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The ASTR/TLA Conference 2014: "What Performs?"
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11/20/2014 to 11/23/2014
When: 11/20/2014
Where: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
700 Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, Maryland  21202
United States
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What performs?

What might our discipline gain from decentering the human as theatre’s actor, author, and agent? What else performs? How does placing non-humans center stage expand our historiographic imagination, putting new pressure on familiar methods, and breathing new life into objects/subjects long dismissed as the inert material from which performance, and performance history, is fashioned? What new understandings of performance emerge from this effort? And how might they enrich discourse in other disciplines where "performance” is an oft-cited but little understood concept?

Conference Registration Fees (per person) - Onsite Registration through November 23, 2014
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Onsite Registration
One Day Onsite Registration (no lunch)

After November 11th, conference attendees may register online, but will pay onsite registration rates. All attendees should report to the registration desk to check in obtain name badges and conference information. Name badges may be delayed for those registering at the registration desk onsite.

Student Fellowships 

If you are an ASTR graduate student member planning to attend the conference, you may apply to receive a fellowship when you register. Here are the steps:

  1. Renew or join;
  2. Pay for conference registration;
  3. Send an email request to requesting to receive a fellowship.

You are required to work 3.5 hours at the conference in exchange for reimbursement of your student registration fee. Students are accepted on a first come, first served basis.

PLEASE NOTE: All student fellowships have been distributed. To be added to a waiting list, please contact Chaunesti Webb at 

Cancellation Policy
To receive a refund, minus a $30 administrative fee, cancellations must be received in writing prior to November 16, 2014. You can submit your cancellation to Cynthia Ward, ASTR, at  No cancellations will be accepted after November 16, 2014. 


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