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Vol.6, No.3,2014
ISSN 1949-8519
Published by: Shanghai Normal University,Purdue University and the Wuhan Institute for Humanities

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  • Call for Papers: International Ibsen Conference “Ibsen and Power”  2014/07/04
  • The XIVth International Ibsen Conference will be held at the University of Vienna, in Vienna, Austria on 10-14 August 2015. The theme of the conference will be “Ibsen and Power,” since in some basic sense all of Ibsen’s plays can be seen as investigations of power and power relations. On page and stage Ibsen is often seen as interrogating and critiquing the workings of power in terms of gender, class, economy, or politics. Power in Ibsen is, however, not merely negative or something to be resisted. The power of truth, art, and the individual, or the empowerment of women and youth are also obvious ‘Ibsenian’ themes. Power and power relations are also important aspects of the reception and use of Ibsen in different contexts: in reviews and literary history, in the theatre, in political struggle and censorship, in soft diplomacy, nation building, education, and theatre for development, just to mention a few. We encourage all participants to devote thought in some way to this main theme so as to advance the common discussion at the conference. Papers may address, but are by no means restricted to, the following subtopics: 1. […]