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RessourcentypCall for Papers
TitelACLA 2010: Reassessing Theatrical Paradigms, Envisioning Global Rights
BeschreibungThe World and the Stage: Reassessing Theatrical Paradigms, Envisioning Global Rights

In this session, we will revisit key twentieth-century theatrical paradigms ordinarily associated with the promotion of critical consciousness and strategies for social, cultural, and political intervention. Our objective is to explore and reassess paradigms such as Bertolt Brecht's Verfremdung, Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed, and anthropologist Victor Turner's social dramas in an emerging global framework. Our inquiry focuses on the creative tensions and paradoxes these paradigms pose in a transnational context defined by the adoption of multilateral cultural, and social networks, the establishment of international recognition and jurisdiction of human rights, the revision of physical and virtual borders, and changing notions of citizenship. Within this framework we seek to re-evaluate the relationship between the stage and the world by addressing the following key questions and issues:

*How might the destabilization of national sovereignty, together with the growing presence of an international human rights network, necessitate a reassessment of key terms such as theatre of revolution, theatre of the oppressed, theatre of resistance, theatre of disintegration, and borderland theatre?

*In what ways does theatre imagine performative frameworks, embody new spaces and subjectivities, highlight tension between competing paradigms, and promote critical dialogue on cultural rights?

*How have these paradigms been adapted and revised historically in concrete cultural contexts, and what are the specific political implications of this adaptation? In what ways are these twentieth-century paradigms compatible with new modes and ways of framing activism and political intervention?

This seminar is part of an ongoing collaborative research project that will culminate in an edited volume.

The Seminar will take place at the American Comparative Literature Association's 2010 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, held on April 1-4, 2010 (Thursday evening through Sunday noon). The ACLA's conferences have a distinctive structure in which papers are grouped into seminars that meet for two hours per day for the three days of the conference to foster extended discussion.
To submit a paper proposal (250 words), please go to the ACLA submission website:
Deadline for Paper Proposals: November 13, 2009.

For inquiries, please contact the seminar organizers, Florian Becker ( and Brenda Werth (
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VeranstaltungsortNew Orleans
PersonName: Becker, Florian [Dr.] 
Funktion: Assistant Professor of German, Bard College 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: Bard College 
Strasse/Postfach: P.O. Box 5000 
Postleitzahl: 12504-5000 
Stadt: Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 
Telefon: +1-609-240-2396 
LandVereinigte Staaten von Amerika
SchlüsselbegriffeLiteraturwissenschaft; Dramentheorie; Literatur nach 1945; Theater (Aufführungspraxis)
Zusätzliches SuchwortMenschenrechte
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