CPRACSIS International Theatre Conference on Body, Space and Technology in Performance 15 & 16 January 2010

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The practice of theatre in twenty first century envisages radical interventions into the conceptualizations of performing bodies and performance spaces. 'Technology' in a broader and intensely philosophical sense has a pivotal role in organizing performing bodies and defining performance spaces in almost all contemporary theatre forms and traditions. The proposed international theatre conference intends to interrogate the complex interrelationship between performing bodies and performance spaces in theatre in our time. It also attempts to theoretically locate technology within the purview of 'performance' and to interpret the practice of theatre in the context of technologies of self. In a nutshell, this international conference attempts to address questions of bodies in performance, performance spaces and technology and performance in all theatre forms and approaches such as contemporary performance art, classical theatres, folk performances, solo performances, community based theatres, puppetry, theatres of diaspora, political theaters, feminist and queer performances, dance and multimedia performances. Theatres in Asia in the context of technology and performance practice will be one of the thrust areas of the conference. CPRACSIS invites proposals of original research papers, posters, presentations and panels on topics related to the conference themes mentioned above for the international theatre conference on 15 and 16 January 2010. The conference will be held at CPRACSIS, Thrissur, Kerala, India.
The time limit for presentation in the conference is 30 minutes including discussion in the main sessions and 20 minutes in the Research Forum. Endnotes and bibliographic citations should follow the MLA Manual of Style. Only one paper per author will be accepted for presentation in the conference's research sessions, and at least one author for each paper must be at the conference in order to present the paper. All proposals are subject to peer review.
The last date of submission of 250 words proposals is October 1st, 2009. Abstracts should be submitted with the following information and in this order: a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) telephone numbers, e) title of abstract, f)body of abstract. Panel proposals should contain the panel title, possible participants and their affiliation and e-mail addresses, and a description of the panel's subject.
Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) for the submission of abstracts and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting. We will acknowledge the receipt of all abstracts submitted and inform the authors about acceptance by October 5th, after the peer review process.
Kindly send the proposals to director@cpracsis.org or cpracsis@gmail.com on or before October 1, 2009. Further details regarding conference fee, travel and accommodation will be available in the cpracsis.org website soon.
C.S. Biju Ph.D. Conference Coordinator
Thrissur, Kerala, India. 680001
Phone 09446230003, 09895320279