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Revisiting The Player’s Passion: the Science(s) of Acting in 2015

University of Sydney, 23-26 June 2015

The ADSA Conference in 2015 will be ‘Revisiting The Player’s Passion: the Science(s) of Acting in 2015’, 23-26 June 2015, at the University of Sydney. Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of Joseph Roach’s landmark contribution to the field, the conference will include a lecture from Roach himself, and will invite academics, artists, students and other members of ADSA to consider acting in the broadest sense, as we use it today, to include all genres of aesthetic acting and performing (such as dance, singing, physical theatre, circus, puppetry and objects), as well as social, human and non-human actors and performers.

ADSA members are invited to respond to the theme ‘Revisiting The Player’s Passion: the Science(s) of Acting in 2015’ in relation to theatre, drama and performance. The following ideas serve as points of departure:

  • New approaches and technologies for studying acting
  • Theories of emotion and the self in relation to acting
  • The sociology of acting
  • Non-human performers
  • Intercultural approaches to performance
  • Anti-theatricalism in the 21st century
  • The actor as trope in the public sphere
  • Reconstructing historical performances
  • The actor as manual philosopher

Abstracts Due: 31 October 2014; acceptance advised 15 December 2014. Please see attached CFP for details.ADSA 2015 Conference theme_260514