Performance Interventions: The Performance Working Group at Cultural Studies Association, 2018

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Call for Papers
February 4, 2018 to February 11, 2018
United States
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Theatre & Performance History / Studies

The Performance Working Group calls for proposals in conversation with the 2018 Cultural Studies Association Conference theme of “Interventions.” Proposals for individual papers, full panels, and roundtables that engage the conference theme through performance and performance theory are invited along with other activist and artistic interventions.

The Performance Working Group investigates performance, broadly construed, as it comes to bear on cultural, social, political, and economic formations. The Performance Working Group is especially concerned with performances of race, gender, class, ability, sexuality, and nation, as well as the ways in which these performances resist, embrace, and/or define historical and contemporary politics and institutions. While the Performance Working Group favors mutually-constitutive materialist intersectionality, a wide range of disciplinary and theoretical approaches and methodologies are welcome.

Please submit (via email) the following by February 11, 2018:

  • Your name, email address, department/program, and institutional affiliation.
  • A 300-word (or less) abstract for the proposed contribution, including title.
  • Any audio-visual equipment needs (requests for AV equipment cannot be honored later).
  • Include in the email subject line: CSA/Performance Working Group.
Contact Info: 

Please send all required information to both Co-Chairs of the Performance Working group: Stefanie A. Jones ( and Gwyneth Shanks ( Deadline for submission is February 11, 2018.

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