CPR: Colloquium of Performance Research

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Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London

The postgraduate community of the Central School of Speech & Drama invites proposals for papers, provocations and performance lectures for CPR: Colloquium of Performance Research, on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th January 2013.

Keynote: Prof. Nick Ridout (Queen Mary, University of London)

Engaging with a wide variety of research areas in theatre and performance, we welcome submissions from postgraduate students, established scholars and independent researchers.

Prospective Themes include, but are not limited to, the following...

Acting, Training and Devising
- The inner life of the actor
- Devising with masks, objects and puppets
- Classical acting methodology and pedagogy

Applied Theatre
- Theatre practice with 'at risk' groups.
- Disability in performance.
- Therapeutic effects of performance.

Comedy and Humour
- 21st Century Clowning
- Stand-up Comedy
- Gender and Humour

- Trans and queer identity
- Self and Authenticity
- The politics of identity

Intercultural Performance
- East meets West on Stage and Screen
- Gastronomic cultures
- Disability culture on stage and in the auditorium

- The technological panopticon
- Aesthetics of re-presentation
- Effect and Affect in intermedial performance

Musical Theatre
- Afro-american aesthetics in musical theatre
- Traditional and non-traditional forms
- The art of collaboration within musical theatre practice

Politics of Performance
- Bio-politics of performance
- Ownership and means of production
- Occupation as performance

Space and Place
- Aesthetics of intimacy and immersion
- Being in nature and ecological performance
- Museums and exhibitions

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is Monday 15th October. Please submit abstracts of no more than 500 words to submissions@centralcpr.co.uk along with a brief biography in a separate document. Documents should be either .doc or .pdf formats.

Presentations will be allocated 20 minutes of speaking time and 10 minutes of questions. All presenters will have access to Powerpoint, and any further technical requirements should be specified in the candidate's abstract. Please specify if your presentation will be performative (i.e. more suited to a theatre space than a lecture hall) so that we can allocate rooms effectively.

If you have any questions regarding CPR, email admin@centralcpr.co.uk . For more information about the Central School of Speech and Drama, please visit www.cssd.ac.uk.