CFP: Performing Research: Creative Exchanges

Submission deadline: November 15, 2011

Conference date(s):
January 19, 2012 - January 20, 2012

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Conference Venue:

Central School of Speech and Drama
London, United Kingdom

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The postgraduate community of the Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London invites proposals for papers and provocations for their January conference, Performing Research: Creative Exchanges. Engaging with a wide variety of research areas in theatre and performance including practice-as-research, we welcome submissions from postgraduate students, early career academics and independent researchers. We particularly welcome philosophers who wish to contribute to our ‘Performance and Philosophy’, 'Doing Gender' and ‘Mind and Body in Performance’ working groups.

Prospective Themes include, but are not limited to, the following:

Performance and Philosophy 
- Epistemology of Performance. 
- Self and authenticity in performances. 
- Phenomenological approaches to Theatre.

Mind and Body in Performance 
- Cognitive science approaches to performance. 
- The embodied, embedded and extended mind hypotheses. 
- Psychoanalysis and performance.

Doing Gender 
- Gender identity and heteronormative representation. 
- Queer bodies on stage and screen. 
- The sexual politics of laughter.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is Tuesday, 15th November 2011. Please submit abstracts of no more than 500 words to [email protected], along with a brief biography including your name and institutional affiliation (if applicable) in a separate document. Documents should be either .doc or .pdf formats. 

Paper presentations will be allocated 20 minutes of speaking time and 10 minutes of questions, provocations will be allocated 10 minutes of speaking time and 5 minutes of discussion. All presenters will have access to Powerpoint, and any further technical requirements should be specified in the candidate’s abstract.

If you have any questions regarding Performing Research: Creative Exchanges, please email [email protected].

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