International Interdisciplinary Online Conference Between Contiguity and Community 24-26 May 2023

International Interdisciplinary Online Conference Between Contiguity and Community 24-26 May 2023

The international conference Contagion: Between Contiguity and Community - Call for Papers. The ongoing COVID-19 crisis, with its obsession with protective gloves and face masks, has put into stark relief that contagion – as Sria Chatterjee has recently argued – shares etymology with contact and is all about touch (Latin: con: together; tangere: to touch). Both about literal touching and about sharing air which penetrates our respiratory tract. The ability or inability to touch and be touched at the time of the pandemic (un)marks the boundaries between human and nonhuman bodies, transforming relations between them. “The distribution of the sensible”…
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Call for the Performance, Religion, and Spirituality Working Group – IFTR Conference 2023

Call for the Performance, Religion, and Spirituality Working Group - IFTR Conference 2023 - Accra, Ghana IFTR’s Performance, Religion, and Spirituality Working Group notes that the broad theme for IFTR’s 2023 conference is myths and myth-making. We think that examinations of performance and religion might be especially important to this conference theme. We are interested, particularly, in work and play that understand myth not as fundamentally fictitious, but as part of reality, and perhaps even constitutive of reality. The analysis of the relation between myths and perception is indeed fundamental to understanding how stories shape and channel realities. For example,…
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Performance Philosophy Problems 2021 – Call for Participation

Performance Philosophy Problems 2021 – Call for Participation

We are excited to open the Call for Participation for the fifth biennial conference on performance philosophy, entitled Performance Philosophy Problems 2021- How does Performance Philosophy Collaborate? The conference will take place from June 9 - 12, 2021 in Helsinki, Finland, and is hosted by the University of the Arts Helsinki. We welcome proposals from scholars and artists, encourage applications from our network members and would like to introduce the new concept of key groups in addition to individual proposals to explore the question of collaboration. The conference strives towards inclusion and therefore is making special PP bursaries available for…
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