Dr Lucky asked us to share this call for papers seeking academic contributions on burlesque for the 2014 Southwest Popular Culture Association annual meeting next year. BHoF strongly encourages greater academic engagement with topics related to the history and cultural impact of burlesque, and are happy to see an opportunity for researchers to share their findings and hopefully inspire new research.
Special panels being formed for the Theatre and Performance Studies Area at the Southwest PCA/ACA Conference (February, 19-21, 2014, Albuquerque, NM) that address the broad performance and cultural phenomenon known as “neo-burlesque.” Topics may include: neo-burlesque, nerdlesque, boylesque, exotification, gender performativity, post post feminism, parody of popular culture, performance vocabulary and conceptual preoccupations, continuities and discontinuities across burlesque history, close textual and contextual readings of burlesque, among the many other theoretical readings possible with burlesque. Proposals from Graduate Students as well as alternative presentations and full panels are welcome. Full CFP and conference details available here. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.