International Conference of Theatre Studies, 23rd edition
University of Arts Târgu-Mureș, December 9-10, 2022, Târgu-Mureș, Romania
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
Târgu Mureș theatre scene - 60 years of dialogue and artistic performance
Art is unique and local. This statement by Karl Ove Knausgård shows, on the one hand, the exceptional, incomparable character of every artistic gesture. On the other hand, the quoted words also speak about the particular, the characteristic of the space in which a certain artistic vibration is born. The year 1962 has a special significance for the Târgu Mureș theatre scene. The Studio Theatre of the Szentgyörgyi István Theatre Institute opened in October. Less than a month later, on November 10, on the stage of Platului Culturii, we have the premiere of If you are asked by Dorel Dorian, directed by Mihai Raicu a founding performance of the Romanian section at the State Theatre in Târgu Mureș. For sixty years, the theatrical space of Târgu Mureș has generated artistic attitudes, looking for both the particular and the exceptional, often reunited in the form of intercultural dialogue.
Our conference proposes a reflection on the unique and local situation of the theatre (in particular, on the Târgu Mureș theatre) in these six decades: How did the theatrical discourse of the Romanian section of the State Theatre (later the National Theatre) in Târgu Mureș evolve? What is the unique, the particular character of the Romanian section of the State Theatre (later the National Theatre) in Târgu Mureș? To what extent and by what methods did the appearance of the Studio Theatre of the Szentgyörgyi István Theatre Institute generate changes in artistic attitude? To what extent and by what methods does the university theatre, respectively the studios associated with these theatres, leave their mark on the community environment of which they are part? What is the specific character of the Szentgyörgyi István Theatre Institute? What were the important personalities of the two theatrical scenes? Which performances (born on the two stages of the city) generated new artistic directions? What were the theatrical attitudes of Târgu Mureș that put intercultural dialogue at the forefront? What would be the guidelines of the unique, local character of the Târgu Mureș theatre?
Teachers, students, artists, researchers, anthropologists, people in the cultural field and all those who think they can enter into a dialogue in relation to the proposed topic are invited to take part in the conference. We invite you to send the abstracts of the works (maximum 400 words) in Romanian, Hungarian, English or French, together with the institutional affiliation of the authors, by e-mail (in Microsoft Word compatible format), to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com until October 23, 2022.
The conference will be held, in sections, in Romanian, Hungarian, English and French. The Scientific Committee will select the papers that will participate in the conference before November 10, 2022. Papers accepted through the peer-review system will be published in the Symbolon, an academic journal published by UArtPress under the auspices of the University of Arts in Tîrgu Mureș. The journal has been published in print (ISSN 1582-327X) and online (ISSN 2344-4460) since 2000. Symbolon journal publishes peer-reviewed reviews, articles, and studies that cover a variety of theatre and arts issues, film and media, music, encouraging multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research. It is indexed in CEEOL, Index Copernicus, Google Scholar, ERIC + and classified in B category by CNCS. Instructions for authors are available online at: uartpress.ro/journals/index.php/symbolon/guidelins_for_authors.