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INTERNATIONAL THEATRE WORKSHOPS 0 C. Norton Welcome to the INTERNATIONAL THEATRE WORKSHOP SERIES 2013 ‘Players by the Sea’! WORKSHOP #1: September 2nd - 8th, 2013; Sozopol, Bulgaria WORKSHOP #2: September 9th - 15th, 2013; Sozopol, Bulgaria ORGANIZED BY the International Theatre Lab (Norway) in collaboration with the Theatre Pedagogues Guild at the Union of Bulgarian Actors (Bulgaria) TARGET PARTICIPANTS: actors, students and teachers of acting, performers of any background Acceptance is contingent upon approval of application, space availability, and completed registration. THE WORKSHOPS offer rigorous and playful hands-on training, combining exercises, improvisation, work with text and props, stage fencing and more. Each day ends with a facilitated group discussion where ideas are synthesized, and directions are found for further exploration. ITL’s great team of instructors draws on a variety of techniques, utilizing their rich pedagogical experience to structure the training sessions with careful consideration to each individual’s needs, as well as the group’s needs as a whole. The working language is English. AN EXCITING NEW FOCUS in this year’s workshops will be the utilizing of the natural coastal environment into the training and creative process. We will use the environment not only as a source of inspiration, but as a challenge to ‘translate’ this space into a theatrical narrative. MORE INFORMATION and ONLINE APPLICATION on www.internationaltheatrelab.org
by C. Norton
Friday, July 26, 2013
CFP: SIEF: "Laography and Lexicography, or Finding Folklore in Dictionaries 0 L. Cashman The 11th international SIEF congress will take place in Tartu, Estonia, 30th June to 4th July 2013. We aim to gather 500 ethnologists, folklorists, anthropologists and others interested in European culture for four exciting days of keynotes, parallel panels, ethnographic films, book fair and a congress banquet. The Call for papers is open and will *close on 18th January 2013. We would like to bring your attention the following SIEF 2013 panel and invite submissions for papers. P07: Laography and Lexicography, or Finding Folklore in Dictionaries http://www.nomadit.co.uk/sief/sief2013/panels.php5?PanelID=1807 One of the many consequences of the interaction of philology and the study of folklore especially in the long nineteenth century is that dictionaries are often are repositories of folkloric data. Examples range from Feilberg in Jutland and Dahl in Russia, to Wright in England and Halbertsma in Friesland, not forgetting the Brothers Grimm themselves. And the data they contain ranges from minor verbal genres, such as phrases, riddles and charms, to descriptions of ritual, folk life and ethnographic objects. But the overlap between laography and lexicography, between folklore and dictionaries, is not exclusively located in such 'classical' dictionaries, many humble regional glossaries also are freighted with local knowledge, at the same time as they walk the interesting ideological line between region and nation in this age of nationalism. Similarly, judicious use of historical dictionaries, such as the Middle English Dictionary or the Grimms' own Deutsches Wörterbuch, can also add to our understanding, or provide antedatings. This panel is meant for the discussion of the phenomenon of dictionaries as a source of folkloric data as a whole in a comparative light and to assess the usefulness of the data to be found in dictionaries. It will include discussion of how the composite, cannibalized nature of many such dictionaries affects the data they contain, and how we might identify the individuals (or types of individuals) the data was known to, and to suggest routes for future research. All proposals must be made via the bespoke on-line facility that SIEF is using to handle all proposals. Proposals should not be sent by email. Please follow the link on the panel website: http://www.nomadit.co.uk/sief/sief2013/panels.php5?PanelID=1807 Proposals should consist of a paper title, a (very) short abstract of less than 300 characters, and an abstract of 250 words. The proposal may also state the audio-visual requirements you have for your presentation. Convenors: Jonathan Roper (University of Tartu) William Pooley (University of Oxford)
by L. Cashman
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
CFP: SIEF: "Body Techniques: The Arts of Using the Human Body" 0 L. Cashman *The 11th international SIEF congress *will take place in *Tartu, Estonia, 30th June to 4th July 2013. *We aim to gather 500 ethnologists, folklorists, anthropologists and others interested in European culture for four exciting days of keynotes, parallel panels, ethnographic films, book fair and a congress banquet. The Call for papers is open and will *close on 18th January 2013.* We would like to bring your attention the following SIEF 2013 panel and invite submissions for papers. *P35: Body Techniques: The Arts of Using the Human Body* http://www.nomadit.co.uk/sief/sief2013/panels.php5?PanelID=1948 Taking inspiration from Mauss' notion of the techniques of the body, this panel proposes to explore the current state of the ethnology of the body through various case studies. Paper proposals are invited on any of the various "ways in which people know how to use their bodies", from walking to dancing, from sports to hygiene, from sex to heritage, and beyond. Questions to address might include: How are human bodies constituted, theorized, disciplined, carried, experienced, and placed in relation to other bodies, objects, places, ideas and social codes? How are bodies apprehended in relation to society and to time, how are their presence and movement written or transcribed, and how are social and temporal relationships inscribed on bodies? Emphasizing the body as an instrument of articulation, as a medium of performance, as a site of experience, as well as a tool of investigation, the panel will explore the contributions of body-centered perspectives to current scholarship in ethnology and folklore, and, conversely, how folklore and ethnology may contribute to interdisciplinary scholarship on the body. All proposals must be made via the bespoke on-line facility that SIEF is using to handle all proposals. Proposals should not be sent by email. Please follow the link on the panel website: http://www.nomadit.co.uk/sief/sief2013/panels.php5?PanelID=1948 Proposals should consist of a paper title, a (very) short abstract of less than 300 characters, and an abstract of 250 words. The proposal may also state the audio-visual requirements you have for your presentation.* Convenors: Valdimar Hafstein (University of Iceland) Ellen Hertz (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland)
by L. Cashman
Monday, January 14, 2013
CFP: American Studies Association: "Folklorization on the National Mall" 0 L. Cashman I am soliciting paper proposals for a panel I am organizing for the 2013 American Studies Association meeting in Washington, D.C. If you would like to participate, please submit 250-word abstracts and a C.V. to jesse.p.karlsberg@emory.edu by January 19, 2012. I will respond by January 20. This panel examines how the Smithsonian Institution's Festival of American Folklife has articulated ideological positions on American culture through the selection and presentation of a variety of cultural practices from its founding in 1967 to the present. How have the "authenticating and legitimizing networks” (Whisnant 1991: 173) and specific spatial constraints and programmatic requirements of the Festival shaped the practices of those who have appeared? How have these individuals interpreted their appearance? How have they interacted with audiences and festival promoters, both during the Festival of American Folklife itself and around and outside it?  --  Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg Woodruff Fellow, Institute of Liberal Arts Assistant Managing Editor, Southern Spaces Emory University Atlanta, Georgia http://jpkarlsberg.com http://southernspaces.org jesse@jpkarlsberg.com
by L. Cashman
Monday, January 14, 2013


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