Research Seminars on the Theory, Practice and History of Performance

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Programme for Academic Year: 2015-16

The seminars take place on Wednesday afternoons: 4.30-6pm (apart from the seminar on 28 October which begins at 5pm and will run until 6.30pm).

Wine is served. All are welcome.

The Department of Theatre and Performance publishes expanded versions of selected papers given at the seminar as Goldsmiths Performance Research Pamphlets


28 October

(Room: Richard Hoggart Building 138; presented with the Pinter Centre)
Professor Michal Kobialka (University of Minnesota)
‘Of Memory and History: Tadeusz Kantor’s Theatre of Minima Moralia’

11 November

(Room: Richard Hoggart Building 138)
Dr Liz Tomlin (University of Birmingham)
‘Questions of Agency and Effect in Contemporary Theatres of Resistance’

25 November

(Room: Richard Hoggart Building 138)
Dr Veronika Zangl (University of Amsterdam) 
'“Don’t forget – politics is theatre”: Dramaturgies of Humour in Contemporary Artistic Activism.’

2 December

(Room: Richard Hoggart Building 138)
Dr Günter Berghaus (University of Bristol)
‘Futurism’s First Battles in the Italian Theatre’


13 January

(Room: Richard Hoggart Building 138) 
Dr Joel Anderson (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama)
‘The Spectre of Performance in Theatre Photography’

10 February

(Room: Richard Hoggart Building 138) 
Dr Lisa Peschel (University of York)
‘Theatre in the Terezín Ghetto’

2 March

(Room: Richard Hoggart Building 138)  Dr Joshua Edelman (Manchester Metropolitan University)
‘Mike Daisey’s False Witness, or The Politics of Theatrical Truth’

16 March

(Room: Richard Hoggart Building 138)
Professor Baz Kershaw (University of Warwick)
‘Performed by Ecology: Everyday Life as an Evolution that Could Change Everything’