The Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research at Harvard University is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our fourth annual summer session, to be held June 2 - 13, 2014. The School offers faculty and advanced graduate students the opportunity to learn from leading scholars in theater and performance research in an intensive two-week summer program.
The topic for the 2014 session will be "Locations of…
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I'd like to share information about two new films below, in case they are of interest...…Continue
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University of Minnesota, Weisman Art Museum, November 17, 2012
The Generic Orientation of Non-Standard Aesthetics
The Problem to Be Solved
Aesthetics, in particular since Hegel, has been philosophy’s acknowledged domination of art. Philosophy claims to disengage the sense, the truth and the destination of art—and all of this after the event of art’s supposed death. In a less authoritarian and less legislative mode, philosophy…
In France, the LAPS - Laboratoire des Arts et Philosophies de la Scène - operates at the crossroads between theory and performance practice.
Diaspora Conversation is an on-going dialogue between peoples and societies.
We belief identity and power are directly related to dialogue and recognition. The concept of Diaspora Conversations therefore is knowledge-exchange and to contribute to a broad understanding of the complexity of our time.
The African Diasporas self-perception and understanding of its environment is different from…Continue
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Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego w Warszawie
I Seminarium Naukowe z Filozofii Performansu
kampus przy ul. Wóycickiego 1/3, bud. 23
5 czerwca 2013 - środa – g. 9.00 - sala 214
I recently attended a symposium at Middlesex University, On Collaboration 2. After having attended the first of these symposiums and been interested in the variety of responses to the theme of collaboration and my own interest in it I decided to attended this second instalment. Here I want to discuss my own thoughts on the idea of collaboration and my intention for collaborating. After the symposium, my collaborator and I had a disagreement about the why for our working together; her…Continue
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Notes on An Invitation to Participate in a Performance of Silence:
This invitation was presented in a leaflet at the beginning of the conference ‘What is Performance Philosophy: Staging a New Field’. A copy was anonymously left on each chair in the lecture theatre. These are notes made in diary form throughout the conference, followed by reflections on reactions to the invitation. At the end is the extended proposal further contextualising the performance.
1. Initial attempts…Continue
“On the information sheet in a New York hotel, I recently read: ‘Dear guest! To guarantee that you will fully enjoy your stay with us, this hotel is totally smoke-free. For any infringement of this regulation, you will be charged $200.’ The beauty of this formulation, taken literally, is that you are to be punished for refusing to fully enjoy your stay … The superego…Continue
Added by Chris Green on April 21, 2013 at 11:42 — No Comments
I was so happy to get Laura’s email asking for the participants’ feedback mostly because the truth is that I wanted to share my thoughts on others’ thoughts. But why? What is it that makes us wanting, perhaps needing or even feeling obliged to response? Otherness. In a sense, all performance can perhaps be perceived as a response.
What’s love got to do with it? Perhaps that all life performance is generated through acts of love. In practice and literally through making love (much much…Continue
Added by Stefania Mylona on April 17, 2013 at 17:29 — No Comments
Jonathan Clark kindly invited me to give a talk on PP at Trinity Laban yesterday evening - a really welcome opportunity, for me at least, to think through my sense of where Performance Philosophy is at thus far and where it might go in future. In particular though it was great to meet so many researchers from across the disciplines, though particularly Music and Dance, who are concerned with a lot of the same issues that have been bugging me for years. We talked a lot, for instance, about…Continue
This paper will focus on the body and its relation to subjectivity and practices, taking on Foucault's and Deleuze's philosophies, and through the presentation this newly created concept, the syngram, one that…Continue
Added by Fernando Machado Silva on March 22, 2013 at 0:42 — No Comments
As some of you know, I have been working with Esther Neff on an independent conference to gather people from various disciplines to theorize together prompted by --and through-- specific acts of performance. "Theorems, Proofs, Rebuttals, and Propositions: A Conference of Theoretical Theater" will happen in September 2013, in New York. (For more info: …Continue
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Hello. I have recently returned to, spruced up and tagged my blog "Unattended Articles". Have a sift. There's a post here that perhaps serves as an introduction - Reality: A User's Guide. Thanks. http://slepkane.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/reality-users-guide.html
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A new journal hass been founded: Sublin/mes. philosophieren von unten. a queer reviewed journal. The first issue will be published soon.
What is philosophizing from below and why do we affirm it unconditionally?
Philosophizing from below is affective, bodily, precarious, rhizomatic,…Continue
Added by Esther Hutfless on November 16, 2012 at 9:37 — No Comments
' To stay still and to step aside, both pertain in the end to a method of performance, to play. So it is not surprising that on the impossible horizon of the anarchy of language, at that point where language tries to escape the power inherent in it, to escape its own servility, one finds something that relates to theatre. To indicate the impossible limit of language I have cited two authors : Kierkegaard and Nietzsche. Both of them write , nevertheless. But what was at sake for both of…Continue
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To mark Caroline Bergvall's arrival as the incoming Judith E Wilson visiting fellow, there will be a special poetry event in the Judith E Wilson Drama Studio, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge.
Monday 15th October, 8 pm.
Caroline Bergvall and Lisa Robertson will present and read from their work.
Judith E Wilson Drama Studio, Faculty of English, 9 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP
Caroline Bergvall is a poet of…
Added by Drew Milne on October 12, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments
Gay McAuley's talk at the TFTS Department in Aberystwyth yesterday made me wonder about the worth of words.
She spoke of a 'wave of official apologies' that were happening across the globe and - if I remember correctly - that she deemed 'necessary'. Perhaps my issue is as much with the politics of such a gesture - the official apology - as with the word 'necessary'. Necessity indicates need, at least to me, especially since it stems from Latin, 'indispensable'. Is there a need for an…Continue
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