[Blackstudies-l] Fwd: The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry Seeks Proposals for Living Objects: African American Puppetry Symposium and Catalogue

Emilye Crosby crosby at geneseo.edu
Wed Mar 21 08:09:05 EDT 2018


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> From: Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry <bimp at uconn.edu>
> Subject: The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry Seeks Proposals for Living Objects: African American Puppetry Symposium and Catalogue
> Date: March 20, 2018 at 2:25:48 PM EDT
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> Reply-To: Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry <bimp at uconn.edu>
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> The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry Seeks Proposals for Living Objects: African American Puppetry Symposium and Catalogue
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> Shadow puppetry by Nehprii Amenii.
> Dear African American Studies Scholars,
> Greetings! We would like to share with you, your colleagues, and other interested parties the appended Call for Proposals <https://uconn.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2e7fb8ab1ec8b0779c864f127&id=5e771c1974&e=a3a1a19964> for our Living Objects: African American Puppetry symposium and catalogue, which will complement a Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry exhibition of the same name opening next October.
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> We hope the Call for Proposals below is self explanatory, but please let us know if you have any questions or comments. You can also download the Call for Proposals <https://uconn.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2e7fb8ab1ec8b0779c864f127&id=d5061670e5&e=a3a1a19964>(2.1 MB PDF file).
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> Thank you for your attention and your assistance. We appreciate it greatly.
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> Yours sincerely,
> 
> Dr. John Bell, Director, Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry
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> Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry
> University of Connecticut
> 1 Royce Circle, Suite 101B
> Storrs, CT 06268
> 860.486.8580 <tel:860.486.8580>
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> Call for Proposals:
> Living Objects: African American Puppetry
> Symposium and Catalogue, Fall 2018
> 
>    The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut is accepting proposals for papers (2,000-4,000 words) and presentations for a symposium and catalogue in conjunction with our forthcoming exhibition Living Objects: African American Puppetry. Co-curated by Dr. Paulette Richards and Dr. John Bell, the exhibit will be on display October 25, 2018 through April 7, 2019 at the Ballard Institute Museum. The Living Objects digital catalogue is scheduled to go online in October 2018, and the Living Objects Symposium will take place February 7-10, 2019.
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> We welcome analyses of the history, theory, and practice of African American puppet, mask, and object performance, as seen from the perspective of various disciplines and inter-disciplinary studies, including Africana studies, puppetry studies, theater history, art history, material culture studies, performance studies, and cultural history and criticism. We are looking for rigorous scholarship in these areas, and also welcome proposals from practitioners engaged in analysis of the field, for example in terms of personal reflections, histories, and accounts. Possible topics might include, but are not limited to:
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> The history of African American puppet, mask, and object performance over the past 200 years.
> The work of significant individual African American puppeteers or companies.
> The aesthetic, social, and historic connections between African puppet and object performance and African American puppet and object performance.
> African American puppets and the representation of race in American culture.
> Puppetry and contemporary African American art.
> African American puppetry and popular culture.
> The relationships among African American puppetry, object performance, and material culture.
> African diasporan object performance in the Americas (including Mamulengo, Carnival masks, over-life-sized puppets, and so on).
> Please send proposals or queries to Dr. John Bell at john.bell at uconn.edu <mailto:john.bell at uconn.edu>. Deadline for submissions: July 1, 2018. Please feel free to share with interested parties.
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> [Left to right: Memories of the Little Elephant Live Exhibit by Nehprii Amenii; Emperor Jones by Ralph Chessé; Schroeder Cherry and puppet from Underground Railroad, Not a Subway; Worth Her Salt by Paulette Richards.]
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