UPDATE: [International] Asian Theatres and The Western Worlds: Culture Alterity and Representation

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The first International Conference of Centre for Performance Research
entitled “Asian Theatres and the Western Worlds: Culture, Alterity and
Representation” will be held on 12th and 13th January 2008 at Thrissur,
Kerala, India. Major conference themes 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.
Abstracts(200 words) of the papers should reach the Centre for
Performance Research as e-mail on or before December 1st,2007. Please e-
mail your abstracts and brief biographical note to C.S.Biju Ph.D.
[conference coordinator] biju_at_incpr.org or csbiju_at_rediffmail.com
The Centre for Performance Research
St.Thomas’ College
College Road, Thrissur
Kerala, India. 680001
Telephone 91-9446230003

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