AAP 2014: CFP

Association for Asian Performance 14th Annual Conference
July 23-24, 2014    Scottsdale, AZ

The Association for Asian Performance (AAP) invites submissions for its 14th annual conference. The AAP conference is a two-day event, to be held at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona preceding the annual ATHE (Association for Theatre in Higher Education) conference.

Proposals are invited for papers, panels, workshops and roundtable discussions. Learn more about the AAP at http://www.yavanika.org/aaponline/   The deadline for proposals is April 15, 2014.

  • Proposals for individual papers should include a brief abstract. Individual presentations should be limited to 20 minutes so that there will be time left for questions and discussion. Visual materials (slides, video etc.) are strongly encouraged.
  • Panels should be composed of three paper presenters and one discussant or four paper presenters. Proposals for panels should provide a brief statement that explains the session as a whole and the proposed subject of each paper.
  • Roundtables offer an opportunity for participants to discuss a specific theme, issue or significant recent publication. A maximum of six active participants is recommended. While a roundtable proposal will not be as detailed as a panel proposal, it should explain fully the session’s purpose, themes or issues and scope.
  • Proposals for workshops by performance practitioner(s) with expertise in specific Asian performance traditions are welcomed, particularly workshops that overlap with a panel theme or paper presentation. Workshop proposals should include an abstract explaining methods and goals. Workshops should be designed to run no longer than 80 minutes.
  • Poster session. Your proposal should include a brief abstract and the visual design (including visual aids on a tri-fold standing poster and videos if applicable) of your poster. You will be giving short, multimedia-enhanced presentations to visitors. The AAP will do its best to pair specialists in your subject area to act as respondents. A reception will be held for the poster session. Past presenters at the poster sessions included both junior and senior scholars.

We encourage suggestions for innovative alternatives to the panels, individual papers and roundtables described above.

Proposals should include the following:

  1. Title of panel, roundtable or paper.
  2. Names of all the presenters, including chair and/or organizer and discussant (for panels and roundtables). A few biographical sentences about each presenter.
  3. Affiliation, specialization (field/region), mailing address, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of all participants.
  4. Explanation of the session (for panels, workshops and roundtables); abstract of each panel presentation or each paper.

Proposals should be emailed to the conference organizer and AAP Vice-President, David Jortner: David_Jortner@Baylor.edu

If you need help locating other scholars to participate in a panel or roundtable, please submit a preliminary description of your proposal before March 1 so we can post it on the AAP website.


All presenters are expected to join AAP. Membership is $40 per year ($25 for students) and includes a subscription to the Asian Theatre Journal (http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/journals/atj/).