TAPRA 2019, Exeter, Performance and Science WG CfP

Deadline: April 16, 2019
We issue two calls for this year’s TAPRA conference: an open call inviting proposals that might help us map the vast terrain encompassed by ‘performance and science’; and a themed call for a joint session with the Bodies and Performance working group.  Both calls are intended as an initial scoping exercise for the Routledge Companion to Performance and Science, which is currently in development. We will consider proposals for the following formats:   Papers, including...

TaPRA 2018, Aberystwyth, Performance and Science WG: Performance, Science & the Visual

Deadline: April 20, 2018
Call for contributions: Performance and Science Working Group TaPRA 2018: 5-7 September 2018, University of Aberystwyth PERFORMANCE, SCIENCE & THE VISUAL Describing the interrelationship between theatre and science, Liliane Campos suggests that ‘one of the attractions of scientific theory is its potential to redefine, by similarity or contrast, the theatrical gaze’. She draws attention to how theatre and science are both ‘human activities defined by observation’ (p.298).  In...

Performance and the Laboratory

Deadline: April 13, 2017
The science laboratory is the place of experiment, of data collection and collation, of breaking new ground and making new discoveries, and of testing, refuting, evidencing and progressing ideas, technologies and disciplines. It’s thought to be the site of ingenuity, creativity and curiosity, in positive and negative terms. It’s imagined as both controlled and unfettered, progressive and cataclysmic, rational and wild. In popular culture, at least, it’s often depicted as a deeply troubled...

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