Masks: the online journal of law and theatre invites proposals for a conference on the intersections of law and theatre to be held on the campus of the University of British Columbia June 17-18, 2008.
Masks: Law and Theatre Conference
JUNE 17-18, 2008
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Proposals must be submitted on the proposal form which can be downloaded from:
Please submit completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for submission: April 15th, 2008.
The Masks Conference is an opportunity for scholars, practitioners and community members to jointly explore possibilities at the intersection of law and theatre. Topics may include any explorations of the intersection of law and theatre. Some possibilities include:
courtroom drama through the ages
legislative theatre and other theatrically based forms of participatory democracy
applications of theatre tools to legal topics
performance of law
improvisation, sociodrama and Theatre of the Oppressed as tools of legal pedagogy
Lawyers in the theatre, television, film
Narrative in law and Playback
The influence of theatre on law
The Masks Conference will be divided into three thematic days of presentations in order to allow for a wide variety of presentation styles.
Day 1 – Academic Day: Proposals are invited to present papers and papers-in- progress. Reading/presentation time for papers will be limited to 20 minutes. Panels, roundtables, and other forms of presentation are welcome. Please indicate your preferred form of presentation on the proposal form. (Scholars are encouraged to
consider also submitting a paper to Masks for inclusion in its inaugural issue.)
Day 2 – Workshop Day: This day will focus on active workshop sessions exploring all aspects of the intersection of law and theatre. Workshops may be 90 minutes, 120 minutes or 180 minutes in length. All workshops should be interactive. A focus on applications of theory to practice is encouraged. Proposals are encouraged from both scholars and reflective practitioners. Proposals should include a description of both presentation format and space requirements. Spaces available for presentation are
varied (from a theatre to a small conference room to open outdoor space). Please include information on your preferred space.
Special Evening Events taking place during the conference:
Launch of Masks: the online journal of law and theatre
Headlines Theatre and David Diamond present a “Lawyer Power Play”
CoRe Conflict Resolution Clinic presents “So You Think You Can Mediate?”
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