Approaching Deadline: 'Hybrid Practices' conference

17 November, 2018 by Stefan Aquilina | 0 comments

Approaching Deadline: 'Hybrid Practices' conference

Hybrid Practices: Methodologies, Histories, and Performance

6th Annual Conference hosted by the School of Performing Arts at the University of Malta
13, 14, 15 March 2019

Approaching Deadline Notice: Submission of proposals 17 December 2018

Keynote Speakers
Anne Bogart (SITI Company and Columbia University)
Nicola Dibben (Department of Music, University of Sheffield)
Royona Mitra (Dance and Theatre, Brunel University London)

Featured Speakers

Scott deLahunta (Dance, Coventry University)
Jennifer Parker-Starbuck (Drama and Theatre, Royal Holloway University of London)
Craig Vear  (Digital Performance - Music, De Montfort University)

Publication Opportunity
Themed issue of a peer-reviewed journal on the subject of 'On Hybridity' will be announced during the conference by Frank Camilleri (University of Malta) and Maria Kapsali (University of Leeds). Currently in advanced stages of discussion with the journal Performance Research.

Registration Now Open
Early Bird (€80), Full (€100), Concessionary (€25) rates: details here.
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Call for Papers

Full details here. Presentation topics may include:
•    the hybridisation of physical and digital elements in performance (intermediality, multimedia, mixed media, MOOCs, use of mobile apps)
•    inter/multicultural performance
•    analytical frameworks like postcolonialism, postphenomenology, sociomaterialism, and interdisciplinarity in performance
•    historiography and ethnography as hybrid and evolving practices that involve diverse methodologies and technologies from various sources
•    training processes and compositional strategies like devising, choreography, and ensemble work
•    practice as research case studies and applied performance as hybrid methodologies and practices
•    issues related to genre, including performance art, ‘total theatre’, opera, and other forms like music theatre, mime, and dance that can be conceived in hybrid terms

Abstracts of a maximum of 300 words should be submitted in Word doc by 17 December 2018 to the conference convenors on this address: Acceptance will be confirmed in early January 2019. If an official invitation is required earlier for research funding purposes, please inform the convenors and ensure that you submit your abstract as early as possible. Abstracts should also include a brief bionote (100 words) and any technical equipment you might need. Primarily, the conference will take the form of conventional 15-/20-minute presentations.

Conference Convenors
Frank Camilleri (University of Malta)
Paul Allain (University of Kent)

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