Global Flows, Resistance and Performance
UCSB Department of Theater and Dance’s 1st Annual Graduate
Saturday May 6th 2017
University of California Santa Barbara
Call for Papers
We are currently experiencing worldwide social and political movements of extreme
conservativism and isolation on the one hand and liberalism and multiculturalism on the
other. This graduate symposium will explore the influences and reactions of these
extremes and how art and performance can be employed to respond to this dichotomy.
Papers can respond to a variety of global concerns, including the significance of political
rhetoric, the need for activist communities, and the various iterations that conservative
or liberal movements might take. Our emphasis is on transnational perspectives of how
and why ideas cross and re-cross borders and communities. What are the implications
of these polarizing ideas in communities of diversity and diaspora? What role does art
and performance play in disseminating ideas and countering opinions?
We seek diverse, interdisciplinary voices and encourage proposals for performances,
digital humanities projects, and other creative engagement practices.
Please submit a bio that includes name, institutional affiliation, and area of study along with a 250 word abstract to Hala Baki (firstname.lastname@example.org) by February 25, 2017
Graduate students, faculty and practicing artists are encouraged to submit
Applicants will be notified of acceptance by March 11th
Keynote Address Edward Ziter, Associate Professor of Drama, New York University