UC Riverside Department of Dance, Department Theatre, Film & Digital Production,
the Center for Ideas & Society, & the UC Humanities Research Institute invite proposals for:
Show & Prove 2016 (S&P16) Hip Hop Studies Conference: CALL FOR PAPERS/PANELS/PERFORMANCES/
Department of Dance, UC Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92507
April 8-10, 2016
Key Words: performance, spirit
The "Show & Prove" series is dedicated to being a platform for scholars across the humanities and human sciences, Hip Hop artists and practitioners, community members, and students to interact, share work, and to collectively develop the field of Hip Hop Studies. S&P16 is an interdisciplinary conference at which all of those who work on Hip Hop in disparate fields may speak to one another face-to-face, and help move each others' efforts forward. Collectively we strive to better understand the nature of doing work on Hip Hop and the expanse of ways that Hip Hop speaks to the world.
The 2016 conference is focused on two
Some questions we might consider include:
- What is the heart of Hip Hop?
- How do performance and performativity converge in Hip Hop?
- Does authenticity still matter?
- Is resistance part of the spirit of Hip Hop? To what end? What does it look like in practice?
- What does Hip Hop's spiritual expression look/sound/feel like?
- How do we deploy heart, soul, and love for and through Hip Hop?
- How does performance create new possibilities for being in the world?
- Where can doing Hip Hop and thinking Hip Hop intersect?
- Can Hip Hop teach us about our current socio-political terrain?
- How is Hip Hop deployed for social justice?
- What is at the "center" of Hip Hop? Can we de-center Hip Hop? Do we need a center?
- How is Hip Hop as we know it challenged, critiqued, made possible, or destabilized by performances of Hip Hop?
Please submit a 300-word proposal for a paper, workshop, performance, film, or panel to Dr. Imani Kai Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org