CFP - "Playing at Violence," ATHE [10/27/2012; 8/1-4/2013]

full name / name of organization: 
Lindsay Adamson Livingston
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Call for Papers
"Playing at Violence"
The Association for Theatre in Higher Education's 2013 Conference (Orlando, FL; Aug 1-4, 2013)

I am looking for 1-2 more panelists to fill out a possible panel for the
Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference in 2013. The panel, which will be submitted to the Performance Studies Focus Group, will explore the contours of performances that engage in some way with the ideas of violence, play, and performance. How do these three concepts interact? How is violence (or representations of violence) “playful”? How is violence performed? Possible themes
may include (but are certainly not limited to):

- violent videogames or role-playing
- reenactments of historical acts of violence
- children’s playful violence
- gunplay
- thanatourism
- violence as entertainment (film, theatre, music)
- comedic violence
- violent personas or online behaviors

Papers from various historical, critical, theoretical, and geographical
perspectives are welcome. Please send a 200-word abstract and short bio to Lindsay Adamson Livingston ( ASAP. Feel free to contact Lindsay with questions.

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