CFP: [Cultural-Historical] inter national conference, Kerala, india

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Centre For Performance Research Announces its first International
Conference entitled “Asian Theatres and the Western Worlds: Culture,
Alterity and Performance” which will be held on 12th and 13th January
2008 at Thrissur Kerala, India. The Conference is designed to explore
critical approaches, methodologies, research strategies in examining the
interrelation between Asian theatres and the Western Worlds. The proposed
conference will focus on the intricate exchanges between Asia and the
West in the last few centuries in the domain of theatres. The Conference
themes in a broad sense are:

• Asian Theatres and cultural interventions in the West.
• Western theatre and the modern Asian theatres: mimesis or mimicry?
• Adaptations and Transformations in theatres
• Intercultural and the intracultural in theatre.
• Asian Diaspora and its theaters in the West
• Alterity in theatre
• Rethinking ‘Asian’ Theatres.
• History of Asian theatres in the West.
• Asian traditions, Westernized practices in theatre
• Culture, counter culture and interculture.
• Pedagogy and performance in Asian theatre and Western Academia.

Conference papers are invited from academics, scholars and practitioners
for the international conference proposed on 12 and 13 at Thrissur,
Kerala, India. The venue of the conference, Thrissur is the city
of “Thrissur Pooram” and best known as the cultural capital of Kerala.
Abstracts(200 words) of the papers should reach the Centre for
Performance Research as e-mail on or before December 1st,2007. Please e-
mail your abstracts and brief biographical note to C.S.Biju [conference

The Centre for Performance Research
St.Thomas’ College
College Road, Thrissur
Kerala, India. 680001

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