CDE Conference 2016

25th Annual CDE Conference in Eichstätt, Germany, May 26 – 29, 2016
"Theatre and Mobility"

Confirmed keynote speakers: Christopher Balme, David Savran, Tadashi Uchino, Fiona Wilkie, Karen Tei Yamashita and Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns

For more information on programme and location visit the conference homepage.

Announcement and Call for Papers

  • Call for Papers for the 2013 CDE Conference in Prague ("Theatre and Politics: Theatre as Cultural Intervention"). Deadline for proposals: December 31, 2012.

CDE News

CDE Award 2014:

CDE invites submissions for the CDE Award 2014 for outstanding research in the field of contemporary theatre and drama in English. Only recent work - Dr/PhD theses or post-doctoral theses (Habilitationsschriften) completed in 2012 and 2013 - will be considered for the prize (up to 2,500 EUR). Deadline for submissions: December 31, 2013.
Further details about the award can be found here and on a flyer (PDF document). Pass it on!

Call for papers: Journal of Contemporary Drama in English 4.2 (2016):

For issue 4.2 of JCDE, we invite papers engaging in close readings of plays and also touch upon historical, political, formal, theoretical and methodological aspects of contemporary drama, theatre, and performance. Essays should be no longer than 8,000 words (including notes and bibliography) and should be formatted according to MLA style (7th edition, 2009). Deadline for issue 4.2 (2016) is 1 June 2016.
Essay Contributions should be sent to Prof. Dr. Martin Middeke: ().
Suggestions for Reviews should be sent to Prof. Dr. Christina Wald: ().
Further details about JCDE can be found here.

The 2013 CDE London Theatre Excursion, Nov 3 - Nov 8, 2013!

An extensive tour through the world of London's contemporary theatre and drama, designed especially for students working on a theatre-related MA or PhD project at a university in mainland Europe.
Deadline for applications: July 22, 2013. The flyer (PDF document) has details. (Pass it on!)

Announcing JCDE: Journal of Contemporary Drama in English,
an international journal published by De Gruyter with CDE from 2013!

The first issue is out! Read more about it and the journal's mission statement.

  • Members Area: Members of CDE now have full access to the digitized proceedings of the first 11 CDE conferences, held between 1992 and 2002. The Members Area has individual articles or full volumes as searchable PDF files. More to follow soon.
  • The conference report of the 2011 CDE Conference in Mainz ("Ethical Debates in Contemporary Theatre and Drama") is now online.

Recent CDE Publications

JCDE 3.1 (2015)
JCDE vol. 3, issue 1 May (2015)
CDE Studies, Vol. 24
CDE Studies 24

Clara Escoda Agustí
Martin Crimp's Theatre: Collapse as Resistance to Late Capitalist Society


CDE Studies, Vol. 23
CDE Studies 23

Elżbieta Baraniecka
Sublime Drama: British Theatre of the 1990s
CDE Studies, Vol. 22
CDE Studies 22

Paula Deubner
"Into the Light": Selbst und Transzendenz in den Dramen Sarah Kanes


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