CFP: International Federation for Theatre Research Working Group (UK) (no deadline noted; 8/7/06-8/12/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe
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The last two decades have seen three significant paradigm shifts. First,
there is a movement to deconstruct in order to reconstruct the super
physical world of consciousness in relation to the post human body - data
made flesh. Secondly, the academic disciplines commonly grouped under the
headings of humanities and arts have seen a shift from the textual to the
performative. The arts and humanities have in common that they study
expressions of the experience of being human. It is precisely that
experience that is at the centre of the third paradigm shift, in the
interdisciplinary scientific study of consciousness. The insights of
consciousness studies are important to performance and theatre on at least
two levels: first, they can help us better understand processes involved in
those forms of culture. Such better understanding, in turn, may lead to
changes in theatre and performance practice.

Within the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR), the working
group Performance and Consciousness seeks to provide a meeting space for
rigorous, critical exploration of the relationship between consciousness,
theatre and performance.

At the IFTR World Congress (see, 7-12 August 2006, the
working group Performance and Consciousness will be launched, co-convened by
Jade McCutcheon (University of California Davis, (
and Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe (University of Wales Aberystwyth, For the working group sessions at the congress, we invite
proposals for short, 10-minute papers addressing your key area of research /
interest to do with Performance and Consciousness. We are also open to
workshops, although can only place two of these. Please send proposals to
Jade McCutcheon,, who acts as convenor for the

Dr. Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe
Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies
University of Wales Aberystwyth
Parry Williams Building
Penglais Campus
Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3AJ
Tel. 01970 622835
Fax 01970 622831

Consciousness, Literature and the Arts

Yn unol â pholisi dwyieithog Prifysgol Cymru, Aberystwyth, mae croeso i chi
ohebu â'r Brifysgol yn Gymraeg neu yn Saesneg.

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Aberystwyth, you are welcome to correspond with the University in either
Welsh or English.

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