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>Subject: CFP: Performing Identity/Crossing Borders (Cyprus) 
>(12/15/06; 5/3/07-5/5/07)
>From: "ashok" <[log in to unmask]>
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>  >>>Call for Presentations<<<
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>Performing Identity/Crossing Borders
>Abstracts due: Dec. 15, 2006
>Presentation Venue: Nicosia, Cyprus, May 3-6, 2007
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>=85the breakdown of the belief systems or frameworks of meaning that =20
>formed the foundation of cultural coherence and continuity until =20
>World War Two has provided a breakthrough for artists who have been =20
>marginalized by the hegemonous thinking of white patriarchy.=97 Robert =20=
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>Wallace, Producing Marginality 141
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>As national borders become more porous and more restrictive, identity =20=
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>politics and the body =97 in all its manifestations =97 have once again =20=
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>become a critical concern. As the body crosses borders between =20
>nations and identities, corporeality is interpellated, fictionalized, =20=
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>reconfigured, and detained within a socially sanctioned construction =20
>of security and necessity. This performance symposium will address =20
>how bodies pass between identities, across borders, and how the =20
>constraints of gendered, sexualized and racialized imperatives might =20
>be interrogated, challenged, or inverted. As Judith Butler states, =20
>certain forms of identity =93might at once be produced as a troubling =20=
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>return, not only as an imaginary contestation that effects the =20
>failure in the workings of the inevitable law, but as an enabling =20
>disruption, the occasion for a radical rearticulation of the symbolic =20=
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>horizon in which bodies come to matter at all=94 (Bodies That Matter =
>23).
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>Participants in the symposium are asked to address how notions of =20
>identity are inscribed or erased as questions of citizenship are =20
>reconsidered through the lenses of racialization, class movement, =20
>sexual identity, and gendered/transgendered realities. Performing =20
>Identity/Crossing Borders will be a symposium blending critical =20
>performances and performance criticism. Papers or presentations will =20
>address citizenship, racialization, gender and sexuality in the =20
>context of borders and performance. Interdisciplinary and =20
>performative critiques are welcome.
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>The site of the event will be Nicosia, Cyprus, emphasizing the nature =20=
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>of a state divided and how that effects the bodies that pass by, =20
>over, and through spaces such as the =91dead zone=92 in disparate =20
>political spheres.
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>Submit abstracts of 250 words to co-convenors David Bateman and Ashok =20=
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>Mathur by Dec. 15, 2006. The Centre for Innovation in Culture and the =20=
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>Arts in Canada, conference sponsor, will provide invitational letters =20=
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>of support to assist successful applicants seeking travel grants from =20=
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>their home or other arts institutions.
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>The Centre for Innovation in Culture and the Arts in Canada
>Ashok Mathur: [log in to unmask]
>David Bateman: [log in to unmask]
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>___________________________
>Ashok Mathur, Associate Professor
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>Canada Research Chair in Cultural and Artistic Inquiry
>Director, Centre for Innovation in Culture and the Arts in Canada
>Thompson Rivers University
>office: 250.852.6284=09
>cell: 604.790.4910
>web: amathur.ca
>blog: http://ashokmathur.blogspot.com/
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>Mailing Address:
>OM1487, TRU ~ Box 3010 ~ 900 McGill Rd. ~ Kamloops, B.C. ~ Canada ~
>V2C 5N3

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