Call for papers: The Days After

Published November 3, 2020

Through the Lens of Karel Čapek’s Plays R.U.R. and The White Plague: Staging the Ethical Dilemmas of Industrial and Post-industrial Societies in 20th and 21st Century. Online conference will take place on 26-27 January 2021, you can send your papers until 30 November 2020.

For the 100th anniversary of the premiere of R.U.R. at the National Theatre in Prague, the Arts and Theatre Institute will host an online conference devoted to the staging traditions of Čapek’s works dealing with the ethical problems of modern civilisations. The conference will focus on two distinct thematic areas. The first will be devoted to staging traditions of R.U.R. and The White Plague in the Czech Republic/Czechoslovakia and abroad. The second will open a space for insights into civilisational dilemmas related to the themes of Čapek’s plays R.U.R. and The White Plague in the context of contemporary theatre and society.

The conference will take place on 26-27 January 2021 on the Zoom platform and will be held in English. The organisers plan to publish the conference proceedings.

More information here.