Date / Hour
01/08/2017 - 02/08/2017
University College Cork
The UNIMA Research Commission in collaboration with Cork Puppetry Festival, University College Cork, and Mary Immaculate College, are proposing a two-day symposium exploring the ways puppetry intersects with disability and health. We invite academics and practice-based researchers to propose papers, provocations, and particularly discussions about or presentations of practice-based research.
Two grants to assist participation in this event are available to early-career researchers (including those focused on practice-based research). Please note in your proposal if you wish to apply for one of these grants.
Themes to consider include (but are not limited to):
- Embodied puppet practices: breaking the body’s borders
- Methods of inclusivity: participatory puppetry in the context of disability and health
- The puppeteer’s voice: sharing real stories of disability and illness through puppetry
- Mental health and invisible disease: making the invisible visible
- Interventions: puppetry in hospitals, clinics, and healthcare settings
Selected papers will be published as part of the proceedings of this symposium.
Please note that
- we ask papers to be written in an accessible style for academics as well as practitioners and community audiences
- you should submit an abstract of no more than 300 words and a short biography of no more than 50 words to Emma Fisher, Leslie Burton and Cariad Astles, at firstname.lastname@example.org
- you have to include your department or affiliation and any access and equipment requirements.
The deadline for proposal submission is Monday 22nd May 2017.
[Deadline extended to June 9, 2017]