Performance Working Group

CFP: “Performance Interventions”

The Performance Working Group at Cultural Studies Association 2018

The Performance Working Group calls for proposals in conversation with the 2018 Cultural Studies Association Conference theme of “Interventions.” Proposals for individual papers, full panels, and roundtables that engage the conference theme through performance and performance theory are invited along with other activist and artistic interventions.

The Performance Working Group investigates performance, broadly construed, as it comes to bear on cultural, social, political, and economic formations. The Performance Working Group is especially concerned with performances of race, gender, class, ability, sexuality, and nation, as well as the ways in which these performances resist, embrace, and/or define historical and contemporary politics and institutions. While the Performance Working Group favors mutually-constitutive materialist intersectionality, a wide range of disciplinary and theoretical approaches and methodologies are welcome.

Please submit the following by March 10, 2018:

  • Your name, email address, department/program, and institutional affiliation.
  • A 300-word (or less) abstract for the proposed contribution, including title.
  • Any audio-visual equipment needs (requests for AV equipment cannot be honored later).
  • Include in the email subject line: CSA/Performance Working Group.

If you have any questions please email both co-chairs, Stefanie A. Jones (sjones@gradcenter.cuny.edu) and Gwyneth Shanks (gwynn.shanks@gmail.com). Deadline for submission is March 10, 2018. You must be a current CSA member to submit.

Find the full conference call HERE.

Travel grants are available for partial reimbursement to graduate and advanced undergraduate students who planning to present may be found HERE.

 

The Performance Working Group investigates performance, broadly construed, as it comes to bear on cultural and social formations. The Performance Working Group is especially concerned with performances of race, gender, class, ability, sexuality, and the ways in which these performances resist, embrace, and define historical and contemporary politics. While the Performance Working Group favors mutually-constitutive intersectionality, a wide-range of disciplinary and theoretical approaches and methodologies are welcome.

The Performance Working Group is open to new members who are interested in exploring a scholarly performance paradigm. The group meets annually at the Cultural Studies Association Conference. 

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