Call for Panel Members:
Queering the Theater Stage: a special session at The III Queer Studies Easter Symposium
9 April - 14 April, 2009
Conference Languages: English, Castilian, German, French and Nahuatl
Deadline for submission of paper proposals:
25. January, 2009
(Note: The submission deadline for paper proposals has been extended for this session)
The organising commitee for The Queer Studies Easter Symposium to be held for the third time in Mexico City between the 9 and 14 of April 2009 is seeking further panelists for a special session/ „sub-conference“ dedicated to „Queering the Theater Stage“ that will take place during the conference.
This session will explore how „queerness“ is articulated and represented on the theater stage. Theater has always been a particularly potent means of capturing queer experiences, even when that experience is camouflaged, hidden, or submerged. The Committee will consider any papers addressing issues relating to LGBT/Queer theatre and performance, from any historical period. Interdsiplinary perspectives are prticlarly encounraged.
Of particular interest are queer readings of expriences in and around the theater in past decades and centuries. On the theater stage, queer bodies, practices, and ideologies have for centuries been created, experienced, and articulated, often in quite creative ways. We are also interested in papers focusing on cultural performances, performance events, or performativity in everyday life as well as theoretical work discussing collaborations of performance studies and theatre studies within the context of Queer Studies.
We welcome submissions from all branches of the social sciences, humanities, as well as the arts. Graduate students are encouraged to participate. Papers will be considered on related themes and topics from a wide range of perspectives. Presenters are encouraged to interpret the themes of this session broadly and innovatively.
500 word abstracts should be submitted as e-mail attachments to the organising committee in English, Castilian, German or French by 25. January, 2009. The conference languages will be English and Castilian.
Interpretations of the conference theme ranging from the predictable to the surprising are encouraged.
More information about the conference and the different special sessions and sub-conferences during the event is available on the conference homepage:
Please forward this CFP to any colleagues or friends who might be interested in participating in this panel.
Centro Cultural Enkidu
Calle Ezequiel Montes #37, int. 2
06030 Mexico D.F.
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