ATHE 2018

Registration begins May 31, 2018 to attend the conference!

Theatres of Revolution: Performance, Pedagogy, and Protest

The 2018 ATHE Conference focuses on revolution, resistance, and protest, and the multiple ways these ideas – and the actions that spring from them – impact theatre in higher education. Drawing on the city of Boston for its historical significance in the American Revolution, and as a site of both academic excellence and artistic innovation, we aim to explore revolutions at the multiple intersections of politics, theatre education, and professional practice.

Revolution and resistance are tools employed combat injustice and inequality. However, these tools can be used to effect change in any direction, to create more open and equitable societies, or less. In the 2016 US presidential election and its wake, and heading into 2018 midterm elections, the concept of revolution has been used by both left and right. We will consider various meanings of revolution, in scholarship and performance as well as in our work as educators with students in the classroom, rehearsal hall, and in the larger context of college campuses.

The conference theme invites examination of ways in which electoral representation resonates with theory and practice in theatre-making: How does representation in politics relate to equitable and fair casting and employment practices? How do changing practices require revolutions in production methods and pedagogies? How might theatre scholarship serve a meaningful public function, engaging with performances – both artistic and civic – that surround us? How might we create art that is aesthetically revolutionary and that activates audiences to make lasting social change?

Boston’s history allows us to consider performance and revolution in uniquely complicated ways. Events of the American Revolution are memorialized throughout the city in museums and public monuments, many involving performed reenactments. The site of the Boston Tea Party, a protest by white men who masqueraded as Native Americans to resist “taxation without representation” by the British, is marked by a museum only a short distance from the conference hotel. However, other revolutions remain unmarked, such as the systematic and violent dispossession of the Wampanoag, Nipmuc, Massachusett and other nations of the Dawnland by European colonists. In contemporary US politics, the Tea Party has itself become a kind of costume for protest. Groups claiming its ethos arguably play with tropes of revolution alongside those of racial superiority, misogyny, and nativism. Consideration of how contemporary and historical enactments of US foundational stories perform race and gender, as well as erasure of the land’s history before colonization, raises complex questions concerning representation and revolution in this context. These questions resonate in turn with debates prompted by popular theatrical productions like Hamilton, which not only evidences revolutions in storytelling and casting practices, but famously inspired a twitter war between artists and politicians about the role of theatre as “safe space” or platform for protest.

We see questions about safe space and protest rising on college campuses: demonstrations and counter-demonstrations by right and left, changing policies regarding academic freedom, the development of professor watch lists, conceal and carry laws, designation of sanctuary campuses, and the ongoing impact to students especially vulnerable under new policies, including undocumented and transgender students. These concerns intersect with urgent questions over funding for the arts and for higher education, the cost of education, and perpetuation of economic and institutional inequities on racial, ethnic, and gender lines.

Join us in Boston in 2018 to explore the precarity and potency of theatre in higher education to protest oppression and advance revolutionary change.

Vice President for Conference 2018
Ann Shanahan

 

For more detailed information on the submission and evaluation processes, please refer to the Proposals FAQs and Grant FAQs.

Important Dates

November 1, 2017 Deadline for online proposals
February 15, 2018 Notification of acceptance
March 30, 2018 Notification of ATHE Grant awards
May 1, 2018 Registration opens
May 15, 2018 Materials due to your Focus Group Conference Planner:
• Finalized session description for the printed program (no more than 30 words)
• Finalized session title
• Finalized listing of session participants, paper titles, and institutions for the printed program
June 4, 2018 Early Bird Registration ends
June 15, 2018 Conference registration required for all presenters

2018 Conference Committee

David Callaghan, University of Montevallo
Bethany Hughes, Northwestern University
David Kaye, University of New Hampshire
Baron Kelly, University of Louisville
Kareem Khubchandani, Tufts University
Monica White Ndounou, Dartmouth College
Karen Jean Martinsen, Chicago State University
Kathleen McGeever, Northern Arizona University
Ruth Pe Palileo, Current Theatrics and Pintig Cultural Group
Becky Prophet, Alfred University
Emily Rollie, Central Washington University
Rodger Sorensen, Brigham Young University
Megan Shea, New York University
Harvey Young, Northwestern University, ATHE President, ex officio member

Questions? Email conf2018@athe.org

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6th Contemporary Cultural Studies Conference 2018: Call for Papers

 

 Full Paper Submission Deadline:  31 July 2018
 Early Bird Registration Deadline:  24 August 2018
 Late Registration Deadline:  05 October 2018
 Conference Dates:  26 – 27 November 2018

Papers/topics dealing with Contemporary Cultural Studies including but not limited to:

  • Art Criticism
  • Art History
  • Arts & Culture
  • Communication Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Ethnicity
  • Feminist Theory
  • Film/Video Studies
  • History
  • Ideology
  • Literary Theory
  • Museum Studies
  • Nationality
  • Philosophy
  • Political Economy
  • Political Theory
  • Sexuality
  • Social Class
  • Social Theory
  • Translation Studies

Submit Your Paper

Prospective authors are invited to submit original papers (not being considered for publication elsewhere) in standard format (double column, single-spaced, 10-pt font) describing new theoretical and/or experimental research. Submissions are recommended to have no more than 10 pages (extra pages are subject to surcharge), including figures, tables, and references. Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, interest, clarity, relevance, correctness, and presentation. To submit your paper online, click here. For access to a paper template for submission, click here.

