Theatre/Performance Studies and Popular Culture
CFP: Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Popular Culture Association
Theatre and Performance Studies
Boston, MA - November 5-7, 2009
Paper/Panel Proposals Due JUNE 15, 2009.
The study of theatre and performance often reveals unexpected insights into a culture's historical and ideological conditions. Papers in this area will address how the institutions and practices of the performance define concepts of taste, suggest causes and solutions for social conflict, and reflect the importance of race, gender, and religion in relation to national or regional identity. We seek presentations, panels, and papers which focus on the theatre as a reflection of popular and/or American culture. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
*Dramatic literature and theory
*Theory and practice of dramaturgy
*Actors and Acting
*Stagecraft and design
*The business of theatre
*Directors and Directing Theory
*Theatre and other disciplines
*Theatre and ritual
*Theatre/performance and media
*Performance art and solo performance
*The histories, theories, and practices of performance studies
Panels and article proposals from graduate students and independent scholars are welcome, as are non-traditional presentations.
Proposals should be sent in .doc or .pdf form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the MAP/ACA Conference and other calls for papers, please visit our website at http://www.mapaca.net/ and see full area descriptions at http://www.mapaca.net/confer/callForPapers.html.