Invitation: VIII Conference on Latin American and LatinX Theatre and Performance

04 September, 2019 by Jean Graham-Jones | 0 comments

Invitation and call for abstracts: VIII Conference on Latin American and LatinX Theatre and Performance, University of Kansas, 1-5 April 2020

LATT 2020

Invitation and call for abstracts

VIII Conference on Latin American and LatinX Theatre and Performance




The University of Kansas

April 1-5, 2020


The 8 th  LATT Conference will be held at The University of Kansas. While abstracts

on any aspect of LatinX and/or Latin American theatre and/or performance are very

welcome, the general focus of the conference will be incarceration: literal and figurative,

political and existential, professional and personal. How do custody, detention, and

incarceration shape societies? What are the antonyms or antidotes to incarceration?


We will use an exciting new (optional) presentation format: presentations for this option

will be a maximum of seven minutes, a format inspired by Pecha Kucha (short, slide-

based talks that introduce audiences to new information and lead to engaged discussion).

Individual abstracts or proposals for panels of 3-4 participants are welcome. Session

chairs will offer guiding questions to facilitate discussions. Presentations may be given in

English, Portuguese, or Spanish.


Proposals for workshops are also welcome and should include the duration of the

workshop and the maximum number of participants, in addition to the information stated

above for abstracts.

Abstracts and workshop proposals must be received by October 1, 2019 (send

to Please include the following:


 Title of the presentation or panel

 Indicate 20 minutes panel presentation or new, engaging seven-minute format

 A 250-word summary of the presentation or panel (in English, Portuguese, or


 Participant’s name(s), academic affiliation(s) (if applicable), and email



The conference begins Wednesday afternoon, April 1, with registration, a reception, and

one or two performances, and concludes the night of Saturday, April 4, with a special

performance and concert.


Additional information on the presentation format, housing, travel, registration ($135 for

US scholars with salaries over 60K; $20 for US scholars with salaries under 60K),

performances, etc. will be communicated over the coming months via email and the

forthcoming website.

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