posted by user: Laine_Yale || 54 views || tracked by 1 users: [display]

Roundtable at CATR - 2019 : Living Circles: Jewish Philosophy & Performance

FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle

 
When Jun 3, 2019 - Jun 6, 2019
Where Vancouver, BC
Submission Deadline Jan 31, 2019
 

Call For Papers

Living Circles: Jewish Philosophy & Performance
Call for Roundtable Participants
Canadian Association for Theatre Research
Vancouver, BC June 3-6, 2019

Jewish spiritualties are inextricably defined and shaped by circles. We dance in them. We write in them. We keep time through them. Our daily lives, our scholarly work, and our performances exist through a framework that refuses linearity. Spatially and temporally, we are oriented through a complex refusal to isolate past from present, where we are from where we have been and where we are going. What might this spiritual and religious lens offer us pedagogically and theatrically in performance and education? Alongside other established scholarly frameworks, what does it mean to apply Jewish philosophy as a form and structure to our performance practice and theoretical investigations?

The Jewish Talmud is written in a kind of circle, with the text centralized and the commentaries encircling it physically on the page. It is also studied in circles: spatially, as it is typically studied in groups rather than lecture halls, and methodologically, as it is measured by units of seven-year cycles. The story is held up by the structures that discuss, analyze, reflect, and apply theory to practice. It performs a kind of network, an evolving dialogue of perspectives and commentaries.
This roundtable offers an opportunity for artists and scholars to explore Jewish theoretical and philosophical approaches to performance on stage and in everyday life. Roundtable participants will be asked to submit short 8-10 page papers prior to the conference, which will be posted on a shared online blog. Papers can take multiple forms, including formal papers and experimental or performance-based papers. Conference Participants will be asked to comment on each other’s work prior to meeting for our discussion at the conference.

We encourage participants to consider Jewish practices and approaches to circles and encircling through an intersectional approach that considers Jewish thought alongside other theories and positionalities. Topics for papers may include (but are not limited to):
¥ Inter-religious dialogues and sacred circles
¥ Talmudic structures of commentary encircling narrative
¥ Spatial and/or temporal conceptions of circles in Jewish performance
¥ Life cycles and round foods (seder plates, challahs, eggs, bagels... )
¥ Queer and Jewish Temporalities
¥ Ritual circle dancing as performative orientation devices
¥ Feminism and Jewish thought on stage
¥ Intersecting circles of trauma and oppression  
¥ Disrupting binaries of separate gendered circles in Jewish dance and everyday life
¥ The creation of insiders and outsiders: Performing Ashkenazi privilege in the west

Participants are asked to submit an abstract or proposal of no more than 250 words to roundtable organizers, Laine Zisman Newman and Shira Schwartz Greenberg
Contact: livingcirclescatr@gmail.com
Submission Deadline:  31 January 2019

Related Resources

DEPRESSION & LITERATURE 2019   THE FACES OF DEPRESSION IN LITERATURE
TechAAL 2019   3rd IET International Conference on Technologies for Active and Assisted Living
EMNLP-IJCNLP 2019   Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing & International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing 2019
NSL 2018   International Workshop on Networking for Smart Living
CREA 2019   Anticipation and Anticipatory Systems: Humans Meet Artificial Intelligence
AEBS 2019   2nd International Conference on Practical Approaches to address Economic Issues, Business & Social Sciences Challenges
ITCIA 2019   2nd International Conference on Trends in Computer Engineering, Information Technology & Applied Sciences
SPIE ESD 2019   SPIE Security+Defence 2019
IRSBM 2019   2nd International Integrative Research Conference on Social Sciences & Business Management
PJa: Improvisation in Art 2019   Improvisation in Contemporary Art - The Polish Journal of Aesthetics No. 54 (3/2019)