Call for papers, panels, performances and presentations

CFP Deadline extended to October 14th 2016

This conference offers the blurring of boundaries between scholarly, writerly and material based artistic practices; emergent discourses between and across disciplines. New forms of collaborative and collective working will be emphasised and explored via mixed modes of enquiry, presentation, participation and dialogue.

By asking, ‘Where are we now?’ the conference will focus on strategic issues and questions pertaining to the UK socio-political landscape, whilst acknowledging the importance of the European and international dimensions as practices cannot be contained within any specific country-based framework.

Proposals are welcomed that address the overarching theme of the conference and provoke discussion in relation to:

  • Histories
  • Crises
  • Confluences
  • Communities
  • Institutions
  • Disruptions
  • Aesthetics
  • Economies

We welcome (individual or collaborative) submissions of papers, panels, roundtable discussions, lecture-demonstrations, workshops, artist talks, experiments, performances, performative engagements and other scholarly interventions [Formal papers 20 minutes, panels/roundtables 60 minutes, other submissions 30 minutes maximum]. Panel submissions are encouraged: please submit agreed contributions from all named panel members.

Proposals will be anonymised and peer reviewed by the Conference Committee: Fiona Bannon, Ann R. David, Scott deLahunta, Michael Huxley, Sarah Whatley, Kerry Francksen and Stacey Prickett.

There will be a publication emerging from the conference, currently being negotiated with publishers.


Please send your proposal in one file with the following information:

  • Individual, Group or Panel
  • Names of presenters [proposals will be anonymised for the review process]
  • Nature of proposal [Please specify, see list above]
  • Title(s)
  • Abstract [up to 300 words]
  • Technical requirements
  • Brief biography [up to 150 words]
  • Contact details [address, phone, email for all involved and identifying main contact groups and panels]

Please send by email with a subject heading Dance Fields Proposal to: