CFP_International Doctoral Conference in Theatre, Brno, Czech Republic


Dear Madam / Sir,

Theatre Faculty of Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno (DIFA JAMU)
is pleased to invite you to the

7th International Conference of Doctoral Studies in Theatre Practice and Theory


held 20-21 November in Brno, Czech Republic.

Increasingly intangible, liquid nature of contemporary theatre, crossing traditional boundaries and contesting conventional methodologies, represents a huge challenge for PhD students. Considering that doctoral studies are a potential think tank reacting to current trends in the most up-to-date and innovative way, they are worth detailed and systematic attention. What are some of the current trends in doctoral theatre research? What are the new topics and methodologies? Recently, artistic research has entered into the theatre field, trying to fuse artistic creation with academic discourse. What kind of theatre projects does in initiate? What strategies of knowledge production are involved? And what risks and achievements does it generate?

The international biennial conference at DIFA JAMU is focused on mapping doctoral studies based at theatre academies or university departments of theatre studies. DIFA JAMU represents a theatre academy with a long-standing tradition of a doctoral programme covering majority of the theatre specialisations and professions. The International Conference of Doctoral Studies in Theatre Practice and Theory was founded in 2003 and has been visited by more than eighty PhD students from Europe, Africa or Asia. For more info see:

Not only PhD students but also their supervisors or other pedagogues from their institutions are most welcome to take part in the conference. DIFA JAMU covers accommodation for a maximum of three nights to PhD students-speakers and one pedagogue from every institution. The official language of the conference is English, simultaneous interpretation into Czech/English is provided.

We welcome proposals for 20-minute presentations. Applications with abstracts of 200-300 words should be sent to riou by 20 May 2015.

For further information, please find attached Call for Papers and application forms.

You can also follow the conference on Facebook:

We look forward to your proposals.

With best regards,

Mgr. et Mgr. Radka Kunderová, Ph.D. prof. PhDr. Josef Kovalčuk
conference programme chair vice-dean for science, research and international relations

Petra Riou

International Office

Theatre Faculty

Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts Brno

Mozartova 1

662 15 Brno

Czech Republic