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'Theatre was born out of a universal, irresistible attraction to the new and extraordinary, a desire to feel oneself put into a state of passion'.(Friedrich Schiller).Can our attraction to the "new"…Continue
The current version of the Performance Philosophy bibliography (which appears on the 'TEXTS' page of this website) is very much a work in progress.As it stands, it is clearly very partial and heavily…Continue
Keynote Presentations: Deborah Cowen (University of Toronto) and Alberto Toscano (Goldsmiths, University of London)
The so-called “logistics revolution” and its attendant technologies have made possible capitalism’s reproduction and restructuring over the past half century. Among other things, logistics sped up the loading and…
We are very very very excited about a 56-hour Durational Conference that The School of Making Thinking is hosting at a major Contemporary Arts Center in Montreal called The Darling Foundry. We are looking for unusual/experimental proposals that performatively explore the fissures between making and thinking. Deadline is Feburary 15th.
Quiddle is an interdisciplinary and multi-media journal that aims to enliven and expand our experience of the traditional academic platform. We maintain a strong commitment to inquiry while welcoming creative methods which elude the structures of the standard scholarly journal. Serving as a site for both…
CFP: “The Arts of Logistics” Call for PapersProposals due 22 FeburaryQueen Mary University of London3-4 June 2016Keynote Presentations: Deborah Cowen (University of Toronto) and Alberto Toscano (Goldsmiths, University of London)The so-called “logistics revolution” and its attendant technologies have made possible capitalism’s reproduction and restructuring over the past half century. Among other things, logistics sped up the loading and unloading of ships and helped establish the “global…See More
This conference aims to bring together scholars and practitioners interested in stand-up comedy from a range of academic disciplines, including but not limited to philosophy, performance studies, women’s and gender studies, African-American studies, theatre, art history, and culture studies. In addition to academic papers, comments, and discussion, the conference also includes workshops, an open mic night, roundtable discussion with comedians, and stand-up comedy performances.…See More
February 12, 2016 at 2pm to February 13, 2016 at 6pm
Symposium on occasion of the 20th anniversary of Heiner Müller’s deathFrankfurt am Main, Goethe-University, Institut of Theater, Film and Media StudiesFebruary 12-13, 2016The symposium departs from plays, essays, letters, manuscripts and stagings of Heiner Müller addressing the a- or inhuman limit of the human by introducing figures of animals, angels or fabulous creatures or by ways of writing and appearing which one might call non-human: Choruses, landscapes of letters, ghosts, images.…See More
Theatre as CritiqueCongress of the Society for Theatre Studies, Frankfurt and Gießen, 3.-6. November 2016Organisers: The Institute for Applied Theatre Studies, Justus Liebig University Gießen (Professor Dr Gerald Siegmund), and the Theatre Studies Chair of the Institute for Theatre, Film and Media Studies, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (Professor Dr Nikolaus Müller-Schöll), in collaboration with the Hessian Theatre Academy (HTA), the Frankfurt LAB and the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm.Under the…See More
Hopefully, there are people researching this phenomenon. I am starting this group in order to see if there is interest in the following questions/topics:What is the defining characteristic of street theatre?Is street theatre a political form of art? Is it only (conservative) entertainment or does it play a more interesting role?History of street theatre.The future of street theatre.Public spaces, communal spaces.Please join the group and share your research, ideas, publications and proposals!See More