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    International Conference "Play, Masks and Make-believe: Ritual Representations"

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    Category international; interdisciplinary; masks; play; ritual representations; Literary Studies; Film Studies; History of Theatre; Psychoanalys; Anthropology; Art History; Philosophy; Historiography; Sociology; carnival; art; rituality; symbols

    Deadline: June 10, 2020 | Date: December 05, 2020

    Venue/Country: Cambridge, U.K.

    Updated: 2020-02-06 07:41:52 (GMT+9)

    Call For Papers - CFP

    International Conference

    "Play, Masks and Make-believe: Ritual Representations"

    5 December 2020 – Cambridge, UK

    organised by London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

    Through the centuries, humans have often shaped their social life by fictional moments and by taking part in fictional events: carnivals, representations, role plays, society plays, structured and semi-structured collective and singular moments where strictly coded contexts organize specific worlds and cultural dimensions. Play, in its wide acception and in its nature of artificial and coded mechanism, reflects historically the symbolic work by which human societies have elaborated, explained and organized the world. Play, fiction, representation and human performance are crucial moments in which categories such as reckoning, planning, ability, strategy, but also turbolence, improvisation, discard and change, are concerned. By organizing fictional moments, plays, rituals and collective experiences, humans bet on the meaning of their social groups. In play and representation, as liminal moments, social groups define relationships, roles, functions and identities. Inside representational and fictional performances, 'normal' time is suspended and a new space of experience is defined. Liminal situations produce the possibility of changes, of new and different symbolic experiences.

    By exploring the nature of play and of fictional moments of representation, this conference aims to shape a deeper look into different aspects of an anthropology of performance. A focus will be put on how different discourses, disciplines and art forms interact in the definition of a dynamics of social representations where human experience can be analyzed and discussed.

    Proposals are welcome from different research fields such as Literary Studies, Film Studies, History of Theatre, Psychoanalys, Anthropology, Art History, Philosophy, Historiography and Sociology.

    Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

    Theatre, historical perspectives on representation, representations in time

    Carnival

    Rituals of remembrance as social representations

    Ritual forms of representation

    Art forms as social moments of rituality

    Masks and masquerades

    Cultural history of representation

    Anthropology of experience

    Time, rituality and representation

    Rituals and collectivity

    Sacred representations

    Representation in society, representation as a social act

    Anthropology of performance: meaning and social aspects of representation

    Symbolic meanings in representations

    Paper proposals up to 250 words and a brief biographical note should be sent by 10 June 2020 to: masks@lcir.co.uk.

    Please download paper proposal form.

    Provisional conference venue:

    Lucy Cavendish College – University of Cambridge

    Lady Margaret Road

    Cambridge

    CB3 0BU


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