CFP: [Theatre] ISSEI 2008

full name / name of organization: 
Daniel Meyer-Dinkgrafe

The 11th International Conference of the International Society for the
Study of European Ideas (ISSEI) will be held from 28 July to 2 August 2008,
at the University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland. See for the conference website, with details on
ISSEI, the conference program and links to registration and information on
accommodation. The overall conference topic for 2008 is Language and the
Scientific Imagination.

The conference is organised around individual workshops (panels) across a
wide range of subject areas and disciplines. Within the section covering
Art, Theater, Literature, Culture, Music, I am organising a panel on
Scientific / empirical studies of theatre, literature and the arts

In this workshop / panel, we explore examples of completed, ongoing or
planned research projects in which a phenomenon of theatre, literature or
the arts has been / will be subjected to investigation employing the
methodology of science. An example is an empirical psychological study
(using questionnaires and measures of saliva cortisol, heart rate and
breathing frequency) comparing two different approaches to helping stage
actors overcome excessive stage fright. We will discuss what these examples
can tell us about the efficacy of science in allowing us to arrive at a
better understanding of phenomena on theatre, literature and the arts.

Please send abstracts of existing, ongoing or planned projects that meet
the remit of the above workshop description and brief CVs to the me,
preferably by email:

Professor Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe
Lincoln School of Performing Arts
LPAC Building
University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool
Lincoln LN6 7TS

 From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List
             more information at
Received on Sun Mar 23 2008 - 07:25:20 EST