Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Irish Society for Theatre Research Conference

Conference theme: ‘Consciousness and Cognition – Theatre Practice and Performance’.

The 2014 conference of the Irish Society for Theatre Research offers a wide platform for discussion, performance, practical workshops and keynote lectures by Kristin Linklater, vocal coach, acting teacher, Head of Acting (Theatre Arts Division, Columbia University) and Bruce McConachie (Chair, Professor/Director of Graduate Studies, Theatre Arts, University of Pittsburgh). We invite proposals for papers/practice based presentations which explore drama, theatre, performance, practice, and spectating through the lens of cognitive science or its associated disciplines:- psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, anthropology, linguistics, artificial intelligence, education. We encourage submissions on international as well as Irish theatre and performance. Other related topics are also welcome.
 Only members of the Irish Society for Theatre Research may present papers at the conference. Membership application forms will be available during the event. Please send a short (max 300 words) proposal to the conference organizers by email to on or before 14th February 2014. Please include with your proposal your name and institutional affiliation (if any) and AV requirements for presentation.

Category: Conferences: Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Time: Two day conference
Location: Drama and Theatre Studies (School of Music and Theatre)
Target Audience: All Welcome : Advance Registration Required
Admission Price: € For registration fee go to
Contact: Dr. Marie Kelly

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