Invitation: VIII Conference on Latin American and LatinX Theatre and Performance
04 September, 2019 by Jean Graham-Jones | 0 comments
Invitation and call for abstracts: VIII Conference on Latin American and LatinX Theatre and Performance, University of Kansas, 1-5 April 2020
Invitation and call for abstracts
VIII Conference on Latin American and LatinX Theatre and Performance
The University of Kansas
April 1-5, 2020
The 8 th LATT Conference will be held at The University of Kansas. While abstracts
on any aspect of LatinX and/or Latin American theatre and/or performance are very
welcome, the general focus of the conference will be incarceration: literal and figurative,
political and existential, professional and personal. How do custody, detention, and
incarceration shape societies? What are the antonyms or antidotes to incarceration?
We will use an exciting new (optional) presentation format: presentations for this option
will be a maximum of seven minutes, a format inspired by Pecha Kucha (short, slide-
based talks that introduce audiences to new information and lead to engaged discussion).
Individual abstracts or proposals for panels of 3-4 participants are welcome. Session
chairs will offer guiding questions to facilitate discussions. Presentations may be given in
English, Portuguese, or Spanish.
Proposals for workshops are also welcome and should include the duration of the
workshop and the maximum number of participants, in addition to the information stated
above for abstracts.
Abstracts and workshop proposals must be received by October 1, 2019 (send
to firstname.lastname@example.org). Please include the following:
Title of the presentation or panel
Indicate 20 minutes panel presentation or new, engaging seven-minute format
A 250-word summary of the presentation or panel (in English, Portuguese, or
Participant’s name(s), academic affiliation(s) (if applicable), and email
The conference begins Wednesday afternoon, April 1, with registration, a reception, and
one or two performances, and concludes the night of Saturday, April 4, with a special
performance and concert.
Additional information on the presentation format, housing, travel, registration ($135 for
US scholars with salaries over 60K; $20 for US scholars with salaries under 60K),
performances, etc. will be communicated over the coming months via email and the