Friday, November 2, 2012
We welcome auditors during the entire session, and during the final twenty minutes or so will open the conversation to the audience. We invite potential auditors to read the session abstracts and/or the shared readings. Both are available at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/g33psojwi180xxt/PwBf_m2lrQ.
Conveners: John Muse, University of Chicago; Nick Salvato, Cornell University
Initial discussion will be among seminar participants, with audience members invited to participate roughly halfway through the session.
Conveners: Stephanie Lein Walseth, University of Minnesota; Ann Haugo, Illinois State University
Our session will be a combination of small group feedback and large group discussion. To facilitate audience participation, we will distribute a handout containing an agenda and paper abstracts. Audience members can choose to join a small group related to their interests and contribute to those discussions, as well as the large group conversation.
Conveners : Jill Stevenson, Marymount Manhattan College; Jen-Scott Mobley, Rollins College
The 18th century group will be spending the first 45 minutes of discussion in their smaller groups and the rest of the time talking as a whole. Audience is invited to join or travel about the smaller groups.
Conveners: Jennifer Kokai, Weber State University; Daniel Smith, Michigan State University
We welcome audience members and appreciate their engaged attention and observation. We have space and time in our schedule for their input.
Conveners: Jessica Berson, Harvard University; Kirsten Pullen, Texas A&M University
Rediscover Spanish Gold: Experience a first-hand encounter with two treasures from the Spanish Golden Age: Ana Caro’s Agravio and Lope’s Nuevo mundo. Watch bilingual teams of scholar-artists wrestle with critical scenes. Hear stage-friendly new translations. Participate in discussions, and take home new resources for teaching and research. Advance digging available: http://spanish-golden-age-plays.wikispaces.com/Working+Session+2012. Walk-ins welcome.
Convener: Ben Gunter, Theater with a Mission
Observers are welcome for the entire session, and knowledgeable observers may participate in some parts of the working group’s activities at the co-conveners' invitation. Those who wish to interact are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the group’s work and some of the listed readings on our blog at http://brit-alt-theatre.blogspot.com.
Conveners : Brian EG Cook, Independent Scholar; Sara Freeman, University of Puget Sound
This seminar explores ways to conceptualize the field of “multimedia performance.” Participants were asked to develop a working taxonomic model for discussion and exchange. The in-person seminar time will incorporate break-out sessions during which groups of participants will apply their models to actual cases. Audiences are welcome to sit in.
Conveners : Jen Parker-Starbuck, Roehampton University, London; David Saltz, University of Georgia,
Observers are encouraged to read "Experiments in Democracy in the American Theatre, 1900-1950: A Definition and Overview," by Jonathan Shandell. This essay frames the historical and theoretical parameters governing the session. It is an unpublished work-in-progress. Do not distribute, reproduce or cite it in any way. Visit: http://www.box.net/experiments-in-democracy/ Password: "ASTR2012".
Conveners : Cheryl Black, University of Missouri, Columbia; Jonathan Shandell, Arcadia University
We anticipate opportunities for audience members to ask questions, as well as to share their own opinions and experiences. Audience members are encouraged, but not required, to prepare by reviewing a selection of material generated by the working group. This material will be available after October 20 at: http://astr12.pbworks.com.
Conveners : Jane Barnette, Kennesaw State University; Henry Bial, University of Kansas
The Shakespearean Performance Research Group welcomes non-members to attend the entirety of our gathering, as auditors during the early going and as participants in the group conversation that we will hold during its latter part.
We highly encourage colleagues interested in the new field of Global Theatre Histories to participate in our session. Please contact Nic Leonhardt (n.leonhardt [at] lmu.de ) if you would like to attend the session and get readings and working papers in advance.
Conveners: Christopher B. Balme, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich ; Nic Leonhardt, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich
Conveners: Rosemarie Bank, Kent State University; Michal Kobialka, University of Minnesota