Note For Authors

All submitted papers will be sent to reviewers for a blind review. The reviewers use the following in evaluating research papers:

  1. Novel Contribution
  2. Originality in Thought
  3. Inferences
  4. Key Strengths
  5. Key Weaknesses
  6. Areas of Improvement
  7. Presentation/Organization of Research

Code Of Ethics

  1. Contribute to society and human well-being: To improve the understanding of technology, and academic scientific research.
  2. Give proper credit for intellectual property: To seek, accept, and offer honest criticism of scientific work, to acknowledge and correct errors, and to credit properly the contributions of others;
  3. Be fair and take action not to discriminate: To treat fairly all persons regardless of such factors as race, religion, gender, disability, age, or national origin;
  4. Avoid harm to others: To avoid injuring others, their property, reputation, or employment by false or malicious action;
  5. Respect the privacy of others: To assist colleagues and co-workers in their professional development and to support them in following this code of ethics.
  6. To accept and provide appropriate professional review that can be accepted confidentially.
  7. To enable author understands the computing and its consequences in handling manuscripts.
  8. To manage resources to design and build information systems that enhances the quality of stored information.
  9. The citations referred in each submitted articles should exclude self and group citations.
  10. The data/results illustrated in the manuscript should not be from other published work (except for reporting results from further studies).

Access & Archiving

The manuscripts are archived in GSTF Digital Library (dl4.globalstf.org) and accessible by anyone at anytime.

Copyright for Authors

GSTF requires the author(s) to grant exclusive world-wide license in perpetuity, in all forms, format and media to a) publish b) distribute c) display d) store e) reprint f) translate into other languages and reproduce the paper g) the inclusion of electronic links of the paper to third party material where-ever it may be hosted h) and/or license to any third party to do any or all of the above.

The author(s) may use their own papers for non-commercial purposes by acknowledging first publication in GSTF Proceeding and giving full reference and/or web link as appropriate.

Misconduct

All conference proceeding articles submitted via Easychair will be scrutinized for any plagiarism and/or academic misconduct. In the event of complaints received against an author the board will investigate and may request the author to clarify and/or reject the submission for review.

Appeals

Authors can appeal against the editorial decisions about their submissions. Please contact appeals@globalstf.org. GSTF will respond to appeals from authors within 2-3 weeks.

GSTF extends free access to individuals and University libraries and fully embraces Open Access policies.

Revenue sources

From inception, GSTF receives revenue from a range of sources which includes rights, royalties, training programs, professional certifications programs, consulting, government and/or private funding and/or grants, sponsorships, conferences, sale of reprints, and open access publication fees. Separation is maintained between the editorial team and the advertising and sponsorship sales teams.

 

13th International Conference on the Arts in Society June 2018

Call for Papers

Founded in 2000, the conference offers an interdisciplinary forum for discussion of the role of the arts in society. It is a place for critical engagement, examination and experimentation, developing ideas that connect the arts to their contexts in the world—on stage, in studios and theaters, in classrooms, in museums and galleries, on the streets, and in communities.

We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks. The conference features research addressing the annual themes and the 2018 Special Focus: “How Art Makes Things Happen—Situating Social Practice in Research, Practice, and Action”.

For more information regarding the conference, use the links below to explore our conference website.

We welcome the submission of proposals at any time of the year. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission.

Please submit by June 1, 2018.

  • WHAT: 2018 Special Focus: How Art Makes Things Happen—Situating Social Practice in Research, Practice, and Action
  • WHEN: June 27-29, 2018
  • WHERE: Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, Canada

Conference Themes and Special Focus

The Thirteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society features research addressing the following annual themes.

  • THEME 1: ARTS EDUCATION
  • THEME 2: ARTS THEORY AND HISTORY
  • THEME 3: NEW MEDIA, TECHNOLOGY AND THE ARTS
  • THEME 4: SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND COMMUNITY AGENDAS IN THE ARTS
  • 2018 Special Focus: How Art Makes Things Happen—Situating Social Practice in Research, Practice, and Action

Humanities & Arts in a Global World Conference Athens Greece 2019: Call for Abstracts/Papers 2018

6th Annual International Conference
on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
3-6 January 2019, Athens, Greece
sponsored by the 
Athens Journal of Humanities & Arts

Please note that all our conferences are non-thematic as explained in our policy (click here). However, academic members and friends can take the lead to organize and chair a stream as part of this conference. Please click here to see our members’ and friends’ stream proposals to be organized as part of this conference.

