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Call for Papers and Performances for In Motion: Performance and Unsettling Borders

Modified: October 4, 2017
In Motion: Performance and Unsettling Borders
An interdisciplinary graduate student conference / performance festival
Department of Performance Studies
Northwestern University
April 27-29, 2018
How do borders echo and reverberate as cultural geographies, unsettling space and forcing bodies to move, to organize, and to perform? How do performers and scholars account for and navigate their bordered existence, when traversing them can regularly (re)produce the conditions for both precarious and secure living? What conditions arise amongst bodies, boundaries, and the spaces there in between? The 2018 Department of Performance Studies Graduate Student Conference, In Motion: Performance and Unsettling Borders, invites graduate students—practitioners and scholars—to generate dialogue and debate by coming together around artistic work and interdisciplinary thinking. We seek proposals for traditional academic papers, performance-lectures, live performances, and other experimental formats.
The deadline for proposals is December 1, 2017.
Please submit all proposals, and any questions to, inmotion2018@gmail.com
For paper proposals, please submit as one word, pages or pdf document:
1) Name and Contact Information (with email address),
2) your institutional affiliation,
3) an abstract (~300 words),
4) a brief biography (~250 words), and
5) a curriculum vitae.
For performance and experimental proposals, please submit as one word, pages or pdf document:
1) Name and Contact Information (with email address),
3) your institutional affiliation,
2) description of performance (~300 words),
3) a brief biography (~250 words),
4) a resumé or curriculum vitae,
5) technical requirements and duration, and, if applicable, and up to six jpeg images, link to an online portfolio, or other relevant media.
Some partial travel grants will be available for participants. Notices of acceptance will be sent on January 15, 2018. There is no registration fee. For more information, please visit their website.
Professional Development, Humanities