Call for Papers

Call For Papers: Thinking, Learning, Dreaming: Performance Philosophy Pedagogy

NEW DEADLINE: October 23 “Thinking, Learning, Dreaming: Performance Philosophy Pedagogy” Call for Papers: Performance Studies Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), 2014 Conference – Scottsdale, AZ, July 24-27 In collaboration with ATHE’s Performance Studies Focus Group (PSFG), the international research network known as Performance Philosophy seeks papers from scholars exploring intersections between performance philosophy and pedagogy. In articulating their “dreams” for the 2014 conference, ATHE invites us “to take inspiration from the desert to consider how performance dreams forth the possible from the impossible, offering opportunities for refuge, resistance, resilience and renewal.” Among the many situations in which we find ourselves struggling to dre...

Opportunities: Theatre and the Nomadic Subject: A Mobile Train Conference (Helsinki to Rovaniemi)

Theatre and the Nomadic Subject: A Mobile Train Conference Helsinki to Rovaniemi, 7-11 April 2014 Deadline: 1 December 2013 The concept of a train conference from Helsinki to Rovaniemi conjures up a number of images: long distance high-speed travel; extreme weather conditions; Sami people herding reindeer across vast terrain; the land of the midnight sun and northern lights. A nomadic existence can be caused by climate, agricultural conditions, war, economic necessity, victimization, cultural values, and hopes for a better life. For those fleeing from difficult circumstances, the receiving culture may be as forbidding as what has been left behind. As the world speeds up with globalization, the internet, and electronic publishing, and we cope with multiple time zones simultaneously, this co...

Opportunities: Open Call for Performances-as-Theories

Open Call for Performances-as-Theories Extension THE NEW DEADLINE IS AUGUST 15 Through this Open Call, four performances/theories will be selected by a peer panel. Over the course of three months, the conference organizers will provide space and other resources to these theorizing projects. Click HERE for more information.Performance-makers/theorists need not have any theater or formal artistic background, but must propose to use the form of performance to propose a theoretical position or question. The process of performance-makers/theorists is likely to resemble the following:1.)  Theorist approaches a question, hypothesis, or problem/paradox 2.)  Theorist researches the question, tests the hypothesis, or re-creates/makes evident the problem/paradox 3.) Theorist answers the question, pro...

Contemporary Performance TXTS Call for Proposals (Deadline Midnight EST March 4, 2011)

Call for proposals to be included in the network’s first publication titled Contemporary Performance TXTS. This will be a network produced book about how we as contemporary performance makers prepare, road map, document, and archive our work. In essence, what does the contemporary script look like? The book will have bios, interviews and examples of performance creators and their performance TXTS. To propose your work, please log in to the network and post a blog. Instructions Below. 1. Make a blog post and title it “Contemporary Performance TXTS – Your Name” 2. Write a very brief introduction to you and your work (i.e. where are you from, what kind of media do you work in, what are some of your performative concerns) 3. What are some of the mediums you use to prepa...

Call For Papers: The Embodiment of Authority – Perspectives on Performances

The Embodiment of Authority: Perspectives on Performances 10–12 September 2010, at the Department of Doctoral Studies in Musical Performance and Research, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland. “Performance’s only life is the present. Performance cannot be saved, recorded, documented, or otherwise participate in the circulation of representation of representations [···].” Peggy Phelan’s statement from the early 90s, slightly surprisingly reflecting Hegel’s aesthetics, emphasises the definitive “live” quality of performance as its ontology. Interestingly, both the concept of “live” and the diverse authorships around “saving”, “recording”, “documenting” and “representing” have recently been pr...