Join | Contact Us | Print Page | Sign In
Schedule at a Glance
Share |

2015 Conference | Register Today | Hotel | Travel | Fellowship | Exhibit/Advertise | Committee

Thursday, Nov. 5 | Friday, Nov. 6 | Saturday, Nov. 7 | Sunday, Nov. 8 | Schedule at a Glance | Full Schedule




Thursday



8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

ASTR Executive Committee Meeting

 



8.00 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.

Mentoring Skills and Tools: a Workshop for Mentors of Graduate Researchers

 



9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

ATAP Training Workshop

 



11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Move-In

 



2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Registration Desk Open

 



2:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Working Sessions (1-6)

1. Animals Perform II: Non-Human Agency and Advocacy in Performance

2. The Stakes of Digital Scholarship of Theatre and Performance

3. Contemporary Theatre and the Communist Hypothesis

4. Human Rights, Political Action, and Performance in the Americas

5. Race between Theatre and Performance

6. Transnationalism and Performance

 



4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Welcome + Plenary 1

 



6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Local Plenary (ATAP)

 



7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Presidential Address

--Heather Nathans (Tufts University)
"At Your Service"

 



8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Opening Night Reception

 


Friday



7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Welcome Mentor Breakfast

 



8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

 



8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

 



8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration Desk Open

 



8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Plenary 2

Performance Legacies: Debate and Advocacy

 



10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Coffee Break

 



10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Plenary 3

Show Stoppers: Political Urgencies and Controversial Theatres

 



11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch On Own

 



12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Career Sessions (1-8)

1. Moving into Administration

2. Mentoring Graduate Students for the Job Market

3. Writing Effective Book Proposals

4. Cultivating a Productive Relationship with Your Dissertation Committee

5. Preparing an Article for Publication

6. "Lone Wolf" / Working between Disciplines

7. Negotiating Research and Teaching Demands

8. Work-Life Balance

 



1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Plenary 4

Activist Theatres: Specters, Spectators, and Spectacles

 



1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m

Theatre Library Association Tour

 



3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Coffee Break

 



3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Working Sessions 2 (7-12)

7. Circuits of Abuse: The Politics of Human Trafficking

8. Collaboration, Evaluation, and Access in Digital Theatre Scholarship

9. Reclaiming the "F" Word: Historical and Contemporary Feminist Performance as Theatrical Activism

10. Replotting the Politics of Performance

11. Theorizing from the South: Contemporary Theatre and Criticism in Latin America

12. What Is Worth Fighting for? Debating the Stakes Within Theatres of War

 



5:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m

Curated Panels (1-6)

1. Theatre History and the Stakes of Big Data

2. Theatre / Performance Historiography: The Politics of Time, Space, and Matter

3. Urgent Interdisciplinarity: High Stakes in Theatre Studies and the Cognitive Sciences

4. Brave Neo World: Perspectives from the Global South

5. High Stakes Performances of Identity in France, Canada, and Turkey

6. Mapping Urban Urgencies: Street Dance Activism, Other-than-Human Embodiment, and Choreographing Emergency in Los Angeles, Salvador, and Tel Aviv

 



8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Graduate Student Caucus Meeting

 



9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

President's Reception for Emerging Scholars

 


Saturday



8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

 



8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

 



8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration Desk Open

 



8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Theatre Library Association Plenary

Adventures in the Archives

 



10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Coffee Break

 



10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Plenary 5

Theatre History: Politics and Conceptual Frames

 



12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Awards Luncheon & Annual Meeting

 



2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

NEH Collaboration Discussion

 



2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m

Working Sessions 3 (13-18)

13. Debating the Steaks: Food, Sustainability, and the Question of Performance

14. Feminist vs. F-E-M-I-N-I-S-T: Postfeminism, Neoliberalism, and Performances of Female Sexuality

15. "For the Benefit of": The Stakes of Theatrical Benefits as Social Activism

16. Mobilizing Effective Scholarship and Performance Today: Advocacy and Activism in Indigenous Research and Performance in the Americas

17. Performance Studies in / from the Global South

18. Beyond the Postdramatic? The Stakes of Contemporary Performance

 



3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

GSC Coffee/Tea Break

 



4:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Coffee Break

 



4:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

State of the Profession Plenary

 



7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Theatre Survey Reception

 



7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Screening of Early Theatrical Films

 


Sunday



7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

 



8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Career Sessions (9-14)

9. Transitioning from Associate to Full Professor

10. Recruiting Diverse Graduate Students

11. Surviving the Dissertation

12. Getting an Interview: CVs, Letters, and Networking

13. Best Practices at Small Liberal Arts Colleges

14. Writing Effective Grants

 



8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Registration Desk Open

 



8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Working Sessions 4 (19-24)

19. Theatrical Labor and the (Perilous) Politics of Work in Academia

20. Ecology and / of / in Performance

21. Sustainable Tools for Precarious Subjects: Performance Actions and Human Rights

22. The Shakespearean Performance Research Group

23. Theatre, Politics, Public Spheres

24. Traumatic Structures Working Group: Cultural Trauma—High Stakes Performance and Research

 



11:00 a.m.

Conference Ends

 

American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR)

1000 Westgate Drive, Suite. 252 | St. Paul, MN 55114 | Phone: 651.288.3429 | Fax: 651.290.2266 | Email: info@astr.org