IFTR 2020: Political Performances Working Group CFP
18 November, 2019 by Cristina Delgado-Garcia | 0 comments
Political Performances Working Group CFP, IFTR2020 Galway, 13-17 July.
IFTR 2020, Galway
We invite researchers to submit abstracts to the Political Performances Working Group at the 2020 IFTR conference, which will take place on in Galway, Ireland. The theme for the 2020 conference is We have identified three loose strands that reflect the recent work of many researchers in the wider field of political performances, but that also align with the 2020 conference theme: environments, sustainability, and new political orders. The Political Performances Working Group therefore invites proposals for papers on the following topics:
Ecologies of political theatre & performance in relation to the economic basis of theatre(s), funding infrastructures, training regimes, ecologies of social justice, employment practices, local/regional/national identity, hybridity, participation and exclusion, cultural democracy, cultural policy, urban and rural contexts and rhythms, rewilding performance, performance and the public sphere; political dramaturgies emerging from these/related issues.
Political theatre & performance in relation to the economics of precarity, sustainable development, environmental activism, redevelopment, touring practices and circuits, cultural interchange, technological innovation, peace-making, future-proofing, utopian and/or dystopian possibilities, sustainability as politicised social practice; political dramaturgies emerging from these/related issue.
Political theatre & political performance in relation to nonhuman actors, technological actants, inorganic and geological matter; displacement/replacement of identity politics, racialisation and difference, migratory flows, border controls, environmental governance and social justice; indigeneity and the environment; the neoliberalisation of nature; political dramaturgies emerging from these/related issues.
The group welcomes research not only on contemporary political theatre, political performance and performative activism, but also on historical manifestations of political theatre and performance, and diachronic research.