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Performance Philosophy is structured as a network, made up of: 

  • self-organizing research groups,
  • members, who work in research and arts practice from across the globe,
  • and a committee of core convenors.                  

Anyone interested in the field of Performance Philosophy can join. We strive to support interdisciplinary exchange, so our existing members have diverse profiles and come from various branches of scholarship and performance practice. 

The role of the convenors is to oversee the functioning of the network as a whole and to lead on the development of Performance Philosophy projects such as the website, journal, book series, and events.

The research groups within the network can either be geographic or institution based (eg. the Brown group) and/or thematic or based on the work of a particular performance philosopher (eg. the Deleuze and Performance group). Any member or group of members can apply to create a new research group via the website.

Working Group Guidelines 

Any network member can create a PP working group. Working groups will be hidden until moderated by a convening member to ascertain that the group meets PP’s Working Group requirements. Before submitting, please check carefully to make sure that there are no overlaps with currently existing groups. Each working group is free to determine their own terms of organization as well as their operative language.

What we ask

  • That a minimum of 3 members be maintained for your group to retain active status
  • That your group use the PP website to keep the network abreast of its activity 

[In the absence of any activity on the group’s PP webpage over a period of 12 consecutive months or failure to maintain minimum membership, all inactive working groups will receive a 15-day warning and then be removed from the site.]

What we offer

The network commits to providing privileged access for its working groups to the network’s:

  • Book collection
  • Journal
  • Biennial conferences
  • Financing (as available) for interim events

Group activity will be featured on the network’s website, and groups are welcome to use the network to make announcements and to circulate CFPs, etc. 

Groups may also submit panel proposals to conferences at large as a PP working group panel, as well as request permission to use the PP logo for your PPWG events. 

We are here to facilitate your group as much as we can, so please contact us if you have other ideas or needs.




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