Urgent-Emergent

deadline for submissions: 
December 21, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
York University
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Urgent-Emergent 2020

Imagining Differently: Research-Creation in Urgent Times

When: March 28 & 29, 2020

Where: York University

Accolade East (ACE), Rooms 208/209

The Graduate Program in Theatre and Performance Studies is pleased to announce that this year’s graduate conference will be held in conjunction with The Centre for Imaginative Ethnography (CIE) Symposium.

We are pleased to welcome keynote speaker Dr. Natalie Loveless, Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Design (History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture) at the University of Alberta, and Director of the Research-Creation and Social Justice CoLABoratory

 

Background:

The conference committee welcomes submissions of paper abstracts from all disciplines. It encourages a focus on this year’s theme of research-creation, an interdisciplinary theoretical, epistemological, and methodological approach that incorporates performance and processes of creation as collaborative, participatory, embodied, and improvisational ways of knowing.

Can we mobilize our performantive and embodied ways of knowing and researching to act now? 

 

Theme:

This year’s theme considers the identification and application of research-creation as a way to address the sense that urgent action must be taken in response to events that are currently emerging and shaping our worlds. As our political, economic, and environmental futures become increasingly uncertain, we would like to learn from each of the participants what it means to do research-creation in this climate of uncertainty and felt urgency.

Topic Areas:

WE WELCOME MULTISENSORY AND MULTIMODAL CONTRIBUTIONS THAT ENGAGE WITH, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:

  • Performance Ethnography
  • Imaginative Enthography
  • Creative Methodologies
  • Multimodal Methodologies
  • Art as Method
  • Performance as Research
  • Visual Anthropology
  • Research-Creation
  • Represenation
  • Collaborative Research

Submissions:

Contributions may take the form of papers, performances, short videos/films, or other creative outputs. Creative works should be no longer than 10 minutes in length, accompanied by a 5 minute presentation.

Please submit a 300-word abstract and a brief author biography, accompanied by your A/V and technology needs, to conte@yorku.ca and rajatn@yorku.ca by December 21, 2019.