Call For Papers:

Theatre and the Making of Subjects 

10th Congress Gesellschaft für Theaterwissenschaft
10/28/10- 10/31/10

Mainz, Germany

Deadline: 04/30/2010

Theatre and the Making of Subjects 

The question of how subjects are constituted has become one of the central research areas of contemporary cultural theory. Subjectivity is understood as something that materializes in individual corporeal processes of its incessant negotiation and emergence against the background of socially given norms. For such a theory, culture is not just text and monument but a performance of meaning based on bodies and actions. Thus, theatre may appear as a paradigmatic site for the “making of subjects”.
The 10th bi-annual congress of the German Society for Theatre Studies examines the making of subjects in artistic as well as cultural practices.

Papers will be divided in three sections:
- Theory regarding the theatrical constitution of the subject
in social relations
- Aesthetic Practice dealing with the affirmation or subversion
of subject norms
- History of the changing models of subjectivity and the subject in art and everyday culture

Abstracts (max. 250 words) may be submitted online by April 30th, 2010. Please submit your proposal through the application form on Papers may be held in English or German.

Please visit our web pages for further information:

Dorothea Volz, M.A.
Institut für Theaterwissenschaft
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Jakob-Welder-Weg 18
55099 Mainz


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