The conference "Visualizing and Performing Buddhist Worlds" will take place at the University of Toronto Scarborough, November 2-4, 2007.
Visualization and performance make Buddhist worlds, broadly conceived. In particular, this conference aims to explore two axes of Buddhist world-making, the setting of scenes and the doing of things. Setting scenes underpins the imagining, coordinating, fixing, defining, and completing of Buddhist spaces. The setting of the scene frames space and establishes expectations for human and divine activity. But it is by doing things – that is, it is when people or deities create, use, or interact with objects and one another -- within set scenes that Buddhist worlds are visualized, performed, and thus actively made.
The program committee welcomes proposals from academics, professionals, graduate students and others. Proposals that include a 250 word abstract of the paper and an academic CV should be made online through our submissions site:
At this website you can cut and paste both your abstract and CV into our web form. Please apply by February 21, 2007.
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