Important dates:

  • Deadline to submit abstracts: 31 May 2018 (Decisions are reached in less than 4 weeks after the abstract submission-Please click here for our policy on abstract and paper acceptance).
  • Deadline to register with a paper presentation: Please see your acceptance letter sent to you after submitting the abstract.
  • Deadline to register without a presentation: At least one month before the conference subject to approval.
  • Deadline to submit full papers: 3 December 2018 (Unless otherwise is specified in your acceptance letter). Click here for Paper Guidelines. Please submit the paper only if the abstract submission has been officially accepted. ATINER does not consider papers for publication if they are not presented by the author at one of its conferences. Please submit your paper using the following paper submission form (click here).

Call for Papers: 3rd International Conference on Communication & Media Studies 2018

Third International Conference on Communication and Media Studies

Call for Papers

  • WHAT: 2018 Special Focus: Alt-Media – The Shifting Tide of Political Communication
  • WHEN: October 18–19,  2018
  • WHERE: University of California, Berkeley, USA

Conference Themes and Special Focus

The Third International Conference on Communication & Media Studies features research addressing the following annual themes:

  • THEME 1: MEDIA CULTURES
  • THEME 2: MEDIA THEORY
  • THEME 3: MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES AND PROCESSES
  • THEME 4: MEDIA BUSINESS
  • THEME 5: MEDIA LITERACIES
  • 2018 Special Focus: Alt-Media – The Shifting Tide of Political Communication

Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters 2018: Call for Papers

The Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters invites all Utah scholars to submit papers for the 2018 Annual Conference April 7th at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah.

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: Extended to March 1st, 2018

All faculty and student members of the academy are eligible to participate. The Academy encourages participants to submit a manuscript on their presentation for publication in the refereed Journal of the Utah Academy. One outstanding manuscript from each Division will be selected and its author(s) will receive a cash award. Please submit your manuscript to your division chair.

For access to all submission topics and further information, click here.

 

 

The Rookies 2018 Competition

The Rookies has officially launched and we will be taking submissions starting March 7, 2018. This is a great opportunity for your students to win paid internships, prizes and scholarships. It’s free to enter and we don’t use students work for commercial gains.

This year’s categories are: Animation, Film Production, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Motion Graphics, Next-Gen Gaming, Photography, Visual Effects, Virtual Reality and Web & Mobile.

 

Key dates:
7 Mar 2018 – Open for Submissions
15 May 2018 – Submissions Close
29 May 2018 – Finalists Announced
11 June 2018 – Winners Announced

For more information, click here.

Call for Papers: The Mario K. “Doc” Smith Symposium on Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017

Call for Papers
Life, the Universe, & Everything 46: The Mario K. “Doc” Smith Symposium on Science Fiction and Fantasy is looking for 40-minute papers for the 2018 conference.

We are especially interested in papers in the following areas:
• Literary criticism/ analysis of works by our guest of honor, Todd McCaffrey, or of the Pern series in general.
• Science and technology ( especially new or unusual)
• Serious analysis of sf&f in cinema, television, radio, and other media
• Analysis of sf &f relating to poetry or theatre
• Critical analysis of the narrative, aesthetic, and thematic elements of sf&f video games
• Mormon culture, literature, and society in relation to sf&f

Submit full papers for consideration to LTUE-Academics, c/o Marny Parkin, 1063 JFSB, Provo, UT 84602 or email electronic submissions as RTF files to marny_parkin@byu.edu. Include name, phone number, street address, and email address on cover sheet. Papers submitted without contact information will not be considered. Student papers welcome. Please see ltue.net for more information.

Papers must be submitted no later than October 1, 2017.

Accepted papers may be published in the Proceedings volume at a later date.

CfP: 10th Global Studies Conference, National University of Singapore, Singapore 8-9 June 2017

Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Tenth Global Studies Conference, held 8–9 June 2017 at the National University of Singapore in Singapore.

Founded in 2008, the conference is held annually in different locations around the world, each selected for its particular place in the dynamics of globalization. Intellectually, the conference takes three steps: the first is a “this-worldly” step, mapping the details and extrapolating to big picture analyses in order to interpret what is at times challenging, dangerous, and excitingly positive about the “New Globalization.” The second step is to set this New Globalization in the context of earlier globalizations—what are the continuities, and what is genuinely new? The third step is to re-examine and redefine the very concept of globalization—in theoretical, anthropological, and philosophical terms. The conference works between the most fastidiously empirical and profoundly generalizing modes of engagement with one of the central phenomena of our contemporary existence.

We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks. The conference features research addressing the annual themes and the 2017 Special Focus: “Global Mobilities.”

For more information regarding the conference, use the links below to explore our conference website.

Call for Papers Themes
Plenary Speakers  Presentation Types
Conference Hotel Scope & Concerns
Submit a Proposal

 

Submit your proposal by 8 November 2016.

We welcome the submission of proposals to the conference at any time of the year before the final submission deadline. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission.

If you are unable to attend the conference in person, you may present in a Virtual Poster session or a Virtual Lightning Talk. Virtual Sessions enable participants to present work to a body of peers and to engage with colleagues from afar.

As virtual participants, presenters are scheduled in the formal program, have access to select conference content, can submit an article for peer review and possible publication, may upload an online presentation, and can enjoy Annual Membership to the community and subscriber access to The Global Studies Journal.