CfP: The Acquisition of Performance Practices in Faith Settings (University of Sheffield)

Heavenly Acts – Aspects of Performance through an interdisciplinary lens:
„The Acquisition of Performance Practices in Faith Settings“
September 11-12, 2015 – The University of Sheffield, England
Deadline: July 1 2015

This AHRC-funded Heavenly Acts international interdisciplinary network (comprising sociolinguists, ethnomusicologists, educationists, social psychologists, anthropologists, religious studies, translation studies, and drama/theatre academics) seeks to understand performance and aspects of performance as central or as important to accounts of a wide range of religious devotional practices.

The network’s first event focuses on how performers acquire, or are socialised into the competencies, identities and subjectivities needed for religious performance and will include presentations by network members and, in liaison with local partners, a performer workshop and showcase event.

Confirmed speakers include:

Professor Michael Frishkopf, University of Alberta (ethnomusicology)
Dr Phyllis Chew, University of Nanyang, Singapore (sociolinguistics)
Professor Holly Hearon, Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis (Biblical Studies)
Dr Tom Hodgson, Kings College (ethnomusicology)
Dr Joshua Edelman, Birkbeck College (performance studies)
Dr Rusi Jaspal, De Montfort University (social psychology)
Dr Vally Lytra, Goldsmiths University (literacy/multilingualism)
Dr Carl Morris, University of Central Lancashire (religious studies)
Professor Tope Omoniyi, Roehampton University (sociology of language and religion)
Dr Rupert Till, University of Huddersfield (music)
Dr Andrey Rosowsky, University of Sheffield (language and education)

If you would like to attend or present a paper at this event, please contact: a.rosowsky@sheffield.ac.uk

Deadline for paper abstracts: July 1 2015
Deadline for attendance only: August 1 2015

Event fee: GBP 50 (GBP 25 for students)

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