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Call For Papers: AAP Adjudicated Emerging Scholars Panel


The Association for Asian Performance (AAP) invites submissions for its 18th Annual Adjudicated Panel to be held during the Association for Asian Performance annual conference in Washington, D.C., August 1-2, 2012, which precedes the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) conference.

Anyone (current and recent graduate students, scholars, teachers, artists) early in their scholarly career or who has not presented a paper at an AAP conference before is welcome to submit work for consideration. To qualify one need not necessarily be affiliated with an institution of higher learning, although this is expected. Papers (8-10 double-spaced pages) may deal with any aspect of Asian performance or drama. Preparation of the manuscript in Asian Theatre Journal style, which can be gleaned from a recent issue, is desirable. Up to three winning authors may be selected and invited to present their papers at the upcoming AAP conference. Paper and project presentations should be no longer than twenty minutes. A $100 cash prize will be awarded for each paper selected, to help offset conference fees. AAP Conference registration fees are waived for the winners, who also receive one year free membership to AAP.

The Emerging Scholars Panel Adjudication Committee is chaired by Dr. Kathy Foley, Editor of Asian Theatre Journal. Selected papers will be strongly considered for publication in ATJ, which is an official publication of AAP and the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). Those interested in submitting work for review should mail four (4) copies of their paper to:

Kathy Foley, Professor, Theatre Arts 1156 High Street Theater Arts Center, UCSC Santa Cruz, CA 95064 and by e-mail attachment to:

Deadline for Submissions: February 15, 2012 Winners will be notified by April 15, 2012

A separate cover sheet detailing the author’s contact information-address, phone number, and email address (for both academic year and summer holiday) must accompany each submission. The author’s name should not appear on the text proper.

AAP is proud to sponsor this adjudicated panel. Not only is it a chance for students and emerging scholars to get exposure and recognition for their work, but it also provides an opportunity to meet and make contacts with others who are interested in similar fields of research.

Please direct any inquiries regarding the emerging scholars panel to Dr. Foley. To find out about the benefits of becoming an AAP member, please check out our website at


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