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Call for Papers: Southeast Asian Performance and Ecology

May 25, 2023 @ 8:00 am - October 15, 2023 @ 5:00 pm


A new volume edited by Kirstin Pauka, Dennis Gupa, and Catherine Diamond will address the particular
contributions made by Southeast Asian live performances of theatre, dance, puppetry, and performance
art to further a healthy engagement with nature.

Southeast Asian ecology and people’s relations to it are distinctly different from those in secular, modern,
scientifically-driven post-Cartesian Europe and America. We wish to see how SE Asian contemporary
performance deals with environmental challenges conceptually, aesthetically, and pedagogically and whether it
offers a unique perspective to the global discussion.

We invite papers in English from 5,000-7,000 words, and specially encourage scholars and artists from
the Southeast Asian region to contribute. Please see the CFP announcement for complete details.

1. Performance as Environmental Advocacy, Community Activism, and Protest
2. Interrelationships between Indigenous views and Modern performance
3. The potential of Ritual in new Ecological Performances
4. How Gender informs relations with Nature and how Nature informs the understanding of
5. Performance as Effective Pedagogy for eliciting behavioral change toward the natural
6. Intercultural Collaborations between local, international, and cross-border artists
7. Collaborations with foreign and local Environmental NGOs
8. Configurations of Science and Culture in ecological performance
9. Digital performance and the natural world
10. The Impact of Climate Change on Performance


May 25, 2023 @ 8:00 am
October 15, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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Interested authors should send a 300- to 500-word abstract and 200-word biography due on October 15, 2023 and the first draft on March 15, 2024. For questions please contact, Kirstin Pauka (pauka@hawaii.edu), Dennis Gupa (d.gupa@uwinnipeg.ca), Catherine Diamond (ketepinro@gmail.com)
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