The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0137 Tuesday, 13 February 2007
From: Melinda Hetzel <
Date: Tuesday, 13 Feb 2007 16:38:16 +1100
Subject: CFP Extreme States: ADSA 2007 Conference
Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies
(ADSA) 2007 Annual Conference
Hosted by - The University of Melbourne, School of Creative Arts and La
Trobe University, School of Communications, Arts and Critical Enquiry.
Melbourne 3-6 July 2007
EXTREME STATES: Issues of Scale-political, performative, emotional
The 2007 ADSA conference calls for papers, panels, presentations and
other relevant contributions on the theme of Extreme States: Issues of
Scale-political, performative, and emotional.
While the conditions of fundamentalism and various other ideological
essentialisms are intrinsic to our present condition, resistances
through arts communities and social spaces take various forms of
extremity. Actions range from the apocalyptic, gigantic, and
presentational to a more intimate sense of sharing evident in the recent
hybrid theatre of bodies, text and little stories.
This conference seeks to address the creative and political
possibilities and problematics of extreme states, large and small. We
invite proposals for contributions on the following topics and/or
. Fundamentalist acts
. Performance and/as ideology
. The politics of presentation and the presentation of politics
. The performance of consensus
. The multitude in extremis
. Aesthetic extremities - "big and little"
. Disciplining the actor: methods of training
. The topology of emotions
. Uses and abuses of emotions
. Social worker as artist and vice versa
. The art of lying
. The rise of "small" theatre
. The small as a political gesture
. The 'personal is the political' made strange
. The return of Theatre
. The significance of the incidental gesture
. The possibilities of extension
. The reaching body - extension/hyper-extension
. Theatre and revolution
Contributors are encouraged to propose working groups, curated panels or
Please submit proposals and abstracts up to 300 words by email:
by 31st March 2007
Dr. Peter Eckersall, School of Creative Arts, University of Melbourne
Ms. Meredith Rogers, School of Communications, Arts and Critical
Enquiry, La Trobe University (
Una Chaudhuri, Professor of English and Drama at New York University.
Michael Eigtved, Associate Professor at Department of Theatre at
University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Marianne Van Kerkhoven, Dance and theatre dramaturge in Belgium,
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