CFP: [International] âAsian Theatres and the Western Worlds: Culture, Alterity and Representationâ

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   Centre for Performance Research announces its first International Conference entitled “Asian
Theatres and the Western Worlds: Culture, Alterity and Representation”. The conference  will be
held on 12th  and 13th January 2008 at Thrissur, Kerala, India. This is designed to explore
critical approaches, methodologies, research strategies  in examining the interrelation between
Asian theatres and the Western Worlds and the history of Asian theatres in the West. The
proposed conference will focus on the intricate cultural exchanges between Asia and the West in
the last few centuries in the domain of theatres. The Conference themes in a broad sense are:

•     Asian Theatres and cultural interventions in the West.
•     Western Theatre and the modern Asian Theatres: mimesis or mimicry?
•     Adaptations and Transformations in theatres
•     Intercultural and the intracultural in theatre.
•     Asian Diaspora and its theaters in the West
•     Alterity  in  theatre
•     Rethinking ‘Asianness ’ in Theatres.
•     History of Asian theatres in the West.
•     Asian traditions, Westernized practices in theatre
•     Reworkings and rewritings.
•     Pedagogy and performance in Asian theatre and Western Academia.
•     Asian (Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Burmese, Srilankan, Singaporean, Pakistani, Indonesian  …)
theatres in transition

   Conference papers are invited from academics, scholars and practitioners for the international
conference proposed on 12 and 13 January,2008 at Thrissur, Kerala, India.

   The conference venue, Thrissur is the city of “Thrissur Pooram”(Grand Festival) and renowned
as the cultural capital of Kerala. The Centre for Performance Research is designed to serve as a
nexus of academics and researchers working on Performance Studies, Cultural Studies, Theatre,
Social Psychology, Cultural Anthropology and other related areas of Social Sciences.

   The proposed conference is international in nature and around 40 scholars and academics
from abroad and a significant number of scholars from India have already promised to
participate. We cordially invite you to the conference.

The Centre for Performance Research
College Road, Thrissur
Kerala, India. 680001
Phone 09446230003

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