Print

Print


CALL FOR PAPERS
UCLA Dept. of Theater and the Center for Performance Studies present the
2021 Graduate Student Conference: Contact - Performing Proximity (to be
held online)

Keynote Speakers:
Sarah Bay-Cheng (York University)
Daphne Brooks (Yale University)
GLAM Collective (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums): Heather
Igloliorte (Concordia University), Julie Nagam (The University of
Winnipeg), Carla Taunton (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University)

Date: Feb. 19-21, 2021

From its Latin roots, contact describes encounters facilitated by and
through touching (con-tactus). In an increasingly globalized and mediatized
world, touch between audience and performer, the human and non-human, the
material and the virtual, the past and the present, all evoke explorations
of how contact is shaping and is shaped by performance, both within the
everyday and the aesthetic realm. From the #MeToo movement to the rise in
global protest following the murder of George Floyd, from the increased
detention of immigrants to the COVID-19 pandemic and its myriad
repercussions, contact reverberates with possibilities for connection,
violence, healing, and desire.

This graduate conference invites work that explores the performance and
potentiality of contact, both problematic and utopic, as a means of
curating a larger discussion on how performance studies can inform readings
of touch, connection, and communion between and across disciplines. We seek
diverse, interdisciplinary approaches to the topic of contact, especially
in relation to:

- Affect, intimacy and the senses
- Alienated/racialized/minoritarian positionalities
- Borders, migration, Indigeneity and the (post)colonial
- Ecological relations and post-humanism
- Historiography and touching/embodying the past
- Human and nonhuman engagement with music/soundscapes
- Immersive/interactive performance
- Materiality in performance

We are seeking submissions for papers, performances, digital humanities
projects, and other creative engagement practices. Please submit an
abstract, performance description, or project description of 150-300 words
no later than Nov. 1, 2020. Graduate students, faculty, and practicing
artists are encouraged to submit. Any questions can be directed to
uclatapsconference -at- gmail.com. Applicants will be notified of
acceptance by Dec. 15, 2020.

Submissions: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__forms.gle_BN61ffcYAAeuaaEr5&d=DwIBaQ&c=Cu5g146wZdoqVuKpTNsYHeFX_rg6kWhlkLF8Eft-wwo&r=PHu0YcldevQqIedM86l0iexbqE-AeZLl-lupNToNx6I&m=-M12zylJUIe7EHZzgTV-7Snc1tSnlpvdnBoAEkQZtl8&s=m6PI2W1MfA51F6Z88s4LyEQZU2YudKOO82osDCdsAL8&e= 
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__forms.gle_BN61ffcYAAeuaaEr5&d=DwIBaQ&c=Cu5g146wZdoqVuKpTNsYHeFX_rg6kWhlkLF8Eft-wwo&r=PHu0YcldevQqIedM86l0iexbqE-AeZLl-lupNToNx6I&m=-M12zylJUIe7EHZzgTV-7Snc1tSnlpvdnBoAEkQZtl8&s=m6PI2W1MfA51F6Z88s4LyEQZU2YudKOO82osDCdsAL8&e= >


_______________________________________________

AMS-Announce mailing list and bulletin board:

WANT TO SUBMIT A POST? See: http://www.amsmusicology.org/page/announce

TO SEE THE ARCHIVED POSTS: https://LISTSERV.UNL.EDU/cgi-bin/wa?A0=AMS-ANNOUNCE

TO UNSUBSCRIBE, or switch to/from Digest mode: log in to https://LISTSERV.UNL.EDU and edit your subscription.

AMS-Announce: A service of the American Musicological Society, www.amsmusicology.org