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PERFORMANCE STUDIES & THEATRE INTEREST GROUP
Call for Submissions
Central States Communication Association 2014 Conference Theme
April 2 – April 6, 2014
The Performance Studies and Theatre Interest Group invites all members of CSCA to submit competitive papers, programs, interactive panels, and performances for programming consideration at the 2014 CSCA conference to be held in Minneapolis. We welcome a variety of formats, including performances, roundtable discussions, and spotlight sessions. We will give special consideration to papers and panels focusing explicitly on the convention theme.
Guidelines for Submission:
Submit your papers, performance, installations, and panels exploring the variety of exciting scholarly and artistic work our members are developing. We remain interested in panels that explore relationships to other areas of communication such as rhetoric, intercultural studies, women's studies, the scholarship of teaching and learning, etc.
Please note the following directions for paper and panel proposals:
- Papers: The interest group invites Debut and Contributed papers. These papers must be clearly marked "Debut" or "Contributed." ("Debut" means first time presentations at the graduate student level or higher at CSCA in any interest area. If you are uncertain if your paper qualifies as "Debut," include a brief statement about your history with presenting at CSCA and the planners will determine the correct category.) Papers must be electronically submitted as an attachment to the Interest Group Program Planner in MICROSOFT WORD format (no other word processing format will be accepted; papers will simply be returned). Debut and Contributed papers are assessed through a process of blind review. Consequently, it is your responsibility to be sure author(s) identity/ies are concealed. Author(s) name(s) and contact information are only to appear on the title page. Please strip the text of the paper of all identifying headers. Moreover, you must electronically strip the identifiers by deleting the author(s) name(s) from the page properties. Papers should not exceed 25 pages. Only completed papers will be accepted for debut or contributed review. Awards will be given for the Top Contributed Paper and the Top Debut Paper.
- Panels: The interest group welcomes submissions for panel proposals. All proposals must adhere to the 2014 CSCA Panel Proposal Request Form. This form is available on the web at the CSCA web page, http://www.csca-net.org/. Look for the link on the home page. Be sure to follow the instructions exactly for the Program Copy. Please include a list of the participants’ full names, institutional affiliations, contact information (phone, e-mail, and postal address) and designation of membership in CSCA or not for each participant, program chair, and the respondents. The panel needs a title and a brief abstract of the panel and each of the papers should be included. Panel Proposals must be submitted electronically as an attachment in MICROSOFT WORD to the Interest Group Program Planner.
- Performances: We invite completed performance scripts to be evaluated for participation on a “Contributed Performances” panel. To be considered for the contributed performance session, please clearly stipulate “Contributed Performance” on the first page of the script (so it will not be confused with the contributed paper competition). This panel is designed for short (10-15 minute) solo or duo performances. Performances must be electronically submitted as an attachment to the Interest Group Program Planner in MICROSOFT WORD format (no other word processing format will be accepted; papers will simply be returned). Only complete performance scripts will be accepted. Please note all audio/visual and presentation space requests (see below). Please see “performance panel” below for information on how to submit longer performance work and multiple performances on a theme.
- Performance Panels: We encourage submitters to consider a full-length one-person show, a full cast show, or a group of short (10-15 minute) thematically-related performances for the panel discussion submission type. All proposals must adhere to the 2014 CSCA Panel Proposal Request Form. This form is available on the web at the CSCA web page, http://www.csca-net.org/. Look for the link on the home page. Be sure to follow the instructions exactly for the Program Copy. Please include a list of the participants’ full names, institutional affiliations, contact information (phone, e-mail, and postal address) and designation of membership in CSCA or not for each participant, program chair, and the respondents. The panel needs a title and a brief abstract of the panel and each of the performances should be included. Performance Panel Proposals must be submitted electronically as an attachment in MICROSOFT WORD to the Interest Group Program Planner.
- All audio-visual equipment requests must be submitted online with proposals at the time of submission to be accommodated. Include any requests for size and/or type of presentation space, especially for performances. Please be as specific as possible about all equipment and space needs.
- If you have any questions, contact Patrick Santoro at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Your materials must be received by Friday, October 4, 2013
CSCA Outstanding Scholar in Performance Studies and Theatre Award
We are currently seeking nominations for the Central States Communication Outstanding Scholar in Performance Studies and Theatre Award.* This award is given to a scholar who has made significant contributions to performance studies and theater scholarship, and has been a significant contributor to/from the Central States region. The award recipient will receive recognition, and her/his work will be featured at a conference session. Please send a letter of nomination that includes a brief history of this individual's work, a justification for awarding this individual, and a description of the contributions made by this individual to the association. Also please include a copy of the nominee's C.V. Self-nominations are also encouraged. Letters must be received by Friday, September 6, 2013 (please note the earlier deadline).
*Previous Award winners
2003: Ronald Pelias, Southern Illinois University
2004: Ronald Shields, Bowling Green University
2005: Craig Gingrich-Philbrook, Southern Illinois University
2006: Sheron J. Dailey, Indiana State University
2007: Elyse Pineau, Southern Illinois University
2008: Linda Park-Fuller, Arizona State University
2009: Nathan Stucky, Southern Illinois University
2010: Tami Spry, St. Cloud State University
2011: Jim Ferris, University of Toledo
2012: Jonathan Gray, Southern Illinois University
2013: No Scholar Awarded
If you are submitting a panel proposal, you must use the 2014 CSCA Panel Proposal Request Form (available at http://www.csca-net.org/). Submit all panel proposals, debut and contributed papers, contributed performances, performance panels, and award nominations as attachments in WORD to:
Office Phone: 708.235.2842
Governors State University
Division of Communication, Visual, and Performing Arts
1 University Parkway
University Park, IL 60484-0975