UPDATE: [Theatre] ATHE PSFG Emerging Scholarsâ Panel: Difficult Dialogues: Theatre and the Art of Engagement (2/15/08)

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Louise Owen
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CFP: Performance Studies Focus Group ATHE, 31 July-3 August 2008
Emerging Scholars’ Panel: Difficult Dialogues: Theatre and the Art of

The Performance Studies Focus Group at the Association of Theatre in
Higher Education (ATHE) conference invites submissions of papers for its
Emerging Scholars’ Panel. The theme of the conference is Difficult
Dialogues: Theatre and the Art of Engagement, and it takes place at the
Grand Hyatt Hotel in Denver, Colorado from 31 July to 3 August 2008.

The PSFG Emerging Scholars’ Panel represents an opportunity for
researchers to present their work at a major international conference for
the first time. It offers a supportive and stimulating environment for
new scholarship.

Performance Studies locates itself at the boundaries of scholarly and
artistic practice. It embraces aesthetic and academic
interdisciplinarity, and its challenges and difficulties. Performance
meanwhile acts as a ready and inclusive critical model for theorising
cultural and social action. Despite this inclusivity, are there dialogues
which Performance Studies might currently be avoiding?

Submissions to the PSFG Emerging Scholars’ panel might engage this
disciplinary question, or a range of others around the conference theme.
Papers across performance modes and historical periods are welcomed.
Topics might include:

- contested boundaries between performance, theatre and other artforms
- conflict and confrontation in the performance encounter
- modalities of engagement
- performance, audience and spectator
- performativity and theatricality
- performance, emotion and affect
- complexity, ambiguity and paradox in performance
- performance and event
- debate, negotiation, breakdown
- performance and civil society

As Denver will play host at the end of August 2008 to the Democratic
National Convention, submissions might take the opportunity to consider
the implication of performance in the political process.

Papers for the PSFG Emerging Scholars’ panel should be 8-10 pages in
length (double-spaced). The deadline for submission is Friday 15 February
2008. Please send completed papers, with institutional affiliation and
contact information, to Louise Owen at l.owen_at_qmul.ac.uk. Successful
applicants will be notified by the end of March 2008.

ATHE PSFG will provide successful applicants with complimentary
registration to the ATHE PSFG Pre-Conference. Please contact Louise Owen
with any other questions regarding the PSFG Emerging Scholars’ panel at
the email address above.

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