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AAP @ ATHE 2022: Call For Papers!



AAP CFP for ATHE 2022

Association for Asian Performance (AAP) Sponsored Sessions at

Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2022 Conference


AAP invites session proposals and/or individual paper proposals that explore the 2022 ATHE theme “Rehearsing the Possible: Practicing Reparative Creativity” and its manifestations in Asian performance, including but not limited to performance traditions of Asian regions and the theory, practice, and/or pedagogy of Asian performance from transnational and multidisciplinary perspectives. To learn more about the AAP and membership benefits please visit the AAP website.


Conference Dates

JULY 28-31, 2022

In-Person Conference: Detroit, MI


Conference Theme: Rehearsing the Possible


Building upon the work of the 2021 conference of RE: (claim, frame, pair, write, etc.), 2022 invites ATHE to deepen engagements with questions that Detroit urges us to address. How will we abolish institutional, embedded racist structures? As we seek to reimagine, rebuild, and rise up, what are some new arrangements of the possible that we might pursue? In Worldmaking, Dorinne Kondo asserts that "reparative creativity offers possibilities to work through effects of affective and structural violence," reminding us that the “reparative is a critical, political, and artistic practice.” Engaging this line of thinking, we query: How will we engage our practices to harness the power of theatre for social justice?



Session Proposal Submission


Submission Due Date: December 3, 2021.

Session proposals must be submitted online using the ATHE webpage (submission portal to go live soon). All technology requests must be included in your completed online proposal. Please note that while there may be some opportunities for a few virtual events, the majority of the conference will be in-person, so plan on being in-person for all panels.


For Pre-Submission Consideration

1. “Single Focus Group Sessions” on the online application form refers to paper panels and roundtable discussions with AAP as the only sponsor. Proposals (with all members assembled) should be submitted directly to ATHE by December 3, 2021. Please make sure to submit a copy of your complete proposal to Dr. Jyana Browne [jsbrowne@umd.edu] prior to December 3 to secure AAP’s sponsorship. Technology requests after December 3 will not be considered; please follow the instructions on application form to make appropriate requests.


2. “Multidisciplinary Sessions” must be sponsored by at least two Focus Groups. Proposals (with all members assembled) should be submitted directly to ATHE by December 3, 2021. Each Focus Group must be contacted and approve the submission with their names attached. Please make sure to submit a copy of your complete proposal to Dr. Jyana Browne [jsbrowne@umd.edu] prior to December 3, 2021 to secure AAP’s sponsorship. Technology requests after December 3, 2021 will not be considered; please follow instructions on application form to make appropriate requests.


3. For the 2022 ATHE conference, participants will only be able to present in a total of two ATHE concurrent sessions.


Individual Paper Submission


Submission Deadline: November 1, 2021.

Although individual papers are not accepted by ATHE, AAP would like to extend help to scholars who have not yet formed panels. For individual papers, please email your proposals (max. 250 words) to Dr. Jyana Browne [jsbrowne@umd.edu] by November 1, 2021. She will group papers with similar interests into proposed panels.

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