[UPDATE] Solo Performances On and Off the Page (PAMLA Conference, 11/1-3, 2013) Deadline: April 15, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Cathy Irwin/University of La Verne
contact email: 
tirwin@laverne.edu

This panel examines how solo performances (on the page, stage, internet, etc.) examine Judith Butler's notion of precarious lives, that is the shared vulnerability, fear and insecurity of contemporary life. How are poets, actors, and citizens using solo performance to engage with urgent social issues and the precariousness of life?

Topics may include, but are not limited to the following:
--performance and the theory of precarity
--Asian American, Chicano, African American, Arab American solo performances
--gender performativity and precarity
--Queer performance
--dramatic monologue, the confessional, and the post-confessional
--witnessing and audience
--solo performances after 9/11 and Abu Ghraib
--internet poety, blogs and Youtube performances
--space and ritual of solo performance
--solo performance as critique

Please submit proposals (approximately 300 words) via PAMLA’s online submission form at: http://www.pamla.org/2013

Any questions and queries, please contact Cathy Irwin at tirwin@laverne.edu

Presenters will need to become members of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA).

Any questions and queries, please contact Cathy Irwin at tirwin@laverne.edu

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
general_announcements
interdisciplinary
poetry
popular_culture
postcolonial
theatre
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond