CFP: Theater Alive: Theater, Media, Survial 11/1/09

full name / name of organization: 
Performance Studies Focus Group, Association for Theater in Higher Education
contact email: 
paigeamcginley@gmail.com

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Theater Alive: Theater, Media, and Survival

 

Call for Panels/Call for Papers

 

The
Performance Studies Focus Group (PSFG) welcomes submissions of complete
sessions or individual papers for the 2010 meeting of the Association for
Theater in Higher Education (ATHE). ATHE’s theme this year is “Theater Alive:
Theater, Media, Survival” and will take place at the Hyatt Century City in Los
Angeles from August 3 to 6.  We
welcome submissions on all topics, but are particularly interested in topics
that engage with this year’s theme. We welcome sessions or papers that explore
contemporary or historical topics. Questions or issues sessions or papers might
address include:

 

 

Historical
and/or theoretical explorations of theater and performance as media

 

The
social efficacy of performance: performance as a survival strategy

 

Artists’
use of new technologies and the interrogation of “the  live”

 

Intersections
of media, documentation, and performance

 

Reflections
on the history of the fields of theater and performance studies: what is at
stake in participating on the margins?

 

The
relationship between scholarship and practices of “performance” (broadly
conceived), and the survival of theater as a medium

 

The
future of theater and performance studies in college curricula

 

Performances
that reanimate the dead, the lost, the forgotten


Histories of intermediality, re-mediation, and media crossroads

 

 

 

There are three ways to participate in ATHE
through PSFG:

 

1.    
Submit a PSFG
session. Curators of panels should submit directly to the ATHE website: link.
The deadline for complete panel submissions is November 1.

 

2.    
Submit a
multidisciplinary session. These panels will be sponsored by PSFG and at least two additional Focus
Groups/Committees/Affiliate Members. You must contact a
representative from each Focus Group/Committee/Affiliate Member in advance of
submitting your multidisciplinary proposal. A list of Focus Groups can be found
here: http://athe.org/getinvolved/focusgroups/index.  A list of Affiliate Members can be
found here: http://athe.org/getinvolved/affiliatemembers.  A list of Committees can be found here:
http://athe.org/getinvolved/governingcouncil/index

 

3.    
After making
contact with the participating groups, curators should submit complete panels
directly to the ATHE website.  The
deadline for complete panel submissions is November
1
.

4.    
Submit an
individual paper. Though we do recommend the submission of complete sessions,
the Conference Planner will do her very best to curate panels composed of
individual paper submissions. If you wish to submit an individual paper, send a
300-word abstract and curriculum vitae
to Paige McGinley by October 22.

 

 

Audio-Visual Requests

 

Requests
for Audio-Visual equipment must be made at the time of session submission. Note
that a fee is charged for many pieces of equipment, including LCD projectors
for Powerpoint; the schedule of fees is listed on the session proposal form (http://athe.org/conference/index).
To offset these costs, however, ATHE is offering grants for Audio-Visual
equipment. The form for requesting these grants can be found on the ATHE
website. The deadline for Audio-Visual Grant Requests is November 1.

 

 

Helpful Links

Performance Studies Focus
Group: http://www.athe.org/FG/ps/

Association for Theater in
Higher Education: http://athe.org/

ATHE Session Proposal
Form and A/V Grant Request Form can be accessed from this page: http://athe.org/conference/index

 

 

If you are interested in
sending an inquiry to the PSFG email list as you explore possible panels and
panelists, please send it to Elise Morrison, PSFG Secretary, at
psfgsecretary@gmail.com.

 

Finally, if you have
questions or concerns about the proposal process, please do not hesitate to
contact the conference planner. 

 

Paige McGinley

Conference Planner, 2010

Performance Studies Focus
Group

paigeamcginley@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

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cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
film_and_television
humanities_computing_and_the_internet
popular_culture
science_and_culture
theatre
theory