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'Rocking the Cradle': Labor Movements, Unionism, and Live Performance in the 21st Century (NeMLA 2021)

Organization: NeMLA
Event: NeMLA 2021
Categories: Interdisciplinary, Popular Culture, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, Miscellaneous
Event Date: 2021-03-11 to 2021-03-14 Abstract Due: 2020-09-30

This seminar invites participants to consider how 21st-century transnational labor movements and localized unionizing efforts are utilizing live performance as a tactic of resistance in protests and community outreach efforts. It also invites participants to reflect on how contemporary performance artists across the globe have engaged with discourses surrounding the global rejection of poverty wages; neoliberalism, neocolonialism, and free trade agreements; and unionism. The aim of this seminar is to consider the future of the labor movement and the role of the artist within such a movement in a post-COVID-19 world. Particular attention will be given to analyses that are supported by a queer feminist and transnational theoretical framework.

Please submit 250- to 300-word abstracts and include your name, affiliation, and a short bio.

To submit your abstract, go to: http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers/submit.html



Francesca Spedalieri