Call for Papers
GSA 2017, Atlanta, October 5-8
submission deadline: 6. February
Organizers: Caroline Weist (University of Richmond) and Sara Jackson (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), via GTPR
We invite proposals for individual papers or full panels to constitute a panel series on “Subjects of Performance.”
All live performance practices, by virtue of their inherently public and embodied nature, intervene – whether intentionally or implicitly – in the conception and politics of identity. Research in historical and contemporary theater, opera, dance, and performance art reveals consistent efforts to interrogate key categories of subject status and subjectivity such as nationality, gender, race, class, and the body. This panel series aims to explore this diverse field with particular attention to the ways in which German performances and performance practices have specifically intervened in the cultural and political production of normative and nonnormative subjects.
We invite proposals for individual papers (to be coordinated into panels) or full panels that fit within the series. Proposals can be related to any field of live performance (theater, dance, music, opera, performance art, etc.). Papers/panels may engage with areas of inquiry such as, but not limited to:
We particularly encourage proposals that interrogate the specific corporeal, spatial, temporal and material dimensions of live performance.
Send abstracts of 250w for individual papers, 500w for full panels, and a short bio by Monday, February 6 to: email@example.com
Please also indicate if you would be interested in serving as a panel moderator or commentator in addition to (or rather than) presenting a paper.