Policing Crises Now

Monday, February 1, 2016 (All day)

Policing Crises Now: The Cultural Studies Association’s Performance Working Group invites submissions for the 14th Annual Meeting of the Cultural Studies Association (U.S.), to be held at Villanova University in Philadelphia, PA, June 2-5, 2016.

The Performance Working Group calls for proposals in conversation with the 2016 Cultural Studies Association Conference theme of “Policing Crises Now.” Inspired by 1978’s Policing the Crisis, this call seeks work that takes up contemporary issues of performance, policing, and securitization, particularly around issues of white supremacy, the cis-heteropatriarchy, and capitalism. Proposals for individual papers, full panels, and roundtables that engage the conference theme through performance are invited along with other activist and artistic interventions.

The Performance Working Group investigates performance, broadly construed, as it comes to bear on cultural, social, political, and economic formations. The Performance Working Group is especially concerned with performances of race, gender, class, ability, sexuality, and nation, as well as the ways in which these performances resist, embrace, and/or define historical and contemporary politics. While the Performance Working Group favors mutually-constitutive materialist intersectionality, a wide range of disciplinary and theoretical approaches and methodologies are welcome.

Please submit (via email) the following by February 1, 2016:

  • Your name, email address, department/program, and institutional affiliation.
  • A 300-word (or less) abstract for the proposed contribution, including title.
  • Any audio-visual equipment needs (requests for AV equipment cannot be honored later).
  • Include in the email subject line: CSA/Performance Working Group.

Please send all required information to both Co-Chairs of the Performance Working group: Stefanie A. Jones (sjones@gradcenter.cuny.edu) and Eero Laine (eero.email@gmail.com)

Find the full conference call here.

Travel grants are available for partial reimbursement to graduate and advanced undergraduate students who planning to present (http://www.culturalstudiesassociation.org/travelgrants).

The Performance Working Group investigates performance, broadly construed, as it comes to bear on cultural and social formations. The Performance Working Group is especially concerned with performances of race, gender, class, ability, sexuality, and the ways in which these performances resist, embrace, and define historical and contemporary politics. While the Performance Working Group favors mutually-constitutive intersectionality, a wide-range of disciplinary and theoretical approaches and methodologies are welcome.

The Performance Working Group is open to new members who are interested in exploring a scholarly performance paradigm. The group meets annually at the Cultural Studies Association Conference.

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