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Theatre, Performance and Philosophy Working Group : Call for Papers

The TaPRA 2015 Conference: Theatre, Performance and Philosophy Working Group

Call for Papers

University of Worcester: 8-10 September 2015

The co-convenors are delighted to issue a call for papers for the forthcoming conference at the University of Worcester in September on any topic exploring the relation of theatre, dance or performance to philosophy. The working group’s mission is to encourage interdisciplinary debates addressing any aspect of philosophical research into the area of theatre and performance – deriving either from a continental perspective, or coming from within the analytical tradition.

The convenors welcome panel proposals with a thematic interest in the new ‘field’ of performance philosophy. We also invite individual papers that address (amongst other things) issues such as: theatre aesthetics, ontologies and epistemologies of performance, performance in relation to political philosophy, theories of embodiment, new materialism and post-humanism, cognitive theory and performance, the influence of the phenomenological and hermeneutic traditions on contemporary theatre and performance debates, contemporary critical thought in relation to theorisations of theatre, drama and performance, and dance in relation to philosophical concepts of movement and temporality.

If you would like to join us, please send 250 word (max) proposals with brief biography and resource needs to Eve Katsouraki – – Tony Fisher – – and Kelina Gotman – by 1st May 2015. We will let you know by 12th May whether or not your paper has been accepted.

Please note: Only one proposal may be submitted for the TaPRA 2015 Conference. You should not submit proposals to several working groups, whether these are the same or different proposals. All presenters must be TaPRA members, i.e. you will need to register for the conference in order to present your paper. This includes presentations given by Skype or other media broadcast.

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