As you may know,
our Working Group -- the Scenography Working Group of the International
Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR/FIRT) -- fosters scenography research as
a discipline within the wider field of theatre research, focusing on the
interconnection between visual arts, architecture, theatre space, and
performance. In addition to our meeting
at the annual FIRT Conferences, we hold a bi-annual international meeting,
focused each time on a specific theme.
We met in
As the number of
the participants in our meetings is growing larger and larger, four young
scholars have joined
We invite you to
offer a paper at the sessions of the Scenography Working Group at the next FIRT
We are looking forward to seeing you in
With best wishes,
The Conveners of the FIRT Scenography Working Group
Stephen Di Benedetto ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dominika Larionow ( email@example.com )
David Vivian ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Call for Papers
International Federation for Theatre Research Conference
The Scenography Working Group of
the International Federation for Theatre Research invites submissions of
Abstracts for our sessions at the forthcoming IFTR/FIRT meeting in
Within the larger theme of the conference, our sessions will focus upon fundamental questions regarding the interaction between the director and the designer and its effects on theatre space and performance. We wish to explore the following issues: What is the nature of collaboration between designer and director? How do design teams implement directorial concepts? How are issues of mise-en-scène addressed by the designer? Prior to the advent of the director, who held this role and how did this affect the design production process?
Papers on these issues and related topics may be proposed within the following areas: history of scenography in performing arts; scenographic theory and practice; costume design; lighting and sound design; design for dance and multimedia performance; mask, puppet, and object theatre; contemporary live art and visual theatre companies.
Please send by
Abstracts of the papers will be distributed to the participants well in advance of our meeting. Instead of reading their paper, participants at our sessions will be asked to give a 15-minute presentation of their work, including visual material (we will try to provide simultaneous translation for participants who do not speak English at all). A selection of the finished papers (5000 to 7000 words each) will be published in our Theatre Arts Journal, a scholarly refereed publication.
More information about the FIRT Conference can be found on the FIRT website (www.firt-iftr.org/firt/home/jsp). The conference is open also for those who are not FIRT members. Registration forms can be obtained by writing to Prof. A. Chepurov (email@example.com). When filling the Registration Form, please do not forget to specify that you wish to present your paper at the sessions of the Scenography Working Group.