7-9th July 2011
Storey Institute, Lancaster
CALL FOR PAPERS
This is advanced notice of the second conference held under the auspices of our AHRC-sponsored project 'Cultural History of English Pantomime, 1837-1902'.
We welcome proposals for 30 minute papers which explore the connections between politics and popular culture, 1820-1910. In particular, we are interested in examining the extent to which popular theatre can reveal public perceptions of contemporary social and political issues. And conversely, how might popular entertainment influence and shape contemporary political debate?
Confirmed speakers include: Jim Davis (Warwick), Tracy Davis (Northwestern), Brian Maidment (Salford), David Mayer (Manchester), Rohan McWilliam (Anglia Ruskin), Kate Newey (Birmingham) and Mike Sanders (Manchester).
Deadline for proposals: 1 April 2011 Further information available here:
Related STR Pages
General Events Programme
Cultural History of English Pantomime, 1837-1902
The 'Sister Arts' in the Popular Theatre, c.1820-1910 (2010)
Further Information (external links)
3rd December 2010