Southeastern Theatre Conference

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Young Scholars

About the Award

The History/Theory/Criticism/Literature Committee of the Southeastern Theatre Conference invites submissions in all topics related to the broad categories of history, theory, criticism, and literature. We are committed to scholarly exploration of issues concerning all types of theatre presentation. We welcome both traditional and contemporary approaches to history, theory, criticism, and literature as well as related concerns such as pedagogy, historiography, and applied drama, including alternative or even radical approaches and interpretations. The HTCL Committee encourages submissions from young scholars who are part of the global majority and/or are students at majority-minority institutions.


  • In order for their papers to be considered, students must be enrolled in an academic program as of November 15, 2021.
  • One graduate and one undergraduate paper will be chosen for presentation at the 2022 SETC Convention, March 9 – 13, 2022 in Memphis, TN, or via virtual presentation to accommodate COVID-19-related travel restrictions.
  • Winners must present their paper in-person or virtually via Zoom (to accommodate COVID-19-related travel restrictions) at the Young Scholars Panel held during the SETC Convention in order to collect prizes. If a winning author cannot attend, then an alternate winner will be selected.

Deadline for submission: Friday, December 10, 2021, 5 p.m. ET

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