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CFP: Theater & Performance Studies NOW due 11/15/13 [UPDATE]
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CFP: Theatre & Performance Studies
35th Annual Southwest PCA/ACA Conference
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Panels are now being formed on topics related to Theatre & Performance Studies in its various forms and approaches. This Special Topics Area encourages dialogue between varied fields of performance scholarship (i.e., performance studies; theatre, dance, and cultural studies; as well as queer and post-colonial theory), and exploration of critiques of race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, technology, and nation. Papers across performance modes, cultural contexts, and historical periods are welcome. Topics might include but are not limited to:
• Performativity and theatricality
This year Special Panels will be formed that address the broad performance and cultural phenomenon known as “neo-burlesque.” Topics may include: naeo-burlesque, nerdlesque, boylesque, exotification, gender performativity, post post femianism, parody of popular culture, performance vocabulary and conceptual preoccupations, continuities and discontinuities across burlesque history, close textual and contextual readings of burlesque, among the many other theoretical readings possible with burlesque.
Special consideration will be given to papers that address this year’s theme, "Popular and aAmerican Culture Studies: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow." Panels and presentation proposals from graduate students, artists, and independent scholars are welcome, as are non-traditional presentations, roundtables, and performances. Southwest PCA/ACA awards a number of prizes for outstanding graduate student papers. Abstracts for proposals should be submitted to the database system at http://conference2014.southwestpca.org/. Questions should be sent to the Area Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit the Southwest PCA/ACA website for complete information about the organization, areas of study, conference information, exhibitors, affiliated organizations, and graduate student awards. Feel free to share this CFP with friends and colleagues engaged in all aspects of theatre and performance studies.