We are seeking articles/ book chapters for a new edited volume on contemporary perspectives on African theatre, visual arts and film technology. The present volume seeks to provide a platform for emerging perspectives and issues on the contemporay African theatre in theory, pedagogy and practice in African contexts. Contributions on, but not limited to, the following topics are invited:
AFRICAN MUSICAL THEATRE AND ITS PRACTICE
The use of music and song within theatre, film and related art forms in Africa
Critical approaches to the African musical theatre.
Discussions on any theme relating to musical theatre in Africa.
THE PRACTICE OF CHILDREN THEATRE IN AFRICA
Portrayals of child performers or children’s theatre in children’s literature in Africa.
Theoretical or methodological studies of children’s theatre or theatre for young audiences in Africa (What is it? How do we study it?)
SPECTATORSHIP AND PARTICIPATION IN THE AFRICAN CONTEXT
Ethnographic approaches to audience
Spectatorship, space, and agency in Africa
Spectatorship and power in Africa
METHODOLOGIES OF AMATEUR THEATRE IN AFRICA
Methodological approaches to diverse amateur theatre practices in Africa.
Contemporary non-professionalized theatre practices in Africa (including community theatre and theatre in education).
DESIGNING THE PERFORMANCE SPACES IN AFRICA
Scenography and scenography pedagogy in the African context.
Configuring scenographic discourses: negotiating the African cultural codes in the performance space, scenographic analysis of performance events
RELIGION AND THEATRE IN AFRICA
The correspondence of religion and theatre and how the two interact within the African context.
The place and significance of religious theatre in the African academy.
AFRICAN THEATRE AND THE GLOBAL PRESENCE
How has the conceptualization of the "African" in African theatre changed historiographically?
How have constructed narratives of African theatre by theatrical critics influenced the practice of theatre?
How do we, as educators, negotiate the spaces between memory, legacy, and history in African theatre for our students?
How has the African theatre configured itself to global changes?
Interested contributors are invited to send a short abstract of 300 words by 15th December 2011 to: The project Assistant: firstname.lastname@example.org. Final contributions (5000 - 8000 words, MLA style) to be submitted by 30th June 2012
P.O. Box 43844-00100
+254 729 636 677 Email: email@example.com
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