"Staging Interculturality"

18th CDE Annual Conference, Vienna, Austria, 4 - 7 June 2009
The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English is pleased to announce its 18th Annual Conference (4-7 June 2009). It will be organised by the Department of English (Prof. Rubik, Prof. Huber) at the University of Vienna and held as a rooming-in conference at the Don-Bosco-Haus, Vienna (13th district).


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CDE has the following aims and objectives:
  • research on and teaching of recent and contemporary theatre and drama in English
  • organisation of conferences with contemporary playwrights, actors / directors, drama critics, academics in the field of theatre and drama, and teachers of theatre and drama in secondary schools
  • publication of scholarly articles and monographs
  • cooperation with theatres, cultural institutes, schools, etc.
  • cooperation with friendly associations abroad.

CDE's annual conferences bring together academics, teachers, students, playwrights, directors, and other theatre practitioners for scholarly papers, workshops, drama performances, and discussions.

Recent participants included:

PLAYWRlGHTS - Howard Barker, Richard Bean, Howard Brenton, Sarah Daniels, David Edgar, David Eldridge, Stella Feehily, David Greig, Stephen Jeffreys, Roger Hall, Charlotte Keatley, Thomas Kilroy, Bryony Lavery, Louise Page, Julia Pascal, Mark Ravenhill, Drew Hayden Taylor, Michelene Wandor;

DIRECTORS - Max Stafford-Clark (Royal Court), Julian Forsyth (Greenwich Studio Theatre), Nicholas J. M. Arnold (De Montfort University Drama Department, Leicester), Bole Butake (Yaounde, Cameroon), Rose Mbowa (Makarere University Drama Department, Kampala, Uganda), Jill Arndt (English Theater, Frankfurt/Main), Peter Griffith (White Horse Theatre, Soest), Irmgard Lange (Staatstheater Dresden), Richard A. Cave (Royal Holloway University, London), Alby James (Northern Film School, Leeds), Gabriele Wiesmüller (Mainfranken Theater, Würzburg), Stuart Marlow (Stuttgart);

DRAMATURGS and CRITICS - Hans-Thies Lehmann (Frankfurt), Karl-Heinz Müller (Chemnitz), Michael Raab (Frankfurt), Theodore Shank (San Diego, CA), Aleks Sierz (London),

STUDENT DRAMA GROUPS from Augsburg, Berlin (TU), Bremen (IUB), Dresden, Essen, Giessen, Mainz, Paderborn, Siegen, Tübingen, Würzburg, and Vienna have complemented the conference programmes as have Drei Wolken, Staatstheater Dresden, White Horse Theatre, Soest, ACTS Stuttgart, Bremer Shakespeare Company, Clyde Unity Theatre, Glasgow, BandBazi, Brighton, Desperate Thespians, Siegen.

CDE Publications (CDE and CDE Studies)

Annual Publications (Proceedings)
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CDE1: New Forms of Comedy
CDE2: Centres and Margins
CDE3: Drama and Reality
CDE4: Beyond the Mainstream
CDE5: Anthropological Perspectives
CDE6: Race and Religion
CDE7: Mediated Drama Dramatized Media
CDE8: Crossing Borders
CDE9: (Dis-)Continuities Trends and Traditions
CDE10: Global Challenges and Regional Responses
CDE11: Extending the Code
CDE12: Staging Displacement, Exile and Diaspora
CDE13: Mapping Uncertain Territories
CDE14: Drama and/after Postmodernism
CDE15: Non-Standard Forms of Contemporary Drama and Theatre

Recent Titles in the CDE Monograph Series:
CDE Studies 13-17
Mark Berninger, Neue Formen des Geschichtsdramas in Großbritannien und Irland seit 1970
Günter U. Beck, Defending Dreamer's Rock - Geschichte, Geschichtsbewusstsein und Geschichts-
     kultur im Native Drama der USA und Kanadas
Ricarda Klendorf, The Great Work Begins - Tony Kushners Theater for Change in America
Christine Quay, Mythopoiesis vor dem Ende? - Formen des Mythischen im zeitgenössischen britischen
                    und irischen Drama
Holger Südkamp, Tom Stoppard's Biographical Drama