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Performing Mountains An international symposium on Mountain Culture: Call for Papers

Event date Event time Event location
22/03/2018 - 24/03/2018 Stage@leeds, Cromer Road, Leeds

As part an AHRC funded Leadership Fellows Award, Performing Landscapes: Mountains, we are delighted to invite proposals for papers, artefacts, panels, workshops, readings and performative presentations for this inaugural Performing Mountains Symposium.

Building on the success of our evening Mountainsides events, our aim is to bring together a network of mountaineers, rock climbers, mountain guides, artists, performers, festival organisers, performance-makers, scenographers, workshop leaders/trainers, historians and cultural theorists to share in two days of discussion, observation, questioning and exploration. We want to assess the place of performance within mountain culture and to consider how mountain culture in all its diversity helps performance studies and practice rethink itself.

The Symposium is conceived around four broad themes with every possibility for productive crossover:

Makers of Mountain Culture

Providers of Mountain Culture

Mixers of Mountain Culture

Futures of Mountain Culture

Each of these themes provokes a set of questions and colleagues are asked to address these.

The Symposium is taking place between Thursday 22nd March 2018 – Saturday 24th March 2018 at the School of Performance and Cultural Industries, stage@leeds, University of Leeds

Proposals of 200 words, including a short biography, technical requirements and mode of presentation (paper, panel, presentation, exhibition, workshop, reading) are to be sent to performing-mountains@leeds.ac.uk no later than 24th November 2017.

For more information, please contact Professor Jonathan Pitches j.pitches@leeds.ac.uk or performing-mountains@leeds.ac.uk Telephone: 0113 343 8718.

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