CFP: [Theory] Panel CFP on Trauma and Performance Studies for (dis)junctions Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Helen Lovejoy

Trauma and Performance Studies

Contributors are invited to submit papers that explore the relationship
between the developing and interdiscplinary field of performance studies
and that of trauma studies. How can understandings of performance,
performativity, and performative arts contribute and speak to
contemporary psychological, social, legal and cultural understandings of
violence and trauma?

Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:

Performance and recovery
Performance and testimony
Performance and witnessing/audience response
The viewing of violence
The body and performativity
Agency and performantivity
Postmodernism, performativity, and trauma
Performativity and insidious violences such as racism, sexism, homophobia
Performativity and melancholia
Performative arts and trauma narratives
Performative writing and trauma narratives

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be e-mailed to by February 15, 2008 (text in the body of the
message; please no attachments).

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