CFP: Latina/o Focus Group (11/1/06; ATHE, 7/26/07-7/29/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Jon Rossini
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Call For Papers: Latino/a Focus Group ATHE

The Latino/a Focus Group of the Association of Theatre in Higher Education
invites panel proposals or individual paper proposals for the Association
for Theatre in Higher Education¹s 2007 conference, ²Regenerations: Theatre
and Performance as a Regenerative Force, with New Orleans as the Reference
Point² held July 26-29th in New Orleans, LA. Given the conference¹s venue,
we are particularly interested in papers that engage the intersection of
critical race theory and the historically contingent concept of American
identity or ³Americanness² in theatre and performance. Given the conference
theme, we also welcome panels that engage regeneration as a paradigm within
which to view theatre and performance. We encourage panels and papers that
bring together scholars and artists in dialogue, and alternative and
innovative formats. While we welcome all panels and papers that address the
theme broadly, we encourage submissions that address the following subjects:
New Orleans-based performance
Racialized bodies and performance, particularly comparative studies of
racialized bodies in theatrical production
New methodologies in Latino/a and Latin American Performance, ³regenerating²
theory in Latino/a and Latin American Performance
Redefinitions of Americanness/Americasness
Diaspora and Return
(Im)migration and cultural citizenship
Intersections of space and identity, geography and politics, and the
possibilities for transformation
Panel proposals should be submitted on-line using the ATHE website
( <> ) by 1 November 2006. Only
complete panel proposals will be considered. Individual paper proposals,
consisting of a 250-word abstract, should be e-mailed to Patricia Ybarra,
( Latino Focus Group Conference Planner at by
October 15, 2006. Please read the instructions below so as to best prepare
your paper or panel proposal.
SUBMITTED BY NOVEMBER 1. (ATHE cannot accommodate AV needs submitted after
November 1 without substantial cost to the individual presenter.)
2. Individual paper must include paper title and contact information, and
must specify any AV needs. ATHE does not accept individual paper submissions
-- DO NOT submit your individual proposal on the ATHE website. (Again, AV
needs must be submitted by November 1. ATHE cannot accommodate AV needs
submitted after that date without substantial cost to the individual
3. You are encouraged to use the ATHE-LFG listserve in order to circulate
panel proposals, paper ideas, to ask questions and to brainstorm ideas. If
you are not on the list and wish to be added, please contact Jon Rossini
( or send a message to The
message should read:
sub athe-lfg <last name> <first name> For example, sub athe-lfg Ybarra
4. Presenters wishing to create multidisciplinary panels must contact the
Focus Group Conference Planners for each of the THREE groups they propose as
sponsors (note that the new ATHE requirement specifies 3 supporting groups).
5. Presenters proposing programs outside of the traditional panel format
are asked to be specific in their proposals concerning the structure and
number of participants so that ATHE can be notified about space/time needs.
6. Presenters who wish to submit grant requests for AV support (or other
items) are encouraged to contact the Focus Group Conference Planner in
advance of the November 1 deadline.
7. ATHE will notify the LFG concerning accepted or rejected panels by
mid-February. Panelists should expect to hear from the Conference Planner or
their Panel Chair by early March.
--Jon D. RossiniAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Theatre and DanceUniversity of California, DavisOne Shields AveDavis, CA 95616jdrossini_at_ucdavis.edu530.754.9212 (office) 530.752.8818 (fax) ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List Full Information at or write Jennifer Higginbotham: ==========================================================Received on Fri Oct 06 2006 - 15:59:38 EDT

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