Critical Theatre Ecologies (CDE 2021)

Welcome to the homepage of the 29th annual conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE) organised by the Chair of English Literature.






We are very sorry to inform you that due to the ongoing coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak, the 29th annual CDE conference on “Critical Theatre Ecologies” will have to be postponed.


The new date for our conference will be


3–6 June 2021.




In this we are following public health guidelines. We are sure that you will understand our decision and would be delighted if all of you could enter the new date into your diaries.


The subsequent CDE-conference in Paris will likewise be postponed to 2022.


We hope to see you in Augsburg next year. For developments as regards programme, venue and registration, please check these pages regularly.


With all our best wishes, stay safe and healthy



Prof. Dr. Ute Berns                                          Prof. Dr. Martin Middeke and Dr. Martin Riedelsheimer

President of CDE                                            Conference Convenors




If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the conference organisers Martin Middeke and Martin Riedelsheimer.