IFTR Conference 2021 Galway
IFTR Conference 2021 Galway

Deadline for submissions is 31 January 2021Please ensure you have paid your membership dues for 2021 before submission.

Abstract Submission Process 

IFTR 2020 had as its central theme the constantly shifting eco-system that constitutes theatre, encouraging us to come together to consider ecologies of theatre and performance globally, and to ask how we, as an interdependent network of scholars and artists, might reflect upon and respond to our interconnections with the environment and with each other through performative and critical interventions. The postponement of the conference to 2021 due to the COVID19 lockdown offers us an opportunity to reconsider these themes.

Delegates are invited to resubmit their proposals for the 2020 conference (and can be assured that papers accepted for 2020 will be accepted for 2021), or to submit entirely new proposals. 

All abstracts can be submitted from 1 October onwards, in accordance with the following options: 

  • GENERAL PANELS: original papers accepted for 2020 can be resubmitted with a guarantee of acceptance for 2021New abstracts are also welcome and will be reviewed for acceptance. 
  • WORKING GROUPS: have the option of either working with their original call for papers or issuing a new call. Delegates intending to participate in a working group should check with the group’s convenors on whether there is an original or new call for papers. 
    • WG original calls: abstracts to be resubmitted with a guarantee of acceptance. New abstracts can also be submitted to be reviewed by convenors for acceptance
    • WG new calls: all abstracts to be submitted and reviewed by convenors for acceptance. 
  • NEW SCHOLARS FORUM: original papers accepted for 2020 can be resubmitted with a guarantee of acceptance for 2021New abstracts are also welcome and will be reviewed for acceptance. 

BURSARY AWARDEES: must resubmit original abstracts in order to receive the award offered in 2020. Delegates who were advised they are on the bursary waiting list must also resubmit original abstracts if they wish to remain on the list.

The IFTR 2021 conference organizing team and the IFTR Executive Committee will continue to monitor the relevant public health advice in relation to travel and large gatherings, and will issue further advice if or when necessary.

Please direct all questions about #IFTR2021 to: IFTRGalway21@gmail.com