CFP: Performativity and Agonistic Pluralism in a Mediatised Age: Towards a Synthetic Approach An Interdisciplinary Conference Charles University, Prague, 23-25 May 2025

Performativity and Agonistic Pluralism in a Mediatised Age: Towards a Synthetic Approach An Interdisciplinary Conference Charles University, Prague, 23-25 May 2025 Call for Papers Since J. L. Austin’s 1955 William James Lectures, performativity has become a seminal concern in linguistics, philosophy, literature, theatre, gender and media studies. Although Michel Foucault’s influential discourse theory defines itself against the notion of speech act, performativity as a concept has undoubtedly become paradigmatic, fundamentally inflecting understandings of discursive constructions of individual as well as social identities. In philosophy, aesthetics or political science, normative-deliberative theories of discourse (Jürgen Habermas) have been critically reflected (J.-F. Lyotard)…
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Call for Papers – Historiography as Metonymy Special Issue, Theatre Research International (50.3)

Call for Papers – Historiography as Metonymy Special Issue, Theatre Research International (50.3)

Over the last five years, there has been considerable emphasis on the nature and purpose of theatre historiography. Two authoritative collections, Claire Cochrane’s and Jo Robinson’s (eds.) The Methuen Drama Handbook of Theatre History and Theatre Historiography and Tracy C. Davis’ and Peter W. Marx’ (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance Historiography, underscore the expansive scope of theatre history’s current concerns, probing what the discipline of theatre history has to ‘[offer] to the world’ today. Due to the sweeping breadth of both volumes, which provide surveys of the academic discipline of theatre history and an extensive range of…
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CFP: IDENTIFICATIONS Conf. @ Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, November 20, 2024.

CALL FOR PAPERS Submission deadline: May 25, 2024. IDENTIFICATIONS Performing Counter Discrimination Ca’ Foscari University of Venice November 20, 2024. Keynote Prof. Yannis Stavrakakis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) Panel Discussion Prof. Francesco Della Puppa and Prof. Susanne Franco (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice), Prof. Milija Gluhovic (Warwick University), Amanda Piña (Artist and Cultural Worker, Vienna-Mexico City), Dr. Goran Petrovic Lotina (Ca' Foscari University of Venice, UC Louvain, Sciences Po Paris), Aneta Stojnic, PhD, LP (IPTAR, New York) *** Ca’ Foscari University of Venice is organizing an interdisciplinary conference, Identifications. Performing Counter Discrimination, which will take place on the 20th of…
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TaPRA 2024 Theatre, Performance and Philosophy Working Group CfP – Deadline: 10 April 2024

The TaPRA 2024 Theatre, Performance and Philosophy Working Group is seeking proposals keen to engage with some versions, perversions or aversions to – "Uncertain Groundlessness – the dizzy, the ungrounded, the subterranean, and other risky (dis)orientations"... Aaaaaaaaargh… So flippantly, we have bottomed up, upside down – a strange situation, discernible perhaps as an experience of groundlessness. A free-falling or floating condition that slips away from hegemonic conventions of stability, catching on the present moment’s ubiquitous sense of disorientation. According to many contemporary thinkers, such as Hito Steyerl (2011), Claire Colebrook and Cary Wolfe (2013), this groundlessness is a feature of…
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Performance: 10th Annual International Conference of the Centre for Phenomenology in South Africa

The 10th Annual International Conference of the Centre for Phenomenology in South Africa is pleased to invite submissions for its upcoming event on the theme of performance, to be held from 17-19 of November 2023 at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference aims to explore the role of performance in philosophy, psychoanalysis, and the arts, and to examine its relevance in contemporary thought. Performance can be viewed in various ways, including in terms of the distinction, common to French authors in the 1960s, between the enunciated statement and the act of enunciation or speech act. This concept is…
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CFP: Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Performance

Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Performance Schizoanalytic Applications Series, Bloomsbury Press. Since the publication of Deleuze and Performance (2009), Deleuze’s philosophy has inspired a number of vital interventions in the fields of performance and theatre studies. Deleuze’s thought has also played an important role in the emergence of Performance Philosophy and continues to energise theory and practice across a range of disciplinary and vocational boundaries. However, relatively little research has taken an explicitly schizoanalytic approach to performance. While many of the key conceptual tools of schizoanalysis recur across the literature (the assemblage; the BwO; the abstract machine etc.), the question…
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TaPRA Theatre, Performance and Philosophy CfP – Catastrophe and Reinvention

Dear Performance Philosophy community, Please find below the CfP for the Theatre, Performance and Philosophy Working Group at TaPRA 2023. Catastrophe and Reinvention Deadline for abstracts: Tuesday 11 April 2023 Location: The University of Leeds, 30 August – 1 September The TaPRA working group in Theatre, Performance and Philosophy invites proposals for presentations for the annual conference at the University of Leeds. Any researcher, at any stage of their career, who engages with theatre, performance and philosophy is welcome to propose their work to the group. The working group extends a warm invitation to researchers who have not joined before…
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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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