the 2014 Golden Age Spanish Theater Festival at the Chamizal National Memorial, scheduled to run February 26 – March 2, 2014. Sessions will begin Thursday morning, February 27, and end Saturday afternoon, March 1, 2014. The meeting of the officers of the AHCT will take place Wednesday, February 26, 2014, from 9 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 deadline for receipt of all submissions (abstracts and graduate student papers) is November 1, 2013; submitters will be informed of their status by December 1, 2013.

Hotel Reservations.  Note that the Symposium will take place at a new location this year, the Hilton Garden Inn El Paso/University , 111 West University Avenue, El Paso, 79902. A special conference rate is available to AHCT symposium participants; the rate of $85 applies to single/double/triple/quad rooms, or participants may select the $95 single/double/triple/quad rate and receive a hot buffet breakfast for up to two people in the room. All rates are subject to a 17.5% tax. Parking is complimentary. The group rate applies Tuesday, February 25 to Saturday, March 1, 2014. Reservations may be made online or by calling the Hilton’s toll-free number, 877-782-9444, and providing AHCT’s group reservation code (forthcoming). Visit the hotel website.

AHCT Conference Registration.  You must be a member of the AHCT to register for the conference. Current membership dues are $50 (or $90 for two years) for faculty and $40 (or $70 for two years) for retired members and students. 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 $25 is assessed if registration is paid after January 30; a late fee of $50 applies for registrations after February 13, 2014. 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 $20 payable at the time of registration purchases tickets for the banquet. The aforementioned late fees also apply to auditor registration.)

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