Performance in the Humanities

deadline for submissions: 
October 1, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Kim Abunuwara /Utah Valley University

This special edition of Interdisciplinary Humanities will investigate how performance shapes our experience of the humanities. In the four decades since NYU offered the first degree in “Performance Studies,” the advent of the internet and social media has changed the way we study, create, teach, learn, and identify ourselves. Performance forms and platforms have multiplied and facilitated one of the most contentious political cycles in American history, public upheavals demanding social justice, and new thresholds of mis and disinformation. How are these performance platforms shaping our experience and understanding of the world? With so much at stake for our students, this is the right time to reflect upon the role performance is playing in meaning-making.

We invite papers that explore performance in all its manifestations.

Send submissions to:

Kim Abunuwara

Humanities Program Director

Utah Valley University