CFP: Theatre & Performance Studies Area, SWPCACA

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Call for Papers
November 15, 2015
New Mexico, United States
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Journalism and Media Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Theatre & Performance History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

CFP:  Theatre & Performance Studies
Abstracts Due November 15, 2015

37th Annual Southwest PCA/ACA Conference
February 10-13, 2016, Albuquerque, NM
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
300 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Submission Deadline:  11/15/15

Papers across performance modes, cultural contexts, and historical periods are welcome. Topics might include but are not limited to:

  • Performativity and theatricality
  • Traditional and nontraditional modes of performance
  • Rituals and the everyday as performance
  • Commodification of culture and the culture of commodification in local and global contexts
  • New technologies and social media as performance
  • Mainstream popular dance and music:  fan culture, pop culture, etc.
  • Explorations of highbrow, midbrow, and lowbrow culture(s)
  • Gender Performativity
  • Performance of the body, real and imagined
  • The Explicit Body on Stage
  • Performing Burlesque
  • The relationship between food, the body, and performance
  • Performance for and in protest movements
  • Rehabilitation through theatre and other art forms
  • Limits, failures, and the impossibility of performance
  • Contested boundaries between performance, theatre and other art forms
  • Historical approaches and theoretical analyses of musical theatre, Broadway, and other mainstream theatrical forms
  • Popular representations of performance in film, television, and media
  • Popular and avant garde approaches to theatre

Panel and presentation proposals from graduate students, artists, and independent scholars are welcome, as are proposals for non-traditional presentations and roundtables.  Abstracts for paper proposals should be submitted to the database.

Please visit the Southwest PCA/ACA website for complete information about the organization, areas of study, conference information, exhibitors, affiliated organizations, and graduate student awards.  And check out the organization's new, peer-reviewed journal, Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy.  Feel free to share this CFP with friends and colleagues engaged in all aspects of Theatre and Performance Studies.

Lynn Sally, Associate Professor
Director, American Urban Studies, Metropolitan College of New York
Theatre & Performance Studies Area Chair, Southwest PCA/ACA


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