Canadian Association for Theatre Research Annual Conference Montreal

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Canadian Association for Theatre Research

CATR Conference 2010, Concordia University, Montreal

The 2010 conference of the Canadian Association for Theatre Research (CATR) will take place at Concordia University in Montreal, May 28 to 31, as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The theme of the 2010 Congress is "Le savoir branché/Interconnected Knowledge".

The mandate of the Association is to support and encourage research in theatre and performance in Canada, with a special interest in Canadian work. Therefore topics related to Canadian research are especially welcome. Graduate students are expressly invited to participate. All presenters are invited to address the Congress theme; however, proposals that depart from the official Congress theme will also be accepted.

As a result of the conference re-visioning process undertaken in 2008-2009, the Montreal conference invites a variety of modes for conference participation including seminar groups, open paper panels, curated paper panels, praxis workshops and less formal discussion groups and roundtables.

The timeline for submission deadlines and acceptances is as follows:
20 Sept 2009 Seminar topic proposals due.
Curated paper panel proposals due.
15 October 2009 Seminar topics announced
1 December 2009 Abstracts to individual seminars due.
Abstracts to open paper panels due.
Proposals for discussion groups, praxis workshops, panels, etc. due
20 January 2010 Acceptances sent out

Call for seminar topic proposals
Proposals from seminar leaders (either working as individuals or in pairs) should include a 250-word abstract describing the topic for the seminar group, the context and relevance of this topic and a short list of questions with which participants may be engaged. In addition to the abstract, leaders should also submit a working plan for the seminar outlining the nature of the tasks in which participants will be engaged and also a description of their contribution as seminar leaders. These tasks should be designed with the aim of making the seminar time richly and equally productive for all participants.

Call for curated panels:
For these panels, we invite participants to assemble in advance a set of three related papers on any topic. The participants will read each others' work in advance and be able to foster rich discussion amongst the three papers. To propose a curated panel, please submit a 250-word abstract outlining the scope of the panel's concerns, and the contribution or perspective of each participant. Please also include the names and affiliation of each panelist.

Seminar proposals and curated panel proposals are due: 20 Sept 2009
Send proposals to Jenn Stephenson (Programming Committee Chair)

NB: Calls for all other sessions including papers for open panels, workshops, and seminar participation will follow in early October.

Delegates will not be restricted from participating in more than one type of session. (E.g. You may participate in a seminar and also submit an abstract for a paper presentation, or participate in a workshop or discussion group).